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?
Buying silver at online auctions is a great way to get a bargain on physical silver – but what should you watch out for? Bengt Saelensminde explains all you need to know about buying silver online.
Unlike gold, you have to pay VAT on the silver you buy. But there is a way to still get a fantastic bargain, says Bengt Saelensminde. Here, he reveals the secret collectors don’t want you to know.
After a nasty fall last year, silver is putting in an impressive rally. Bengt Saelensminde examines whether it’s time for a punt.
Silver suffered its sharpest drop in three decades this week, after approaching the $50-an-ounce level earlier this year. The slide is a reminder that silver “is a precious metal with an industrial character”.
Silver is a notoriously volatile metal which has burned many investors’ fingers in the past. The long term bull case is compelling, but its most recent correction saw a fall of some 30%. Bengt Saelensminde explains exactly why silver is so jumpy, and whether now is the time to buy in.
The recent big moves in the silver price and the less dramatic move in gold meant a good opportunity for spread betters to cash in. Tim Bennett explains how.
Commodities bull Jim Rogers has admitted he is worried that silver might go ‘parabolic’ and crash later this year.
The gold price has stolen the investment news headlines for several years now, but it’s the price of silver that has been the outstanding performer this year. Bengt Saelensminde reviews silver’s investment potential.
Silver has been a one-way bet for a long time now. But short term, it could pull back, says Tim Bennett. And that creates a good opportunity for spread betters to profit.
A chance encounter with a coin dealer leaves Bengt Saelensminde questioning the reasons behind his current investments in precious metals; gold and silver.
Gold and silver have been getting all the attention, but their lesser-known cousins platinum and palladium – the so-called ‘white metals’ – have been soaring too.
The price of precious metals is surging. While gold and silver attract the biggest headlines, platinum is having a decent run too. And palladium is outshining them all. So should you buy in? John Stepek investigates.
Gold may be the centre of attention right now but, from the sidelines, silver has been doing even better.
Silver has a reputation as ‘poor man’s gold’. But investors who shun it are missing out, says Joss Smith. Here, he explains why silver is the most undervalued metal in the market, and why its price is set to surge.
Silver has bounced by 16% to just over $17 an ounce since early February, after a 48% jump in 2009. And the run may not be over yet.