Podcast: PGMs flying, but not the miners?

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  • Purple Group* (JSE code: PPE) now has 1million clients across all platform. A wowzer number.

  • Combined Motor Holdings (JSE code: CMH) full year results. Second half saw decent cash flow, back to profit and dividends.
  • Metrofile* (JSE code: MFL) are cancelling 4.18628% of their treasury shares.
  • MTN (JSE code: MTN) first-quarter update, good numbers with group EBITDA +21.3%. Forward PE of around 11x is decent as it’s being priced as a utility, albeit was even better back at 6000c when forward PE was c8x.
  • Revego (JSE code: RVG) cancelled the listing.
  • Tax Tuesday: Tax obligations for global citizens

* I hold ungeared positions.

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PGMs Flying, miners not so much

Palladium above US$3,000 (all-time high)

Palladium weekly chart

Palladium weekly chart

Platinum above US$1,200 (six-year high)

Platinum weekly chart

Platinum weekly chart

Rhodium above US$29,000 (all-time high)

PGMs are considered a ‘green’ metal in that they help reduce CO2 emissions.

Demand remains above supply.

  • But production will increase.
  • Scrap is increasing (especially with iron ore at records)
  • Rand is strengthening and will likely continue to do so

But the listed miners are languishing nowhere, why?



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