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I do the “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market.

On Thursday, I highlighted the ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (NYSEArca: PPLT). Platinum, like many other precious metals, is a safe store of value and is also a major component in industrial applications. With disruptions and violence in South Africa, the world’s platinum basket, we are seeing an increase in the supply risk premium.

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