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|Day's Range||74.90 - 76.55|
|52 Week Range||71.92 - 96.06|
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|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.15|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.60%|
Palladium was the toast of the town in precious metals in 2018 and gold is starting to make a resurgence, but Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) suggests giving platinum a second look. Platinum prices fell 14 percent last year and is currently priced at just over $800 per ounce compared to gold and palladium, which are both over $1,300 an ounce. “Platinum is relatively unloved and relatively cheap compared to other precious metals," said Nic Johnson, Pimco’s managing director and portfolio manager for commodities.
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Platinum is the third most heavily-traded commodity in the world, after gold and silver. Platinum is difficult to buy and keep physically. However, investors can buy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that specialize in the commodity.
The weakness in gold is making its way to other precious metals and the related exchange traded funds. With Friday's loss, PPLT slumped by about 6.5% last week, extending its monthly loss to nearly 5% and its year-to-date loss to over 16%. “Platinum prices tumbled to 10-year lows as the collapse of Turkey's lira rippled through markets and weakened the currency of top producer South Africa, underlining persistent oversupply of the autocatalyst metal,” reports Reuters.
The ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (PPLT) is saddled with a second-quarter loss of more than 9% and data suggest some professional traders are growing bearish on the white metal. “The price of platinum stayed above $900 an ounce on New York futures markets on Monday as it attempts to recover from levels last seen in January 2016 struck last week. Platinum is trading near a record discount of $400 an ounce against gold and its lacklustre performance compares to sister metal palladium 27% rally over the past year,” reports Frik Els for Mining.com.
Precious metals funds are a smart and effective way of adding diversification to an investment portfolio. When choosing the best precious metals funds to buy, there are a few criteria to follow for narrowing your search: Use ETFs or ETNs: Exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes are generally preferred for investing in precious metals over mutual funds. This is because most precious metals mutual funds buy stocks of miners, which offers only indirect exposure to precious metals, whereas ETFs and ETNs can offer more direct exposure through indices and commodities markets.
Platinum is used in diesel-based generators while palladium is used for gasoline-based engines. The platinum market has been in short supply for the past few years. Since the beginning of 2018, platinum has increased 2.6%. In this part of the series, we’ll focus on the gold-platinum spread, which compares the price performance between these two metals. When analyzing platinum markets, it’s essential to compare the metal’s performance with gold, which is the most crucial of the four precious metals. The comparative performance of gold and platinum can also be analyzed through gold- and platinum-based funds such as the Physical Platinum (PPLT) and SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) ETFs.
All These Are Playing Gold: Are You? Platinum and palladium are both used to lower carbon monoxide emissions and are thus used as an autocatalyst in vehicle engines. Platinum is used in diesel-based engines, while palladium is used for gasoline-based engines.
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