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Precious Metals ETFs: Platinum Trading Under Gold

Platinum is trading below gold bullion prices again, but the current pressure on the white metal this time around could be coming from a surge in supply. Platinum has been largely underperforming gold. For instance, the ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (NYSEArca: PPLT) fell 6.4% year-to-date and declined 23.9% over the

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Gold’s demise pushes platinum ETFs to new lows

Gold and silver are not the only downside offenders in the precious metals complex. Platinum, which is pricier than gold, has been savagely repudiated in recent weeks as well. The ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (NYSEArca: PPLT) slumped 1.1% Wednesday, joining more than 40 other exchange traded funds in the new

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Precious metals ETFs dull ahead of Fed meeting

Precious metals-related exchange traded funds are under pressure ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting this week, with speculators driving up bond yields and the U.S. dollar. “Rising yields have supported the US Dollar and, for the second consecutive week, continued to weigh on the precious metals sector,” according to ETF

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Palladium problems could spell trouble for Precious Metals ETFs

With the recent weakness in gold and silver exchange traded funds, year-to-date returns for precious metals ETFs are turning increasingly mediocre. For example, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) enters Wednesday with year-to-date performances of up 2.3% for GLD and down 5% for the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV). The

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Forget Gold, Invest in these Precious Metals

Over the last year or so, investors have left precious metals with abandon. Prices for safe-haven metals like gold have reflected a new atmosphere. The kind of hyper inflationary scenarios predicted by wave after wave of global easing programs simply hasn’t come true. Meanwhile, a strengthening global economy has been

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Platinum and Palladium ETF holdings jump to record highs

Labour negotiations at South Africa’s PGM mines are once again poised on a knife edge after producers slightly upped an earlier offer to the more than 70,000 workers who’ve been on strike for more than four months. Workers at the world’s three largest platinum and palladium producers, Anglo American Platinum

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Are Precious Metal ETFs dead in the water?

Flash back to the summer of 2011. The U.S. Congress struggled with a decision to raise the debt ceiling. The “PIGS” (i.e., Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain) had dramatically overspent, endangering the existence of the euro-zone. Stocks cratered. The CBOE S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) soared. Meanwhile, the SPDR Gold Trust (ARCA:GLD)

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Palladium and Platinum ETFs have Tailwinds

Over the past 90 days, the ETFS Physical Platinum Shares and the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares are higher by 5.2% and 13.5%, respectively. During the same period, the SPDR Gold Shares is up just 1.1% while the iShares Silver Trust is lower by 2.2%. Recent inventory drawdowns and an ongoing global economic recovery

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Platinum ETF, ETFS Physical Palladium Shares, Up 10 Percent to date

The performance of the major, physically-backed precious metals exchange traded funds has been mostly impressive this year. Although the iShares Silver Trust has traded lower, the SPDR Gold Shares and rival physical gold ETFs have gained over 6%. Gold ETFs are also recouping some of the billions in assets lost last year.

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Platinum Holdings of NewPlat ETF Top One million oz

Holdings of the world’s largest platinum-backed exchange-traded fund, Johannesburg’s NewPlat ETF, breached 1 million ounces for the first time last week, data from the fund showed, as a strike in the South African platinum sector prompted new buying. NewPlat, launched less than a year ago by Absa Capital, grew within

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Precious Metals Lead Resurgence by Commodities ETFs

While equities wilt as tensions in Ukraine escalate, gold’s safe-haven status is proving alluring with investors rushing to the yellow metal as a shelter-from-the-storm play. Gold futures climbed last month, helping some of the major exchange traded funds backed by holdings of physical gold to see their first month of

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3 Best Platinum Group Metal ETFs in Q1 2014

Though broad commodities started 2014 on a strong note, they appear to be losing steam of late. Commodities like natural gas, gold, silver, cocoa and coffee have been on a tear posting incredible gains from a year-to-date look, while others like wheat, tin, aluminum and copper have seen extreme weakness.

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Platinum ETFs are poised for gains in 2014

Although 2013 was a pretty rough year for commodities, the past few weeks have been solid for the space. A weak jobs report pushed fears of more tapering to the backburner, while sluggish stock prices (and a flat dollar) have rekindled investors’ interest in many natural resources. While most commodities

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Seasonal strength in Platinum ETFs

Platinum recently entered into its annual period of seasonal strength. What are the prospects this year? According to EquityClock.com, platinum has a period of seasonal strength from Dec. 23 to Feb. 21.  The trade has been profitable in 30 of the past 40 periods. Average return per period was 8.7

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The 5 best commodity ETF investments

Buying a commodity ETF might not sound exciting, but it could be a smart move for your portfolio. While investors try to diversify, they often split their nest eggs between stocks and bonds, and overlook commodities. Luckily, a commodity ETF is an easy way to fix that. That’s not to say

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