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Prices of Gold, Platinum, and Silver Communicate Valuable Insights

Would you rather hold gold / silver bars or paper bonds yielding “negative interest” issued by an insolvent government that promised to repay you (if at all) in devalued currency units? Ignore the daily and weekly price gyrations, forget the self-serving pronouncements from Goldman, do not trust the paper-pushers at the Fed, and look at the big trends in the gold and silver price charts.

Upcoming Labor Negotiations Might Boost Platinum, Copper Prices

The world’s #1 producing nations for platinum and copper are facing a common problem this week. And latest developments suggest this issue could be a potentially explosive one. The challenge is labor negotiations in the mining sector. Watch for the reaction of the unions to these offers, and for any signs of brewing unrest that could impact production in both of these critical countries.

Palladium - The Only Precious Metal You Should Own Right Now

Palladium turned out to be the top-flying metal last year— while gold and silver were both grounded. While gold seems stuck near $1,200 & silver falling from its January highs, palladium has jetted off its lows and has just broken above key resistance, reaffirming its status as the highest-flying precious metal on the market.

World Platinum Investment Council: “We will help Investors"

What will the World Platinum Investment Council – launched by a group of six platinum producers in South Africa, do? It is an entity focused on helping investors. The purpose of WPIC is two-fold, to provide much better market data on platinum & in due course, develop the global market & help facilitate new routes for platinum investment.

The Platinum Supply Shock - Peter Schiff

The longest strike in South African history paired with surging Asian demand is set to push platinum back into a physical deficit in 2014 & could have repercussions for years to come. Even the most ardent precious metals bears cannot deny the robust fundamentals for platinum this year. Here’s why.

The Birth of a New Bull Market - Platinum and Palladium

Many are bullish on platinum and palladium due to the strikes in South Africa, the world’s largest producer of platinum. Or geopolitical conflicts with Russia, the largest supplier of palladium. But their supply is in a structural deficit & won’t be resolved when strikes end or Russia simmers down. Here are six reasons why.

Platinum ETF Holdings Hit Record High - Set To Rise Further

Platinum holdings in physically backed exchange-traded funds have hit a record high after fresh inflows into funds listed in London and Johannesburg and are set to rise further as a strike in major producer South Africa grinds on. Platinum ETFs now hold a record 2.215 million ounces.

U.S. Mint to Resume Selling Platinum Coins

The U.S. Mint said it will resume selling its American Eagle platinum bullion coins at a 4 percent premium over the spot price on March 10, ending a four-year exit from the market, due to renewed interest from investors and dealers. US Mint has built up an inventory ahead of the coins going on sale.

Platinum Mine Strike To Spread As Second Union Joins

A South African strike that’s crippling output at the world’s three-biggest platinum producers may spread at Anglo American Platinum Ltd. as a second union plans to walk out of its refineries and smelters. South Africa’s platinum industry is losing an estimated $18 million daily.

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