Jeffrey Nichols

Jeffrey Nichols is Managing Director of American Precious Metals Advisors and Senior Economic Advisor to Rosland Capital.  He has been a leading precious metals economist for over 25 years. His clients have included central banks, mining companies, national mints, investment funds, trading firms, jewelry manufacturers and others with an interest in precious metals markets.

Jeffrey Nichols Articles

If investors ever needed physical gold in their portfolios, now is the time. Now is the time to protect even a well-diversified portfolio against the risks inherent in financial assets (equities, debt) and tangible assets (real estate,...
The economy will show clear signs of weakness in the months ahead, supporting gold. A reassessment of economic prospects and Fed policy in the weeks and months ahead could be just the turn of events that will support a springtime recovery...
A reassessment of economic prospects and Fed policy in the weeks and months ahead could be just the turn of events that will support a springtime recovery in the price of gold, lifting the yellow metal up and out of its recent trading...
From day to day and week to week, short-run fluctuations in the price of gold have, of late, been driven almost entirely by expectations of prospective Federal Reserve monetary policies, particularly with respect to short-term interest...
Having failed in its attempt earlier this month to move above $1,300 an ounce, gold is once again looking for sustainable support under the technically and psychologically important $1,200 level.
Gold-price volatility so far this year has been a reflection of short-term speculative activity by a relatively small group of hedge-funds and other institutional traders taking relatively large positions in “paper”
2015 could be the year for gold to shine. Having recorded its all-time high above $1920 an ounce in September 2011, the metal has been in decline now for nearly three and a half years and, consequently, its allure as a reliable hedge asset...
Day after day, gold trading has been, and continues to be, dominated by institutional trading in the “dark pools” where over-the-counter dealer and interbank activity goes largely unseen. Don’t under-estimate the influence of trading in...

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India and the U.S. trump Italy as top gold jewelry exporters.