A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte started working for Investing News Network in the spring of 2012 and now specializes in writing about diamonds, precious metals, base metals and graphite. She holds a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University, which she completed in 2013.
Nanowerk News reported that chemical engineers at Rice University have found that engineered nanoparticles of gold and palladium are more efficient at breaking down nitrites, “a common and harmful contaminant in drinking water,” than any of the other catalysts they have studied previously.
Bloomberg reported that North American Palladium Ltd. (TSX:PDL,NYSEMKT:PAL) does not know why its share price sank by 27 percent two days ago. Phil du Toit, the company’s CEO, maintains that the company is “working hard” to get financing.
Reuters reported that yesterday, spot palladium’s 50-day moving average was set to break above its 200-day moving average, “a highly bullish formation known as a golden cross.” The movement suggests that the metal has room to rally in the next six months or so.
MetalMiner reported that CIBC believes North American Palladium Ltd.’s (TSX:PDL,NYSEMKT:PAL) future doesn’t look particularly bright, largely due to the fact that a slow ramp up at the company’s Lac des Iles mines has left it in need of more cash.
Kitco News reported that although palladium has seen some profit taking this week, it is currently the only precious metal that has gained in 2013 — it is up around 5 percent. As a result, it has been attracting the interest of speculative buyers.
ETF Daily News reported that the Federal Reserve’s decision to not taper quantitative easing — along with other factors — will eventually boost palladium prices, noting that investors interested in the metal might look to the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (ARCA:PALL).
Writing for Sprott’s Thoughts, David Franklin said today that he believes the long-term fundamentals for platinum-group metals (PGMs) are bullish, largely because air quality in China has reached “emergency levels.”