Gold Guru and Managing Director at American Precious Metals Advisor
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Jeffrey Nichols is recognized as one of the world’s top experts in the economics and finance of precious metals. He has been a keynote speaker at dozens of investment and industry conferences, corporate meetings, and private company events around the world.

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Gold: Treading Water
One big surprise in the world of gold thus far this year has been the metal’s lack of price volatility. What the gold market is really interested in these days is the “real” or “inflation-adjusted” interest rate.
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Surprise, Surprise!
Higher interest rates are widely perceived as a negative or bearish influence on the gold price.
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Interest Rates, Inflation, And Trumpian Troubles Point Up For Gold
Gold prices of late have been testing support just under the market, if you will, preparing for a healthy rally into higher territory.
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The Prospects For Gold: Does The Election Really Matter?
Indeed, it will be the growth in physical demand for gold – from India and greater China – that drives gold prices to unheard of heights over the next several years.
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Gold Flash Crash?
Gold has once again surprised. This time, news from “outside the market” set in motion a chain reaction that knocked gold for a loop.
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Gold And The Interest-Rate Dis-Connect
We are entering a new phase in gold-price action where expectations of Fed interest-rate policy will become less important and other, more bullish, gold-price drivers come to the fore.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

ABX Barrick Gold Corporation
DGL PowerShares DB Gold Fund
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
IAU iShares COMEX Gold Trust
SLV iShares Silver Trust
TIP iShares Lehman TIPS Bond Fund
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund

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Work Experience

Senior Economic Advisor
Rosland Capital LLC
September 2009 - Present (9 years 4 months)
Rosland Capital LLC is a leading precious metal asset firm based in Santa Monica, California and buys, sells, and trades all the popular forms of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and other precious metals. Founded in 2008, Rosland Capital strives to educate the public on the benefits of investing in gold bullion, numismatic gold coins, silver, platinum, palladium, and other precious metals. For more information please visit www.roslandcapital.com.
Managing Director
American Precious Metals Advisors Inc.
September 1985 - Present (33 years 8 months)
American Precious Metals Advisors (APMA) offers corporate and institutional clients expert analysis of the economics of precious metals markets (gold, silver, platinum, and palladium) as well as consulting and market research services to meet the needs of specific clients. In addition, APMA advises mining companies on finance and investor relations.
Former Director
Mediterranean Resources Ltd.
January 2011 - October 2011 (10 months)
Mediterranean Resources (TSX: MNR; Frankfurt: MHM1) is a Canada-based mineral exploration and development company engaged in locating, acquiring and developing advanced-stage mineral resource properties in Turkey. As a member of Mediterranean Resources's board of directors I was instrumental in bringing in new management and reinvigorating new life into the company.
Managing Director
New Futures Media
September 1995 - April 2008 (12 years 10 months)
New Futures Media is an independent custom publisher committed to communicating information and ideas that contribute to the well-being of our readers and society. Our advertising sections have appeared in Time, U.S. News, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Scientific American, Esquire, and Family Circle.
Director
Dickinson Mines (precursor of GoldCorp)
January 1990 - June 1995 (5 years 6 months)
As a director of Dickinson Mines, I was instrumental in bringing about the merger of Dickinson into GoldCorp, which is now one of the leading gold producers . . . and has created great value for its shareholders.
Vice President, Commodities Research
Goldman Sachs
March 1982 - September 1985 (3 years 7 months)
Managed commodities research department specializing in the economic analysis of precious metals (gold, silver, platinum, and palladiums), coffee, and other commodities traded by Goldman Sachs. Participated in presentations to Goldman's investment banking and institutional investors. Published major reports on economics and price outlooks for each of the precious metals. Served as spokesperson for Goldman Sachs on these markets.

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1975 / 1975
Econometrics
New School University
MS
1970 / 1974
MS in Economics with Honors in 1974 Completed course requirements for Ph.D.
Lafayette College
AB
1965 / 1969
English 1965 – 1969

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Nichols On Gold
Jeffrey Nichols
Jeffrey Nichols
Jeffrey Nichols, Managing Director of American Precious Metals Advisors, has been a leading gold and 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.