Physical platinum fund unveiled by Sprott

Investors have a new tool for investing in physical platinum.

Sprott Asset Management  completed the initial public offering for its Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust last week. The fund is listed on the NYSE Arca (SPPP) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (PPT.U).

Wealth Wire notes that the fund comes with a 0.5% annual fee making it competitive with other offerings like ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (PPLT), but it is also closed-ended.

"This means that SPFF can trade at a premium or a discount to its NAV for prolonged periods of time since the number of shares outstanding is static when compared to an ETF, which instead relies on the dynamic creation/redemption mechanism," writes the Wealth Wire.

Platinum is up 7.65% this year and trading at $1,536/oz.

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