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

For some time I have made it known that the title of my article on the day the Fed announces QE4 and/or negative interest policy, will be “Ding Dong, the Fed is Dead.” However, in reality that day passed long ago – as exemplified by the...
On this, my last article of 2015, we’ll start with the “ugly preliminaries” of my final economic snapshot of the year – followed by an uplifting end, per a wonderful, life-affirming experience I enjoyed last night. And ultimately, a...
Let’s start with the “horrible headline periphery”; i.e, topics ugly enough to single-handedly take the economy down – and markets, rigged or otherwise – but not “sexy” enough for the sensationalism seeking MSM to report on. Such as, for...
It’s Wednesday, April 8th – and mark the date; as for the first time in years, a specific article topic didn’t “come to me” in the past 24 hours. Not that there aren’t countless things to speak of – as usual, supporting the Miles Franklin...
It wasn’t until the late 1990s when I first had enough money – or better put, currency – to purchase anything other than life’s necessities. Consequently, my first investments were tech stocks during the internet mania, despite not having...
Here at the Miles Franklin Blog, we rarely – if ever – receive negative feedback…which is quite a testament to the so-called “advice” we give – which I facetiously put in quotes, as we are not “advising” readers to do anything but seek...
Honestly, there’s no better way of describing the “final phase of manipulation, corruption, and lunacy” of history’s largest Ponzi scheme like being in the twilight zone; and for gold and silver holders, a “financial concentration camp.”...
Why do I spend so much time discussing collapsing oil prices, you ask? Well, for one, because as we wrote back on October 15th – when WTI crude was $83/bbl, compared to $43/bbl this (Monday) morning – “crashing oil prices portend...
It's early Tuesday morning; in trading terms, just 48 hours from the ten year Treasury yield’s post NFP surge from 2.12% to 2.25%; supposedly, signaling an imminent Fed rate hike, despite Janet Yellen having delivered the “most...
It's Monday morning, and a slew of things are on my mind; as the pitched battle between the “unstoppable tsunami of reality” meets headlong with the most relentless, all-encompassing market manipulation in the history of mankind. More...

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