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Platinum is a beautiful metal that is silvery white in color. It is one of the rarest elements in the Earth's crust. Platinum is one of the most valuable precious metals today due to its vast array of uses. Platinum is used in jewelry, dentistry materials and equipment, catalytic converters, laboratory equipment, and so on. Because of its many uses and scarcity, it is an ideal long-term investment.

Platinum Prices

The price of platinum depends on it supply and demand. When the economic atmosphere is stable and growing, the price of platinum goes up to as much as twice the price of gold. However, in an uncertain economic climate, the platinum prices may fall due to a decrease in demand for this precious metal in industry. Due to the scarcity of platinum in view of the ever increasing demand, the investment potential for this metal is amazing. It can function as a promising investment vehicle.

How to Invest in Platinum

  • If you're interested in investing in the physical metal then you can purchase platinum bullion bars or coins.
  • If you don't want the metal in its physical form, you can buy stocks that invest in such precious metals.
  • The best way to invest in this coveted metal is by holding it in a precious metal IRA. Platinum is a great shield against inflation and promises big returns on your money.

Learn more about the right kind of investments and how to protect your assets with the help of Lear Capital.

The statements made on this Website are opinions only. Past results are no guarantee of future performance or returns. Precious metals, like all investments, carry risk. Precious metals and coins may appreciate, depreciate, or stay the same depending on a variety of factors. Lear Capital, Inc. cannot guarantee, and makes no representation, that any metals purchased will appreciate at all or appreciate sufficiently to make customers a profit. Lear is a retail seller of precious metals and its buyback (or bid) prices are lower than its sell (or ask) prices. Metals must appreciate enough to account for this difference in order for customer to make a profit when liquidating the metals. Lear does not provide financial advice or retirement planning services. The decision to purchase or sell precious metals, and which precious metals to purchase or sell, are the customer’s decision alone, and purchases and sales should be made subject to the customer’s own research, prudence and judgment.