ETFS Physical Platinum Shares

  • 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 »

  • You Should Be Long Platinum

    By Federico Zaldua - March 22, 2013 | Tickers: AGPPY.PK, PPLT, GLD

    If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you may already know I am not a commodity trader. I think of investing as the action of buying assets that can be valued through their cash flow generation capabilities. Commodities such as gold that owe their price to their use as a safe heaven - in my opinion - do not constitute investments. Of course you can make money through gold or 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 »

  • Shiny Profits Await Investors in Platinum

    By Tony Daltorio - September 17, 2012 | Tickers: AGPPY.PK, PTM, PPLT, GFI, PGM, EZA

    It doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes it's easy for investors to make money just by scanning the international headlines. In South Africa last month, labor unrest in the country's mining sector came to the fore as a strike at a platinum mine became violent, resulting in the death of 44 people. 

    The country's labor unions have become more and more strident in their protests more »

  • Three ETFs that Hold Physical Metals

    By Jeff Stouffer - September 7, 2012 | Tickers: SGOL, PPLT, SIVR

    The frenzied demand for precious metals has fueled the financial engineers to develop new and competitive ways to be a conduit and deliver access to this marketplace. One of the recent developments meeting this demand was the creation of trusts that hold the physical metal and issue shares against the holdings.

     

    This style of trust brought to life a new type of ETF that only tracked the value of the more »

  • South Africa and Platinum

    By Tony Daltorio - February 13, 2012 | Tickers: PPLT, EZA, SZR

    Compared to its famous relatives, gold and silver, platinum is often a forgotten precious metal. But that does not mean investors digging for profits in the market should forget about it. 

    Money can be made quickly as evidenced several weeks ago when the price of platinum rose above $1,500 a troy ounce for the first time in a month and has since continued on to trade comfortably above $1 more »

  • 5 Best Precious Metals ETFs For Gold, Silver And Platinum Newbies

    By Michael French - January 26, 2012 | Tickers: SGOL, PPLT, IAU, SLV, GLD

    Precious metals are among the most popular investment avenue lately but most investors shy away either due to large investment amounts or difficulty (aka security issues) in holding on to the physical commodity. This is another place where ETFs come to the rescue! Easy to buy and sell, and also to hold. For investors interested in owning precious metals, here's are 5 of the best choices if you're more »