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The Palladium 'bubble has burst' with biggest price drop in 9 years

The sell-off comes after hedge funds cut bullish bets and some analysts warned of a growing potential for a price correction. A strong dollar added to headwinds

The Palladium 'bubble has burst' with biggest price drop in 9 years
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David Caleb Mutua and Rupert Rowling | Bloomberg
Palladium fell for a third day, heading for the biggest drop in almost nine years and fueling concern that the metal’s multi-month rally has run out of steam.

The commodity used in pollution-reducing auto catalysts, which surged to a record last week on the outlook for tightening supplies, fell as signs of slowing economic growth sparked demand worries. The sell-off comes after hedge funds cut bullish bets and some analysts warned of a growing potential for a price correction. A strong dollar added to headwinds.

While it’s difficult to speculate on what triggered the sharp drop, “I think that the bubble has

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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 8:19 AM IST

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