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About the U.S. Money Reserve Team

Philip N. Diehl

Philip N. 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.

Why Do Gold Prices Fluctuate?

Why Do Gold Prices Fluctuate?

Over the long term, gold is often seen as a safe-haven asset that can help offset the impact of volatility experienced by portfolios heavily allocated to paper-based assets like stocks. This is why many consumers use gold to diversify their portfolios amidst...

What Does “Peak Gold” Mean?

What Does “Peak Gold” Mean?

You may have heard the term “peak gold” and wondered what it meant. Simply put, peak gold is the maximum rate of global gold extraction, after which mining will slowly decline until gold can no longer be extracted at a profit. For a more complete understanding of peak...

4 Reasons to Buy Gold During a Gold Pullback

4 Reasons to Buy Gold During a Gold Pullback

When it comes to selecting assets for your portfolio, having a long-term outlook is key. Gold is no exception: It has risen significantly over the long run. But as with any commodity, the price of gold can increase or decrease for any number of reasons in the short...

Three Things to Read Before Buying Gold

Three Things to Read Before Buying Gold

Gold has once again been making headlines as the nation’s financial markets continue to face uncertainty. On April 22, 2022, Barron’s reported that gold had made yet another run at $2,000/oz., nearing its all-time-high reached in August 2020. That same day, Barron’s...

6 Simple Tips for Buying Certified Coins

6 Simple Tips for Buying Certified Coins

For those mindful of their wealth, gold coins are a means of diversifying away from paper-based assets, such as stocks and mutual funds. Certified coins, in particular, are ideal for those in search of long-term profit potential. If you're new to buying certified...

The Price of Gold: Demystified by Philip N. Diehl

The Price of Gold: Demystified by Philip N. Diehl

Gold prices seem to move in mysterious ways, but over the long term, a few forces account for most of these price changes. For those of us who buy gold and and hold onto it for a year or longer, these are the most important factors to bear in mind as we make our...

If you follow gold, it bears to keep an eye on China

If you follow gold, it bears to keep an eye on China

I occasionally go back through my blog posts to see how my predictions bore up after a year or so. This can be humbling, but sometimes you get it right. I'll leave it to others to dig up the ones where I missed the mark. In August 2013, The Wall Street Journal Online...

The South Carolina primary, one day out

The South Carolina primary, one day out

I follow politics pretty closely. Back in November, I saw an article in FiveThirtyEight in which the author argued that the GOP’s primary and caucus rules doom the outsider candidates—Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Ben Carson—by tilting the playing field in favor of the...

Is gold’s recent rally a sign you should be worried?

Is gold’s recent rally a sign you should be worried?

Gold prices have soared $150 per ounce since the first of January and, if prices rise another $60, the yellow metal will officially cross the threshold into bull market territory. Gold is soaring because investors around the world are panicking about the state of the...