Natural Resources >> Analyst Interviews >> June 29, 2009

Investing In Gold – Jeffrey M. Christian – Cpm Group

Jeffrey M. Christian is Managing Director and Founder of CPM Group, a New York Precious Metals and Commodities Research, Consulting and Asset Management firm. CPM Group provides a wide range of consulting services on the management of commodities price exposure. The firm publishes annual yearbooks on gold, silver and platinum group metals. Mr. Christian has been a prominent analyst and advisor on precious metals and commodities markets since the 1970s. He is most known for his work on financial engineering in commodities, including central bank gold lending, the use of gold leases for mine project financing, commodity indexed notes, and managed accounts for institutional and high net worth individual investors. He is the author of Commodities Rising: The Reality Behind the Hype - How to Really Profit in the Commodities Market. Profile
TWST: Please discuss the performance of the gold price this year and how it's

reacted to the global economic crisis?

Mr. Christian: The price of gold started the year around $880 an ounce. It