Trading instrument XPT/USD is the spot contract for platinum (XPT) expressed in the American dollars. Major platinum mining operations are in Russia, China, South Africa, Zimbabwe. If you plan to use this precious metal for trading, it’s important to follow the rates of export, shifts in the volumes supply and demand.
The key peculiarity of platinum trading is the relatively small leverage and very low volatility. This also means that the trading process is not intense. XPT/USD is recommended for conservative investors working with large amounts of funds. Platinum is also often used by traders for capital protection, as it maintains its positions better than other assets during commodities market recessions.