Christopher Aaron

Christopher Aaron is a former counter-terrorism officer for the CIA and Department of Defense. He has always had an independent, analytical outlook, volunteering to serve two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2006 – 2009 to gather real-time intelligence for military leaders in Washington, D.C. Drawing upon his investigative skills, he turned his attention to the financial markets in the mid-2000’s and has been sharing his research and analysis for over a decade.

iGold Advisor is dedicated to providing intelligent and independent analysis of the precious metals, currency, and commodity markets. We are neither perma-bulls nor perma-bears on any asset; rather, we endeavor to maintain a focused discipline on the psychological, wave, and cycle patterns that ebb and flow continuously through all markets. You can reach Christopher at:

Gold prices had a strong close last week, finishing higher by 2.1% or $26, to close at $1,253 as of the final trade on the New York COMEX on Friday afternoon. Even so, the price action continues to remain consolidative in nature. This is where we must remain steadfas
On Sunday French electors chose Emmanuel Macron for the new presidential term. The final vote is still being tallied as this goes to press, but estimates are in the range of 66% for left/centrist Macron, and 34% for nationalist Marine Le Pen.       
It is increasingly clear that events beyond the United States borders will play an important role in defining the trends over the next few weeks for the precious metals and currency markets. Of course, the international perspective is a critical component of the
The surge above $1,265 for gold in the wake of the US retaliation against Syria, yet its failure to hold this level by Friday’s close, constitutes a “false breakout” in our technical work. False breakouts occur when an important resistance level is breached momentarily,
In Part I of this series, we looked at the potential for a significant reversal to be setting up in the US dollar, and how we must pay attention to the trends of the market as opposed to perceived “fundamentals” in order to avoid serious losses. In this fo
The US dollar is on the verge of a major reversal lower, which will have important ramifications for world markets: most notably currency cross-pairs, commodities and precious metals. Many readers will already know the poor fundamentals underlying the US currency
Three-month US Treasury Bills are now pricing in a hike for tomorrow’s interest rate decision by the US central bank. This leading indicator has been highly accurate since the first Federal Reserve Rate hike in December 2015. Below we show a two-part graph, with the 3-m
Gold is back to within $40 of the most important technical level we have been watching since 2011: the primary declining trend shown in magenta on the 10-year chart below. The downtrend in question now comes in squarely at $1,300 – so a new test of the trend line could
An interesting article appeared in Bloomberg this week about an Italian citizen who, during a random bag search, was found on a train from Switzerland to be carrying 125 gold coins into the country. He had not declared the coins to Italian customs. The headline appe
The US Dollar Index is acting weaker than it “should”, given the magnitude of the breakout from the nearly 2-year consolidation seen last November, and illustrated in the following chart: As of the close Friday, the dollar fell for a fifth week in a row against a