With demand rising and supply under pressure, the outlook for investment in physical platinum and palladium is compelling. What are they used for? Where are they produced? What is the global supply/demand for each? Learn the full story from the infographic below.
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Our ever-popular Periodic Table of Commodity Returns has been updated through 2012. It shows a decade of results across 14 different commodities, providing strikingly rich information in a very insightful format.
CombiBars™ are precious metal bars which are constructed with predetermined breaking points so they can be separated easily without any loss of material. The idea of detachable bullion CombiBars™ came about in the summer of 2010 as a result of the European currency and global banking crises when more and more investors started to demand a higher number of small bars rather than few larger ones to increase their flexibility in the event of an economic crisis or to simplify future trading. Read more below about the complete CombiBar™ product offering and their CombiCoins which, incidentally, are legal tender investment coins of the Cook Islands.
Worldwide economic uncertainty has created a growing interest in precious metals as a way to…protect one’s wealth from impending economic Armageddon…Unfortunately, many today don’t know how to purchase or store bullion, and consequently may find themselves as vulnerable to financial collapse as those who didn’t purchase any bullion at all. [This article outlines what rigorous due diligence is absolutely required when entering into an agreement to buy gold bullion and how it should be stored and why. Don't buy any gold product without reading this article first.]
In this article I would like to take a fresh look at physical gold, silver, platinum and copper regarding their respective versatility of use, durability, fungibility, store of value, liquidity and aesthetics with the hope that, for both old and new investors, my analysis will yield a new perspective on precious metals (including copper). Words: 878
There is such a “fear of gold” amongst most people that it must be due to statist indoctrination and propaganda because it makes no rational sense to have such a fear of such a time tested and true store of wealth. After all, we are talking about time tested and true money – the only money that has lasted for thousands of years and is still fully accepted worldwide as a store of wealth….What would you rather hold “for eternity” gold [or] US dollars [which are nothing more than] a paper debt obligation of a bankrupt nation state? Words: 450
The traditional view of portfolio management is that three asset classes, stocks, bonds and cash, are sufficient to achieve diversification. This view is, quite simply, wrong because over the past 10 years gold, silver and platinum have singularly outperformed virtually all major widely accepted investment indexes. Precious metals should be considered an independent asset class and an allocation to precious metals, as the most uncorrelated asset group, is essential for proper portfolio diversification. [Let me explain.] Words: 2137
If this precious metals bull market continues over the next couple of years, I think one would [be well served to] diversify some assets in gold/silver into platinum. [Let me explain the present relationship between platinum, gold, silver and palladium and why I make the aforementioned recommendation.] Words: 832
A Barclays Capital research [report] notes that gold prices are vulnerable to a recession – more so than some of the other commodities. In the last recession of 2008, gold prices appreciated the least among precious metals. Below is a table that ranks 30 different commodities. Words: 571
These days there’s so much interest in gold and silver it can be easy to forget that there are a number of other precious metals out there that investors should be considering for their portfolios. While gold and silver should form the core of any metals portfolio, there’s at least one other metal that merits serious attention and that is platinum. [Let me explain why.] Words: 493
While the 2010 gold rush is making a lot of headlines, it’s important to not overlook other hard assets [such as silver, copper, platinum, palladium and rare earth metals] that are good investment alternatives to gold and have all rallied to fresh highs recently as well. While each of these offers its own strengths and weaknesses they are ways to diversify your holdings away from gold if you are worried about a crash. Words: 1561
Investing in some form of precious metals is the preferable way to protect oneself from rising inflation/decrease in the value of the U.S. dollar and here are 10 ETFs and ETNs and 5 mutual funds to do just that. Words: 879