A lot of people are talking about gold. It’s a common topic when times are tough because it holds its value while currency depreciates. However, it has lost about 20% of its value since its September high of $1800. Some think gold will rally and are sending out quiet, confident signals to buy. The thing is, whether you’re looking to diversify your portfolio or just guard against another recession, there’s another, cheaper alternative you might not have heard about.

ALSO READ: Headlines Explained: WWDC & Bond Sell-Off

While you’re sitting around scratching your head, wondering whether it’s time to invest in gold and silver, you’ve just let an opportunity pass you by.

Quick, what’s 15 times rarer than platinum and 30 times rarer than gold?

If you answered Palladium, you’d be correct. (But you probably just looked at the title, didnt you?)


Get Up To $1,000 in Free Stock with Robinhood--the Commission-Free Brokerage!

Open a new account and receive one free stock valued at up to $500! Then, once your account is open, get more free stocks (value from $5 to $500) for each friend, family, person you refer! USE THIS LINK to get started with Robinhood!

Unlike gold, palladium is a precious metal that is widely used in industry rather than to make jewelry. The automotive industry relies heavily on palladium catalytic converters (huh!?) to help produce cleaner exhaust.

It’s also used by Tony Stark to power the reactor in his chest that kept him alive in Iron Man. Surely, the palladium was toxic and he ended up having to replace it with other elements, but you get the idea…it’s powerful stuff!

The case for investing in palladium is a simple supply and demand argument.

South Africa and Russia are the two big players in the global market for palladium. Together, they represent over 80% of world production. The only problem is that there’s trouble ahead.

In 2012, the world’s supply of mined palladium stood at 6.3 million ounces, which itself was 12% lower than the year before. That itself would make some people sit up and listen to the whole story.

Labor disputes and strikes have put the mining industry in South Africa into shambles. The two main unions are at each other’s throats and the problem hasn’t yet resolved itself.

Meanwhile in Russia, stockpiles of the metal are shrinking. The estimates say Russia will supply even less than the 250,000 ounces they provided in 2012, a figure already dwarfed by the 775,000 ounces they shipped over in 2011.

Not only is supply expected to be constricted, but demand for palladium shows no signs of letting up. The demand for the precious metal is driven by the auto industry – which uses 2/3rds of the world supply – and auto industry is expected to grow, driven in part by the expansion of the middle class in emerging economies like China, India and Brazil.

Seeing as the disputes in South Africa will take time to figure out, and with expected growth in the automotive sector, the foundations are laid for a price appreciation.

So, naturally the question becomes – how can I take advantage of it?

One way is to actually own some palladium, and exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer you a way to do that. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYRSE: PALL) represents shares of real, physical palladium bars and reflects the performance of the price of palladium. This is not only a convenient but also cost-effective way to invest in palladium, because the fees associated with such funds are low.

Don’t take my word for it though. Do some research and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Until then,




The markets have dropped over 30% since their highs just a few weeks ago because of the Coronavirus, but we are starting to see more signs that this might be a PERFECT BUYING OPPORTUNITY:

#1. HOT Fool Picks in Spite of Crash. Here is why we love the Motley Fool--On Thursday, March 19, 2020 they recommended Zoom Video (Ticker ZM) when it was at $124. Today, March 23 it closed at $160, that's up 29% in 3 days! But that's not all, they also recommended it October 3, 2019 when it was at $77 so that is up 108% since they picked it back in October, in spite of the market crashing 30%. Other recent picks are TSLA, NFLX and TTD which are all UP since they were picked!

#2. Stock Prices Are Down 30%.  This is a good thing! If you are thinking of buying stocks, now's your chance to get quality companies at much more affordable prices. This offers a very attractive entry point, because stocks are ON SALE and you can now buy quality stocks for 30% less than you would have paid for them in February.

#3. More Articles Are Starting To Recommend Buying. As we are nearing the bottom of this drop, we are starting to see more articles like this: BlackRock is suggesting we may be at a "once in a lifetime opportunity", Morgan Stanley says to start buying, and Warren Buffet has a stock pile of cash and rumors are he is starting to buy.

#4. Dollar Cost Averaging Works! Since nobody knows where the bottom will be exactly, smart investors continue to invest a fixed dollar amount in the market each month. This is called Dollar Cost Averaging. That way, when the markets are down you are buying more shares of your favorite stocks at cheaper prices. This helps drive down your average cost and increase your profits when the stock market moves back up.

If you need recommendations for stocks to buy now, keep in mind that the Motley Fool Stock Advisor beat the market by over 30% the last 4 years, and they are currently recommending that NOW IS THE TIME to start buying some of those quality stocks that should make up the foundation of your portfolio. The Motley Fool Stock Advisor service is recommending at least 15 stocks that you should plan on holding for the next 3 to 5 years. So, if you need investing ideas, it is a PERFECT time to consider the best stock newsletter over the last 4 years--The Motley Fool Stock Advisor

Normally it is priced at $199 per year but they are currently offering it for just $99/year if you click this link

P.S. this offer is still backed by their 30-day money back guarantee.
P.S.S. Still skeptical? Read this complete Motley Fool Review.