White metals are definitely worth investors' interest.
(1888PressRelease) November 27, 2011 - MIAMI, FL - With the media's attention firmly fixed on gold, and that metal's reaction to the ongoing crisis in Europe, other precious metals have tended to be ignored.
The white metals have not fared much better than gold in the past couple of weeks. Silver was down $1.15 on the week, seeing negligible investment interest.
Nevertheless, silver has showed gains over the year as a whole. When we see gold pick up, as the European situation either resolves itself or significantly worsens, then silver may well get taken along for the ride, based on safe-haven demand. As far as investment demand is concerned, the same factors that will drive gold will also drive silver: economic uncertainty, disappointing growth figures in the US and an upcoming presidential election.
Platinum and palladium also saw losses this week; these were likely sufficient to prompt some buying from bargain hunters and may well represent a viable bargain. Both metals are forecast to see increased demand in 2012 and there are production concerns due to labor costs and diminishing supplies from Russia.
"This may be a good time to pick up bargains in the white metals," says Bill Hionas of Pan American Metals of Miami. "Platinum is still seriously discounted to gold. Demand from the automotive industry is still healthy, which will support physical demand for both platinum and palladium."
PAMOM's team of expert investors and traders is available to advise clients on their precious metals bullion purchases.
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