Silver, Platinum and Palladium as Investments Research Shows Diversification Benefi
GoldCore Friday, April 21st
Silver, platinum and palladium see increased role as investment vehicles
Increase in academic output on the white precious metals is in line with this
Silver and particularly gold are safe haven assets
Silver was a safe haven at times during which gold failed to be
Platinum and palladium less so but have diversification benefits
Silver manipulation is possible and indications of, if not legal proof
Benefits platinum and palladium could provide as money not been fully addressed
Main focus in investment drivers is price not on drivers of physical demand
Platinum, palladium and silver have different relationships with other assets and divergent abilities in hedging risk
White precious metal investors should employ a buy-and-hold strategy
Silver markets have become more efficient since 1977
White precious metals are increasing in investment importance
Research shows hedging role and diversification benefits of precious metals
by Jan Skoyles, Editor Mark OByrne
A review of the academic literature on the financial economics of silver, platinum and palladium has recently been conducted by Vigne, Lucey, OConnor and Yarovaya.
The review surveys and covers the findings on a wide variety of topics in relation to the White Precious Metals including Market Efficiency, Forecast-ability, Behavioral Findings, Diversification Benefits, Volatility Drivers, Macroeconomic Determinants, and their relationships with other assets.
For those asking whether or not they should invest in precious metals or to increase their allocation, it can be of use to read some academic research into the role the white metals can play in hedging risk in their investment and pension portfolios. There are many strongly held opinions regarding gold and silver and precious metals and some mathematical and economic analysis can go a long way in helping us to understand how and why we should consider investing in these less popular precious metals.
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