ValueWalk Periodic Table of Commodities: Palladium Was 2014’s Best Metal

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Every year in January, ValueWalk.com updates and publishes its Periodic Table of Commodities Returns.

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According to their table, palladium is 2014’s top commodity, performed relatively according to script. For the year it was up 11.35%, compared to its 10-year annualized returns of 14%.

Chinese palladium bar saw the biggest price decline of the day, dropping 3.4% to close at CNY 173.00 ($27.97) per gram on Friday, January 16. At $764.00 per ounce, US palladium bar fell 1.3% last Friday. The price of Japanese palladium bar fell 0.8% to JPY 3,070 ($26.43) per gram.

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US platinum bar gained 2.7% to finish at $1,258 per ounce. The price of Japanese platinum bar declined 1.5% to JPY 4,654 ($40.07) per gram. Chinese platinum bar prices inched up 0.8% to CNY 265.00 ($42.85) per gram.

After a 2.7% increase, US gold bullion finished the day at $1,263 per ounce. The price of Chinese gold bullion gained 2.5%, finishing at CNY 251.30 ($40.64) per gram. At INR 27,580 ($444.85), the price of Indian gold bullion finished the market day up 2.1% per 10 grams. Japanese gold bullion finished the day down 1.3% to JPY 4,649 ($40.03) per gram.

Indian silver prices rose 1.9% to INR 38,604 ($622.66) per kilogram. Japanese silver closed 0.9% lower at JPY 629.00 ($5.42) per 10 grams. The price of US silver increased 0.7% to $16.95 per ounce. Chinese silver ended the day at CNY 3,570 ($577.27) per kilogram, after the 0.1% drop last Friday.

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