Palladium, used in catalytic converters for petrol cars, has shot up in price. Platinum, used in diesels, has collapsed. The question now, says Dominic Frisby, is should you sell palladium and buy platinum?
Platinum prices have ticked up from a seven-year low in January. But a slowdown in Europe may temper demand, and recycling has added to supplies and helped make up for production declines in South Africa.
Silver prices jumped to a two-year high above $20 an ounce this week. There could be further to go.
Diamond mining is always a risky investment, says Alex Williams. But this miner appears to have hit the motherlode.
In the past month, silver has gained a new lease of life. Andrew Van Sickle looks at the best way to invest.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they have done precious little for investors lately.
Like fine wine and pricey art, huge diamonds depend on the fortunes of the super-rich, for whom all seems well.
Silver fell to a five-year low around $14 an ounce earlier this year, but now seems to be finding its feet.
The price of rough diamonds is in the doldrums, but the longer-term outlook is more encouraging.
The fall in commodity prices has moved centre stage in investors’ worries, with the pace quickening in the past few days.
After several years of gradual decline, silver prices could be due a rebound.
Silver is often written off as a cheap version of gold, but it is extremely volatile, and impossible to predict.
Weakness in the eurozone has hit the price of platinum.
Philip Manduca, executive chairman of Paragon Diamonds, talks to Kam Patel about why he thinks gold is ‘no longer fit for purpose’, leaving diamonds as the ideal investment.
The price of silver has slid along with gold. But the longer term is more promising for investors.
The price of palladium has surged to its highest level since February 2001.