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Why Palladium Is on a Tear

Why Palladium Is on a Tear

Physical palladium and rhodium markets are buzzing. Reported prices for both metals leapt higher in recent days. The story behind palladium’s move is that a physical shortage has developed in London. Traders sold metal they didn’t physically possess. Now they are being asked to deliver the bars and they are scrambling to secure the metal needed, bidding prices higher. It looks like bullion bankers selling paper metal are finally getting called for selling way more than they can actually deliver! People have complained about this practice in precious metals markets for decades. More and more contracts have been sold, but inventories of actual physical metal have not kept pace. Price discovery is […]

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Palladium and Rhodium Are on Fire, Is Platinum Next?

| October 20, 2017 | Articles: General
Palladium and Rhodium Are on Fire, Is Platinum Next?

Platinum was once the most precious of metals. For decades, it traded at a premium to gold. The other platinum group metals – palladium and rhodium – barely registered on investors’ radar screens. Platinum lost its crown to gold in 2015. It was overtaken by the other Platinum Group metals (PGM) metals in recent weeks. Given that platinum, palladium, and rhodium demand is largely driven by automobile manufacturing and the production of catalytic converters, one of these things is likely true; platinum is currently undervalued, or the other two have gotten ahead of themselves. Which one is the correct assessment will depend on whether the current optimism for economic growth […]

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