Mike Hammer

Mike Hammer has had a wide-ranging career, with trading and investing as a continuing theme. Mike graduated from UC Berkeley with a business degree, then worked with Macy's in their operations arm. He left Macy's and spent a summer trading his own account, which taught him a lot about trading in general and markets in particular. Trading through the Black Monday and the Crash of 1987 showed him how most people are unprepared for upheavals in their trading. He then joined Waddell & Reed as a financial advisor, helping regular people understand their finances and meet their life goals.

Then came the usual story - Mike met and married the lady of his dreams. They moved to upstate New York, where Mike worked first for a small manufacturing consulting company, then Cornell University. While loving the work and the higher-education atmosphere, Mike missed the world of finance. Eventually, he signed up for stock trading coaching with the Adam Mesh Trading Group, to learn from people who understood modern markets. Within a year, Adam asked Mike to become a stock trading coach.

Since then, Mike has trained over 200 individuals, spoke at several national conventions, and is a frequent contributor to conference calls across the Adam Mesh community. Mike writes The Gold Enthusiast daily newsletter, runs the Golden Hammer trading service, and participates in the Mesh Private Portfolio. He also keeps a position in international education which keep him in touch with "the student mindset". Mike closely follows the gold, energy, and financial sectors. His motto is "Plan your trade, then trade your plan!"

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Gold Demand: On The Rise In China

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gold Demand: On The Rise In China

The Singapore Gold Exchange (SGE) released its May numbers, and they’re impressive.  Gold withdrawals in May rose 9% over last year, meaning people (or banks, or governments…) still want gold. If you factor in Hong Kong, which is accounted for separately, you’ll see even more gold demand from China.  And not only do they want […]

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Gold News: GLD Has A Million-Share Minute

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gold News: GLD Has A Million-Share Minute

In case you were sleeping Friday, or out enjoying some sunshine, the biggest single trade in GLD history crossed the wires at 1:22 PM.  For market watchers, seeing this gold news in real time was an interesting experience. A normal sleepy Friday trading in the gold world, then all of a sudden a huge volume spike, followed […]

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Gold Prices: Rebounding On Trade War Fears

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gold Prices: Rebounding On Trade War Fears

Gold prices popped overnight as fears of a trade war grew.  President Trump, in a moment that will likely come back to haunt him, tweeted “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” In response, traders sold US dollars and bought some gold.  You can clearly see the moment on the 5-day chart of GLD (bars) compared […]

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