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    Marketiva (mengais dolar lewat internet)

    Jun. 03, 2010

    Oleh: Yohan Naftali

    Perhatian: Artikel ini bukan merupakan promosi mengenai Marketiva, artikel ini hanya menjelaskan mengenai marketiva sesuai dengan pengalaman dan informasi yang penulis tahu. Pembaca harap mencari rujukan lain mengenai Marketiva untuk mendapatkan informasi yang lebih akurat. Penulis memperingatkan pembaca untuk berhati-hati dalam melakukan transaksi di Internet yang legalitasnya di Negara Republik Indonesia tidak ada atau tidak diketahui.

    Banyak peluang mengais dolar lewat internet, misalnya memasang iklan adsense pada web anda dengan harapan ada pembaca blog/web anda yang meng-klik iklan adsense sehingga anda mendapatkan imbalan dari Google. Cara lain adalah dengan meng-klik iklan untuk mendapatkan bayaran (click to pay), melakukan trading valuta asing dan saham di Internet. Pengguna internet harus waspada karena banyak dari situs yang menawarkan bayaran tersebut merupakan scam.

    Melakukan Trading secara online merupakan salah satu opsi mendapatkan dolar melalui internet. Salah satu situs yang menyediakan sarana untuk melakukan trading adalah Marketiva (http://www.marketiva.com).

    Marketiva menawarkan sarana transaksi jual beli valas, funds, indexes dan komoditi secara online. Marketiva didirikan pada tahun 2005. Marketiva MM DOO berlokasi di Bulevar Ivana Crnojevića 107, Podgorica 81000, Montenegro. Republik Montenegro (bahasa Serbia/bahasa Montenegro: Црна Гора / Crna Gora, dilafalkan /’t͡sr̩naː ‘ɡɔra/, berarti “gunung hitam”) adalah sebuah negara yang terletak di Eropa Selatan. Tepatnya berada di negara Balkan dan berbatasan dengan Laut Adriatik di selatan, Kroasia di barat, Bosnia dan Herzegovina dan Serbia di utara, dan Albania di selatan. Sebagai ibukota negara adalah Podgorica. Secara internasional, Republik Montenegro berbatasan dengan Kroasia, Bosnia dan Herzegovina (Republik Srpska), dan Albania. Dalam Persatuan Negara Serbia dan Montenegro, Republik Montenegro berbatasan dengan Serbia (termasuk provinsi selatan Serbia, Kosovo dan Metohia).

    Legalitas
    Marketiva MM DOO merupakan perseroan terbatas di negara Republic of Montenegro dengan nomor registrasi 5-0557722. Tidak jelas disebutkan nama orang yang mendirikan Marketiva. Bila ditanyakan ke support juga tidak bisa menjawab hanya disebutkan untuk mengunjungi halaman about us di http://www.marketiva.com/index.ncre?page=about. Marketiva telah memiliki support berbahasa Indonesia akan tetapi Legalitas/badan hukum di Indonesia masih belum ada/tidak jelas.

    Risiko
    Sebelum memulai trading, Marketiva memberikan informasi mengenai risiko yang dapat terjadi. Calon Trader wajib memahami segala risiko yang dapat terjadi sehingga benar-benar paham mengenai trading.

    1. COMMON RISKS
    1.1. General Investment Risk
    1.2. Electronic Trading
    1.3. Suspension or Restriction of Trading and Pricing Relationships
    1.4. Off-Exchange Transactions
    1.5. Transactions in Foreign Jurisdictions
    1.6. Deposited Cash and Property
    1.7. Terms and Conditions of Contracts
    1.8. Commission and Other Charges
    1.9. Currency Risks
    1.10. Trading Facilities
    1.11. Trading Strategies and Signals
    2. FOREX-SPECIFIC RISKS
    2.1. Sophisticated High-Risk Trading
    2.2. Effect of “Leverage” or “Gearing”
    2.3. Risk-Reducing Orders or Strategies
    3. FUNDS-SPECIFIC RISKS
    3.1. Fund May Lose Value
    3.2. Interest Rate Risk
    3.3. Credit Risk
    3.4. Foreign Exchange Risk and Hedging
    3.5. Futures and Options in Funds
    3.6. Emerging Markets
    3.7. Sector Risk
    3.8. Small Capitalization
    3.9. Non-Investment Grade Debt
    4. INDEXES AND COMMODITIES-SPECIFIC RISKS
    4.1. High-Risk, Leverage and Risk-Reducing
    4.2. After-Hours Trading
    Selengkapnya baca di http://www.marketiva.com/index.ncre?page=risk-disclosure

    Keuntungan Marketiva

    1. Bonus $5 pada saat pembukaan akun baru
    2. Tidak ada biaya bunga
    3. Software Stremster tidak dikenakan biaya
    4. Customer Service/Support berbahasa Indonesia

    Kekurangan Marketiva

    1. Legalitas di Indonesia tidak diketahui
    2. Tidak ada no telepon yang bisa dihubungi
    3. Marketiva tidak memiliki account bank lokal
    4. Tidak dapat transaksi menggunakan paypal
    5. Transaksi menggunakan perantara yang dikenakan biaya dan kurs yang mahal

    Mendaftar di Marketiva
    Pendaftaran di Marketiva tidak dikenakan biaya. Pendaftar baru diberikan bonus $5 live forex (dapat digunakan untuk trading secara live) dan $10.000 virtual forex (mata uang virtual hanya untuk latihan/kompetisi saja).
    Langkah-langkah mendaftar Marketiva

    1. Buka situs http://www.marketiva.com
    2. Pilih Open Account
    3. Isi data sesuai dengan form yang ada, tanda * harus diisi, tanpa tanda * bisa tidak diisi, setelah diisi, pilih continue
    4. Buat recovery question dan recovery answer, kemudian pilih next
    5. Baca syarat dan ketentuan, bila anda menyetujuinya beri tanda centang, lalu klik Finish
    6. Download dan simpan Installer Streamcaster

    Trading

    Indikator Analisis Teknikal

    Deposit Dana
    Ada 4 Cara melakukan deposit dana ke account marketiva

    1. Deposit menggunakan Wire Transfer
    2. Deposit menggunakan WebMoney
    3. Deposit menggunakan Liberty Reserve
    4. Deposit menggunakan E-Dinar

    Menarik Dana
    Ada 4 Cara untuk menarik dana dari account marketiva

    1. Deposit menggunakan Wire Transfer
      Biaya Transaksi = $14 untuk setiap transaksi
    2. Deposit menggunakan WebMoney
      Biaya Transaksi = $7 dikenakan hanya satu kali
    3. Deposit menggunakan Liberty Reserve
      Biaya Transaksi = $7 dikenakan hanya satu kali
      Ditambah biaya transfer yang dikenakan Liberty Reserve sebesar 1% dengan minimum biaya transfer $0.01 dan maksimum biaya transfer $2.99
      Biaya di atas masih ditambahkan lagi biaya/kerugian konversi mata uang dari exchanger
    4. Deposit menggunakan E-Dinar
      Biaya Transaksi = $7 dikenakan hanya satu kali



    Bloomberg Application for Blackberry User

    Aug. 05, 2009

    Here is free application for blackberry user who want to monitor his stock price:

    Download here: Bloomberg

    To add Stocks:
    1. Click My Stocks
    2. Click Menu
    3. Select Add
    4. Fill Quote, example fill with JCI:IND
    5. Select OK

    List of Quote for Indonesian market watcher:
    JCI:IND = Jakarta Composite Index
    LQ45:IND = Jakarta LQ45 Index
    MXEF:IND Emerging Market
    VIX:IND = Volatility Index
    JAKISL:IND = Jakarta Islamic Index (continue reading…)




    Contoh Soal Comparative Advantage dalam Pasar Kredit Internasional

    Apr. 09, 2009

    Perusahaan ABC dapat menerbitkan Obligasi berjangka 7 tahun di USA dalam USD dengan bunga tetap 8% dan di Swiss dalam CHF dengan bunga 13% p.a. Sedangkan perusahaan XYZ juga dapat menerbitkan Obligasi berjangka 7 tahun di USA dalam USD dengan bunga tetap 10% dan di Swiss dalam CHF dengan bunga 14% p.a.

    Berdasarkan data di atas Saudara diminta untuk:

    1. Menentukan perusahaan mana yang memiliki comparative advantage di pasar modal Swiss. (continue reading…)



    Skema Ponzi

    Mar. 24, 2009

    Mantan pemimpin bursa Nasdaq, Bernard L Madoff, ditahan karena penipuan surat berharga di New York, Kamis (11/12) waktu setempat. Madoff (70) mendirikan Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

    Madoff diduga melakukan bisnis investasi palsu yang mengakibatkan kerugian sekitar 50 miliar dollar AS. Dia membuat bisnis investasi terpisah yang melayani 11-25 nasabah. Total dana yang diinvestasikan sekitar 17,1 miliar dollar AS, ungkap jaksa penuntut umum. Madoff dilepas setelah membayar jaminan 10 juta dollar AS. Dia menolak berkomentar ketika keluar dari pengadilan distrik di Manhattan.

    Pengaduan kriminal yang ditandatangani agen FBI Theodore Cacioppi menyebutkan, Madoff pernah berkata kepada tiga karyawan bahwa bisnis investasi itu merupakan penipuan dan sudah bangkrut selama bertahun- tahun serta merugi sekitar 50 miliar dollar AS. (continue reading…)




    Logam Mulia Spot Price

    Mar. 20, 2009

    Wednesday, 29 July 2009
    Gram Price per Bar (Rp) Price per Gram (Rp) Stock
    1 344.500 344.500 Ready
    2 655.500 327.750 Ready
    2.5 811.000 324.400 Ready
    3 966.500 322.167 Ready
    5 1.593.500 318.700 Ready
    10 3.161.000 316.100 Ready
    25 7.838.500 313.540 —–
    50 15.623.000 312.460 Ready
    100 31.202.000 312.020 Ready
    250 77.840.000 311.360 Ready
    1000 311.000.000 311.000 —–

    The availability of goods can change anytime without confirmation.
    Indented goods are due on —–
    Maximum Buy per Customer —–
    Buyback price per gram Rp295.000
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    Tuesday, 14 April 2009

    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1 Rp366.500 Rp366.500 Ready
    2 Rp699.500 Rp349.750 Ready
    2,5 Rp866.000 Rp346.400 Ready
    3 Rp1.032.500 Rp344.167 Ready
    5 Rp1.703.500 Rp340.700 Ready
    10 Rp3.381.000 Rp338.100 —–
    25 Rp8.388.500 Rp335.540 Ready
    50 Rp16.723.000 Rp334.460 Ready
    100 Rp33.402.000 Rp334.020 —–
    250 Rp83.340.000 Rp333.360 Ready
    1000 Rp333.000.000 Rp333.000 —–
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    The availability of goods can change anytime without confirmation.
    Indented goods are due on —–
    Maximum Buy per Customer —–
    Buyback price per gram Rp308.000
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    Monday, 13 April 2009

    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1 Rp366.500 Rp366.500 Ready
    2 Rp699.500 Rp349.750 —–
    2,5 Rp866.000 Rp346.400 Ready
    3 Rp1.032.500 Rp344.167 Ready
    5 Rp1.703.500 Rp340.700 Ready
    10 Rp3.381.000 Rp338.100 —–
    25 Rp8.388.500 Rp335.540 Ready
    50 Rp16.723.000 Rp334.460 Ready
    100 Rp33.402.000 Rp334.020 —–
    250 Rp83.340.000 Rp333.360 Ready
    1000 Rp333.000.000 Rp333.000 —–
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    The availability of goods can change anytime without confirmation.
    Indented goods are due on —–
    Maximum Buy per Customer —–
    Buyback price per gram Rp308.000
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    Wednesday, 08 April 2009
    Harga emas makin turun, menjelang pemilu legislatif
    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1 Rp366.500 Rp366.500 Ready
    2 Rp699.500 Rp349.750 —–
    2,5 Rp866.000 Rp346.400 Ready
    3 Rp1.032.500 Rp344.167 Ready
    5 Rp1.703.500 Rp340.700 Ready
    10 Rp3.381.000 Rp338.100 Ready
    25 Rp8.388.500 Rp335.540 Ready
    50 Rp16.723.000 Rp334.460 Ready
    100 Rp33.402.000 Rp334.020 Ready
    250 Rp83.340.000 Rp333.360 Ready
    1000 Rp333.000.000 Rp333.000 —–
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    The availability of goods can change anytime without confirmation.
    Indented goods are due on —–
    Maximum Buy per Customer —–
    Buyback price per gram Rp305.000
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    Tuesday, 07 April 2009
    Harga jual lebih turun, buyback tetap
    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1 Rp368.500 Rp368.500 Ready
    2 Rp703.500 Rp351.750 Ready
    2,5 Rp871.000 Rp348.400 Ready
    3 Rp1.038.500 Rp346.167 Ready
    5 Rp1.713.500 Rp342.700 Ready
    10 Rp3.401.000 Rp340.100 Ready
    25 Rp8.438.500 Rp337.540 Ready
    50 Rp16.823.000 Rp336.460 Ready
    100 Rp33.602.000 Rp336.020 Ready
    250 Rp83.840.000 Rp335.360 Ready
    1000 Rp335.000.000 Rp335.000 —–
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    The availability of goods can change anytime without confirmation.
    Indented goods are due on —–
    Maximum Buy per Customer —–
    Buyback price per gram Rp310.000
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    Monday, 06 April 2009
    Harga Emas turun lagi!
    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1 Rp373.500 Rp373.500 Ready
    2 Rp713.500 Rp356.750 Ready
    2,5 Rp883.500 Rp353.400 Ready
    3 Rp1.053.500 Rp351.167 Ready
    5 Rp1.738.500 Rp347.700 Ready
    10 Rp3.451.000 Rp345.100 Ready
    25 Rp8.563.500 Rp342.540 Ready
    50 Rp17.073.000 Rp341.460 Ready
    100 Rp34.102.000 Rp341.020 Ready
    250 Rp85.090.000 Rp340.360 —–
    1000 Rp340.000.000 Rp340.000 —–
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    The availability of goods can change anytime without confirmation.
    Indented goods are due on —–
    Maximum Buy per Customer 100 Grams
    Buyback price per gram Rp310.000
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    Friday, 03 April 2009
    Harga emas turun lagi
    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1 Rp377.500 Rp377.500 Ready
    2 Rp721.500 Rp360.750 Ready
    2,5 Rp893.500 Rp357.400 Ready
    3 Rp1.065.500 Rp355.167 Ready
    5 Rp1.758.500 Rp351.700 Ready
    10 Rp3.491.000 Rp349.100 Ready
    25 Rp8.663.500 Rp346.540 Ready
    50 Rp17.273.000 Rp345.460 Ready
    100 Rp34.502.000 Rp345.020 Ready
    250 Rp86.090.000 Rp344.360 —–
    1000 Rp344.000.000 Rp344.000 —–
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    The availability of goods can change anytime without confirmation.
    Indented goods are due on —–
    Maximum Buy per Customer 100 Grams
    Buyback price per gram Rp320.000
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    Thursday, 02 April 2009
    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1 Rp387.500 Rp387.500 Ready
    2 Rp741.500 Rp370.750 Ready
    2,5 Rp918.500 Rp367.400 Ready
    3 Rp1.095.500 Rp365.167 Ready
    5 Rp1.808.500 Rp361.700 Ready
    10 Rp3.591.000 Rp359.100 Ready
    25 Rp8.913.500 Rp356.540 Ready
    50 Rp17.773.000 Rp355.460 Ready
    100 Rp35.502.000 Rp355.020 Ready
    250 Rp88.590.000 Rp354.360 Ready
    1000 Rp354.000.000 Rp354.000 —–
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    The availability of goods can change anytime without confirmation.
    Indented goods are due on —–
    Maximum Buy per Customer —–
    Buyback price per gram Rp324.000
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    Wednesday, 01 April 2009
    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1 Rp385.000 Rp385.000 Ready
    2 Rp736.500 Rp368.250 Ready
    2,5 Rp912.250 Rp364.900 Ready
    3 Rp1.088.000 Rp362.667 Ready
    5 Rp1.796.000 Rp359.200 Ready
    10 Rp3.566.000 Rp356.600 —–
    25 Rp8.851.000 Rp354.040 Ready
    50 Rp17.648.000 Rp352.960 Ready
    100 Rp35.252.000 Rp352.520 Ready
    250 Rp87.965.000 Rp351.860 Ready
    1000 Rp351.500.000 Rp351.500 —–
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    Buyback price per gram Rp321.500
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    Tuesday, 31 March 2009
    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1 Rp385.500 Rp385.500 Ready
    2 Rp737.500 Rp368.750 Ready
    2,5 Rp913.500 Rp365.400 Ready
    3 Rp1.089.500 Rp363.167 Ready
    5 Rp1.798.500 Rp359.700 Ready
    10 Rp3.571.000 Rp357.100 Ready
    25 Rp8.863.500 Rp354.540 Ready
    50 Rp17.673.000 Rp353.460 Ready
    100 Rp35.302.000 Rp353.020 Ready
    250 Rp88.090.000 Rp352.360 Ready
    1000 Rp352.000.000 Rp352.000 —–
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    Buyback price per gram Rp322.000
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    Monday, 30 March 2009
    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    Buyback price per gram Rp322.000
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    Friday, 27 March 2009
    Hari ini harga emas naik, buy back naik Rp 1.000/gram (0.31%)
    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1 Rp386.500 Rp386.500 Ready
    2 Rp739.500 Rp369.750 Ready
    2,5 Rp916.000 Rp366.400 Ready
    3 Rp1.092.500 Rp364.167 Ready
    5 Rp1.803.500 Rp360.700 Ready
    10 Rp3.581.000 Rp358.100 Ready
    25 Rp8.888.500 Rp355.540 Ready
    50 Rp17.723.000 Rp354.460 Ready
    100 Rp35.402.000 Rp354.020 Ready
    250 Rp88.340.000 Rp353.360 Ready
    1000 Rp353.000.000 Rp353.000 —–
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    Buyback price per gram Rp323.000
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    Kamis Libur Nyepi…
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    Wednesday, 25 March 2009
    Hari ini emas turun lagi…
    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1 Rp385.500 Rp385.500 Ready
    2 Rp737.500 Rp368.750 Ready
    2,5 Rp913.500 Rp365.400 Ready
    3 Rp1.089.500 Rp363.167 Ready
    5 Rp1.798.500 Rp359.700 Ready
    10 Rp3.571.000 Rp357.100 Ready
    25 Rp8.863.500 Rp354.540 Ready
    50 Rp17.673.000 Rp353.460 Ready
    100 Rp35.302.000 Rp353.020 Ready
    250 Rp88.090.000 Rp352.360 Ready
    1000 Rp352.000.000 Rp352.000 —–
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    Buyback price per gram Rp322.000
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    Tuesday, 24 March 2009
    Hari ini turun lagi
    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1 Rp396.000 Rp396.000 Ready
    2 Rp758.500 Rp379.250 Ready
    2,5 Rp939.750 Rp375.900 Ready
    3 Rp1.121.000 Rp373.667 Ready
    5 Rp1.851.000 Rp370.200 Ready
    10 Rp3.676.000 Rp367.600 Ready
    25 Rp9.126.000 Rp365.040 Ready
    50 Rp18.198.000 Rp363.960 Ready
    100 Rp36.352.000 Rp363.520 Ready
    250 Rp90.715.000 Rp362.860 Ready
    1000 Rp362.500.000 Rp362.500 —–
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    Buyback price per gram Rp332.500
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    Monday,23 March 2009
    Hari ini harga logam mulia turun

    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1 Rp401.500 Rp401.500 Ready
    2 Rp769.500 Rp384.750 Ready
    2,5 Rp953.500 Rp381.400 Ready
    3 Rp1.137.500 Rp379.167 Ready
    5 Rp1.878.500 Rp375.700 Ready
    10 Rp3.731.000 Rp373.100 Ready
    25 Rp9.263.500 Rp370.540 Ready
    50 Rp18.473.000 Rp369.460 Ready
    100 Rp36.902.000 Rp369.020 Ready
    250 Rp92.090.000 Rp368.360 —–
    1000 Rp368.000.000 Rp368.000 —–
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    Buyback price per gram Rp338.000
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    Friday,20 March 2009
    Gram Price per Bar Price per Gram Availability
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    1      Rp404.500 Rp404.500 Ready
    2      Rp775.500 Rp387.750 Ready
    2,5  Rp961.000 Rp384.400 Ready
    3      Rp1.146.500 Rp382.167 Ready
    5      Rp1.893.500 Rp378.700 Ready
    10   Rp3.761.000 Rp376.100 Ready
    25   Rp9.338.500 Rp373.540 Ready
    50  Rp18.623.000 Rp372.460 Ready
    100 Rp37.202.000 Rp372.020 Ready
    250 Rp92.840.000 Rp371.360 Ready
    1000 Rp371.000.000 Rp371.000 —–
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    Buyback price per gram Rp341.000

    Source: http://www.logammulia.com/news.php?id=9

    Logam Mulia

    PT Antam Tbk, Unit Bisnis Pengolahan dan Pemurnian Logam Mulia

    Address.
    Jl. Pemuda – Jl. Raya Bekasi KM.18
    Pulogadung, Jakarta 13210
    Tel. (62 21) 475 7108
    Fax. (62 21) 475 0665
    Email. lm@logammulia.com

    Unit Bisnis Pengolahan dan Pemurnian Logam Mulia SURABAYA

    Address.
    Jl. Genteng kali 67 B
    Surabaya
    Tel. (62 31) 5491868; 5491723
    Fax. (62 31) 5357480

    # What is Logam Mulia? and what’s relation to PT Antam Tbk?
    Logam Mulia is a precious metal refinery established since 1937 provides refining, manufacturing and assaying services. Logam Mulia is one of PT Antam Tbk’s Unit Business.

    # Where is Logam Mulia located in?
    Logam Mulia is located in Jl. Pemuda – Raya Pulogadung, East Jakarta, Indonesia.

    # Who are the management team ?
    The management team consists of experienced staffs who have ability both management and technical skills.

    # What kind of products/services that Logam Mulia offers?
    Logam Mulia provides refining, manufacturing and assaying services.
    For refining the standard products are gold bars, silver and gold granules.
    Logam Mulia also provides manufacturing service for customized products such as coin, medals, pendants, ring and others industrial precious metal products such as plat and wire.Logam Mulia also provides assaying services for precious metals.

    # Is Logam Mulia sell gold in retail? How to order product to Logam Mulia?
    Yes, Logam Mulia sell gold in retail.To get started to order you can contact our sales officers, our staff will guide you to choose the product that can meet the requirements what you need. If you have a specific image or design, you can supply us such as photographs or sketches. Our staff artists can develop a concept design of final product.

    # Why is gold measured in carats?
    This stems back to ancient times in the Mediterranean /Middle East, when a carat became used as a measure of the purity of gold alloys (see next Question 3). The purity of gold is now measured also in terms if fineness, i.e parts per thousand. Thus 18 carats is 18/24th of 1000 parts = 750 fineness.

    # What is a Carat?
    A Carat (Karat in USA & Germany) was originally a unit of mass (weight) based on the Carob seed or bean used by ancient merchants in the Middle East. The Carob seed is from the Carob or locust bean tree. The carat is still used as such for the weight of gem stones (1 carat is about 200 mg). For gold, it has come to be used for measuring the purity of gold where pure gold is defined as 24 carats. How and when this change occurred is not clear. It does involve the Romans who also used the name Siliqua Graeca (Keration in Greek, Qirat in Arabic, now Carat in modern times) for the bean of the Carob tree. The Romans also used the name Siliqua for a small silver coin which was one-twentyfourth of the golden solidus of Constantine. This latter had a mass of about 4.54 grammes, so the Siliqua was approximately equivalent in value to the mass of 1 Keration or Siliqua Graeca of gold, i.e the value of 1/24th of a Solidus is about 1 Keration of gold, i.e 1 carat.

    # How much does a gold bar weight?
    Gold is made into a large number of different bars of different weights. The most well known are the large ‘London Good Delivery Bars’ which are traded internationally. These weigh about 400 Troy Ounces, i.e. 12.5 kg/ 27 lbs. Each. Others are denominated in kilogrammes, grammes, troy ounces, etc. In grammes, bars range from 1 g up to 10 kg. In troy oz, from 1/10 tr.oz. up to 400 tr.oz. Other bars include tola bars and Tael bars.

    Partner Logammulia:
    No. Company Address Website/Email Product
    1. PT Garnetindo Raya Jl. P.Jayakarta 121/38-40 Jakarta
    Telp. +62 21 6245608
    Fax. +62 21 6293055 hq@gernetindo.com Exclusive Gold Coin
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    12. Toko Berlian San Diamond Jl. Otto Iskandardinata no. 127 Bandung
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