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Our Executive Authors
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
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.
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.
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.
Director of Education
Brad Chastain is Director of Education at U.S. Money Reserve, one of the largest private distributors of government-issued precious metals. Brad joined U.S. Money Reserve in 2022 after 18 years with Vanguard, one of the largest investment firms in the world. There, Brad specialized in delivering financial education to clients, first as a retirement counselor and then as a manager of retirement education.
Is a New Gold-Backed Currency on the Way?
Reading financial headlines is an important part of my job as CEO of U.S. Money Reserve. Not only do I need to stay as informed as possible, but every once in a while, I come across something truly fascinating that I’m then able to pass along to the rest of the company as well as our clients. For example, on October 31, 2022, I came...
How to Pick the Right Gold When Protecting Your Portfolio
“Inflation” and “recession” continue to be two of the hottest words in financial news these days. On October 25, 2022, Bloomberg reported that “there are early signs that U.S. consumers, who have been largely resilient in the face of relentless inflation, are beginning to balk at high prices.” Meanwhile, Fortune.com wrote on October 24,...
How Gold Price and Interest Rate Trends Are Related
If you’ve got your eye on precious metals or already have some in your portfolio, you may be curious to know how interest rate hikes like those we’ve recently experienced may impact these assets. How is a tangible asset like gold affected by interest rate fluctuations or factors associated with interest rate fluctuations, like yields on...
What Is the Federal Reserve Planning for 2023?
How can one plan for a future that is unknowable? It’s unfortunate, but I believe this is the mindset that too many Americans tend to have when it comes to their financial well-being. Since they can’t say for certain what will happen next, they instead opt for a “wait and see” approach. But as we’ve discussed in some of our recent posts...
Social Security May Run Out Sooner Than Expected.
When I go on vacation, I don’t feel the need to calculate every single dollar I plan to spend—but I still like to create a general budget so I know about how much I’m willing or able to spend on a given trip. For me, it’s all about planning for what I can while also setting aside a little extra for those inevitable things I can’t plan...
How Sequence of Returns Risk Can Impact Your Retirement
If you’re preparing for retirement and, like many Americans, you are worried about the current economic climate, you may be wondering what you can do to better protect yourself, your portfolio, and your family from financial risk. One of the most important factors to consider when searching for ways to mitigate risk surrounding...
A New Fiscal Year, a New Record High for the National Debt
I often write about how important I feel it is to plan ahead. When you know you have a bill due or a can’t-miss deadline coming, preparation is key to avoid rushing at the last minute. At the stroke of midnight on October 1, 2022, government funding for U.S. federal agencies was set to expire. Fortunately, Congress managed to pass a...
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...
Gold Bullion Trading—Where Is Gold Traded, and Is It Right for You?
Gold is considered a relative safe-haven asset around the world, especially during times of economic uncertainty and volatility. While gold is somewhat well known as a commodity, understanding where it’s traded—including coins and bars—can be a little more complex. Thankfully, with a bit of know-how, you can add gold to your portfolio...
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...
I Was the Director of the U.S. Mint During the Great Recession. Here’s What Happens to Gold During a Recession.
Given the current economic climate, it’s no wonder that the topic of economic recession has been on many people’s minds—and no wonder that when we think recession, many of our minds think back to 2008. This is especially true for me because during the 2008 downturn, I was serving as Director of the United States Mint and was involved in...
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...
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