Higher platinum prices are encouraging some in the catalytic converter industry to turn to palladium as a cheaper alternative, but increasing worldwide auto demand, especially for cleaner vehicles, will continue to drive platinum prices higher.
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Platinum Today reports that Basinvest’s BI Physical Commodity Fund has anticipated need ahead of some major banks, having a 15 per cent exposure to palladium and a ten per cent exposure to platinum. The story is quoted as saying: Ronald Wildman, Managing Director of Basinvest, explained that the Zurich-based company is “pioneering the concept” of asset [...]
Mining junior, Pan African Resources PLC (AIM: PAF, JSE: PAN) has reported that its Phoenix platinum project reserves of platinum palladium, rhodium and gold, or four-element platinum-group metals (4E PGM) has been increased to 469 000 oz. Pan African CEO Jan Nelson is quoted saying: “In addition, the drilling program underpins the high quality of [...]
Nortec Ventures Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NVT)today announced the acquisition of the Haukiaho Palladium-Platinum-Gold-Copper-Nickel Project from an Australian company, Vulcan Resources Limited.
As platinum just start down the road to recovery, analysts are already warning that supply threats are likely to boost the metals price to new highs. Platinum prices may climb above $1,500 an ounce “in the next couple of years” as demand recovers amid supply constraints in South Africa, the world’s biggest producer, according to Banc of America Securities- Merrill Lynch.
Platinum was mixed on Thursday, July platinum rose $2.40 to $1,207.60 an ounce, while September palladium declined $3.35 to $239.70. The drop in the three month contract price was related to declining crude oil. Last week, prices of both platinum and palladium climbed to their highest levels since November 2008-
Platinum prices, already on the positive track, got a boost this week from declining greenback and the announcement of GM’s Bankruptcy. GM’s bankruptcy is by no means a positive for platinum, as the auto industry accounts for approximately half of global platinum demand; however, platinum’s price has been reflecting the impending bankruptcy for many weeks.
Colossus Minerals (TSE:CSI) reported today results from the first two of it's Phase II drill results. Included in the results were 27.9 meters at 35.49 grams per tonne gold, 19.89 grams per tonne platinum and 25.14 grams per tonne palladium. This mineralization was intersected starting at 208.4 meters down hole. True widths have yet to be reported.
The amount of metal ETF Securities holds to back its London platinum and palladium exchange-traded commodities surged by 2.4 percent and 4.4 percent respectively in the week to last Friday. For full story, click here
Monday’s equity market rally switched precious metals to a negative track. As equities rose, the precious metals were less enticing to investors, and this was reflected in their value. Platinum for April delivery ended the session in New York down $14.20 to $1,049.40 per troy ounce.