• world's
  • The Platreef Project, which contains the Flatreef Deposit, is a Tier One discovery by Ivanhoe Mines' geologists on the Northern Limb of South Africa's Bushveld Igneous Complex, the world's premier platinum producing region. (ivanhoemines.com)
  • isotopes
  • clarification needed] Palladium films with defects produced by alpha particle bombardment at low temperature exhibit superconductivity having Tc=3.2 K. Naturally occurring palladium is composed of seven isotopes, six of which are stable. (wikipedia.org)
  • catalytic converters
  • More than half the supply of palladium and its congener platinum is used in catalytic converters , which convert as much as 90% of the harmful gases in automobile exhaust ( hydrocarbons , carbon monoxide , and nitrogen dioxide ) into less noxious substances ( nitrogen , carbon dioxide and water vapor ). (wikipedia.org)
  • So with my commodities goggles on, I read this as catalytic converters should become mandatory in a growing number of vehicles globally in the future. (zealllc.com)
  • assets
  • An ETF holds assets such as stocks, commodities, or bonds and generally operates with an arbitrage mechanism designed to keep it trading close to its net asset value, although deviations can occasionally occur. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unlike
  • Unlike physical platinum, the customer does not own the actual metal but rather has a claim against the bank for a certain quantity of metal. (wikipedia.org)
  • bonds
  • The advantages of a passive commodity index exposure include negative correlation with other asset classes such as equities and bonds, as well as protection against inflation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Furthermore, Source UK Services commodity products are secured by T-Bills, G-7 bonds and cash making them the most stable counterparty structure in the industry. (wikipedia.org)
  • exchange
  • Trading took place at the Amsterdam Bourse, an open aired venue, which was created as a commodity exchange in 1530 and rebuilt in 1608. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other food commodities were added to the Commodity Exchange Act and traded through CBOT in the 1930s and 1940s, expanding the list from grains to include rice, mill feeds, butter, eggs, Irish potatoes and soybeans. (wikipedia.org)
  • The value of these indexes fluctuates based on their underlying commodities, and this value can be traded on an exchange in much the same way as stock index futures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Platinum is traded as an ETF (exchange-traded fund) on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol LSE: PHPT and on the New York Stock Exchange as ticker symbol PPLT There are also several ETNs (exchange-traded note) available, some of which are inverse to the price of platinum. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mines
  • Platinum price peaked at US$2,252 per troy ounce in March 2008 driven on production concerns (brought about partly due to power delivery problems to South African mines). (wikipedia.org)
  • value
  • most commodities tend to be priced in dollars so they are sensitive to changes in the value of the greenback. (opalesque.com)
  • If the Spaniards knew platinum s eventual value, they surely would not have discarded it as an unwanted impurity in silver. (zealllc.com)
  • A financial derivative is a financial instrument whose value is derived from a commodity termed an underlier. (wikipedia.org)
  • mechanism
  • Beginning in the late 10th century, commodity markets grew as a mechanism for allocating goods, labor, land and capital across Europe. (wikipedia.org)
  • decrease
  • Margins for the Asian palladium futures contract will decrease to $442 from $723 for clearing members, to $486 from $795 for members, and to $597 from $976 for customers. (cmegroup.com)
  • twice
  • Twice a working day, the platinum and palladium fixings are set via telephone calls: Morning: Monday to Friday 9:45 UTC clock (10:45 CET) Afternoon: Monday to Friday 14:00 UTC clock (15:00 CET). (wikipedia.org)
  • asset
  • Commodities may never have comprised a large chunk of a pension fund's portfolio but the asset class did generate quite a buzz over the past few years on the back of China's seemingly unstoppable economic engine. (opalesque.com)
  • include
  • Other commodity indices include the Reuters / CRB index (which is the old CRB Index re-structured in 2005) and the Rogers Index. (wikipedia.org)
  • supply
  • The balance of commerce is off kilter even for platinum as supply has not been able to keep up with fast-growing demand. (zealllc.com)