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

I’m writing this New Year’s Eve day, from the “Play Factory” in Phoenix – where my soon-to-be three-year old is frolicking, on one of Arizona’s few rainy days. Oh well, the ominous, overcast weather is a fitting end to one of the most...
First off, let me re-emphasize the most valuable piece of financial information imaginable – which I have discussed ad nauseum for the past decade. Which is in executing your personal due diligence process, to make sure your information...
I keep thinking back to the story I related several weeks back; of how, with not a shred of knowledge of the character or intelligence of George W. Bush, I voted for him in the 2000 Presidential election – out of “fear” that the oilfield...
The beauty of the Miles Franklin blog is one never knows how it might start. In fact, I often don’t know myself, until I sit down and start typing. Moreover, now that the world is rapidly devolving to 2008-style crisis mode, there are so...
It’s Wednesday afternoon, an hour after the NYSE close. I wasn’t planning on writing tomorrow – like last week, in lieu of an extended Audioblog. However, given how close the “end game” appears to be, I felt compelled to keep you a step...
On Thursday morning, whilst taping this week’s Audioblog, I discussed how overnight, the PMI Manufacturing reports in China, Japan and essentially all of Europe were not only miserable but well below expectations. Heck, even the PMI...
The trials of Job indeed! To that end, I do not recall taking a day off from writing in the past two years – and given the horrific immolation the world’s Central banks are foisting on the world’s population, I don’t anticipate slowing...
In TPTB’s desperation to “manipulate, jawbone, and pray” equities back up, both the frequency and blatancy of government intervention has achieved unprecedented levels. Not only are they in full-fledged panic mode for its own sake,...
The global macroeconomic – and geopolitical – situation is deteriorating so rapidly, it is literally impossible for my hyper-stimulated brain to slow down. It’s still Thursday night and I wanted to pen a few observations, starting with...
I don’t normally write twice in a day.  However, it’s late Thursday afternoon and after watching what could be the “beginning of the end” of three-plus years of money printing, market manipulating, propagandizing infamy, the title of a...

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The periodic symbol for gold is AU which come from the Latin for gold aurum.