Palladium

Platinum, palladium sell off after producers raise wage offer

Frik Els | April 17, 2014
Platinum strikers vow to fight on even as metal price goes soft

Platinum hits 3-week low and palladium falls back below $800 an ounce.

Only US platinum, palladium producer on massive tear

Frik Els | April 14, 2014
Only US platinum, palladium producer on massive tear

Now a $2 billion stock, Stillwater Mining gaps higher again on Monday as South Africa-Russian supply picture darkens.

The big palladium rally is finally under way

Frik Els | April 11, 2014
Palladium breaks through $800

Palladium breaks through $800 to two-and-a-half year high as lease rates double and ETFs attract 270,000oz in two weeks.

Platinum, palladium prices tank

Frik Els | April 7, 2014
Platinum, palladium prices tank

Defying all expectations of a continued rally, palladium lost 3% and platinum fell back to pre-strike levels on Monday.

Rick Rule: 12 Pressing Questions on Precious Metals and Natural Resources

Sprott Group | March 27, 2014

Rick has recently warned investors not to become too bullish too soon – there will be more pullbacks and sell-offs ahead.

Five reasons the platinum price should take off

Frik Els | March 24, 2014
Five reasons the platinum price should take off

Stats like platinum-backed ETF holdings surging to a record high have so far failed to move the price. Speculators are betting that's about to change.

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Russia looks east as relations with Europe deteriorate

Oilprice.com | March 24, 2014

The more or less severing of relations between Russia and Europe will accelerate a Russian pivot towards China.

Palladium price soars on South Africa strikes, Russia tensions

Frik Els | March 21, 2014
Palladium price soars on South Africa strikes, Russia tensions

Precious metal hits two-and-half-year high over supply uncertainty from top producing countries.

Paul Adams: Investor-friendly Australian projects around the world

The Mining Report | March 11, 2014
Australian projects around the world

Rather than shoot for the stars, Paul Adams of DJ Carmichael argues that junior miners should focus on more modest projects best suited to maximizing shareholder value.

NASA is offering $35,000 in awards to asteroid hunters

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 10, 2014
NASA is offering $35,000 in awards to asteroid hunters

The first contest in a series of many, kicks off on March 17.

Strikers vow to fight on as platinum price goes soft

Frik Els | February 22, 2014
Platinum strikers vow to fight on even as metal price goes soft

Platinum, palladium prices unmoved as South African strike enters second month.

What to consider before investing in these two lesser-known precious metals

Daily Gains Letter | February 19, 2014

Taking a look at the precious metals market, over the past couple of months, there has been an increasing number of signals leading me to conclude that there is a good probability that precious metals will move up in price in 2014.

Tommy Humphreys

On an African dog and pony show with mining mogul Robert Friedland

Tommy Humphreys | February 17, 2014
On an African dog and pony show with mining mogul Robert Friedland

The reality distortion field made famous by Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson, is a personal intensity and vision so powerful it bends people to your will, convincing them of a project’s higher purpose.

Platinum, palladium price react as strikes drag on

Frik Els | February 17, 2014
Strikes start to move platinum, palladium price

PGM prices gain after world number two producer Implats says it can only supply customers to end March, but strikes could drag on into May.

NASA begins accepting applications from privates to mine the Moon

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 10, 2014
NASA begins accepting applications from privates to mine the moon

Space Agency in search of potential business partners as US government denies further funding.

Water filtration company targeting estimated $1 trillion worth of precious metals sitting in old mining sites

Ana Komnenic | February 3, 2014
Water filtration company to extract precious metals from mine tailings

Using 'natures very own sponges' to extract precious metals.

Why the strikes are doing nothing for the platinum price

Frik Els | January 30, 2014
Platinum strikers vow to fight on even as metal price goes soft

Miners have been stockpiling, Nymex inventories are at a a decade high and scrap supply is forecast to rise sharply.

The safety of gold

safety first

A bad week for markets as Thursday and Friday saw heavy heavy selling and we have now broken a very bearish pattern.

VIDEO: Rosetta comet-chasing spacecraft wakes up

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 20, 2014
VIDEO: Rosetta comet-chasing spacecraft wakes up

First spacecraft to land in a comet wakes up from 10 years of hibernation.

NASA wants your name in its first asteroid mission, leaving in 2016

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 17, 2014
NASA wants your name in its first asteroid mission, leaving in 2016

Selected names will be etched on a microchip aboard the spacecraft headed to the asteroid Bennu in only two years.

Colossus tries to stay afloat with creditor protection

Ana Komnenic | January 15, 2014
Serra Pelada, Brazil

The company will pursue a sale process and restructuring through a debt-for-equity swap.

Is space mining commercially viable?

Ana Komnenic | January 13, 2014
space mining

A researcher from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics says there are likely 'few' ore-bearing asteroids.

This cheap sector set to outperform in 2014

Daily Gains Letter | January 7, 2014

The investment strategy in these industrial metals is to determine whether or not demand is fundamentally increasing or decreasing. It’s quite clear that industrial use will continue to rise.

About 1,000 shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 2, 2014
About 1,000 shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars

Mars One, a Dutch non-profit mission to build the first human settlement on Mars, said only 24 will be sent.

Steve Yuzpe and Maria Smirnova: Why Sprott Resource Corp. sold $76m in bullion

The Mining Report | December 17, 2013

In this interview with The Mining Report, new Sprott Resource Corp. President and CEO Steve Yuzpe discusses where the company will focus its capital, and Sprott Asset Management Associate Portfolio Manager Maria Smirnova shares her outlook for resource markets.

$78bn fall in gold assets leads record investor exit from commodities

Frik Els | December 17, 2013
$78bn fall in gold assets leads record investor exit from commodities

Precious metals main reason behind record decline and outflows from commodity assets under management in 2013.

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