A Break in the PGM Supply Chain

March 26th, 2014
in gold

by Byron King, Daily Reckoning

In the past two months, strikes in South Africa have crippled the top three platinum players, and knocked 40% off of expected global PGM (platinum group metals) output. Thus, forward-thinking investors - and potential project partners - are looking for new PGM deposits far from current turmoil.

Meanwhile, due to the South Africa strikes, short term - meaning "now" - PGM stockpiles are quickly declining. By the end of March (yes, this month), absolute shortages will kick in across numerous industries. Prices will begin to climb, affecting supply chains across the world. Platinum is shining, in a manner of speaking...

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Why Gold Prices Fell to Three-Week Lows After FOMC Meeting

March 24th, 2014
in gold

Money Morning Article of the Week

by Tara Clarke, Money Morning

Gold prices today (Thursday) (NYSE: GLD) continue to fall following U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's first-ever Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, hitting a three-week low in early trading. The yellow metal's decreases over the last few sessions have obliterated all of March's gains, including a six-month high achieved on March 17.

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Gold Struggles to Confirm New Bullish Cycle

March 23rd, 2014
in gold

by Poly, Zentrader

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South African Wage Crisis Set to Raise Price of Platinum

March 19th, 2014
in other precious metals, syndication

Written by Rohit Ravikumar, Global Economic Intersection Associate

The platinum belt strike in South Africa have raised the value of platinum to its highest level in months, with signs pointing to this trend continuing. The strikes in South Africa began on January 23 and encompass tens of thousands of workers.

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Gold Gains Prepared for Takeoff

March 18th, 2014
in gold

by Greg Guenthner, Daily Reckoning

You're probably sick of me writing about gold every week...

I don't care. There's a huge breakout afoot and you need to hop on this trend right away. The train is leaving the station. If you don't jump on right now, it'll leave you behind...

First, a quick recap...

One month ago, I told you gold's price action was beginning to look much healthier. But I tacked a couple caveats onto that statement.

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