Investing in Physical Platinum Makes Sense for your Portfolio
Platinum is a rare metal, with only 133 tonnes mined annually compared to about 1782 tonnes of gold. The majority of platinum comes from mines in South Africa, but is also found in areas such as Russia, Canada, Australia, USA and Zimbabwe, and has a large industry market worldwide. However, the interest on investing in platinum is about one-seventh the size of gold investments, suggesting it is still an untapped venture for buyers.
It is estimated that one-fifth of everything we use either contains platinum or requires platinum in its manufacture. Platinum is a metal heavily dominated in the jewellery industry, but because of eco-friendly attitudes and adjustments in society, platinum has proven to be an important player. It performs as auto-catalysts, or catalytic converter which essentially transforms toxic emissions from engines into less harmful gases; a necessity for cars in the 21st century. Demand in the automotive industry for platinum is 46%, and as all eyes are on Japan, India and China where automotive production is due to ramp up and the prices of platinum will increase alongside these growing demands. Together, these two applications – jewellery and catalytic converters, consume more than 70% of the world's supply of platinum.
With the crackdown of harmful emissions and increase of consumer awareness of the environment, the increase of platinum will no doubt be on the rise in the upcoming future.
Platinum’s scarcity and growing demand make it an incredible opportunity for growth and value. Thinking about long-term investments, the unique characteristics of platinum makes this metal much more important in industry than other precious metals, and platinum is much rarer. As anti-pollution regulations are steadily becoming priority for governments, platinum is a big beneficiary for this trend.
What We Offer
At Caché Metals, you can buy platinum in the form of 1 oz. and 10 oz. bars as well as 1 oz. Maple Leaf Platinum coins.
To buy platinum visit our online store or contact a Caché Metals Investment Specialist toll free: 1.877.916.6670