Future Looking Bullish for Palladium?

Future Looking Bullish for Palladium?

Despite a recent downtown for the palladium price, a strong automotive sector, along with a number of other factors, has analysts thinking the precious metal might be on the verge of a price rise.

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North American Palladium Releases Q3 Results

North American Palladium (TSX:PDL) has released its development, operating and financial results for the third quarter ended September 30 2014. The company reported a net loss of $18.8 million for the quarter compared to a net loss of $5.3 million for the same quarter in 2013.

Friedland’s Platreef Project Gets Final Approval for Development

After nearly a month of controversy surrounding protests by some community members against Ivanhoe Mines's (TSX:IVN) Platreef Project in South Africa, Ivanhoe announced today that the Department of Mineral Resources has given final approval for the mining right for the project. Site work has been idled at the project since May 26 pending final approval of the mining right. The company is now working quickly to continue construction at Platreef.

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Palladium Outperforming Other Precious Metals

Compared to platinum, gold and silver, palladium has run ahead of the pack to be the best performing precious metal year to date, according to Investing.com.

MF Global Reaches Settlement in Platinum, Palladium Manipulation Lawsuit

Reuters reported that MF Global Holdings will settle a class action lawsuit which accused the firm of manipulating platinum and palladium prices. The suit accuses MF Global, former MF Global trader Joseph Welsh of inflating platinum and palladium futures prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange from May 2006 to June 2008.

Will Central Banks Buy and Sell PGM’s to Control Prices?

Mineweb's Kip Keen commented on a recent announcement that Sergei Donskoi, Russia's Minister of Natural Resources, suggested that South Africa and Russia buy platinum and palladium through their central banks to exert some control over metals prices. The author ran a "what if?" scenario past Harry First, a law professor at the New York University School of Law with a special interest in international anti-competition issues.

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