They Laughed When I Said Buy Platinum...

Written By Christian DeHaemer

Posted August 28, 2012

On July 31, just a little over three weeks ago, I put out a Wealth Daily article with the headline, “Buy Gold Before Thursday.”

The technical chart was clearly saying gold was going much higher.

gld aug 27

We are now up more than 110 points since that date.

My call has been vindicated, my trading system is correct.

I made the same call for silver…

slv aug 27

Readers of my trading service Crisis and Opportunity are up 19.79% after buying the 3x Gold Miners EFT (NYSE: NUGT) two weeks ago.

We are up 11% in the Silver ETF (NYSE: SLV).

I have also been adding other commodities to our portfolio, including uranium and platinum.

You should pay particular attention to the undervalued miners.

Blood in the Streets Platinum

In fact, I made readers like you 83% returns in a day from platinum in my options service, Options Trading Pit.

You may have heard about the crisis in the South Africa platinum mines after police killed striking mine workers last week…

Here is my buy alert, word for word, that I put out that morning August 17:


Shares of Lonmin (LMIA) dropped yesterday after police killed more than 30 strikers at Lonmin’s platinum mine. This tragedy has shocked South Africa and the world.

The company announced it would close all mines across South Africa. Lonmin is the world’s number three platinum producer.

South Africa produces 77% of the world’s platinum.

Physical platinum has been trading below the price of gold. This is an historical anomaly and suggests that platinum is vastly undervalued. The shutdown of mines is the catalyst that fixes this disparity.

The safe bet is to buy PPL, the physical platinum ETF. This is the low-risk way to get 15% to 30% off the next move. However, there are no options on this.

The high-risk, high-reward bet is to buy the UBSE- TRACS Long Platinum TR ETN (PTM). Buy the November 17. They last traded at $0.60 with 47 contracts out (PTM121117C00017000).

This ETN re-balances every month, so we are looking for a fast pop and then we are out, with any luck we will be out this afternoon.

If not, plan on selling before next Friday.

That afternoon my readers sold at $1.10, banking an 83% one-day gain.

Big Gains, Fast

Here is how it looked:

plt aug 27

The chart follows the same winning pattern with a breakout, volume spike, and MACD crossover.

Hedge Fund Buying

I’m not the only one who’s stocking up on commodities in what might be the next commodity supercycle…

According to Bloomberg:

Hedge funds boosted bets on rising commodities to the highest in 15 months, driving prices into a bull market as the U.S. drought worsened and the Federal Reserve signaled it may take more steps to spur economic growth.

Money managers’ net-long position across 18 U.S. raw materials rose 10 percent to 1.32 million futures and options in the week ended Aug. 21, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data show. Holdings doubled in two months to the highest since May 2011.

Money has been flowing out of equity mutual funds and into hard assets.

Investors added $1.47 billion in commodity funds for the week ending August 22. This is the third inflow in the last four weeks.

The number of gold futures and options contracts jumped 35% the last week. Platinum option contracts more than doubled, and the number of oil contracts was up 18%.

It looks like the money managers are back from the beach and are placing their bets for the fall quarter. 

It’s time to load up on commodities. They have a long way to run.

Good hunting,

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Christian is the founder of Bull and Bust Report and an editor at Energy and Capital. For more on Christian, see his editor’s page.

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