Natural Resources >> Analyst Interviews >> June 29, 2009
TWST: Please discuss the performance of the gold price this year and how it's 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
reacted to the global economic crisis?
Mr. Christian: The price of gold started the year around $880 an ounce. It