Articles related to platinum
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.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Warren Bevan - Precious Metals Stock Review
Channel Breaks
By Warren BevanThe action was pretty quiet for the week as kids got ready to head back to school keeping parents busy.The metals continue to act great along with miners, but they could use a little rest.I’ve been contemplating retirement for some time and now is the time.I’ll still trade, likely even more now, but I am closing down my newsletter business.That means I won’t blog as often or write weekend letters on metals most weeks.With so many newsletter options out there I’m not really willing
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Gold Has 2 Weekly Gain,18 Higher YTD – Trump’s Debt Ceiling Deal Hurts Dollar
– Gold hits $1,355/oz as USD at 32-month low -concerns about Trump, US economy – Silver and platinum 2.3% and 1.2% higher in week; palladium 3% lower – Euro Stoxx flat for week – S&P 500, Nikkei down 0.65% and 2.2% – Geo-political concerns including North Korea, falling USD push gold 2.1% in week – Gold prices reach $1,355 this morning following Mexico earthquake – Safe haven demand sees gold over one year high, highest since August 2016 – Silver touches $18.24 – highest level since April 2017 –
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Michael Ballanger
Silver: The Red-Headed, Freckle-Faced Stepchild
In grade school, I had a classmate named Craig McVeigh who was easily one of the most maligned kids in the school because as a big lad standing a full hand width taller than anyone and weighing thirty pounds more than anyone, he was never allowed to play in any sports that involved physical contact. Craig was fair, with bright, curly red hair with freckles adorning most of his exposed skin. Most of all, this lumbering giant of a boy was decidedly unlucky. He couldn't catch a break with a butterf
Friday, September 8, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Slip vs. Euro as ECB Holds Rates + QE, Fall vs. Loonie as BoC Hikes
GOLD PRICES in London rose back towards 12-month highs above $1340 in Dollar terms on Thursday morning but slipped versus the Euro as the European Central Bank left its negative interest rates and €60 billion per month QE bond-buying scheme untouched. The Bank of Canada yesterday raised its key interest rate for the second time in 2 months, hiking to 1% and calling the country's second quarter annual GDP growth of 4.5% " broadly base
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Bullion +16 YTD vs Weak Dollar Yet European Gold ETFs Grow Faster
GOLD BULLION held $5 below yesterday's late spike to 12-month highs in Asian and London action on Wednesday, trading at $1340 per ounce after a key US Fed policymaker said weak inflation warns against raising interest rates and new data showed gold-backed ETFs expanding strongly in August. Consumer demand and physical buying in the wholesale bullion market remained weak however, with the Shanghai premium, over and above comparable London quotes,
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Bullion Vault
N.Korea Nuclear Test Sees Gold Price Hit 11-Month High vs. Weak Dollar, GLD + Comex Bets Jump
GOLD PRICES rose near 1-year highs against the Dollar and British Pound on Monday morning in London after jumping at the start of Asian trade amid reports that North Korea will follow its series of nuclear weapon tests with an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. While world stock markets fell 0.5%, the spot gold price jumped by 1% to $1338 per ounce – the highest
Monday, September 4, 2017
Warren Bevan - Precious Metals Stock Review
Secular Bulls
By Warren BevanThis week was the first week of the rest of you life, as well as the mark of the resumption of the secular bull market in gold.Things are really shaping up nicely in the precious metals arena.Gold broke a major trend-line and closed the month with a breakout on expanding volume on the all important monthly chart.Nothing is ever for sure in trading but this is very solid action.As for stocks, there is no rest at all and I love it.The strength is real.Let’s see if we can see the str
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Jan Skoyles - Goldcore
Precious Metals Outperform Markets In August – Gold +4, Silver +5
– All four precious metals outperform markets in August – Gold posts best month since January, up nearly 4% – Gold reaches highest price since US election, climbs due to uncertainty and safe haven demand – S&P 500 marginally higher; Euro Stoxx, Nikkei lower for month – Platinum is best performing metal climbing over 5% – Palladium climbs over 4% thanks to seven year supply squeeze – Fear, uncertainty and political sanctions are amongst biggest drivers for precious metals – Never been a better ti
Friday, September 1, 2017
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Perth Mint unveils Australia's official bullion coin program for 2018
The Perth Mint has unveiled shining new designs for Australia’s official Bullion Coin Program. Issued annually since 1987, the trusted releases offer an outstanding choice of pure gold, silver and platinum coins, each authorised by the Australian Government as official legal tender. Characterised by outstanding craftsmanship, iconic artistry and assured purity, the new coins, which include the first ever Australian Kangaroo in pure platinum, will become available from The Perth Mint and its auth
Friday, September 1, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices 'Could Remain Above $1300 for Some Time' Despite Revised US Growth Figures and Gaining Dollar
GOLD PRICES retreated on Thursday morning in London while the Dollar recovered on positive economic data from the United States and China and investors extended stock market gains, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. The US Dollar regained ground after the US second-quarter gross domestic product grew by 3.0% - its quickest pace in more than two years. Furthermore, 237,000 workers were hired in the US in August, compared with an expectation of a 185,000 rise, whic
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
  Cryptocurrencies: Modern Day Alchemy
Cryptocurrencies make good currencies, but fail miserably when trying to achieve the status of money. Cryptocurrencies are both created and held electronically inside a virtual wallet. These digital currencies use encryption techniques to regulate the generation of new units and to verify the transfer of funds. Cryptocurrencies operate independently of governments and are decentralized. The most popular cryptocurrency now is Bitcoin. Bitcoin has risen in popularity because, unlike government-bac
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
  U.S. Banks Precious Metals Derivative Exposure Surged In The Beginning Of 2017
By Steve St. AngeloAccording to the most recent report on the U.S. Financial Institutions Derivatives trading activity, the U.S. banks held a record amount of precious metals contracts in the first quarter of 2017.  Not only did the U.S. banks report a record amount of precious metals contracts, they also held a record amount in notional value of commodity and equity derivative contracts.There just seems to be a lot of paper floating around in our highly inflated stock, bond and Forex markets. 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Will the Fuel Cells Vehicles Save Platinum and Palladium?
Although everyone agrees that the electric revolution is looming, there is no consensus about the pace and the detailed form of the upcoming shifts in the automotive industry. In particular, some miners and analysts believe that fuel cell cars will spur or at least support the demand for platinum and palladium. For example, the world’s three largest platinum producers (Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin) invested in projects related to fuel cell technologies. Indeed, the white m
Friday, August 25, 2017
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
Friday, August 25, 2017
Warren Bevan - Precious Metals Stock Review
Palladium Pushes Into New Highs
By Warren BevanMore volatility is the name of summer trading.Large moves are coming out of nowhere as the US government crumbles around us.Enjoy the show as much as it’s possible since we will likely never see anything like it again, at least that is my hope.Stocks remain choppy and fast moving so I’m very cautious.Metals are also wild and trying, but failing, then trying, and failing to move into a bullish posture.Except of course Palladium, who’s looking at blue skies. Gold lost just 0.19% in
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Will the Electric Car Revolution Sink Platinum and Palladium?
Everyone has probably heard about the upcoming electric car revolution whose vanguard is Tesla Motors led by Elon Musk. The electric car is actually nothing new – the first vehicles were produced as long ago as in the 1880s. However, the mass production of cheaper gasoline vehicles triggered by Henry Ford put electric cars into limbo for decades. But this can change quickly thanks to the rapidly falling costs. As one can see in the chart below, the price of a battery pack declined from $1000 per
Friday, August 18, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Your PM Portfolio Check-UP
When I look at the precious metals markets all I see are the numerous anomalies that are screaming value and opportunity.  The constant machinations of the bullion banks manipulating the markets and holding back Mother Nature has created distortions in the market place that present a real opportunity.  Let me explain. Look at the ratio of platinum to gold and it quickly becomes easy to see a real opportunity in trading gold for platinum. History tells us that it is a true anomaly to see platinum
Friday, August 18, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Advance towards Resistance on Weak Dollar and Cautious FOMC Minutes, Palladium Hits 16-Year High
GOLD PRICES rallied towards its resistance level this Thursday morning in London, while the US Dollar remained weak after rather dovish hints from Fed officials suggesting that the next rate hike may be further postponed, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Gold briefly touched $1289 per ounce before dropping back to $1286 failing to reach the resistance level of $1294 and the psychological barrier of $1300.  The metal started its rise from $1268 on Thursday after
Thursday, August 17, 2017