Christopher Aaron

Christopher Aaron

Christopher Aaron began his career as an intelligence analyst for the CIA and Department of Defense. He served two tours to Afghanistan and Iraq between 2006 - 2009, conducting pattern-of-life mapping for military leaders.



Mapping shares similarities with technical analysis of the financial markets because both involve the interpretation of repeating patterns found in human nature. He is the founder of iGold Advisor, providing research on the precious metals, and iGlobal Analytics, featuring technical analysis of the global capital markets.



Christopher speaks regularly on the cyclical patterns found within the financial markets and on international policy. He has been featured in the New York Times and NPR news amongst other publications.

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Since gold’s all-time high of $1,923 per ounce in September 2011, the nearly 6-year decline that this week has brought prices back to $1,270 has been broadly defined by a falling linear trend of selling pressure. This declining trend is being tested immediately, and
Two weeks ago gold broke its short-term rising trend at $1,235, a technical level which held gold higher since January. This is shown below by the broken turquoise trendline. While such a breakdown would normally be a sign for caution, because the breakdown has occurred
The US dollar continues to show us signs of a significant long-term reversal lower in the making. As first proposed in January 2017, the dollar has now hit our initial lower target of 95.5 on the dollar index: This target was derived from a measurement of the amp
On the heels of the Federal Reserve’s most recent ¼ point interest rate hike on Wednesday, gold and the precious metals complex have seen a negative bearish reversal that deserves caution over the short and intermediate term. Fundamentally, the interest rate hike
It seems that hardly a week goes by that we do not hear that the US stock market has hit another new all-time high. And indeed, the US capital markets have been amongst the best performers in the world since the crash of 2008-2009 lows. Many have wondered when the US
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

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