Platinum is one of the few precious metals rarer than gold. But unlike gold, platinum's industrial applications drive its demand. For example, in 2010 and 2011 more platinum went into catalytic converters than into jewelry. Read more
PPLT offers clean exposure to platinum spot prices.
Supply disruptions in South Africa may put upward pressure on platinum prices.
Growth in the automotive industry likely would increase the demand for platinum. Read more
PPLT's fees are a bit rich.
Demand for platinum is cyclical.
Automotive manufacturers may continue to substitute cheaper palladium for platinum in catalytic converters. Read more