Article written by Prieur du Plessis, editor of the Investment Postcards from Cape Town blog.I published a short post on rhodium during the holidays – a time when many readers were away. I have therefore decided to run it again in updated format.
I have been fairly vocal about my bullish view on precious metals for quite a while. And with yesterday’s surge in prices, I am quite content to ride my positions. However, adding to one’s holdings at decent prices has become problematic as most of the corrections have been shallow, not really affording proper buying opportunities.
By Katchum:Rhodium is a metal in the platinum group metals group (PGM) that nobody really knows about in the investor world. It isn't traded online through futures, while gold, silver and platinum are. You can only buy this metal physically through dealers which makes this metal perfectly unmanipulated.
By Richard Bloch:Every once in awhile you read an article about investing in rhodium, which is one of the platinum group metals, probably the third most well-known PGM after platinum and palladium. I suppose that investors might look at a chart of rhodium prices and wonder if it will soar past $10,000 an ounce again. It could, but that doesn’t make it a good investment idea. The market is very thin and rhodium is not a commodity suitable for most investors. There are three reasons why.
Along with fifteen other cartoonists from around the world, I had the pleasure of being invited to participate in the Third Annual International Festival of Political Cartooning at the Caen Memorial in France. We gathered for a week to converse amongst ourselves, draw and talk to the public. Speaking with the director, Stephane Grimaldi, he told me that the motivation for the annual festival was the idea that cartoons are history, and that cartoons can be a tool for peace.
Andrew Wilkinson submits: The week begins with a mix of worries. U.S. earnings season kicks off after Monday’s close and although investors are inwardly optimistic, such optimism isn’t necessarily carried over from some of the recent economic data released.