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    What Will Sibanye Achieve through the Stillwater Deal?

    The acquisition will add a significant long-term production upside from Blitz as well as recycling capabilities through the Columbus metallurgical complex.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Platinum Touched Its Six-and-a-Half-Year Low in 2015

    As automobile catalysts comprise ~44% of the demand for platinum, the Volkswagen scandal curbed the demand for diesel-fueled cars that use platinum as a catalyst. This pulled down the already depressed platinum and comparatively strengthened palladium.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Are Stillwater Mining’s Assets Value Accretive for Sibanye Gold?

    Stillwater Mining (SWC) is the only US-based miner of PGM (platinum-group metals) and the largest producer outside of Russia and South Africa.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Stillwater Mining’s Balance Sheet against Its Global Peers

    Despite lower PGM (platinum group metals) prices, Stillwater Mining (SWC) has a strong balance sheet and maintained a position of strong net cash at the end of 2015.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Tracking Precious Metals’ Cross-Commodity Rates

    The turbulence in worldwide markets has helped precious metals, especially gold and silver, to reach new highs that we haven’t seen in the last few months.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Does Stillwater Rank in Terms of Mining Risk?

    Stillwater Mining (SWC) exhibits strong leverage to palladium prices. It has lower geopolitical mining risk than South African PGM (platinum group metals) producers.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    How the Platinum Markets Are Moving in Relation to Gold

    Higher demand for gasoline-powered vehicles over diesel-based vehicles caused a slump in platinum prices.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    What the Gold-Platinum Ratio Indicates

    Lower platinum prices are a major concern for platinum miners in Africa.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    How Is Platinum Performing in 2018 So Far?

    In this part of the series, we’ll focus on the gold-platinum spread, which compares the price performances of the two metals.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How Platinum Is Moving Relative to Gold

    Platinum and palladium are used to cut down carbon monoxide emissions and so are used as an autocatalyst in vehicle engines.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Why Platinum Is the Best-Performing Precious Metal in 2018

    Platinum has surged a whopping 8.7% on a year-to-date basis. However, gold, silver, and palladium have risen only 3.5%, 1.9%, and 1.3%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Understanding the Recent Gold-Platinum Cross Rate

    When analyzing platinum markets, it’s important to compare the metal’s performance with that of gold, which is the most crucial of the precious metals.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    A Look at the Gold Spreads at the End of 2017

    A gold-silver spread of 77.3 suggests that it requires almost 78 ounces of silver to buy a single ounce of gold.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    All 4 Precious Metals Rose on December 20, 2017

    All four precious metals had an up day on December 20, 2017. Gold increased 0.43% on the day and closed at $1,267.80 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    A Brief Look at December 2017’s Precious Metal Spread Measures

    In this article, we’ll discuss the gold-silver, gold-platinum, and gold-palladium spreads. These three spreads stand at 77.9, 1.38, and 1.23, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Why Platinum Led the Precious Metals Pack on December 18

    All four precious metals except palladium witnessed an up day on December 18, 2017. Platinum touched the day’s high of $915.3 and ended up at $913.2 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Where Are Precious Metal Spreads Moving?

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at the gold-silver spread, the gold-platinum spread, and the gold-palladium spread.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    Insight into the Platinum Markets in November 2017

    The gold-platinum ratio was ~1.4 on November 22, 2017.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Platinum versus Palladium
    Basic Materials

    An Overview of the Platinum and Palladium Markets in 2017

    In September 2017, palladium prices overtook the price of platinum.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Platinum Ratio Analysis: Which Way Is Platinum Moving?

    The gold-platinum spread was ~1.38 on October 23. The RSI (relative strength index) level for the gold-platinum spread is now at 93.9.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How Gold and Platinum Are Moving in Tandem

    Like silver, platinum has industrial uses and has seen growing demand in China.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Platinum Market: Reading the Gold-Platinum Ratio

    When reading the platinum market, it’s important to look at the relative performance of platinum and gold by using the gold-platinum ratio.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    Gold-Platinum Ratio: Is Platinum a Long-Term ‘Buy’?

    When reading the platinum market, it’s important to analyze the comparative performance of platinum and gold by using the gold-platinum ratio or spread.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Inside the Gold-Platinum Spread Now

    The platinum industry is now headed for its third-straight year of surplus, likely due to the higher demand for petroleum-based cars.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Palladium Skyrockets: A Look at What’s in Store Next

    Although gold and silver had a down day on Friday, June 9, 2017, platinum and palladium rose about 0.23% and 1.2%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Platinum Is the Worst Performer So Far—Reading Its Spread

    The gold-platinum spread was ~1.3 on April 26, 2017. The gold-platinum spread RSI on that day was 59.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Reading the Performances of Precious Metals in 1Q17

    Precious metals had a bright first quarter, which ended March 31, 2017. Gold rose about 8.4%, marking its best quarter in almost a year.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where’s the Platinum Spread Headed in 2017?

    Among the four precious metals, platinum has been the worst-performing precious metal and has seen a year-to-date rise of only 5.8%.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at the Gold-Platinum Ratio

    The demand for platinum has been very fragile over the past few years due to concerns about sales of diesel-based vehicles.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where the Gold-Platinum Spread Is Headed

    Platinum is known for its use in jewelry and as an autocatalyst for diesel-based automobile engines. The demand has been very fragile over the past few years.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Gold-Platinum Spread Could Move More

    The demand for platinum has been very fragile over the past few years, affected by the reduced market forecast for sales of diesel-based vehicles.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing the Gold-Platinum Ratio in 2017

    The gold-platinum spread was ~1.2 on January 11, 2017. Platinum’s RSI (relative strength index) was 38.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Sibanye’s and Stillwater’s Take on Platinum-Group Metals Prices

    Sibanye has become bullish on palladium in the last six to nine months. It’s worth noting that palladium has outperformed other precious metals year-to-date.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Is Sibanye Eyeing More Acquisitions after Stillwater?

    Siganye’s latest acquisition deal will make it the third-largest producer of platinum and palladium and the fourth-largest producer of PGM metals.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Reading the Precious Metal Markets on Thanksgiving

    Thin Thursday volume Since the Trump election, precious metal prices have been highly dependent on the headlines related to the Trump Cabinet. Gold edged lower on Thursday as the US dollar started attaining better heights once again. The US dollar, however, traded within reach of an almost 14-year high. The reason behind the surge in the […]

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold Platinum Spread
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Reading the Ups and Downs in the Gold-Platinum Ratio

    Precious metals have had a successful 2016 due to the Brexit vote in June that shook global markets.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Does the Precious Metal Correlation Suggest?

    Gold and silver have a strong correlation close to 75%. This suggests that about 75% of the time, a fall in gold prices leads to a fall in silver prices.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did Precious Metals’ Technicals Indicate a Rise?

    Alongside the rise in gold, silver, platinum, and palladium also jumped substantially. Silver closed 2.1% higher than the previous day’s close at $16.4 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Platinum Hits 7-Year Low as Volatility Rises

    Platinum and palladium prices have been weak since the start of the new year.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Following the Trend: Platinum and Palladium Fell

    Platinum and palladium fell by 3.6% and 2.5%, respectively, on Thursday, December 17. Platinum fell by $30 from its price and closed at $844.7 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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