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Posts Tagged ‘PGMs’

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.

Chinese Headwinds May Diminish LME Zinc Rally

While LME zinc prices have outperformed copper & aluminum this year, do not expect Chinese market for zinc to tighten up in the near term. Domestic zinc supply is set to rise as smelters ramp up production & galvanizers are still sitting on growing stockpiles while demand from construction remains muted.

Will Platinum, Palladium and Silver outperform Gold this year?

So far, silver and the PGMs are under-performing – but that is only relative to the gold price. While gold has been in the ascendant so far this year, the ‘other’ precious metals – silver, platinum and palladium, have also seen rises. Will any of these leapfrog gold as the year progresses?

China Needs PGM's Now Amid Stringent Emissions Standards

While Beijing struggles to reduce its air pollution there is another technology close to commercial production that will eliminate vehicle emissions all together, again using a healthy amount of PGM’s – Catalytic converters will play a major role in the global push to improve air quality.

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