Conventional wisdom has it that summer is the best time to buy gold and silver. Both metals are certainly looking cheap. But is now really the time to buy?
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.
The crisis is over and the economic recovery seems to be picking up speed. Does that mean the case for holding gold is finished? We wouldn’t be so hasty.
Platinum and palladium prices have soared, and there could be further to go yet.
The price of platinum may have slipped recently, but don’t write off a rally.
Silver may be cheap right now, but don’t expect a rebound anytime soon.
Platinum prices look set to recover after falling by almost a fifth in the past year.
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Metals prices rose across the board following the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep printing.
Platinum has bounced off June’s three-year low of $1,300 an ounce, and should rise further, thanks to Europe’s industrial recovery.
The industrial and monetary metal has moved back into bull-market territory. But can it last?