The price of platinum is suppressed just like gold and silver prices A study and analysis done by respected consultant Dimitri Speck proves that the price of platinum is as manipulated as the prices of gold and silver. The manipulations mostly happen at the morning and afternoon price fixes. Why? For all those who know how to trade futures and options; the goal of the manipulations if directly tied to options expiring below certain prices (called strike prices). Speck states “Thus, the manipulation of the platinum fixing, similar to that in gold and silver, amounts to systematic price suppression”