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Is The Time Right For A Platinum ETF?

by on August 27, 2009 | Updated November 9, 2009

Platinum is one of the world’s most precious metals, and for good reason. This beautiful, gray-white metal is highly sought after for use in jewelry, and is also very important for many industrial processes, particularly in the transportation industry.  While the multiple uses of platinum create a relatively solid price floor for the metal, platinum prices can be very volatile, depending on numerous macroeconomic and industry-specific factors. The recent turmoil in the auto industry and the government’s attempts to resuscitate the struggling sector have created an several interesting investment opportunities, be it long with PGM or PTM, or short with PTD. [click to continue…]

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With a roller coaster six months behind us that saw no shortage of interesting twists and turns and unsuspected headlines, we’ve finally reached the midway point of 2009. Ahead of us is the highly anticipated “second half of 2009,” which for months we’ve heard will hold returns to growth, a recovering economy, and enough green shoots feed a revolution (possibly the one taking shape in the streets of Iran?). [click to continue…]

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