Why would one buy gold and platinum?

By 12/03/2021News
Morning Stock News

Gold  1715,385

EURUSD   1,1957

DJIA  32560

OIL.WTI  65,715

DAX   14552

The stock markets are once again showing us new highs. Of course, buying such a market is a very risky thing to do. In fact, there is almost always a correction sooner or later from new highs. It is worth considering a few instruments that will not make you bite your nails in the next trading session.



First and foremost, gold is worth considering. We have noticed in past reviews that gold has lost quite a lot of ground since the beginning of the year and now looks the worst among commodity metals. But looking ahead, the current value could be quite attractive to buy. Inflationary expectations in the US, the next bailout packages in the US and the EU are seriously increasing the total money supply in the world economy. Sooner or later some of this money will flow into metal markets and since gold lags behind its peers in terms of growth and dynamics, buying it will become more attractive. Already we are seeing a slowing of the bearish trend and some semblance of a reversal at $1700/oz.
A second instrument that is perhaps underestimated is platinum. Platinum has been used as a safe haven metal on a par with gold for quite some time. Why consider buying platinum?
Firstly, platinum, like silver, is used in a wide range of industrial applications. It is an indispensable element in the automotive industry. Platinum is used in the manufacture of catalytic converters. It is logical to see that as the economy recovers, so will the production of cars with internal combustion engines. Hence the demand for platinum should increase. Platinum is also being used in the generation of clean energy, which is now gaining momentum.
Secondly, it so happened that gold and platinum were traded at parity. Now gold is one and a half times more expensive than platinum, which also gives a definite signal for a possible rise of the asset. If you look technically at the price levels of the platinum, it is worth noting a fairly dense range of variation of the daily price. This suggests that investors are trying to buy out almost all of the supply. They probably want to get on the train that will go up.
Of course, buying these metals will not be as profitable as investing in bitcoin, but at this stage, the risk/reward ratio of such deals looks pretty good.

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