Precious Metals

Precious Metals
A classification of metals that are considered to be rare and/or have a high economic value. The higher relative values of these metals are driven by various factors including their rarity, uses in industrial processes and use as an investment commodity.

Precious metals include, but are not limited to: gold, silver, platinum, iridium, rhodium and palladium.

Investing in precious metals can be done either by purchasing the physical asset, or by purchasing futures contracts for the particular metal. Another way to gain investment exposure to precious metals is to purchase shares in publicly traded companies that deal in the exploration or production of precious metals, such as a gold mining company.

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  • Precious metals — Precious Pre cious, a. [OF. precious, precius, precios, F. pr[ e]cieux, L. pretiosus, fr. pretium price, worth, value. See {Price}.] 1. Of great price; costly; as, a precious stone. The precious bane. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Of great value or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • precious metals — plural noun Gold, silver, platinum (also, rarely, mercury or others of high price) • • • Main Entry: ↑precious …   Useful english dictionary

  • Precious metals — Precious metals. См. Прецизионные металлы. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • precious metals — taurieji metalai statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Au, Ag, Pt ir jos grupės metalai. atitikmenys: angl. noble metals; precious metals rus. благородные металлы; драгоценные металлы ryšiai: sinonimas – brangieji metalai …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • precious metals — taurieji metalai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Cheminiam poveikiui labai atsparūs metalai: auksas, platina, iridis, osmis, sidabras, paladis, rodis, rutenis. Auksas, sidabras ir platina nesioksiduoja ore; iridis, rutenis… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Precious metals refining — Precious metal refining is a superordinate term for the separation from noble metalliferous materials. The precious metals are won for example from used catalysts, electronics, ores or alloys. The refining is a very expensive and complex… …   Wikipedia

  • precious metals — Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium, which are used for their intrinsic value or for their value in production. These may be traded either in their physical state or by way of futures and options contracts, mining company stocks, bonds, mutual… …   Financial and business terms

  • precious metals — The metals silver, gold, and platinum. Compare base metals …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • precious metals — /ˌpreʃəs met(ə)lz/ plural noun very valuable metals, such as gold and platinum …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Taxation of precious metals — Precious metals are subject to taxation in most countries, because of their high economic value. In most countries capital gains tax applies when precious metals are sold for profit, but in many countries also value added tax applies for some but …   Wikipedia

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