Precious metals have resolved from the adversity it previously was in. Seems like it was just an hour ago

when all investors were crying, shouting stay away from precious metals and everything it’s related to.

Quote from telegraph online

“The blue-chip miner, 27p better at £11.80, today disclosed it had placed about 19.6m shares, a stake

of roughly 2.7pc, with pre-existing investor First Eagle. The shares were priced at £11.30 a piece, a 2pc

discount to Friday’s close.”

Similar to other precious metal producers Fresnillo has been hurt by the recent gold and silver sales.

However investments from such large organizations have put reassurance back into the precious metal

market. Fresnillo are obviously confident on the long term investors within the market will remain


Despite the encouraging forward steps taken by industry leaders, Liberum Capital industries number

two have avoided shareholder increase, due to lack of desire to increased exposure”, while Mexican

miners Penoles has the controlling stake.

Obviously post purchase Fresnilo needed something to do with all these shares they have brought!

Fresnilo have set to sell their shares in order to meet revised rules that require members of FTSE group’s

UK indices to have a free float or at least 25pc of their shares.

An opportunity which was eaten up very fast because the FTSE 100 has had more of a lackluster start

to the week, with the FTSE 100, which explains the acceptance of precious metal dealings by large

stakeholders. Confusing aspect about this is why suddenly invest if there has been a so called “drought”

in the market.

Another industry out of favor at the moment was chemicals, due to the variety of jobs and tasks they

are used for. Chemical group Croda recorded the single biggest loss on the FTSE 100 after experts at

UBS reiterated their sales advice on their shares, telling investors they were still waiting for signs of

sustained growth at Croda’s consumer care division. Furthermore which can be portrayed as confusing

to the constant demand in infrastructure, and the use of chemicals has in all industry.

Furthermore the Goldman reports predict a strong recovery in the housing markets, especially with

creation of new properties for young wannabe domestic home owners, and home owners in emerging

nations, such as China, Mexico, and Ghana. Where Disposable income for individuals are increasing, and

wanting to employ a more of a western life style.

Infrastructure market is developing domestically also, with the creation of the government help to buy

scheme. Analysis Anthony Codling described the venture as “the biggest stimulus the UK housing market

has received since the onset of the credit crunch”, Anthony’s prediction is a total of 800,000 houses can

be created outside of London alone.