Sector Expert: Jeffrey Christian
Jeffrey M. Christian is managing partner of CPM Group. He has been a prominent analyst and advisor on precious metals and commodities markets since the 1970s, with work spanning precious metals, energy markets, base metals, agricultural markets, and economic analysis in general. He is the author of He is the author of "Commodities Rising: The Reality Behind the Hype and How To Really Profit in the Commodities Market," published in 2006.
Christian founded CPM Group in 1986, spinning off the Commodities Research Group from Goldman, Sachs & Co and its commodities trading arm, J. Aron & Company. He has advised many of the world's largest corporations and institutional investors on managing their commodities price and market exposures, as well as providing advisory services to the World Bank, United Nations, International Monetary Fund and numerous governments.
What is holding down the gold price? Fear of the end of quantitative easing? Manipulation by a few big players? Central banks leasing inventories? CPM Group Managing Partner Jeffrey M. Christian says forget about all of that. The bottom line is that demand is down as investors big and small wait to see where the price will settle before they start buying again. In this interview with The Gold Report, he explains the impact of new gold investors buying—and selling—ETFs, hedge funds, algo traders and central banks—all factors that could lead to an upward trend in gold equities in 2014 and reinforce the long-term case for owning gold.
Will We See a Silver Breakout in 2013? (3/13/13)
Silver has been trading sideways so far in 2013, but what will the rest of the year bring? Will 2013 be the year silver prices break out or crash and burn? What is a sustainable silver price for mining companies and where will the metal come from to supply the next generation of industrial and investment demand? Most important, how can investors make money off this volatile sector? These were the burning questions The Gold Report took to analysts, money managers and heads of silver mining companies. The answers may surprise you.