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PLATINUM Review by Mark O’Brien, Sr. Broker:
This week’s market focus in on a futures contract whose name is derived from the Spanish term platino, meaning “little silver.” This is Platinum, one of the rarer elements in the Earth’s crust (only a few hundred tons are produced annually with 80% of the world’s production coming from South Africa) and one with important applications. This is also a futures contract that has increased in price from ±$600 per ounce last March to ±1050 per ounce as of this typing – a ±$22,500 dollar move.
What’s next for this metal? We think higher prices are in store. Against the backdrop of daily U.S. Covid-19 infection records and incomprehensible CDC projections for the next 3-4 months – and possibly the darkest days of this pandemic, we also are seeing projections of up to 100 million people vaccinated by the end of February and other encouraging statistics related to the ongoing holiday surge in infections rendering people no longer under the threat of illness. Add to that the explosion of Chinese demand for base commodities and our expectation for a continued slide in the dollar, we are camping with commodity bulls and looking up at platinum’s all-time high in 2008 at $2286 per ounce and estimating there is room to continue higher in that direction.
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