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.

Andrew Hoffman Articles

It’s 5:00 AM PST, and to say I’m tired is the understatement of the century. I’m in Vancouver for Eric Sprott’s annual investment conference, where the Miles Franklin crew is spending time with some of the continent’s smartest people.
In this weekend’s Audioblog, I discussed how Wall Street and the Mainstream Media, so brainwashed by the financial bubbles Central banks have fostered, have essentially stopped reporting the news. Not just so-called “important” news, but...
It’s Friday afternoon, and global stocks have had a very, very bad day. After the Chinese stock market closed for the weekend, its regulators, in their omniscient wisdom, decided to increase the amount of permitted “shortable” stocks....
Like the economic “clairvoyant” I am, I can see it now – as the FOMC concludes its upcoming April 28th meeting. With another month of miserable economic data under its belt, and the Fed’s real dual mandate – to support the stock market,...
Tuesday morning, and it’s “one of those days” when I’m going to have to jam pack information into my article, as there are simply too many topics worth attention; starting with flat out validation of my the premise of my “126,000 job lie”...
Before starting, I want to share a comment from “Reader Ed” – which frankly, is one of the nicest compliments I’ve received in my career. In my view, the Miles Franklin Blog is one of the best sources of information about the global...
Friday was a rare “quadruple witching” day – in which stock options, stock index options, stock index futures, and individual stock futures all expired simultaneously. Consequently, trading volumes were elevated – and as usual, market...
Fifty years ago this weekend, the first U.S. Marines landed in Vietnam; the result of the so-called Gulf of Tonkin attacks – that in hindsight, were likely just as fraudulent as the Bush Administration’s claims that not only did Iraq...
Let’s start with the craziest coincidence of my lifetime; which say what you will, I consider a positive omen for things to come. Not for the dying global economy and monetary system, of course, but beleaguered “gold bugs” that have spent...
It’s Wednesday morning; and again, I’m having difficulty focusing on a single “horrible headline” – or if you will, a single “horrible topic.” I could start by following up with yesterday’s “PDAC, the Epitome of Mining Ineptitude” with...

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One cubic foot of gold weighs more than half a ton (1,306 pounds).