ETFS Physical Platinum Shares

PPLT-N

NYSEARCA:PPLT

84.22
0.26 (0.31%)

Analysis and Opinions about PPLT-N

Signal
Opinion
Expert
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 20, 2019
Historical price of platinum vs gold? Can't comment on industrial usage of platinum vs palladium. Unlike gold, platinum and palladium do have industrial uses, so as gold, but gold primarily has a consumer use and a psychological use as a saftey asset. He would be very careful to read into the historical ratios and betting on reversion trade and the behavior of platinum relative to gold and so on.
Historical price of platinum vs gold? Can't comment on industrial usage of platinum vs palladium. Unlike gold, platinum and palladium do have industrial uses, so as gold, but gold primarily has a consumer use and a psychological use as a saftey asset. He would be very careful to read into the historical ratios and betting on reversion trade and the behavior of platinum relative to gold and so on.
Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$80.180
Owned
Unknown
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
August 16, 2019
Palladium's had a bubble run in the last few years and that also pushes up the price of platinum. They offer trade in tandem, but platinum is a precious metal and palladium is industrial, so he prefers platinum.
Palladium's had a bubble run in the last few years and that also pushes up the price of platinum. They offer trade in tandem, but platinum is a precious metal and palladium is industrial, so he prefers platinum.
James Hodgins
Chief Investment Officer, Curvature Hedge Strategies
Price
$80.210
Owned
Unknown
HOLD
HOLD
April 15, 2019
It has a seasonality that kicked in just after the new year. It is probably going to run into resistance at $92 even if seasonality gets extended. If we see the US$ weaken further we will probably see the seasonality extend.
It has a seasonality that kicked in just after the new year. It is probably going to run into resistance at $92 even if seasonality gets extended. If we see the US$ weaken further we will probably see the seasonality extend.
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI
Chief Portfolio Manager & Founder, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$83.810
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 15, 2017

(A Top Pick Jan 20/17. Down 3%.) The intention here is to own platinum right through until the end of April. This is because platinum is used in catalytic converters. Coming into the car season, there is greater demand expected for platinum. If you own, what do you do now? The answer is, stick with it and buy some more. The interest in the auto industry and catalytic converters is growing.

(A Top Pick Jan 20/17. Down 3%.) The intention here is to own platinum right through until the end of April. This is because platinum is used in catalytic converters. Coming into the car season, there is greater demand expected for platinum. If you own, what do you do now? The answer is, stick with it and buy some more. The interest in the auto industry and catalytic converters is growing.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$91.451
Owned
No
HOLD
HOLD
February 23, 2017

Platinum is an industrial and precious metal and has done well since the beginning of the year. This is a seasonable time for Platinum. The seasonal period starts in January and runs as long as May, but most of the gains are in the first couple of months. If you see it pull back, then exit.

Platinum is an industrial and precious metal and has done well since the beginning of the year. This is a seasonable time for Platinum. The seasonal period starts in January and runs as long as May, but most of the gains are in the first couple of months. If you see it pull back, then exit.

Brooke Thackray
Research Analyst, Horizons ETFs (Canada) Inc.
Price
$96.660
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 20, 2017

Platinum is used for catalytic converters in cars, and we are just about to go into the auto buying season. Also, platinum is a precious metal, and they do very well at this particular time. Historically the best time to own platinum is from the beginning of January right through until probably March. The chart shows that this has already started bottoming out now and is showing an upward trend. There is a pretty good chance you will get a shot at the high of $110.

Platinum is used for catalytic converters in cars, and we are just about to go into the auto buying season. Also, platinum is a precious metal, and they do very well at this particular time. Historically the best time to own platinum is from the beginning of January right through until probably March. The chart shows that this has already started bottoming out now and is showing an upward trend. There is a pretty good chance you will get a shot at the high of $110.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$93.720
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 12, 2016

(A Top Pick Feb 12/16. Up 3.56%.) (Recommended 2 weeks ago that profits should be taken.) This one is normally a seasonal trade from around the end of November right through until the last week of April.

(A Top Pick Feb 12/16. Up 3.56%.) (Recommended 2 weeks ago that profits should be taken.) This one is normally a seasonal trade from around the end of November right through until the last week of April.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$96.390
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 12, 2016

The platinum was a bit of a surprise this year. Seasonal strength is from the middle of December right through until around the end of April. This year we didn’t get the actual move until around the end of January. The reason for the strength is the way platinum is used. It is used in the auto industry for catalytic converters. More autos are being sold this year than last year. We are expecting to have a record crowd at the auto sales tradeshows this week. A very interesting trade technically, fundamentally and seasonally.

The platinum was a bit of a surprise this year. Seasonal strength is from the middle of December right through until around the end of April. This year we didn’t get the actual move until around the end of January. The reason for the strength is the way platinum is used. It is used in the auto industry for catalytic converters. More autos are being sold this year than last year. We are expecting to have a record crowd at the auto sales tradeshows this week. A very interesting trade technically, fundamentally and seasonally.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$92.150
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 14, 2015

(A Top Pick Jan 19/15. Down 9.05%.) The story here is that seasonality does not work all of the time. The key is to protect yourself when it doesn’t work, so watch the technical indicators. What happened in this case is that the US$ took off and virtually eliminated all the potential return from platinum.

(A Top Pick Jan 19/15. Down 9.05%.) The story here is that seasonality does not work all of the time. The key is to protect yourself when it doesn’t work, so watch the technical indicators. What happened in this case is that the US$ took off and virtually eliminated all the potential return from platinum.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$111.690
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 19, 2015

Late December until April of each year is the period of seasonal strength. The average is 12% upside. Demand for platinum is increasing because of catalytic convertors. Fuel cells in cars is starting to trend and creates demand for platinum. It completed a beautiful double bottom pattern.

Late December until April of each year is the period of seasonal strength. The average is 12% upside. Demand for platinum is increasing because of catalytic convertors. Fuel cells in cars is starting to trend and creates demand for platinum. It completed a beautiful double bottom pattern.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$122.800
Owned
No
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
February 3, 2014

Usually does well from middle of Dec. until the end of Feb. Found resistance at a previous resistance level. If you get above the previous resistance then you have a reverse head and shoulders pattern which is the best kind of pattern you could have. Hang in and possibly buy some more. Fundamentally they are having troubles in South Africa with a strike where half of the world’s production comes from.

Usually does well from middle of Dec. until the end of Feb. Found resistance at a previous resistance level. If you get above the previous resistance then you have a reverse head and shoulders pattern which is the best kind of pattern you could have. Hang in and possibly buy some more. Fundamentally they are having troubles in South Africa with a strike where half of the world’s production comes from.

Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$135.078
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 3, 2014

Coming into the spring buying season for automobiles of March, April and May. Tends to benefit before that, from December all the way through to May. We are already starting to see some strength where it tended to outperform the market. On the technical side, there is some resistance with a chart showing a negative trend line, and you want to see it break above that. Looks very promising here.

Coming into the spring buying season for automobiles of March, April and May. Tends to benefit before that, from December all the way through to May. We are already starting to see some strength where it tended to outperform the market. On the technical side, there is some resistance with a chart showing a negative trend line, and you want to see it break above that. Looks very promising here.

Jon Vialoux
Research Analyst, CastleMoore Inc.
Price
$137.910
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 22, 2012
(A Top Pick Dec 30/12. Up 2.39%.) (A short term seasonal selection.) Trade is normally from the end of December right through until about April or May of each year. This one worked until March and then petered out.
(A Top Pick Dec 30/12. Up 2.39%.) (A short term seasonal selection.) Trade is normally from the end of December right through until about April or May of each year. This one worked until March and then petered out.
Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$141.420
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 2, 2012
(A Top Pick Dec 30/11. Up 21.47%.) ETFS Physical Platinum Shares. Usually bottoms around the beginning of January and goes through until the middle of May. Momentum indicators started rolling over so he took his short-term profits. It could go back into it because there is still another 3 months to go.
(A Top Pick Dec 30/11. Up 21.47%.) ETFS Physical Platinum Shares. Usually bottoms around the beginning of January and goes through until the middle of May. Momentum indicators started rolling over so he took his short-term profits. It could go back into it because there is still another 3 months to go.
Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$167.420
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 30, 2011
Average 9% return per year. Works because platinum is a sensitive commodity. Works better this time of year than gold. Demand is from catalytic converters. People buy cars in the springtime. Seasonal strength from beginning of Jan to end of May.
Average 9% return per year. Works because platinum is a sensitive commodity. Works better this time of year than gold. Demand is from catalytic converters. People buy cars in the springtime. Seasonal strength from beginning of Jan to end of May.
Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$137.820
Owned
No
WAIT
WAIT
October 27, 2011
Platinum has a strong season from January to end of May but didn’t work out that well last year, so he exited the sector. It is more of an industrial metal than gold. It will run with the other metals. He favours industrial metals now but wait on platinum until January.
Platinum has a strong season from January to end of May but didn’t work out that well last year, so he exited the sector. It is more of an industrial metal than gold. It will run with the other metals. He favours industrial metals now but wait on platinum until January.
Brooke Thackray
Research Analyst, Horizons ETFs (Canada) Inc.
Price
$159.790
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 2, 2011
(A Top Pick Dec 10/10. Up 11.4%.) Sold his holdings in the first week of May at a good profit.
(A Top Pick Dec 10/10. Up 11.4%.) Sold his holdings in the first week of May at a good profit.
Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$186.360
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 18, 2011
(Top Pick Feb 3/10, Up 8.47%) Platinum is used in Catalytic converters. When people are buying cars, it goes up. Seasonally it is from mid Dec until end of May. Last year was a great trade. This year it started moving higher but then it pulled back, partly Japan.
(Top Pick Feb 3/10, Up 8.47%) Platinum is used in Catalytic converters. When people are buying cars, it goes up. Seasonally it is from mid Dec until end of May. Last year was a great trade. This year it started moving higher but then it pulled back, partly Japan.
Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$171.060
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 27, 2011
(A Top Pick Feb 3/10. Up 12.71%.) Physical Platinum Shares. Seasonality normally starts around the middle of December and goes higher until the middle of May. Used in auto catalytic converters. Gone up 20 times out of the last 24 years. 77% of supply comes from South Africa, which is currently having problem with power and it is the rainy season.
(A Top Pick Feb 3/10. Up 12.71%.) Physical Platinum Shares. Seasonality normally starts around the middle of December and goes higher until the middle of May. Used in auto catalytic converters. Gone up 20 times out of the last 24 years. 77% of supply comes from South Africa, which is currently having problem with power and it is the rainy season.
Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$177.160
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 10, 2010
(A Top Pick Feb 3/10. Up 6.02%.) Physical platinum. Used for catalytic converters in cars.
(A Top Pick Feb 3/10. Up 6.02%.) Physical platinum. Used for catalytic converters in cars.
Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$167.280
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 27, 2010
(A Top Pick Feb 3/10. Up about 17% as of the end of May when it was to be sold.) Physical platinum.
(A Top Pick Feb 3/10. Up about 17% as of the end of May when it was to be sold.) Physical platinum.
Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$152.895
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 30, 2010
(A Top Pick Feb 3/10. Up 10.1%.) Physical platinum. Seasonal strength is at the beginning of January until the end of May and has a lot to do with catalytic converters in cars.
(A Top Pick Feb 3/10. Up 10.1%.) Physical platinum. Seasonal strength is at the beginning of January until the end of May and has a lot to do with catalytic converters in cars.
Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$173.550
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 3, 2010
Actual physical platinum. Will track the actual price of platinum much closer than the Exchange Traded Note. US car production bottomed last year at about 6 million and this year will probably be between 10 and 12 million. Also, the biggest growth in autos is not in North America but is in Asia.
Actual physical platinum. Will track the actual price of platinum much closer than the Exchange Traded Note. US car production bottomed last year at about 6 million and this year will probably be between 10 and 12 million. Also, the biggest growth in autos is not in North America but is in Asia.
Don Vialoux
Research Analyst, TimingTheMarket.CA & EquityClock.COM
Price
$157.700
Owned
No
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