Investments in precious metals are growing more popular as investors seek to protect against volatile markets and a weakening dollar, but investors may not need exposure to both palladium and platinum ETFs, as their movements share a similar correlation to economic growth, according to an article on Zacks.
Both metals have continued to attract attention throughout the year, but unlike gold and silver, these two precious metals are subject to industrial needs more so than investing demand, writes Eric Dutram, contributor to the Zacks article.
Still, their short- and long-term movements do vary. For investors interested in short-term gains, the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) is probably best, while the ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (NYSEArca: PPLT) might be better suited for those focused on the long term, according to Zacks.
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