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Commodities

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Palladium and Rhodium Are on Fire, Is Platinum Next? / Commodities / Platinum

By: MoneyMetals

By Clint Siegner : Platinum was once the most precious of metals. For decades, it traded at a premium to gold. The other platinum group metals – palladium and rhodium – barely registered on investors’ radar screens.

Platinum lost its crown to gold in 2015. It was overtaken by the other Platinum Group metals (PGM) metals in recent weeks.

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Commodities

Friday, August 25, 2017

Will the Fuel Cells Vehicles Save Platinum and Palladium? / Commodities / Platinum

By: Arkadiusz_Sieron

Although everyone agrees that the electric revolution is looming, there is no consensus about the pace and the detailed form of the upcoming shifts in the automotive industry. In particular, some miners and analysts believe that fuel cell cars will spur or at least support the demand for platinum and palladium. For example, the world’s three largest platinum producers (Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin) invested in projects related to fuel cell technologies. Indeed, the white metal is used in catalysts in fuel cells vehicles, where power comes from combining hydrogen and oxygen over a platinum catalyst. The game is definitely worth the candle: today’s fuel cell cars need a full ounce of platinum versus a 2-4 grams PGM loading for the average gasoline or diesel vehicle.

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Commodities

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Will the Electric Car Revolution Sink Platinum and Palladium? / Commodities / Platinum

By: Arkadiusz_Sieron

Everyone has probably heard about the upcoming electric car revolution whose vanguard is Tesla Motors led by Elon Musk. The electric car is actually nothing new – the first vehicles were produced as long ago as in the 1880s. However, the mass production of cheaper gasoline vehicles triggered by Henry Ford put electric cars into limbo for decades. But this can change quickly thanks to the rapidly falling costs.

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Commodities

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Will the Death of Diesel Cars Ruin Platinum? / Commodities / Platinum

By: Arkadiusz_Sieron

The gloomy future of the diesel vehicles is commonly known. However, what does it really mean? And how could the demise of diesel technology impact the precious metals market?

The 1970s oil crisis and accelerating inflation made diesel-powered cars popular, especially in Europe where gasoline prices were always higher than in the U.S. The new technology was considered as more efficient and less polluting, as diesel cars produce less carbon dioxide than gasoline cars (thanks to better mileage). Hence, policy makers started to support diesel and the market share of diesel cars went from 14 percent in 1990 to 50 percent in 2016, as the chart below shows.

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Commodities

Friday, July 28, 2017

Platinum and Palladium Investment Potential / Commodities / Platinum

By: Arkadiusz_Sieron

In the previous sections of this edition of the Market Overview, we presented the demand and supply outlook for platinum and palladium. In that part, we would like to analyze the potential benefits of adding these precious metals into investment portfolio.

On the surface, platinum and palladium behave similarly to the yellow metal. Indeed, as the chart below shows, there is an important positive correlation between prices of these metals and gold. It should not be surprising as all four main precious metals – gold, silver, platinum, and palladium – are considered as currency, with an appropriate ISO 4217 code.

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Is It Time to Dump Gold and Buy Platinum? / Commodities / Platinum

By: The_Gold_Report

Bob Moriarty explains why precious metals investors may want to look beyond gold to a commodity with a long history and an interesting relationship to the yellow metal.

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Commodities

Friday, May 27, 2016

These Crisis Markets Are Primed to Deliver Big Gains, Platinum Never Cheaper! / Commodities / Platinum

By: Casey_Research

By Justin Spittler

Editor's note: Today, we're continuing our conversation with Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno. Yesterday, Nick explained the ins and outs of crisis investing…and what he looks for in a good crisis investment. In part two, Nick shares two key markets he's keeping an eye on today…

J. Spittler, editor of The Daily Dispatch: What are some of your most successful crisis investments?

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Commodities

Monday, March 23, 2015

Platinum Commodity Price False Break Low / Commodities / Platinum

By: Austin_Galt

Platinum has been trending down quite strongly in recent times however I think that move is now done with a low at US$1086 and a bear market rally is already in its infancy. Let’s investigate using the daily and weekly charts.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Platinum Metal Price Technical Outlook / Commodities / Platinum

By: Austin_Galt

Let's investigate the technicals of platinum using the weekly, monthly and yearly charts.

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Commodities

Friday, June 06, 2014

The Platinum Supply Shock / Commodities / Platinum

By: Peter_Schiff

Even investors who typically eschew precious metals have been hard-pressed to ignore the platinum industry this year. The longest strike in South African history paired with surging Asian demand is set to push the metal back into a physical deficit in 2014 - and could have repercussions for years to come. While gold remains the most conservative choice for saving, the "industrial precious metal" platinum is a compelling investment for those, like me, who are bullish on global net economic growth.

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Commodities

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Platinum - Our Favorite Precious-Metals Trade Going Into 2014 / Commodities / Platinum

By: DailyWealth

Brian Hunt writes: Among the most important financial decisions you'll ever make is the decision to buy precious metals like gold and silver.

At Stansberry & Associates, we have been urging investors to buy precious metals for more than 10 years. We own precious metals ourselves. We've even published books on the right ways to invest in them.

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Commodities

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Dave Forest: How to Play the Looming Platinum Supply Crisis / Commodities / Platinum

By: Metals_Report

South Africa, platinum mining giant, is about to fall off the investment map, says Dave Forest of Pierce Points. Until the country sorts out its labor politics, there is a real need to establish alternative sources of platinum group metals, vanadium and manganese. In other words, while it's a bad time to be a miner in South Africa, it's a good time to hold in-ground reserves. In this interview with The Metals Report, Forest names deposits in the Americas and elsewhere in Africa with the potential to meet global platinum needs. But he's choosing carefully, because even in times of scarcity, Forest argues, it just won't do to develop anything other than the best, most economic mining projects.

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Commodities

Friday, August 02, 2013

Are Industrial Metals Now an Advantageous Investment? / Commodities / Platinum

By: InvestmentContrarian

Sasha Cekerevac writes: Just the other day, I was talking to a friend of mine who happens to be a big investor in precious metals. Naturally, with the sell-off that some of the precious metals markets have experienced over the past few months, he asked me: is now the right time for an investment opportunity in this sector?

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Commodities

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How to Invest in Platinum in 2013 / Commodities / Platinum

By: Money_Morning

Tony Daltorio writes: Anyone following how to invest in platinum this year has noticed the importance of South Africa to this metal's price.

That's because most of the world's platinum supplies come from South Africa. The country produces nearly 70% of the world's platinum and is home to 80% of the world's reserves.

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Commodities

Friday, May 24, 2013

Platinum and Palladium: A Fundamental Shift / Commodities / Platinum

By: Jeff_Clark

Platinum is a precious metal, as is palladium, though to a lesser degree. However, like silver, both are also industrial metals. Unlike silver, it's their industrial use that is the primary price driver for both platinum and palladium – and that use is undergoing a fundamental shift.

The largest source of demand for platinum and palladium is the automotive industry, for use in autocatalysts. In turn, the fortunes of the auto industry are sensitive to the health of the world's major economies. We've been bearish on platinum-group metals for years, primarily because we weren't convinced a healthy – much less roaring – world economy could be sustained when so many governments continue spending beyond their means.

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Commodities

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Catalyst That Could Cause Platinum Price to Skyrocket / Commodities / Platinum

By: Money_Morning

Tony Daltorio writes: Thanks to the hit gold prices took in mid-April, other precious metals also got caught in the downdraft - but some still look to be among the best investments of 2013.

Take platinum, for example.

It is currently trading at about $1,500 an ounce, well off its 52-week high of $1,734 an ounce. During the height of the selloff last month, it touched a low of $1,381 an ounce.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Why You Can Bet on Platinum Prices Going Higher / Commodities / Platinum

By: Money_Morning

Jeff Uscher writes: Platinum prices, which have been below gold prices since mid-2011, are once again higher than the yellow metal, and the spread's widening.

Platinum was trading around $1,674 an ounce Friday, while gold was down around $1,605.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Platinum is the Next Profit Opportunity in China's Commodity Boom / Commodities / Platinum

By: GrowthStockWire

Matt Badiali writes: Over the last month, I've shown you how China's economy has seen a resurgence in commodities imports like copper, iron ore, uranium, and coal.

China is the largest importer of industrial commodities in the world... So when its demand picks up, it's bullish for the sector.

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Commodities

Friday, February 08, 2013

What Platinum Gold Ratio Major Breakout Signifies / Commodities / Platinum

By: Jeb_Handwerger

Platinum (PTM) is breaking out compared to gold (GLD) as South Africa, which supplies three quarters of world production, continues to struggle with labor issues and possible nationalization. Look for a major breakout of the platinum to gold ratio at 104. Platinum (PPLT) is about to break into new 52 week highs as demand increases due to the economic rebound in Asia, while at the same time supply is under major pressure. Observe the chart below which shows that the majority of production comes from questionable mining jurisdictions.

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Commodities

Friday, January 18, 2013

Will Platinum Outperform Gold? / Commodities / Platinum

By: P_Radomski_CFA

Platinum and gold have been playing a game of tag, and this week, platinum took the lead again regaining its rightful position up front, but for how long?

Looking back at history, platinum has been the front runner with an average $200 to $400 premium to gold. At times the difference was much greater. Before the 2008 Lehman Brothers crash, platinum was trading at more than $2,270 per ounce while gold was trading under $990 an ounce. The prices as of close of this week's issue were $1,686.50 for gold and $1,694.30 for platinum.

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Commodities

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Platinum Overtakes Gold at Last / Commodities / Platinum

By: Adrian_Ash

Platinum just rose above the gold price for the 1st time in 10 months...

And so, as if to mark the end of the Trillion-Dollar Coin nonsense, platinum just did something it hasn't managed in nearly a year.

Its price rose above the price of gold Tuesday morning for the first time since mid-March 2012.

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Commodities

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Platinum Market Analysis and Forecast for 2013 / Commodities / Platinum

By: The_Gold_Report

Violent strikes and supply disruptions in South Africa put platinum in the headlines last year, and the metal spent 2012 selling at a discount to gold. Is a platinum discount the new normal? How will the market shift in the labor strike fallout? And will mining asteroids transform supply fundamentals? CPM Group Platinum Analyst Erica Rannestad met with The Metals Report to share her price and cost forecasts for 2013 and discuss the supply and demand trends to watch this year.

 

The Metals Report: Across the mining sector, investors are concerned with rapidly rising costs. How did the 2012 strikes in South Africa affect operating costs in the platinum group metals (PGM) mining industry specifically?

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Commodities

Friday, December 14, 2012

Platinum Market Fear vs. Fundimentals / Commodities / Platinum

By: Casey_Research

In October of last year, we published a platinum-market overview in the Casey International Speculator and concluded by saying: "We recommend avoiding South Africa, and in this context it means staying away from platinum producers located there. If the energy situation spins out of control, miners' strikes continue, and the local trouble puts an indefinite halt to a significant portion of platinum production, some speculative opportunities may appear in the physical-metal market or platinum-backed investment tools. If we see signs of that happening, we may speculate on the results."

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Commodities

Friday, October 26, 2012

Why Platinum May Outperform Gold and Silver / Commodities / Platinum

By: Jeb_Handwerger

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe are seeing some healthy profit taking in gold (GLD) and silver (SLV) after making an explosive breakout over the summer. Investment demand after QE3 is increasing as investors seek alternatives to fiat currencies which are being devalued by Central Banks all over the world.

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Commodities

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Precious Metal 10%-Plus Correction Starts Today / Commodities / Platinum

By: DailyWealth

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBrett Eversole writes: In the Bernanke Asset Bubble, precious metals WILL be the ultimate winner.

But everyone already knows that...

And that's actually becoming a real problem, as I'll explain today. In short, based on history, it could mean a double-digit percentage fall in the price of platinum...

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Commodities

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Why Platinum is a Screaming Buy / Commodities / Platinum

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBy Martin Hutchinson writes: You won't read about it in the mainstream news, but the South African mining industry is in the fight of its life. That makes one investment a screaming buy.

You see, violent strikes have paralyzed several South African mines this year, including most recently the giant Lonmin platinum mine.

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Platinum Price Outlook Remains Volatile / Commodities / Platinum

By: The_Gold_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA third round of quantitative easing won't help support platinum and palladium prices, according to Erica Rannestad, platinum group metals specialist with CPM Group in New York. So, what will drive the platinum group metals, which have been suffering from lags in demand and increasing interest from short sellers? Rannestad discusses the outlook for these specialized metals in this exclusive Gold Report interview, including what they have in common with gold.

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Commodities

Friday, January 20, 2012

Platinum’s Upside Potential / Commodities / Platinum

By: Przemyslaw_Radomski

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere are certain dogmas held sacrosanct by precious metals investors and one of them is that platinum is supposed to be more expensive than gold. That’s just the way it is. Quite a few eyebrows lifted and jaws dropped last fall when the yellow metals price overtook that of platinum. The historic switch took place on Sept. 2nd when Comex gold futures settled at $1,875.25 per troy ounce, just above platinum’s closing price of $1,873 per ounce. When you consider the price history of the two precious metals—platinum has traded at a $200 to $400 premium to gold—the reversal was astounding. Just to give you a better idea, before the 2008 Lehman Brothers crash, platinum was trading at more than $2,270 per ounce while gold was trading under $990 an ounce.

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Commodities

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Platinum: Fire Sale On The Rich Man's Gold / Commodities / Platinum

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJohn Lee writes: About 2000 years ago, Aristotle explained why gold remained the ideal choice of money throughout major nations and civilizations.  In words that are just as relevant today, he said "Gold is durable, not like wheat, divisible, not like diamonds, convenient, not like lead, constant, not like real estate, and best of all, as jewelry, it has intrinsic value".

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Commodities

Monday, November 14, 2011

Platinum, The Cheapest Precious Metal… / Commodities / Platinum

By: Willem_Weytjens

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHistorically, precious metals (such as Gold & Silver for example) had an important role as currency, but are now regarded mainly as investment and industrial commodities. Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium each have an ISO 4217 currency code.

With the ongoing crises in the Western World, precious metals are regaining their role as "currency", as they cannot be printed out of thin air unlike fiat money.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Big Gains To be Made in Platinum and Palladium / Commodities / Platinum

By: Mike_Stall

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhile a majority of investors, analysts and experts dwelt on gold and (to a lesser extent silver) in 2010, sister precious metals platinum and palladium notched up significant gains matching gains in the investment safe havens. While gold and silver gained close to 30% and 80% respectively, platinum and palladium were nowhere lagging - gaining in the region of 20% and 100% in that order. We inspect long-term prospects of these lesser invested metals in this essay. A strong case for platinum and palladium makes for diversification of precious metals funds into these metals. This diversification of funds is of particular importance when Investors are being suggested to wait for medium-term corrections before stocks become 'investable' again.

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Commodities

Thursday, September 30, 2010

How to Profit From the Metal That’s More Precious Than Gold / Commodities / Platinum

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: Gold set another new record yesterday (Wednesday), closing above $1,300 an ounce for the second-straight day. The London Bullion Market Association - at its annual conference this week - projected that the "yellow metal" would advance to $1,450 in the next year.

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Commodities

Friday, July 30, 2010

Platinum and Gold Price Trend Relationship Analysis / Commodities / Platinum

By: Zeal_LLC

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePlatinum and gold, how much of a relationship do these metals really have?  Gold has been the talk of the town lately, a growingly-popular safe haven in these wild economic times.  But platinum, one hardly hears of this metal.  Guys like me who have wives with high-end jewelry taste certainly know about platinum, and car buffs are familiar with its use in catalytic converters.  But with the average investor knowing very little about this metal, is it even on the same playing field as gold?

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Commodities

Friday, January 08, 2010

Platinum in the Fast Lane / Commodities / Platinum

By: Sean_Brodrick

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMany investors know their way around gold or crude oil, but not a lot know what they need to know about platinum. And that’s too bad, because it’s becoming easier than ever to invest in platinum, with a third platinum exchange-traded fund about to make its debut in the U.S. That doesn’t mean you should rush out and buy it — there are some pros and cons to this metal, with potential for rich rewards and equally big losses for the unwary.

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Commodities

Monday, February 09, 2009

Platinum and Commodities Bubble, Deflationary Crash / Commodities / Platinum

By: Kyle_L_Lucas

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOver the weekend I received a note from a reader asking me to evaluate the market for Platinum. I hope she doesn't mind if I just quote the better part of her note to me: good morning, Lucas. A theme that I'd like you to look at - if it interests you - are platinum futures. The platinum/gold ratio is interesting. I read that the reason platinum sold off so badly was that outfits like GM had to liquidate their usual 6 month supply stockpiles. I've been noticing that some of the producers in the PGM sector have been 'coming alive'; and showing some pretty good relative strength, even in relation to gold miners. Anyway, looking at this etf, PGM, also showing signs of life...as you know, PGM holds futures; I would be inclined to buy it; but don't know how to evaluate the contango issue; so don't know whether a buy here would be a losing play because of the 'roll premium' drag, as it has been, and will continue to be (i believe; but wtf do I know?) with USO, which I would not buy.

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Commodities

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Precious Metals Investing: Gold or Platinum / Commodities / Platinum

By: Prieur_du_Plessis

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article“Au” and “Pt” may be dull chemical elements, but gold and platinum have certainly played their respective parts during the unfolding of the financial crisis. Revisiting the metals' movements, it is clear from the table below that gold's decline was much smaller than that of platinum - as platinum suffered from the deterioration in the auto industry - but the recovery of gold has also been lesser than that of platinum.

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Commodities

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gold and Platinum- A Tale of Two Metals / Commodities / Platinum

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSean Brodrick writes: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," Charles Dickens famously wrote. That certainly describes markets nowadays, doesn't it?

Heck, Ben Bernanke chopped both the fed funds rate and the discount rate by 75 basis points yesterday — another indication of just how bad things have really gotten.

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Commodities

Friday, February 29, 2008

Precious Metals PGM Secular Bull Market / Commodities / Platinum

By: Zeal_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe precious metals are in the midst of fantastic secular bull markets. And one of the most precious of metals, platinum, has been getting a lot of attention in recent weeks. With geopolitical strife accentuating platinum's current supply shortfalls, speculators have grabbed hold of this metal and launched its price into a parabolic ascent.

While gold still remains king of all metals for a variety of fundamental reasons, platinum is more precious simply because of its price. Its rarity in the earth's crust combined with the challenges of economically extracting it keeps its value typically about twice that of gold.

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Commodities

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Platinum – The Most Precious and Overlooked Precious Metal / Commodities / Platinum

By: Mark_OByrne


Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhy Platinum Remains a Strong Buy

Introduction - Gold and Silver Investments Limited continue to be bullish on precious metals and bullish on platinum. Platinum has recently hit new record highs at $1590 per ounce along with gold. Even though platinum has surpassed its 1980 high of $1,070 per ounce in nominal terms, it is still only some half the price of its inflation-adjusted high of $2,800 per ounce. We believe this high will be reached in the next 5 to 8 years in this new supply/ demand driven secular bull market in platinum.

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Commodities

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Will Mugabe Seize Control of 51% of Zimbabwe's Platinum Mines? / Commodities / Platinum

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Mr. Mugabe has a long history of destroying the country's assets. It started with him forcing Zimbabwe banks [such as Grindley's] holding foreign investments on behalf of Zimbabweans [in nominee names], to hand them over to the government in exchange for 4% government bonds [that was in 1983]. That resulted in the termination of direct private foreign investments to Zimbabwe. Next came the white owned farmland, which confiscations led to Zimbabwe changing from the breadbasket of Africa to a country unable to grow its own food and starvation staring many of them in the face. 

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Commodities

Saturday, July 21, 2007

PLATINUM - ZIMBABWE - Send Not to See Whom The Bell Tolls, It Tolls For Thee! / Commodities / Platinum

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

By far the greatest majority of you who read this article live in well-ordered societies, where the bulk of your problems can be contained within the good order of the rest of your life. Indeed, from this position it seems easy to couch your views and criticisms of others, from within this secure framework. 

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Commodities

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Plantinum The Forgotten Metal! / Commodities / Platinum

By: Money_and_Markets

Larry Edelson writes :Gold is within a mere 7% of a new 26-year high, exploding higher by $38 in just the last seven weeks.

The culprit is the growing recognition that the U.S. dollar is weak at the knees and heading down the tubes. That in turn is causing inflation to rev higher … and other natural resources to climb virtually non-stop.

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