History of Platinum as a Precious Metal Investment

In the 18th and 19th century, platinum was used as currency in the form of coins by Spanish and Russian empire, respectively. After a few years of use, the Russian empire realized its impracticality in both manufacturing and general use. During the industrial revolution, platinum became an important component for every industry including oil production and auto-manufacturing. …

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How Useful Platinum Has Been in Human Culture

In the current times, the only way we come to know of platinum as a metal is through our platinum debit/credit cards. Even though most people believe all metals that aren’t as lustrous as gold are inferior to it; this is hardly the case. The naturally-occurring mines are replete with ores of rare precious metals. …

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Platinum and Palladium: An Overview of These Precious Metals

If you’re considering investing in precious metals, you have a range of other options than just gold and silver. Since these two metals have reigned over the precious metal industry for centuries, people tend to ignore competitors that have since emerged worthwhile. These include platinum and palladium. These silver-grayish metals have acquired a large base …

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Platinum and Palladium: Current Standing in the Market

Rare and highly valued, palladium is one of the lesser-known members of the precious metals club. Even though the metal is currently priced at over $1700 per ounce—more than gold—a number of investors have failed to consider its worth, both as an investment and application on the industrial level. Platinum has also been known to …

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How Platinum is Starting to Shine for Bargain Hunters

In the precious metals market, platinum has had a rocky history, especially in the last five years. In 2015, its value took a hit amid the emissions scandal—Dieselgate—at Volkswagen. The prices dropped to a six and a half year low as the precious metal began to lose its supremacy. Catalysts used in diesel cars to make …

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Gold or Platinum? Here’s How To Choose

With hundreds of use causes—from auto-catalysts for diesel engines to jewelry—platinum is one of the most versatile precious metals. In fact, some investors prefer it over gold—and for good reason. After tumbling 14 percent last year, it has emerged as the cheapest alternative to bullions and palladium. With global production of 160 metric tons, the …

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The Case for Platinum: Reasons to Invest in Platinum

Contrary to popular belief, gold and silver aren’t the only precious metals to invest in—both, for returns and as a diversifier. A huge side of precious metals’ market remains untapped—due to misconceptions and lack of awareness—even though there’s plenty of value in it. Things are now starting to change. Recently, there has been a hike in precious …

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