Silver and other precious metals

Chart of the week: palladium will lose its lustre
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Chart of the week: palladium will lose its lustre

Palladium has gained 70% in a year. It now trades at about $1,530 per ounce. But any escalation in the US-China trade could spell an end to the rally.
5 Aug 2019
Platinum, palladium or rhodium – which is the metal of the future?
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Platinum, palladium or rhodium – which is the metal of the future?

Platinum, palladium and rhodium are all vying to be the metal of the future – evolving vehicle technology will determine the ultimate victor. Dominic …
22 May 2019
Palladium’s rise has been epic – will platinum ever catch up?
Commodities

Palladium’s rise has been epic – will platinum ever catch up?

Palladium, used in catalytic converters for petrol cars, has shot up in price. Platinum, used in diesels, has collapsed. The question now, says Domini…
3 Apr 2019
Chart of the week: rhodium on the rise
Industrial metals

Chart of the week: rhodium on the rise

Rhodium has gained more than 30% this year, and now costs at least twice as much as gold or palladium.
1 Apr 2019
Synthetic diamonds reshape the industry
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Synthetic diamonds reshape the industry

The big diamond miners have become rattled by the growth of synthetic diamonds, at the same time as the price for natural stones is in decline.
29 Mar 2019
Today, silver looks cheap compared to gold – but should you make the trade?
Commodities

Today, silver looks cheap compared to gold – but should you make the trade?

By historical standards, silver is incredibly cheap while gold is very expensive. So should you sell your gold and buy silver? Dominic Frisby weighs u…
13 Mar 2019
Platinum looks strikingly cheap – but will it ever recover?
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Platinum looks strikingly cheap – but will it ever recover?

Platinum has historically been more expensive than gold – but that’s no longer the case. John Stepek looks at the reasons behind the change and asks i…
6 Mar 2019
Chart of the week: Palladium – the most precious metal of all?
Industrial metals

Chart of the week: Palladium – the most precious metal of all?

The price of palladium has hit a new record of $1,495 per ounce. Last year it overtook the gold price, and it is also more highly valued than its sist…
22 Feb 2019
Chart of the week: silver is a steal
Commodities

Chart of the week: silver is a steal

Silver hasn’t been this cheap relative to gold in a quarter of a century – it now costs more than 85 ounces of silver to buy an ounce of gold.
18 Jan 2019
Chart of the week: will palladium outshine gold?
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Chart of the week: will palladium outshine gold?

The price of palladium has climbed of nearly 30% over the past six weeks and could cost more than gold for the first time in 16 years.
5 Oct 2018
Silver and platinum are both very cheap – how long can that last?
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Silver and platinum are both very cheap – how long can that last?

Silver and platinum are much cheaper than they ought to be, says Dominic Frisby – certainly on a historical basis. But things are starting to look goo…
3 Oct 2018
Jim Rogers: buy gold
Commodities

Jim Rogers: buy gold

Commodities guru Jim Rogers thinks the current oil price is a floor, not a ceiling – but his favourite picks are gold and silver.
24 Aug 2018
This is usually a good month to buy gold – but it’s a tough call this year
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This is usually a good month to buy gold – but it’s a tough call this year

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…
19 Jul 2018
Platinum will regain its shine
Industrial metals

Platinum will regain its shine

Platinum futures have slumped to around $840 an ounce, a near-ten-year low. But the gloom looks overdone.
13 Jul 2018
Platinum has been a terrible investment – but I’m sticking with it
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Platinum has been a terrible investment – but I’m sticking with it

At some $400 below the price of gold, platinum is the cheapest it’s been since 2004. Dominic Frisby explains why the platinum price has collapsed, and…
4 Jul 2018
The miner growing its own diamonds
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The miner growing its own diamonds

De Beers is marketing a new kind of diamond that it insists is not special and not real. Alex Rankine explains why the move could shake up the industr…
16 Jun 2018
Why it can pay to follow the local press when making investment decisions
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Why it can pay to follow the local press when making investment decisions

Keeping an eye on the local news can pay off for investors. Here, a tale of drug gangs, intimidation and the risky business of mining leads Dominic Fr…
7 Jun 2018
Rhodium: the niche alternative to gold
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Rhodium: the niche alternative to gold

Bored with gold? Uninspired by silver? Platinum too cheap for your tastes these days? Perhaps, says Chris Carter, you need to find a more intriguing m…
26 Apr 2018
Platinum is cheap – but will it ever get expensive again?
Silver and other precious metals

Platinum is cheap – but will it ever get expensive again?

The platinum price has fallen so far, it's hard to see how it can get much lower. Dominic Frisby looks at what it would take to spark a turnaround.
11 Apr 2018
Why silver is now a bargain
Silver and other precious metals

Why silver is now a bargain

Silver has been treading water for the past two years. But the outlook for the white metal is auspicious.
9 Mar 2018
It’s time to buy silver (and sell gold)
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It’s time to buy silver (and sell gold)

Over the years, silver has been something of a disappointment to investors. But Dominic Frisby is bullish. Here, he explains why you should sell your …
7 Mar 2018
The one asset I feel tempted to bet on right now
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The one asset I feel tempted to bet on right now

Using leverage – borrowed money – to bet on equities looks like a bad idea right now. But there is one asset that might be worth a carefully considere…
21 Feb 2018
This may be one of the only cheap assets left out there
Commodities

This may be one of the only cheap assets left out there

Wherever value investors look, assets are expensive, says Dominic Frisby. There is, however, one last hold-out where you might still be able to pick u…
25 Oct 2017
Chart of the week: silver has some catching up to do
Gold

Chart of the week: silver has some catching up to do

It takes 76 ounces of silver to buy an ounce of gold. Yet the average over the past century has been 40.
20 Oct 2017