The Economist’s Guide to the Gold-to-Platinum Ratio

Investors are probably familiar with the gold-to-silver ratio, which determines how much silver it would take to purchase an ounce of gold. This ratio can be useful to investors choosing between the … [Read more...]

The Next Big Platinum Mine Just Passed Us By!

Space mining has been an idea for a while, but in recent years the idea is becoming more and more a reality. Companies like Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries are pioneering commercial … [Read more...]

India’s Caught the Platinum Fever

India has long been known as a voracious consumer of gold, but the world's second most populous nation is also now emerging as one of the biggest buyers of platinum on the planet. The World … [Read more...]

LBMA “experts” go for $1,211 gold price average in 2015, $16.76 silver

Each year, the renowned London Bullion Market Association announces price forecasts for precious metals after receiving submissions from invited experts. Entries closest to the actual average price by … [Read more...]

Precious Metals Soar on Swiss Franc Surprise; “This was a gold rally,” say analysts

In an announcement that caught world completely off-guard, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) unexpectedly ditched its 3-year cap on the franc, sparking a currency chaos that pushed gold prices up to … [Read more...]

Auto Sales Couldn’t Look Better for 2015 Platinum & Palladium Prices

Analysts are forecasting a flood of car buying in the U.S. that will help float platinum and palladium prices higher in the months ahead. Both metals are heavily used in the automotive industry for … [Read more...]

Platinum Forecast 2015: Analysts looking forward to “strong growth momentum next year”

In case you've forgotten about platinum in the rush to capitalize on cheap gold and silver, now may be the time to reconsider diversifying with a little bit of PGM magic. It's plain to see why … [Read more...]

Goldman Sachs & Others Accused of Manipulating Platinum and Palladium Prices

Gold and silver aren't the only precious metals being blatantly manipulated, at least according to Florida-based jeweler who filed a lawsuit against several companies for colluding to "fix" the prices … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why 2015 Will Be a Much Better Year for Gold

Gold has really taken a beating this year. After reaching a high of $1,380 in March, the rallying U.S. dollar, economic growth and other factors have suppressed precious metals prices across the … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Contrarian: Platinum and Palladium Look Bullish

Gold may be on most analysts minds these days as they take their best guesses on which way it's headed, but at least one contrarian is turning bullish for a different metal: platinum. Craig Brockie … [Read more...]

6 Tips for Investing in Gold, Silver and other Rare Metals

Investing in precious metals isn't a cakewalk, that much can be sure. It can be especially complicated for beginners, which is why it's wise to arm yourself with all the information possible before … [Read more...]

Palladium Still the Fairest Precious Metal

BMO Capital Markets made waves last week with the announcement that it’s lowered its price expectations for gold, silver and platinum. That’s bad news for precious metals investors, but luckily … [Read more...]

Russia, South Africa to Become the OPEC of Platinum?

Platinum and palladium are not performing as well as expected this year, and major producers Russia and South Africa have decided to do something about it. The two countries will meet next month to … [Read more...]

Palladium Set for Biggest Rally Since 2013

(Bloomberg) - Gold futures headed for the first decline in three days as a rally in the dollar cut the metal's appeal as an alternative investment. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, palladium … [Read more...]

The Wonderful World of Platinum and Palladium

In our latest infographic, explore the Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) and why they are so valuable to modern life (...and why they make a great investment too!). Although platinum bullion and palladium … [Read more...]

Top Five Best Designed Platinum Coins

Platinum is one of the most rare and valuable metals in the world. Unlike silver and gold, platinum will not melt in a fire. This heat resistance is also what makes platinum difficult to work with … [Read more...]

Platinum mining a guessing game for investors

Once a rising star in the mining sector, platinum has experienced dark days following a strike and a glut in global supply. The platinum sector has been troubled by prolonged strikes that in 2012 … [Read more...]

U.S. Mint Platinum Coins Bypassed in Rush for Gold

(Bloomberg) - Five months after the U.S. Mint began producing coins made with platinum, sales have all but collapsed as investors continue to favor gold and silver. Gold and silver have been … [Read more...]

You Say “Pollution,” I Say “Palladium”

About 80% of global palladium production comes from two countries – Russia and South Africa. And since March, the turmoil in these regions has pushed prices from $780 to $880 per ounce. In fact, … [Read more...]

Zimbabwe-Russia JV plans $1.6 billion platinum investment

(Reuters) - A Zimbabwe-Russia joint venture company, Ruschrome Mining, plans to invest $1.6 billion in developing a platinum mine and constructing a smelter and refinery in the African state. Zimbabwe … [Read more...]

Palladium Soars to Fresh 13-year High; Could Hit $1,000 Before Year End

Palladium has had quite a run so far in 2014. That trend continued last week when the white metal hit a new 13-year high on increased sanctions on Russia and a decrease in output from South … [Read more...]

Robert Friedland Bullish on Platinum and Copper

Friedland set the stage for his platinum prediction by explaining that “the most important fundamental economic and social transformation” currently taking place “is the process of urbanization, which … [Read more...]

Platinum Almost Hits 13 Year High

Investing.com reported that platinum prices drew close to a 13 year high today, gaining 0.27 percent to trade at $1493.75. Platinum and palladium group metals continued to benefit from concerns over … [Read more...]

Platinum: More precious than gold?

Platinum reached an almost 10-month high on signs increased demand from car companies will add to a supply shortage. Gold held near the highest in three months. Investor holdings in platinum- and … [Read more...]

South African Platinum Strike “Officially Over”

A five-month strike at the South African operations of major platinum miners is “officially over,” Joseph Mathunjwa, leader of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), said … [Read more...]

6 Platinum Plays For The (Eventual) Strike Resolution

Over a million ounces of platinum have been lost to the South African mining strike, which is now entering its 20th week. The strike is one of the longest and costliest in recent history. It’s an ugly … [Read more...]

Palladium, Platinum Retreat From Recent Highs

The Wall Street Journal, New York—Palladium pulled back from a three-year high and platinum fell from an eight-month peak Friday as investors locked in gains ahead of a long weekend. Palladium for … [Read more...]

Gold Below $1,300; Platinum Eyes Biggest Week In 3 Months

Gold struggled below $1,300 an ounce on Friday, as data indicating brighter prospects for the U.S. economy reinforced the view that the Federal Reserve will maintain its pace of stimulus tapering. … [Read more...]

Platinum Could Rise to $1,700 by Year End, Average Projected at $1,457: Thomson Reuters GFMS

This year’s Thomson Reuters GFMS Platinum and Palladium Survey is out, and it looks like in 2014 the platinum price is expected to stay relatively flat at $1,457 per ounce; that’s 2 percent lower than … [Read more...]

Platinum Prices Vulnerable To Further Losses

Since setting a high on April 14 of $1,471.50 an ounce, basis the New York Mercantile Exchange July contract, platinum prices are down 5%. As of 11:05 a.m. EDT, July platinum traded at … [Read more...]