UBS ETRACS CMCI Short Platinum Excess Return ETNNYSEARCA
PTD is defunct since June 5, 2013. Lack of investor interest
  • Jun. 11, 2013, 8:49 AM
    On June 5th, UBS completed its shutdown of 7 ETNs - 5 of which were focused on the IT space. The ETNs had struggled since launch to gain assets. The affected notes: LSKY, EIPO, EIPL, SSDD, SSDL, PTD and BLND. The closure is interesting in that all the affected ETNs except BLND had double-digit positive returns over the recent trailing twelve months.
    | Jun. 11, 2013, 8:49 AM
  • Feb. 19, 2013, 6:06 AM

    Anglo American Platinum (AGPPY.PK) has suspended production at all its South African operations today due to wildcat strikes after at least 13 people were injured in inter-union violence at one of its mines yesterday. The stoppage follows violent industry wide strikes last year, which cost the mining industry 15B rand ($1.68B) of lost revenue, and comes ahead of wage talks. Platinum futures +0.9%.

    | Feb. 19, 2013, 6:06 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 8, 2011, 9:22 AM
    Spot gold hits yet another all-time high of $1,715.29/oz and reaches parity with platinum for the first time since the end of 2008. "Gold's status as a near-monetary asset is giving it considerable strength while platinum's greater exposure to economic growth is...a weaker driver," say Mitsui analyst David Jollie.
    | Aug. 8, 2011, 9:22 AM | 1 Comment
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