Jeffrey Christian is the managing partner of CPM Group, a commodities research and management, consulting and financial advisory firm in New York. He founded the company in 1986, spinning off the Commodities Research Group from Goldman Sachs & Co., and its commodities trading arm, J. Aron & Company. Christian is an expert on precious metal markets and took time to speak with The Northern Miner about his views on the key trends in 2019 and his outlook for gold, silver and platinum group metals (PGMs) in 2020.
TNM: It’s been a crazy year with the U.S.-China trade war, impeachment hearings, worries about economic growth in the U.S. and Europe. And in the precious metals space, we’ve seen a wave of mergers and acquisitions that shows no signs of diminishing. Let’s start with some of the macro-economic issues like have dominated the headlines this year. How do you see the U.S. China trade war playing out next year?
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