At times like this, gold and silver typically grab all the attention... And attract all the "safe" money. But there's another metal that could blast past both of these. That's because it has unique physical properties for which there is just no substitute - something its biggest consumers lose quite a bit of sleep over. It's 15 times more rare than platinum... and 30 times more rare than gold. Rea... ››› more
On 9 November 2015 Lonmin revealed its latest $408 million grand plan save the company.
Shareholders "just" need to give the company, which has declined 97.87% in the past five years, nearly R6 billion through Lonmin's latest rights offer scheme.
Lonmin is currently worth a mere R1.2 billion.
Any investment in the company right now is throwing good money after badif you ask me…
But t... ››› more
Standard Bank Palladium-Linker exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the palladium price in dollars per ounce. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Standard Bank Palladium-Linker ETN
Short name: SBADAUG20
Sector: JSE listed notes
Five top facts about Standard Bank Palladium-Linker ETN
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The Volkswagen scandal may have been bad news for platinum and Volkswagen's share price, but there has certainly been a beneficiary.
This is palladium. It has bounced higher in price since the scandal hit. And it's looking good for more.
Let's take a closer look…
Palladium benefited from the Volkswagen scandal
Towards the end of September, coinciding with the news that Volkswagen ... ››› more
NewPalladium exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks the spot price of palladium. The ETF has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: NewPalladium ETF
Short name: NEWPALL
Sector: JSE listed funds
Five top facts about NewPalladium ETF
ETFs are passively managed funds, which aim to track the performance of an underlying index or, in this case, the ... ››› more
Standard Bank AfricaPalladium exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks the rand value of palladium. The ETF has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Standard Bank AfricaPalladium ETF
Short name: AfricaPld
Sector: JSE listed funds
Five top facts about Standard Bank AfricaPalladium ETF
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are funds listed on the stock m... ››› more
Palladium is one of the platinum group metals. South Africa is the world's second top producer of the precious metal, falling closely behind Russia.
After hitting a high last year, the price of palladium has fallen. But a change could be on the cards for the metal.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on...
The demand for palladium is rising
After hitting a high of over $900 an ... ››› more
The US dollar is surging and the South African rand is crashing.
While this is great news for the purchasing power of US consumers, it's crushed the value of almost all commodities such as oil and gold.
However one commodity is showing massive promise for 2015…
They’re just not making enough of these metals to meet demand…
If you go back to 2012 platinum stockpiles made up about 5... ››› more
It was with shock that I learnt about the nuclear deal the South African government signed with Russia. Who would want a nuclear reactor designed by the people that proudly brought Chernobyl to the world?
But by the looks of things our government is considering getting into bed with Russia in a big way.
You see, the Russian government wants to set up an OPEC style cartel - but for platinum a... ››› more
So you invest your own money, pick your own shares? And to do so you read as much as possible? You frequent Moneyweb, Fin24, Mining.com, Mining weekly etc.
Chances are you could be damaging your investment portfolio by being this ‘well informed'!
If you read the news this past month your portfolio composition would’ve changed FOUR times
Yep – one of the news sites I fr... ››› more
Palladium is one of the precious metals that majority of investors don't think about. It's not only a precious metal but is also an industrial metal. In fact, about 68% of palladium demand is for catalytic converters.
Palladium is also used in jewellery, dentistry, coins, medicine and in many electronics.
With the ongoing tensions in Russia (the world's largest producer of palladium), there h... ››› more
Yesterday, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange benefitted from a soaring palladium price. The struggling platinum producers outperformed on the news.
Palladium supply is under threat due to geopolitical events in Russia. Russia is the world's number one producer of the precious metal.
Let's take a closer look at what happened on the local bourse yesterday…
Platinum producers benefitted f... ››› more
There have been a number of factors pushing the palladium price higher.
The precious metal has benefitted from the five-month platinum sector strike in South Africa. Ongoing tensions with Russia, the world's top palladium producer, have added impetus. And an eight-year supply and demand deficit has played its part.
But with the precious metal trading at such a high price, is there room left... ››› more
Yesterday afternoon, news broke that a Malaysian plane had been shot down over eastern Ukraine. This as the US steps up its sanctions against Russia.
The news left the US markets firmly in the red. And the gold price strongly higher. Palladium also rallied.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
The gold price rose 1.3%
The gold price climbed 1.3% “on heightened geopolitical te... ››› more
So far, 2014 has been the year for palladium. The platinum group metal (PGM) is easily outperforming its precious metal counterparts. Palladium is up over 19% so far this year.
But can palladium keep on rising? Or is it destined for a fall?
Read on to find out and how you can get on palladium's move…
The platinum sector strike hit palladium production hard
Helping the price of palladi... ››› more
Gold, platinum and palladium continue to edge higher. A weaker dollar is helping to boost prices.
Geopolitical tensions are helping push gold up. And supply concerns over platinum and palladium continue to drive prices higher.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
The prices of precious metals continue to rise
Precious metals look likely to complete a “sixth consecutive week... ››› more
There's one ignored precious metal that's gained nearly 20% this year.
It's not gold or silver.
The thing is, if you want to find investment opportunities, you have to look in often forgotten - but still in demand - places.
And this precious metal is in for another run!
Let me explain...
Three things that have choked the supply of this one metal will see your profits soar
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Today, marks 20 weeks to the day since the strike by members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) downed tools over wage demands at the world's top three platinum producers. The price of palladium has been rising steadily since the beginning of the strike. And this week, the metal showed a spectacular rally. Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
The palladium... ››› more
Platinum-backed exchange traded funds (ETFs) are sucking up vast quantities of platinum group metals (PGMs). One of the main drivers behind this was the launch of Absa's NewPlat last year. It's been very successful. Add to that the addition of two palladium-backed ETFs and palladium holdings are also rising. The demand for PGM-backed ETFs is adding to the unprecedented demand for these metals. Dem... ››› more
The most common use of platinum group metals (PGMs) is in catalytic converters. Manufacturers fit them in vehicles to help reduce harmful emissions from petrol and diesel engines. Since the introduction of catalytic converters, platinum is the primary metal used. But now more catalytic converters are using palladium. Whichever PGM you pick, both are seeing a supply squeeze. Let's take a closer loo... ››› more
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