This week PPLT is officially ending its bear market that began with the rest of the PM complex back in 2011. For the past year PPLT has been building out a 5 point bullish expanding rising wedge reversal pattern that completed with the breakout gap yesterday. A backtest to the top rail would come into play around the 89.25 area.
This weekly chart shows some classic Chartology with a nice long breakout bar last week through the top rail of the 2016 downtrend channel. This week you can see a nice breakout gap above the top rail of the now 5 point bullish expanding rising wedge reversal pattern.
This long term monthly chart shows the 2011 high and the bear market that ensured. Just like silver there is a good chance that PPLT could start outperforming the rest of the PM complex. We can now add Platinum to the list of good clues that the PM complex is truly in a long term bull market.