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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

Answers to All Your Gold Bar Questions

Answers to All Your Gold Bar Questions

For buyers of precious metals, few things compare to a gold bar—holding it is like gripping the weight of wealth and centuries of global fascination. It’s heavy stuff, in more ways than one. If you’re considering joining the “gold bar club,” you likely have a few questions. You’re not alone. These are the most common gold bar questions...

If China Stumbles, Will the Global Economy Fall Down?

If China Stumbles, Will the Global Economy Fall Down?

In October, the People’s Republic of China will turn 70 years old. It was established when the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) defeated the Nationalist Party during the Chinese Civil War (1945–1949). Mao Zedong, the leader of the PLA, formally declared the creation of a “democratic dictatorship” on October 1, 1949, and went on...

Could the Next Presidential Election Tip the Economic Scale?

Could the Next Presidential Election Tip the Economic Scale?

If you follow the news at all—and we’re sure you do—you’ve heard about an election coming up in 2020. You’ve also heard about rising fears of a recession. The already contentious presidential election and the increasingly worrisome economy appear to be on a collision course. Unfortunately, no one has a crystal ball that can precisely...

Spiking the Punch Bowl: The Economic Hangover Theory

Spiking the Punch Bowl: The Economic Hangover Theory

Overinvestment, overindulgence, and fiscal binging—call it what you will, but it always seems to lead to a head-pounding day of reckoning. The “hangover theory” is a business-cycle philosophy that famed economist Paul Krugman summarized back in 1998: “In the beginning, an investment boom gets out of hand. Maybe excessive money creation...

3 Ways to Buy Gold: Which Way Is Best for You?

3 Ways to Buy Gold: Which Way Is Best for You?

If you’re reading this, you’re likely aware of why someone buys gold. It can be a hedge against inflation, a portfolio diversifier, and a store of wealth. However, you might not be aware of the ways to buy gold. Should you buy gold online or in a store? Should you buy a gold coin or a bar? Should you go with digital gold or physical...

How to Tell If a Gold Coin or Bar Is Real or Fake

How to Tell If a Gold Coin or Bar Is Real or Fake

It’s every gold owner’s biggest fear—their gold is fake. U.S. Money Reserve is here to equip you with the information you need to help make sure that doesn’t happen to you, no matter where you choose to buy gold. Here are six tips to help prevent you from being victimized by a gold scam. Tips for Avoiding Fake Gold 1. Know the source...

China Strikes Back: Stocks, Soybeans, and Currency

China Strikes Back: Stocks, Soybeans, and Currency

“We may well be at the most dangerous financial moment since the 2009 Financial Crisis with current developments between the U.S. and China.” –Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers China’s move to devalue its currency sent markets reeling and gold soaring on Monday. The People’s Bank of China said the devaluation was “due to the...

4 Gold-Filled Shipwrecks You’ll Want to See to Believe

4 Gold-Filled Shipwrecks You’ll Want to See to Believe

The sea holds many mysteries. Few of them are as captivating as the final resting places of vessels transporting gold coins, bullion, and bars. Sometimes, enterprising treasure hunters solve one of these mysteries—and the sunken treasure they find is amazing. Here are four gold-filled shipwrecks you need to see to believe! Civil War–Era...

How to Transport Your Gold Across Town or Overseas

How to Transport Your Gold Across Town or Overseas

You might know how to store your gold coins and bars, but have you ever thought about how you’d move them? What would happen if you relocated across the country or the Atlantic? Roughly 40 million Americans move each year, and many of them move during the summer. If you move, follow these tips from U.S. Money Reserve to learn how to...

An Economic Crossroad: Where Exuberance Meets Recklessness

An Economic Crossroad: Where Exuberance Meets Recklessness

Upbeat earnings, rosy job reports, rate-cut chatter, a red-hot labor market, and robust consumer spending—it certainly has been high times on Wall Street. One is reminded of the days of excess, the “greed is good,” white-collar culture of billion-dollar deals, spending benders, and banks behaving badly. The current appetite in stocks is...

5 Reliable Resources to Help Track Gold Prices

5 Reliable Resources to Help Track Gold Prices

Some people track team points in their fantasy football leagues. Others carefully note the comings and goings of Washington, D.C., insiders. Almost everyone likes to know which Hollywood movies are big hits—or bigger misses. But you? You like to track gold prices. As interests go, this one is equal parts important and fascinating....

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