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Would the new tri-metal catalytic converter innovation raise Platinum prices?

Here’s BASF’s new innovation for catalytic converter industry: BASF, a 156-year-old German Giant in chemicals, consumer and industrial solutions, announced in March 2020 their invention of tri-metal catalytic converter. It is reported that the approach would likely substitute between 20% and 50% of the high-valued palladium currently used with lower-valued platinum. This invention is applicable for light-duty


Platinum is cheap – but will it ever get expensive again?

Today, we consider the investment case for the precious metal, platinum. I’ve identified platinum as “cheap” on these pages before and that is an adjective that still applies. In fact, now it is “even cheaper”. So should we be buying, selling, holding – what to do now? Why does anyone need platinum? Let’s start with


Palladium Prices Hit a 2-year High, But Watch For Ceiling

Palladium prices rose to a two-year high in April, making it the biggest gainer among precious metals. Last month we outlined some of the factors contributing to the palladium price rise: a growing auto sector; a strong South African currency; a falling dollar; and bullish sentiment across industrial metals. However, as prices continue to climb, it’s


Why this precious metal could rise in price – sharply and soon

Mean reversion is one of the most powerful mathematical forces in the universe. (The “mean” is just another word for the “average”.) In mean reversion, extreme or random events may take you one way – but then they usually revert back to normal, or the average, over time. Mean reversion refers to the universal tendency


Platinum Prices in 2017 Could Soar 31.6% in 8 Months

Platinum prices in 2017 have been outperforming the broader market, making the precious metal a worthy investment. The price of platinum has gained 9% this year from $905.70 on Dec. 30, 2016, to $987.60. These returns top the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s gain of 4.1% over the same period. What’s more, Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth predicts


Platinum at a Historic Discount to Gold

At just over $950 an ounce, platinum is trading at a near all-time discount to gold. Meanwhile, the market is faced with serious platinum supply deficits that almost promise to send prices much higher from here. And for the few investors who recognize the opportunity and take action, large gains seem quite likely. The World


Catalytic Converter Market Worth 55.16 Billion USD by 2021

Global Forecast to 2021″, published by MarketsandMarkets(TM), the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.05%, to reach a market size of USD 55.16 Billion by 2021. The Catalytic Converter Market is primarily driven by the stringent emission regulations, increasing vehicle production, and vehicle parc. “Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) is projected to be


Palladium Prices Stage Hefty Advance, Rise to Multi-Year Highs

Palladium prices are seeing a significant amount of upside and even after they set a fresh two-year high on Thursday they saw more strength on last Friday. Palladium futures for May delivery closed up 1.7%, taking their weekly advance to 5.8%. Palladium garnered some strength from increased demand for safe haven investments due to the