ETFS Physical Palladium Shares

  • Palladium Offers the Most Near-Term Upside Among Precious Metals

    By John Park - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: PALL, PAL, SWC

    With gold and silver prices being hammered in recent months, investors may be ready to abandon the precious metals space altogether. However, for investors keen on remaining invested in the space, I believe palladium offers the most near-term upside. Palladium has perhaps the most industrial application among the four major precious metals (the other three being gold, silver, and platinum), and its usage in engine catalysts will provide steady demand more »

  • Forget Gold and Oil; Look at Platinum and Palladium

    By Joshua Bondy - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: PALL, PPLT, PAL, GLD

    Platinum and Palladium don't get the same fanfare as oil or gold, but they are important commodities in the modern economy. They are both critical parts of autocatalytic converters and their demand is expected to increase due to growing auto sales. China's recent decision to consider banning dirty coal imports is a sign that the nation is heading down a more environmentally friendly path. This makes it very more »

  • 2007 to 2013: A Look at the Markets

    By James Kerin - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: ABX, PALL, SH, GLD, SDS | Editor's Choice

    At the height of the real estate bubble in October 2007, the DJIA traded at 14,164.43. Financial institutions had heavy exposure to the collateralized debt obligation (CDO) market in the form of mortgage-backed securities, while banks were frantically writing and packaging sub-prime mortgages. In the meantime, the credit default swap (CDS) market was virtually unregulated; insurance companies were selling them with abandon. On the surface, the US economic more »

  • The Time for Gold Is Now

    By James Kerin - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: ABX, PALL, NEM, UGL, GLD

    Gold, while certainly a hallmark of John Q. Public’s portfolio, has long been characterized as a serious investment only for the doomsayers and misers among us. Considering that an investment in gold does not produce income in the same way that equity and debt does, this is entirely rational. However, it is time for gold to play more of a role in the private investor’s portfolio than simply more »

  • 3 Metals That Are Not Gold

    By Nihar Patel - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: JJU, PALL, JJC

    There a ton of elements that are not gold, but the emphasis on the metal inevitably leans yellow. Gold is one of my least favorite metals, because I just do not buy the story. I buy some of the story so gold is a valid position in any portfolio, but people are a bit aggressive at accumulating exposure to gold via ETFs, miners, and purchasing the metal itself. It seems more »

  • Got Silver?

    By Paul Franke - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: PALL, PPLT, SLV, GDX, GLD

    Our best hedge investment idea currently is direct precious metals ownership, especially holding iShares Silver Trust (NYSEMKT: SLV) in stock brokerage accounts.  With both investment and industrial demand pushing silver higher in coming years, this uniquely situated metal is in terrific position to benefit from the economic future we foresee.

  • Metal ETF Battle Royal

    By Nihar Patel - October 5, 2012 | Tickers: PALL, PPLT, JJC, SLV, GLD

    Commodities should be a part of every portfolio, but trading commodities is a can of worms. It is hard enough to keep track of the stock market, and jumping into commodities would be a needless headache. Thankfully there are ETFs that allow you to take a position in commodities.

    If you want to invest in mining companies, looking at which metals are doing the best can guide you toward the more »