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Executive Insights

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AngelaRoberts

Angela Roberts

CEO

Chief Executive Officer Angela Roberts joined U.S. Money Reserve in 2003. Roberts has held numerous positions within the organization, culminating in her promotion to CEO in 2015. She is credited with creating the analytic and KPI structure at U.S. Money Reserve. Believing strongly that the people make the business, Roberts has positioned U.S. Money Reserve to be a trusted precious metal leader that always puts their customers and employees first. Learn more in her interview with Forbes.

John-Rothans

John Rothans

Master Numismatist

Chief Procurement Officer and Master Numismatist John Rothans has been a key fixture in the numismatic industry for over 30 years. Rothans joined U.S. Money Reserve as a consultant in 2004, eventually becoming Chief Procurement Officer and overseeing all wholesale operations, new product lines, and coin strategy. Rothans is credited with the development, production, and distribution of proprietary product offerings, including U.S. Money Reserve’s best-selling Pearl Harbor and Iwo Jima coin series.

Philip-Diehl

Philip Diehl

President

Philip N. Diehl is the president of U.S. Money Reserve and a published analyst of the precious metals markets. As 35th Director of the U.S. Mint (1994–2000), Diehl oversaw one of the most impressive government agency turnarounds in recent U.S. history through new product initiatives, increased oversight, strategic reorganization, and fiscal responsibility. His experience and expert knowledge in the field of precious metals strengthens U.S. Money Reserve’s commitment to a superior customer experience.

Edmund c moy u.s. mint direct headshot

Edmund C. Moy

Senior IRA Strategist

Edmund C. Moy collaborates with U.S. Money Reserve as Senior IRA Strategist. A recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Medal for public service, awarded to him by then-Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Moy served as the 38th Director of the United States Mint (2006–2011). Among many accomplishments during his tenure, Moy oversaw one of the largest increases in volume of precious metals output in Mint history, as Americans turned to safe-haven assets in the wake of the Great Recession.

Recent Articles

Bad News for Some Means a Golden Opportunity for Others

Bad News for Some Means a Golden Opportunity for Others

On September 26, 2022, Reuters reported that gold prices fell to $1,621.50/oz.—its lowest price since April 2020. Just a few days earlier, on September 23, 2022, CNBC quoted Steve Hanke, a professor of applied economics at John Hopkins University, as saying, “There’s an 80% chance of the U.S. falling into a recession—much higher than...

Stocks Continue to Fall, and Inflation May Be “Killing Retirements.” It’s Time to Take Action.

Stocks Continue to Fall, and Inflation May Be “Killing Retirements.” It’s Time to Take Action.

As economic conditions tighten, many Americans start thinking about their own unique financial situations, wondering if they need to take new or additional actions to help protect their wealth. My response to those wondering is simple: It’s never a bad time to take action to protect your wealth—and each new headline is nothing more than...

Inflation, Recession, and Retirement

Inflation, Recession, and Retirement

There are a lot of unknowns in this world, but they shouldn’t frighten us into inaction. As of this writing, we’re still waiting on a potential declaration of whether or not we are in a recession while the Federal Reserve continues to fight high inflation. Back in July 2022, Alliance for Lifetime Income and CANNEX jointly released their...

How to Protect Your Portfolio Going Into Retirement

How to Protect Your Portfolio Going Into Retirement

In many ways, I’m looking forward to the day when my retirement finally arrives. But I know it won’t be easy. I love my job, and I find a great level of fulfillment in coming into U.S. Money Reserve every day and working to help our clients secure their own futures with precious metals. For many Americans, retirement is the end goal of...

Setting Yourself Up for Retirement Success

Setting Yourself Up for Retirement Success

A couple months ago, I wrote about the need for a semiannual financial checkup—a chance to examine your spending habits and goals, as well as your portfolio’s performance thus far, and make adjustments as needed to help set your portfolio (and yourself) up for success. In that post, I suggested examining contributions to your retirement...

U.S. Money Reserve Yearbook: 2022 Edition

U.S. Money Reserve Yearbook: 2022 Edition

Once a year, I like to take a step back and look at how far U.S. Money Reserve has come as a company over the course of the past year. I couldn’t be more proud of the work we’ve done to help increase our clients’ access to as much knowledge as possible, helping them make educated decisions when it comes to diversifying their portfolios...

What Does a Balanced Portfolio Look Like?

What Does a Balanced Portfolio Look Like?

Sometimes, it helps to take a step back and reexamine the fundamentals of portfolio diversification. Time and again, we see mentions of a “well-diversified” or “balanced” portfolio. But what does “balanced” really mean? Since every financial situation is unique, every portfolio will also be unique. Finding the right balance in your...

Who Are You Talking to About Your Diversification Strategy?

Who Are You Talking to About Your Diversification Strategy?

I welcome good advice and assistance. Sometimes, I think that we as Americans have a tendency of thinking we need to “go it alone” in order to truly earn our success. But the truth is that while much can be attributed to a positive attitude and, more importantly, lots of hard work, few of us ever find financial success truly on our own....

Is Now a Good Time to Buy Gold? Why You Should Buy Gold Now

Is Now a Good Time to Buy Gold? Why You Should Buy Gold Now

The gold market has historically had an inverse relationship to the stock market and has previously performed well in times of recession and rising inflation. This is why, whenever economic uncertainty strikes, people tend to ask, “Is now a good time to buy gold?” Many analysts suggest that you buy gold to help your portfolio weather a...

The Importance of Financial Education During a Recession

The Importance of Financial Education During a Recession

Technically, we may already be in a recession. U.S. recessions are officially determined by a nonprofit research organization, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which defines a recession as “a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and that lasts more than a few months.” But a...

Safe-Haven Assets: Stable Value Funds vs. Gold

Safe-Haven Assets: Stable Value Funds vs. Gold

Recently, I read an article by MarketWatch that reports stable value funds as today’s most popular asset to include in a 401(k), despite what MarketWatch calls the “complex risks” involved. As the article puts it, these funds are both “widely seen as a safe haven” and “often opaque.” But what are these assets, and how do they compare to...

Welcome to Our 400th “Gold News & Views”!

Welcome to Our 400th “Gold News & Views”!

When I saw that this was to be our 400th edition of “Gold News & Views,” I almost couldn’t believe it. But it’s true—nearly every week, for more than seven-and-a-half-years, we’ve brought you insights into the financial and precious metals news of the day, along with additional information and tips to help you make more informed...

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