Met meevallende Franse verkiezingsresultaten (Le Pen lijkt geen kans te maken in de tweede ronde) is de aandacht voor zilver en goud even minder. Het acute gevaar van een Frexit is geweken zo denken speculanten.
Daarmee is ook de directe opwaartse druk op zilver en goud even weg.
The price of gold broke a three-year losing streak in 2016, but the focus of the world’s top gold mining companies in terms of output continued to be on cost-cutting and divestment (with varying degrees of success) which led to a decline in production for most of the sector’s majors.
2016 was an eventful year for the gold price. According to the most recent data from the US Geological Survey (USGS), the gold price rose about 9 percent year-on-year, while the Engelhard daily gold price fluctuated through several cycles.
The yellow metal’s lowest level came at the beginning of 2016, and it reached $1,372.98 per ounce, its highest price of the year, on July 6 after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Top 5 Platinum- and Palladium-producing Countries in 2016
Platinum-group metals (PGMs) include platinum, palladium, rhodium and other metals, and are prized for their durability, resistance to corrosion and excellent catalytic properties. These characteristics make PGMs useful in everything from jewelry to electronics.
These are 2016’s top platinum- and palladium-producing countries.
Platinum production: 120,000 kilograms
Palladium production: 73,000 kilograms