Palladium – InvestorPlace reported that because palladium tends to trade in tandem with auto stocks, auto stocks can indicate — sometimes weeks ahead of time — what the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (ARCA:PALL) will do next.
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Palladium – The Business Insider reported that palladium is now considered the new platinum, with Russia and South Africa being the world’s biggest suppliers.
Palladium – Before palladium investors make a move based on manufacturing data there are a few things to consider.
Palladium – Both investors and analysts are showing a positive attitude toward palladium with auto sales, South Africa, and Russia providing support. So is it time to buy?
Platinum – Bloomberg reported prices of platinum and palladium are expected to jump on increased car sales in the U.S.
Lead – Lead Investing News spoke with Carol Knies from Exide Technologies, a leading battery producer, about the role of lead in automotive batteries and the outlook for demand.
Platinum – The perfect storm has hit platinum in the wake of the Japanese earthquake and geopolitical events in the Middle East and North Africa regions. The impact of these events are specific to the platinum market in one regard: automotive demand. Nearly 40 percent of total platinum demand comes from the auto industry.
Palladium – The tight supply of palladium in 2011 will encourage higher prices for the metal over the course of the year. Russian state stockpiles are rumored to be dwindling and may run out because of the increased industrial demand for the metal. In South Africa the ability to increase production is hampered by a lack of reliable electricity. These factors play into the rising expectations for palladium prices in 2011.
Platinum – Higher platinum prices are encouraging some in the catalytic converter industry to turn to palladium as a cheaper alternative, but increasing worldwide auto demand, especially for cleaner vehicles, will continue to drive platinum prices higher.
Palladium – Weak auto sales numbers and the fears of a double-dip recession hindered the price of palladium in early July. However the metal has been rebounding due to better than expected earnings in the US, as well as on the promising news of European bank stress tests.