Sunday, June 29, 2014

Physical Shortage Applies to Platinum and Palladium

I find the case for platinum and palladium even more compelling than anything else right now. When you think that the top supplier of these metals is Russia, and that the second biggest is South Africa, which is on strike, I find it surprising that the price of platinum and palladium has not exploded.

I also see what goes on in the paper markets, however. The commercials are taking on an increasing short position in both of these metals, which is pushing the metals lower. A recovery in platinum and palladium would certainly help all precious metals move higher, including gold and silver.

I think that there’s a great case to be made in platinum and palladium.

- Source, Eric Sprott via Sprott Money