Articles related to platinum
 
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Two Stars Crashed Into Each Other Flinging Out Gold, And Wobbling The Universe
The amazing new discovery of two crashing stars is a giant leap forward for astrophysics. This celestial event has been described by many as one of the most exciting things to happen in space. According to The Independent, the super-dense neuron stars crashed together 130 million light-years away, spewing out precious metals and other heavy elements like platinum and uranium. Neutron stars, the collapsed remnants of massive stars that have died in supernova explosions, are some of the most exoti
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Philip Barton - Gold Standard Institute
Stock to Flow Ratio - A Primer
The importance of gold's stock to flow ratio is greatly underestimated. I first came across the concept in 2009 at a lecture by Professor Antal E. Fekete in Szombathely, Hungary. It fascinated me and the more I looked at its implications, the more amazed that I became, not least of which because my search engine couldn't locate a single piece of writing on the subject anywhere. The stock to f
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Goldmoney
Ultrasonic inspection of precious metals
Conventional techniques for precious metal quality assessment Historically, inspection of gold quality has mostly involved chemical analysis to determine purity, using techniques such as fireassay[1]. But as this is a wholly destructive technique, there are obvious disadvantages. More recently minimally or non-destructive techniques such as mass spectrometry [1] or X-ray fluorescence [2,3], and even low temperature photoluminescence [4] have been used.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Infographic: Platinum As An Investment
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS According to Part 3 of the Platinum Series, global demand for platinum as an investment has increased 30-fold since 2003.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Infographic: Platinum Supply And Demand
Platinum's supply is concentrated in medium-to-high risk jurisdictions, while demand is strongly tied to worldwide auto production. Here we present Part 2 of the Platinum Series.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Infographic: The History Of Platinum
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS Compared with gold and silver, the amount of platinum mined through history is tiny. Check part 1 of this three-part series for more fascinating facts and figures about the rarest of the three precious metals.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
  The ideal percentage allocation between gold silver 
There are three major types of Perth Mint Depository investor: Those that only buy gold Those that only buy silver Those that buy 50% gold and 50% silver There are others who include platinum, or have different percentages, but the above three types are a significant majority of our clients. I find it interesting that most investors who weren’t strong goldbugs or silverbugs and couldn’t decide between them went with a simple 50/50 strategy. This begs the question: is this a good strategy and w
Sunday, August 26, 2018
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
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