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Metals Maneuver May be Losing Shine

Posted on 13 June 2014

Spiraling violence in Iraq and a possible resolution to South Africa’s mining strikes are adding a fresh element to a profitable metals trade. For the last several months, some investors struck a delicate balance using commodities whose prices were moving in opposite directions: buying futures in platinum and palladium, while betting against gold, several traders and brokers said.
Platinum and palladium were surging on a prolonged miners strike in South Africa, a key producer of both metals. Gold was losing ground, as a stabilizing U.S. recovery and buoyant stock markets eroded the need for the metal as a hedge against uncertainty………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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