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Can Silver keep Soaring on Lack of Market Risk Appetite?

A difference of opinion is emerging in the markets over whether silver can extend its recent strong gains. The price of silver rose more than 6% on Friday and another 4% early Monday to top $21 per ounce for the first time since 2014. The uncertainty in Europe caused by Brexit will continue. Add into the mix fears over Italian banks, & investors will continue to flock to silver & other precious metals.

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.

Calls for Platinum Squeeze – We’re Early But the Trend Will Play Out

Platinum gets a lot of analyst interest and there was a lot speculation about a potential supply squeeze in platinum and palladium last year. Yet there was no breakout. When it comes to the platinum shortage — same as with the zinc and uranium shortages — it may take months or years to actually play out for various reasons.

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 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.

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