31 March, 2008.  The ecstatic rise of PGM prices moderated a bit in the last week. Gold opened today at US$935.74/toz, down from it’s high of over US$1013/toz recently. Platinum opened at US$2044.00/toz, down from its high of US$2275/toz. Ruthenium plods along at US$425.00/toz. Rhodium continues reign as the king of PGM’s at US$9,000.00/toz.

There have been scattered reports of the brazen theft of catalytic converters from parked automobiles. The bad guys have discovered PGM’s. You start your car and it sounds like a Farmall tractor.