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'A Deep Dive into Precious Metals Markets' A Seminar by Jeff Christian of the CPM Group
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'A Deep Dive into Precious Metals Markets' A Seminar by Jeff Christian of the CPM Group

IPMI is pleased to announce that Jeff Christian of CPM Group is going to present a seminar “A Deep Dive Into Precious Metals Markets” at the 41st Annual Conference at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida.

When: Sunday, June 11th, 2017
2:30pm - 5:00pm
Where: JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, Florida  32837
United States
Presenter: Jeff Christian of the CPM Group
Contact: Sandra Arrants

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A Deep Dive Into Precious Metals Markets

A Seminar by Jeff Christian

Market Mechanics

·        Physical, OTC, Forwards, Futures, Options, Exchange Traded Products, Derivatives

·        Leasing: How metals are leased, who leases metal in and why, who leases metal out and why

·        Who trades 12 billion ounces of gold per year and why

·        The myth of quoted forward prices: Inaccurate public quotes in the past and nonexistent quotes today

Registered and Eligible precious metals stocks

The Changes to Come

Economic Environment

·        Why no hyperinflations, why no collapse of the dollar

·        The next recession

·        Brexit  and other events’ gold, economic, and political implications




Gold Price Outlook

·        Price determinants, price relationships with macro-economic trends, variables, conditions

·        Currencies, interest rates, money supply, financial markets, inflation, other factors  

Investment Demand

·        China, India, Islamic Gold, North America, Europe


Official Transactions

·        Central banks: Sales, purchases, leasing, options, swaps, storage:  Then and now

·        Gold Standards: Central Bank Attitudes Toward Gold

·        The four factors that have squeezed central banks leasing

·        The new Lessors

·        Who is buying, post 2009

Fabrication Demand


·        The human reasons for fewer new gold discoveries, Outlook for future supply trends, Exploration Expenditures

Facts and Misperceptions About Gold

·        Gold holdings: Global, India, China, Switzerland, U.S., U.K., Malaysia

·        Comex is not running out of gold; Comex gold stocks

·        Lease rates: Never have been negative, the potential GOFO scandal

·        Conspiracy theories 


Silver Price Outlook

·        Differences and similarities in gold and silver’s investment demand trends

·        Fundamental trends

Investment Demand


·        Silver mine supply and scrap recovery trends

Fabrication Demand

·        Fabrication Demand by Major Use

·        Fabrication Demand by Country

Silver Inventories

·        Reported and estimated bullion inventories

Facts and Misperceptions about Silver

·        Why Central Banks do not hold silver—silver’s former monetary roles

·        Conspiracy Theories


Platinum Group Metals

Platinum Group Metals Overview and Price Outlook

·        Market Structure   

Investment Demand

·        Can investment demand continue to drive platinum prices

·        Platinum, Palladium, and Rhodium Exchange Traded Products

·        Platinum Record Long and Short Non-Commercial Positions

·        Industry promotion to spur investment demand for platinum and palladium

Fabrication Demand

·        Auto fabrication demand: Current and future trends, the death of diesel

·        The prospects for branded palladium jewelry


·        Global platinum mine supply trends

·        Recycling: PGM auto catalyst scrap trends

Platinum, Palladium, and Rhodium Above Ground Stocks

·        Who owns how much in above ground stocks

Facts and Misperceptions about PGMs

·        Fuel cells: Facts and Fiction

·        Russian Palladium and other PGM Stocks



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