Platinum

Platinum strike doesn’t get to spoil Anglo American’s first quarter results

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 24, 2014
Platinum strike doesn’t get to spoil Anglo American’s first quarter results

Platinum output fell by nearly 40% as a consequence of a more than three-month strike over pay in the sector South Africa.

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.

Anglo gives fresh signs it wants to offload platinum mines

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2014
Anglo gives fresh signs of looking to offload its platinum mines

CEO Mark Cutifani said the Rustenburg operations were no longer considered one of the company’s core assets.

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.

Sibayne Gold may pick up SA platinum mines from distressed miners

Michael Allan McCrae | April 6, 2014
sibanye gold distressed platinum feat

What works well for gold may work for PGM, too.

Anglo American considers closing platinum mines in South Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 2, 2014
Anglo American considers closing platinum mines in S. Africa

The now three-month strike over pay in the country's platinum belt has forced Amplats to declare a force majeure on a long list of suppliers.

South Africa: Platinum, gold miners and workers are stuck – Nick Holland, Gold Fields

Sprott Group | March 28, 2014

The real issue in South Africa is that there is a very big gap in incomes.

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.

Southern African miners at high risk of dying from tuberculosis — report

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 27, 2014
South African miners three times more at risk of dying from tuberculosis — report

The frequency of TB among mineworkers is ten times higher than the level of a health emergency as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Lonmin management told to take leave as platinum strike goes on

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 26, 2014
Lonmin management told to take leave as platinum strike goes on

Earlier this month the company said it would not hit its sales guidance of 750,000 ounces of platinum annually, as it has already lost 90,000 ounces since the strike began.

South Africa platinum strike damage irreversible, losses close to $1bn

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 25, 2014
South Africa platinum strike damage irreversible, losses close to $1bn

Platinum miners said the financial cost of the strike doesn’t really tell the full story, as the real victims are those suffering from hunger, lack of businesses and increased violence on the streets.

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.

Diamond jewels owned by Pope Paul VI going for $1.9 million

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 21, 2014
Diamond jewels owned by Pope Paul VI going for $1.9 million

The pieces not only are historically significant, but they are also unique as rarely ever Papal jewellery goes for sale.

Geopolitical events boosting these American stocks

Daily Gains Letter | March 19, 2014

When it comes to Wall Street, oil isn’t the only commodity investors are seeking stable supplies of—you can add platinum to the list.

Rick Rule: Coming natural resource market will 'elate or terrify you'

Sprott Group | March 18, 2014

Bear markets lead to bull markets; and this bear market will end at some point.

Ryan Jordan - Silver News Blog

Precious metals bull market update

I’m not always sure that everyone appreciates the role of psychology in the investment world–but to ignore the irrational nature of the herds of people involved in speculating on the value of this or that asset is to ignore the reality of the human beast, in my mind.

Scientists find way to turn base metal into precious one

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 16, 2014
Scientists find way to turn base metal into precious one

More than conquering the age-old quest to turn base metals into precious ones, these scientists are applying modern day alchemy to build the next-generation of fuel cells and electrolyzers.

South Africa approves law that gives state a 20% of oil, mining firms

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 12, 2014
South Africa approves law that gives state a 20% stake in oil, mining firms

The new law also lets the state to acquire an unspecified additional share at an “agreed price,” among other debated changes.

South African police shot Marikana miners as they fled: lawyer

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 12, 2014
South African police shot Marikana miners as they fled: lawyer

Fresh evidence contradicts South African police account of the events, which claims most died as they opened fire when striking miners charged officers.

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.

An ETF to boost your portfolio whatever the weather

Daily Gains Letter | March 9, 2014

Despite stagnant wages and increased borrowing, Americans ramped up their consumer spending in January.

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