Articles related to platinum
 
Nick Barisheff - BMSINC
  August 15, 1971: Inflation Unleashed 
The general public, the media and most financial observers were largely unaware of the momentous event that took place on August 15, 1971. However, the implications of that event have had an enormous impact on global financial conditions ever since. On that date, US President Richard Nixon “closed the gold window”. In essence, this meant the US would no longer honour the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944, which
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
BullionStar - Bullion Star
Investing in the Noble Metal of Platinum
Along with gold and silver, platinum is a recognized investment precious metal which is fabricated in the form of high quality bullion bars and bullion coins by some of the world's leading precious metals refineries and mints. Importantly, as a recognized investment precious metal, platinum bars and platinum coins from these refineries and mints are exempt from Singapore's Good and Services Tax (GST). This means that there is no GST to pay when you buy platinum bars and coins from BullionStar in
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Precious Metals Leasing Explained
Whatis precious metals leasing, and why is it done...? LEASINGis an integral part of the precious metals market,writes Miguel Perez-Santalla at BullionVault. Why is it necessary? For a diverse number of reasons, the first is the need for industry to borrow instead of buying outright the metal. This enables them to avoid owning the metal at a fixed price if they have not yet contracted to sell their product.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
The ultimate guide to silver
Thinking about investing in silver? Here's your essential guide to the history, culture and science of one of the most remarkable metals known to man.  . The Periodic Table lists elements in order of atomic weight. At 47 on the table, silver is represented by 'Ag' from argentum, the Latin description for white, shiny metal.  . Silver is one of the seven so-called 'metals of antiquity' which mankind identified and found uses for thousands of years ago.  . First mined around 3,000 BC i
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Special Supplement: Counterfeit Coins You Get What You Pay For
Miles Franklin has been in business for 27 years – with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, and not a single registered complaint since opened our doors in 1989.  The company is still owned by the father and son team that founded it, Andy and David Schectman; and our brokers, on average, have been selling bullion since the early 1980s.  For a variety of reasons – from our sterling reputation; to competitive sale prices; the industry’s best “buyback” prices (particularly for Miles Franklin custo
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
Precious Metal Purities
Purity refers to the amount (by weight) of pure gold or silver an object has. The most common way of describing purity is by Carats (Karat in the US). Carats are just the purity expressed in units of 24, such that 100% equals 24 carat and 50% equals 12 carat. Carats are used primarily in the jewellery industry. For bullion, the industry uses either percentages or fineness (fine being another word for pure). The table below shows the most common purities. Percentage Fineness Carat 99.99% 999
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
A beginner's guide to investing in Gold 
One’s motivation for buying gold is fundamental to deciding in which form you should buy it. Are you a speculator, investor or saver? Do you wish to take a short term speculative position in gold? Are you investing for the short, medium or long term? Or are you diversifying, saving or using gold as a form of financial insurance?
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Fall vs Sterling, Moscow Equities Drop as UK-Russia Tensions Worsen
GOLD PRICES spiked to a 1-week high before retreating against a volatile US Dollar in London trade Wednesday as Russia promised retailiation over the UK expelling 23 diplomats as "undeclared intelligence officers" following the poisoning of a former spy with toxic nerve agent. The UK also said it is tightening checks on Russian state-owned assets in Britian, and the Royal family will not attend this summer's football World Cup, but
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Alabama exempts gold and silver bullion and coins from sales tax
By Dave Harper Numismatic News, Iola, Wisconsin Thursday, March 8, 2018 The Industry Council for Tangible Assets has notched another sales tax win. Congratulations. Alabama becomes the 37th state to exempt sales of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion and money, ICTA's David Crenshaw reports. Numismatic commerce can blossom thanks to Gov. Kay Ivey. She signed into law Senate Bill 156 on March 6 to create a sales and use tax exemption on U.S. coins and currency and precious metals bullio
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Chicago Way Precious Metals Protection Plan
Do you have a plan to protect your precious metals? You should. I’m going to tell you mine today. I’m from Chicago. The second city. The windy city. The city of big shoulders. All of that sounds nice, but if you’ve live in Chicago, the phrase that is always top of mind is not so romantic. You may have heard it before. It’s the phrase that was famously mouthed by Sean Connery in the movie “The Untouchables” when he said “THATS the Chicago Way.” The Chicago Way. If you live in Chicago and don’t kn
Friday, March 9, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold and Silver Trading Down to New Euro Lows as ECB Cuts 42 Words on QE
GOLD and SILVER TRADING in London's wholesale bullion market saw prices hold firm in everything but the single Euro currency on Thursday as the European Central Bank dropped a commitment to boost its QE stimulus if the economic or financial outlook worsens. Platinum prices also fell hard against the Euro as the ECB cut 42 words first used in March 2016 from its monetary policy statement.
Friday, March 9, 2018
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
LBMA Alchemy and the London Gold and Silver Markets: 2 Steps Back
“Did you think that the high-powered world of the LBMA would operate in a fishbowl for all to see? We cannot take what is on the outside as evidence for what is on the inside.” Thoughts of ANOTHER – October 1997 LBMA Gold Price and LBMA Silver Price – Price Publication Delays In August 2014, the long-standing and tainted London Silver Fixing daily auction was replaced by a newly launched London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Silver Price daily auction. Similarly, in March 2015, the infamous
Thursday, March 8, 2018
The Energy Report
Target Prices Raised on Cobalt Pure-Play After Major Royalty Acquisition
Analysts assess the move by this company to acquire a royalty on a project that one calls "one of the largest undeveloped nickel reserves and the largest undeveloped cobalt reserve globally." Analyst Anoop Prihar with GMP Securities, in a Feb. 22 research note, reported that Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (KBLT:TSX.V; CBLLF:OTC; 27O:FSE) acquired from a third party a 1.75% net smelter return royalty (NSR) on all metals (nickel, cobalt, platinum and palladium) p
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Debt and Delusions – Part One
This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Quick summary:  U.S. debt, spending and deficits are out of control. Thinking otherwise is delusional. The “runaway train” of debt creation will end tragically. Protect your assets from a mathematically assured disaster while you can. Buy and hold silver, gold and platinum. The national debt of western nations plus Japan is a travesty that threatens national insolvency, a crashing financial system, and social stability! WHY? Gover
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Flirts with $1300 on Solid US, Euro Inflation Data But China's Demand to Buy Supports
BUY GOLD prices in London's wholesale market erased the last of 2018's previous 4.9% gain on Thursday, falling back near $1300 per ounce after new US inflation data came in stronger than analysts forecast. The PCE measure of US consumer costs rose 1.7% in January from the same month last year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported, holding the same pace of inflation as December.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Steady from Powell's Fed Rate Forecast, Platinum Up 6 for 2018 Despite 'Death Knell for Diesel'
GOLD PRICES steadied at multi-week lows on Wednesday as the Dollar paused its gains but world stock markets followed Wall Street lower after new Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell told US lawmakers to expect further interest rate hikes. Extending its sharpest 1-week drop of 2018 to date, gold fell another $20 per ounce between Tuesday morning and the end of London trade yesterday, bouncing off a 2-week low of $1314 overnight.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Shelter From The Storm
This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Bob Dylan “Shelter From The Storm” “I bargained for salvation and she gave me a lethal dose.” What Storm? Why do we need shelter? The stock market hit all-time highs in January, corrected, and might rally to new highs… or maybe not… See below. Official unemployment is low if you believe the statistics and ignore the millions excluded from the calculations. Inflation, according to official numbers, is low. New cars may have doubled
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Find 'Support', Silver 'Improving' as 40 of GLD Held by Institutional Investors
GOLD PRICES rallied from a brief dip below $1340 per ounce in London trade on Tuesday, rising against a firm US Dollar as New York traders returned from the long Presidents Day weekend. With China's markets still closed for the New Year of the Dog celebrations, Asian stock markets closed lower while European equities edged higher. Benchmark UK Gilt yields rose above 1.60%, up near t
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Bullion Vault
Comex Silver Speculators Turn Net Bearish, Gold Prices Steady as Russia, Turkey Warn US Over Syrian 'Fire'
GOLD and SILVER PRICES remained steady on Monday morning in London against a rebounding US Dollar, write Steffen Grosshauser and Adrian Ash at BullionVault. With New York shut for Presidents Day – and ahead of meeting minutes due Wednesday from the US Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting – global equity markets were mixed as non-US government bond prices fell once more, nudging interest rates higher.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Bullion Vault
Spot Gold Up after 'Margin Calls' as Investors Await Trump's Spending Plan and Inflation Data
SPOT GOLD bounced back on Monday morning in London as the US Dollar declined after last week's rally while investors wait for US President Trump's spending plan and inflation data, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Gold Prices started the week by rallying from $1316 to $1319 per ounce after their second consecutive weekly decline, while the greenback weakened against its major counterparts. Markets were looking at President Trump's infrastructure plan and the US
Monday, February 12, 2018
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