Precious Metals Trading

Precious Metals Trading

There are several kinds of metals that investors can take a position on. These are usually categorized as ‘precious’ or ‘base’. The most well-known precious metals are gold, silver, platinum and palladium, and the most well-known base metals are copper, lead, nickel and zinc. IPPS Group through its subsidiary IPPS Energy Environment Solutions (IPPS EES) is a provider of precious metals services and products. Investment bars or granules, physical or via an account, industrial application or investment our team of experts are available to offer our customers tailored maid solutions.

Precious metals are rare, organically occurring, metallic elementals that have an inherent value. They do not usually oxidize or corrode, and they don’t naturally tarnish. The main precious metals are considered to be gold, silver, palladium and platinum – which are all used in jewellery, but which also have a range of different applications. Precious metals have been used for currency and jewellery throughout human history, and more recently, metals like gold are used in devices including mobiles and computer software. Some precious metals are seen as concrete stores of wealth during times of market uncertainty – known as safe havens.

Base metals are common metals that will naturally oxidise, corrode or tarnish. Examples include copper, lead, nickel and zinc. These metals are used to make products such as copper pipes, or to make alloys such as nichrome – which is an alloy of nickel and chromium.

Key Takeaways:

  • Precious metals are one way to diversify an investor’s portfolio and can act as a hedge against inflation.
  • Although gold is the most common investment in the precious metals sector, it isn’t the only one out there for investors.
  • Silver, platinum, and palladium are all commodities that can be added to your precious metals portfolio, and each has its own unique risks and opportunities.
  • There are a number of factors that make these investments so volatile, including supply, demand, and geopolitical issues.
  • In addition to owning physical metal, investors can gain access through the derivatives market, metal ETFs and mutual funds, and mining company stocks.

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