Andrew Hoffman

Andrew ("Andy") Hoffman, CFA joined Miles Franklin, one of America's oldest, largest bullion dealers, as Media Director in October 2011. For a decade, he was a US-based buy-side and sell-side analyst, most notably as an II-ranked oil service analyst at Salomon Smith Barney from 1999 through 2005. Since 2002, his focus has been entirely on precious metals, and since 2006 has written free missives regarding gold, silver and macroeconomics. Prior to joining the company he spent five years working as an investor relations officer or consultant to numerous junior mining companies.

Articles by Andrew Hoffman

The reason I know Bitcoin is so early in its bull market is that there is literally no one employed to write about it on a full-time basis.  Thus, to get information on the topic, I largely have to seek out the tiny handful of “good,...
In the past month, I’ve espoused many beliefs of what 2017 will bring – deeming it to likely be a year of money printing and draconian government actions.  In fact, following an historic year of political, economic, and monetary...
The market “response” to the Italian referendum – unquestionably, a political, financial, and economic “nuclear bomb” – was as hideously rigged as anything I’ve ever seen.  And trust me, the strafing is just starting, given this...
It’s early Wednesday morning, and I could not be more thrilled – as indeed, as I have loudly predicted since the day after the BrExit, Trump not only won, but did so in a landslide!  Sure, America’s deadly demographics – featuring an...
It’s early Monday morning, on what could not only be a historically bad week for global financial markets, but the “beginning of the end” of the manipulated worldwide perception that “everything’s OK.”  Most of the world’s 7.4 billion...
The trading day just ended on what may be the penultimate week of “normalcy” for generations to come.  Frankly, I have never been more scared, as the certainty of my views has never been more powerful.  They are that nothing...
Am I allowed to start with Deutsche Bank?  Or do I have to defer to the Bank of Japan’s Keystone Kops; who once again laid a giant goose egg?  Who, beyond a shadow of a doubt, proved they have not a clue what they are doing – in...
It’s early Tuesday, and I’m going to do something rare – and petty – in the name of making a point.  Which is, to refer yet again – anonymously, of course – to the reader a few weeks back, who hounded me with emails, asking why I don’...
This weekend, a reader emphatically tried to convince me oil prices were bottoming, as the “best cure for low prices is low prices.”  His argument covered every possible angle, from fundamental to “technical”; assuming, generally...
It’s early Tuesday – and as I said in my first official Tweet this morning, don’t count on the “summer doldrums” lasting too long.  Particularly in the case of Precious Metals, if you believe a blatantly “BS NFP Report,” defying every...

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