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Market Opportunities - 26/08/2021

26 August, 2021

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Platinum weekly uptrend opportunity based On 1.00 Lot Calculation:

  • Platinum is mostly used in catalytic converters by the car industry to reduce harmful gas emission. Tightening regulation is forcing auto makers to put more Platinum into each vehicle, which in turn could keep the demand outlook positive.
  • CHINA - LARGEST PLATINUM AND PALLADIUM CONSUMER IN THE WORLD reported this week no new local Covid-19 cases for the first time since July, according to its National Health Commission (NHC). Decreased number of cases can accelerate China economic recovery and as a consequence lead to an increase in Platinum demand.
  • PRICE ACTION: Platinum has lost around 14% since mid July trading currently near the lowest level since the beginning of the year.
  • Platinum has been trading at a significant discount to palladium and gold. With palladium, platinum shares usage in catalytic converters, while with gold it partially shares the safe haven role on the market.
  • There is a wide expectation that the Federal Reserve will postpone tapering of its bond buying program to the later of the year which can push the price of precious metal up.
  • ANALYST OPINION (UBS): The bank cut platinum mine supply estimate for 2021 by about 140,000 ounces, leading to a deficit of around 185,000 ounces and marking a third straight year of undersupply. According to UBS, Platinum may hit $1,300 per ounce this year.
  • The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) expects the platinum market to be more under supplied this year than it had estimated as the economic recovery fuels a surge in demand from industry, forecasting a shortfall of 158,000 ounces. This would mark the third straight annual shortfall.

Platinum, August 26, 2021
Current Price: 983.50



Trend direction


Resistance 3


Resistance 2


Resistance 1


Support 1


Support 2


Support 3


Example of calculation based on weekly trend direction for 1.00 Lot*


Pivot Points

Resistance 3

Resistance 2

Resistance 1

Support 1

Support 2

Support 3

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* 1.00 lot is equivalent of 10000 units
** Calculations for exchange rate used as of 10:20 (GMT+1) 26/08/2021
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