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

All-time high stock valuations – caused by Central banks covertly buying half the world’s equities. All-time low yields, caused by Central banks covertly (and overtly) monetizing every toxic bond imaginable. Housing bubbles galore, caused...
Throughout history, dozens of nations have briefly held the mantle of global superpower. Until the 20th century when international travel, trade, warfare and information dissemination was less efficient; such power was typically exerted...
Since today’s theme is unmitigated Central bank failure, let’s start with a picture that tells a thousand words – of how the “Land of the Setting Sun” is on its last legs and where America, Europe, and the rest of the world’s fiat currency...
Last week, our theme was the Fed’s failure to generate a “recovery” through six years of historically easy monetary policy. In “2.6% – ‘Nuff Said” and “The Most Damning Proof Yet of Fed Failure,” we demonstrated how the entire world is...
It’s Friday morning, and the prospect of the “sum of all fears” is creeping into the global consciousness. In other words, the “realization of reality” is – slowly but surely – taking hold, which is why, at the moment, even unprecedented...

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