Dillon Gage Metals Opens Singapore Office

Dillon Gage Asia in Singapore
Expanding its global footprint to serve the Asian market

ADDISON, TX (January 26, 2017) – Dillon Gage Metals, an international precious metals wholesaler, announces the opening of a Singapore-based office to further their business interests in the buying, selling and trading of physical precious metals on a global stage. The newly formed entity will be known as Dillon Gage Asia, a.k.a. Dillon Gage Asia Private Ltd.
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Dillon Gage Metals 2016 Holiday Coin Picks

Gold and Silver Collectibles Make Meaningful Holiday Gifts

ADDISON, Texas (Dec. 13, 2015)—With Christmas just around the corner, Dillon Gage Metals is ready to make this year’s holiday-themed picks for gold and silver coins. Many sovereign mints including the U.S. Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and Perth Mint offer specifically themed holiday options and these selections can make cherished Christmas presents or even stocking stuffers.
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Dillon Gage Metals Hires New Chief Operating Officer

Veteran COO Mark Furmanek Set to Facilitate Operational Excellence

ADDISON, Texas (Nov. 15, 2016) – Dillon Gage Metals, an international precious metals wholesaler, has announced the appointment of Mark Furmanek to serve as chief operating officer for the organization. His oversight will include systems development and implementation, staff planning and management, and quality control of client satisfaction. His start date is effective November 28th.

“Recruiting talent of Mark Furmanek’s caliber is a big win for our organization,” said Terry Hanlon, president of Dillon Gage Metals. “Mark is seasoned in all aspects of operations and is geared to drive business innovation and revenue growth. His combined experience in trading and operations make him a perfect fit for Dillon Gage. We feel confident that the benefit will be seen by our customers, as well as our employees.”

Furmanek joins Dillon Gage with a wealth of experience in gaining operational efficiencies and increasing operational capacities. His background includes integrating advanced technologies into corporate infrastructure to differentiate services and improve efficiencies and productivity.
Prior to joining Dillon Gage, Furmanek was an executive vice president and chief operating officer for New Direction IRA, an industry leader in self-directed IRAs. He has also held managerial positions with Scottrade, Inc., where he rose from trader to branch manager.

“I believe this opportunity is going to be a great fit for my experience in driving revenue growth through business innovation,” stated Furmanek. “Dillon Gage already maintains a sound reputation in the precious metals industry for cutting-edge operations, and it’s my goal to advance this directive even further.”

Furmanek graduated with a degree in economics and a minor in finance from Eastern Illinois University.
For more information, please visit www.dillongage.com or call (800) 375-4653.

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About Dillon Gage Metals
Dillon Gage Inc. of Dallas (DillonGage.com), founded in 1976, companies include:

  • Dillon Gage Metals (www.DillonGage.com/Metals), one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale trading firms. The firm is an authorized purchaser for all major world mints and maintains inventory in over 20 countries around the world. 800-375-4653
  • FizTrade Online Trading (www.FizTrade.com) offers real-time bid/ask trading platform for gold, silver, platinum and palladium. 800-375-4653
  • Digital Metals (www.DigitalMetals.com) delivers advanced tools and technologies that enable market participants to be more successful in their businesses. Digital Metals offers cloud-based solutions for physical precious metals marketplace built upon the Digital Metals Platform. 866-494-3577
  • Dillon Gage Refining (www.dillongage.com/refining/why-dg), professional assayers and refiners of precious metal scrap, from low grade to karat scrap. Stone removal services and diamond experts on staff. 888-436-3489
  • International Depository Services Group with locations in Delaware, USA (www.ids-delaware.com; 888-322-2431), and Ontario, Canada (www.idsofcanada.com; 855-362-2431), offers secure, efficient and insured precious metals and certified coin depositories that focus of custom business logistics solutions which include storage, fulfillment, inventory managements and many other value added services.

Contact:
Jeffrey Cheatham
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Dillon Gage Metals Hires Industry Veteran Ryan Valadez

Ryan Valadez
Precious Metals Veteran To Head Up International Trading Division

ADDISON, Texas (Oct. 14,2016) – Dillon Gage Metals, an international precious metals wholesaler, has announced that industry veteran Ryan Valadez will join the company and serve as Executive Vice President of Global Trading. His responsibilities will include both development and maintenance of overseas business interests including bullion trading, refining, and depository services.

Valadez comes to Dillon Gage Metals from Monex Precious Metals where, for over a decade, he oversaw business categories related to market development, forecasting and the creation of new business efforts with domestic and foreign mints. He also cultivated mutually beneficial relationships with select clientele in both the institutional and private wealth management investment channels.

“We are both honored and thrilled to welcome Ryan Valadez to the Dillon Gage Metals team,” said Terry Hanlon, president. “Overseas markets are both vital and crucial to our interests and having a representative of Ryan’s caliber in this role leaves us in good hands.”
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FizTrade™ Upgrades User Experience

Online Platform Offers Flexibility and Speed For Precious Metals Industry

ADDISON, Texas (Sept. 8, 2016) – Dillon Gage Metals, an international precious metals wholesaler, reports that their online trading platform has been optimized to further enhance the customer experience. FizTrade, which is shorthand for “physical trading,” is upping its game for its network of dealers, already praising it as the best full-service platform of its kind.

After interviewing active users and analyzing usage trends on the platform, FizTrade was redesigned to further improve the clients’ needs while enhancing the user experience. Immediately visible to users is the ability to buy and sell metals, track orders, obtain account notifications, product specials and view all analytics. In redesigning FizTrade, Dillon Gage recognized that their clients’ time is valuable. By transferring the most frequently used elements of FizTrade to the main dashboard, their clients benefit.
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Dillon Gage Metals Hires Industry Insider Michael Kramer

Precious Metals Veteran Brings Extensive Trading Knowledge

ADDISON, TX (Aug. 25, 2016) – Dillon Gage Metals, an international precious metals wholesaler, has announced that industry veteran Michael Kramer has joined the company, effective immediately. Kramer will have a primary focus on working with wholesale accounts, many of whom have already traded with him for decades.

Kramer spent his entire 37-year career in the precious metals industry with Manfra, Tordella and Brooks (MTB). What began on the ground floor of their retail department led to a successful multi-decade journey through their precious metals trading ranks, eventually becoming president of the organization.
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Everything You Need to Know about Rio’s Olympic Medals

Dillon Gage Metals Talks Size, Composition and Value

ADDISON, TEXAS (July 21, 2016) – Dillon Gage Metals, an international precious metals wholesaler, is ready to educate the public on everything they need to know about the Olympic medals slated to be awarded at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. And some of the facts may surprise you.

For openers, there’s the composition breakdown on the precious metals in each medal. The gold medals awarded to the best of the best are pretty much gold in name only. In reality, 92.5 percent of their composition is actually silver. Only one percent is actual gold (plated) with the remainder made of bronze. Silver medals are 96 percent silver and the bronze medals are approximately 97 percent copper.

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England’s Brexit Vote May Cause Gold Rush

Dillon Gage Metals Founder Weighs in on Possible Outcomes

ADDISON, TEXAS (June 14, 2016) – Dillon Gage Metals is investigating what potential effect the upcoming Brexit vote may have on the global precious metals market.

On June 23, British voters will cast ballots to determine whether or not the U.K. will remain in the European Union. According to Dillon Gage Metals Chairman Stephen W. Miller, if the Brexit measure passes, the effects may positively impact long-term value in the precious metals market.

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Election 2016: Precious Metals Primer

Dillon Gage Metals Founder Weighs in on Possible Outcomes

ADDISON, TEXAS (May 11, 2016) – Dillon Gage Metals, an international precious metals wholesaler, is investigating what potential effect the 2016 election will have on the markets.

With the respective nominees of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump all but assured at this point, it’s time to take a look at the impact each administration may have on the precious metals industry.

First, the view of the presumptive landscape under a Trump Administration: The very nature of his campaign thus far could spook international markets, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that “…nervous investors…could pile in to gold and other safe-haven assets as an insurance policy.” And if his trade policy talk rattles the markets further, the fallout of a negative effect on the U.S. dollar would clearly buoy the gold markets globally.

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How the IRS Taxes Various Precious Metals Investments

A Dillon Gage Metals Primer on Proper Compliance

ADDISON, TX (April 7, 2016) – Dillon Gage Metals, an international precious metals wholesaler, is offering free tax advice ahead of the April 15th deadline.

Savvy investors know that owning precious metals can provide a de facto insurance policy for balanced financial portfolios. History shows precious metals, whether in physical or ETF form, operate as the ultimate hedge against inflationary concerns. But in owning precious metals, investors also need to know how and when to report their tax liability to the IRS. Tax season is upon us, and if investors have participated in one of the many variations of investing in precious metals, they’ll need to know how the IRS taxes them. International wholesaler Dillon Gage Metals provides a precious metals tax primer for review:

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What Would a Solid Gold Oscar Trophy Be Worth?

Dillon Gage Metals Calculates a Solid Gold Price Equivalent

ADDISON, TX (Feb. 26, 2016) – Dillon Gage Metals, an international precious metals wholesaler, decided to calculate the actual value of an Oscar award if it were made of solid gold. Which, sadly for the intended recipients, it isn’t. When coming up with the result, they sought the opinion of metallurgy experts in determining the parameters of the trophy and its corresponding value based on current gold prices.

Beginning with the dimensions of an Oscar award, they found that the statues are 13.5 inches high, each weighing 8.5 pounds. The statues are actually comprised of a pewter-like alloy called Britannia, which is 92 percent tin, six percent antimony and two percent copper.

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IDS of Delaware Now COMEX Approved

One of Only Nine Exchange Approved Precious Metals Depositories in the United States

NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE (Jan. 12, 2016) – The Commodity Exchange, Inc. (NYMEX or Exchange) and CME Group approved International Depository Services (IDS) of Delaware, a subsidiary of Dillon Gage Metals, to become an Approved Depository for gold, silver, platinum and palladium. The Exchange has approved IDS after a vigorous review process determined that the IDS facility met or exceeded the most stringent security and operational requirements expected by the Exchange. IDS becomes just the ninth precious metals depository in the world to achieve COMEX approval.
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Dillon Gage Metals Introduces “Point of Sale” on FizTrade.com

Allows Retail Coin Dealers to Offer Interactive Customer Experience

ADDISON, TX (September 17, 2015) – Dillon Gage Metals, an international precious metals wholesaler, has launched an innovative point of sale component on FizTrade.com for retail coin dealers. Now, customers can have an immersive in-store experience and shop for inventory online while browsing real-time precious metals pricing.
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Dillon Gage Metals Names Walter Pehowich Executive Vice President

Industry Veteran Will Oversee Precious Metals Investment Services

ADDISON, TX (July 21, 2015) – Dillon Gage Metals, an international precious metals wholesaler, has announced that Walter Pehowich has joined the executive team. Pehowich will serve as the executive vice president of precious metals investment services and will work from the company’s New York City trading office.
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Dillon Gage & IDS of Canada Launch Digital Registered Savings Plan Platform

Closed Loop RSP Enables Investors to Store Precious Metals in RSP Accounts

TORONTO, ON (July 7, 2015) – Precious metals dealers can now offer Registered Savings Plan (RSP) accounts to Canadian clients through a Closed Loop RSP platform. Metals contained in these accounts are securely stored in insured accounts at International Depository Services of Canada (IDS). Dillon Gage Metals, the parent company of IDS, has partnered with Questrade, Canada’s fastest growing discount brokerage, which utilizes electronic trading and RSP platforms operated by Dillon Gage Metals. Through this new platform, precious metals dealers and advisors facilitate account solutions for their clients utilizing funds in their RRSPs and Tax Free Savings Accounts to purchase Royal Canadian Mint bullion coins and London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) brand bars.
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24-Hour Trading Begins Today with Dillon Gage

ADDISON, TX (June 1, 2015) – Beginning June 1, 2015, Dillon Gage Metals will become the first in the U.S. to extend trading hours for precious metals to 24 hours a day, five days a week, matching the Globex market hours business model. Registered clients will now have continuous access to the physical metals electronic trading platform at any given time the world financial markets are open.

No other U.S. trading firm provides this expanded level of access for buying, selling, trading or storing precious metals. By maintaining an inventory of gold, silver, platinum and palladium in over 20 countries, Dillon Gage Metals will meet a growing global demand of investment interest.

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Dillon Gage Launches Precious Metal Platform for Canadian Retirement Accounts

TORONTO, ON (March 6, 2015) – Precious Metals dealers can now offer Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) accounts to Canadian clients through a Closed Loop RRSP platform. Dillon Gage Metals has partnered with one of Canada’s fastest growing discount brokerages, that utilizes electronic trading and RRSP platforms operated by Dillon Gage Metals. Through this new platform, precious metals dealers and advisors facilitate account solutions for their clients utilizing funds in their RRSPs and TFSA to purchase Royal Canadian Mint bullion coins and LBMA brand bars while storing them in secured and insured accounts at International Depository Services of Canada.

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FizTrade Enhancements Announced

Dillon Gage announces enhancements for FizTrade

  1. Extended trading hours beginning today, March 9th
    Trading on FizTrade.com will be extended to almost 90 hours per week. This will provide our North American clients greater access to the global precious metal markets. Our Asian and European clients will benefit from extended access into their afternoon. Those on our e-commerce platforms will be able to source liquidity across a broader window!
    Extended real time electronic trading hours on FizTrade.com:
    • 5 AM – 11 PM Central, Monday – Thursday
    • 5 AM – 4:15 PM Central, Friday
    • 5 PM – 11PM Central, Sunday

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Dillon Gage & Neptune Global Holdings Team to Offer PMC Ounce™

Patented Investment Asset Offers 4-in-1 Unit of Trade of Physical Bullion

DALLAS, TX (Feb. 10, 2015) – Dillon Gage Metals is proud to announce that it is the exclusive wholesale distributor of the Precious Metals Composite Ounce (PMC Ounce™), an innovative physical precious metals investment product. Dillon Gage has teamed with Neptune Global Holdings to market the first-of-its-kind physical bullion composite investment asset for investors. The new offering – patented by Neptune Global in 2013 – has already garnered interest from hedge funds, investment advisors, IRA custodians and private investors looking to diversify their portfolios.

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Dillon Gage Metals’ 2015 Precious Metals Predictions

From Coins to Conflict, International Wholesaler Offers Their Take on Several Key Issues Affecting the Precious Metals Marketplace in 2015

ADDISON, TEXAS (Jan. 13, 2015)—With the new year upon us, many investors and industry experts are offering their predictions for the 2015 precious metals forecast. Dillon Gage Metals, a leading international precious metals wholesaler, offers their take on several key issues ranging from general economic overviews and pricing to interest rates and geopolitical events.
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Dillon Gage Names Exec. VP-Business Development

Roy Friedman is an Authority in Precious Metals, Financial Markets

DALLAS, Jan. 12, 2012—Dillon Gage Metals, a division of Dillon Gage Incorporated of Dallas, has named Roy Friedman, a well-respected trader and commentator in the field of precious metals and global financial markets, as Executive Vice President of Business Development for the firm. Dillon Gage Metals is one of the largest precious metals dealers in the United States.

“Roy has over 30 years’ in-depth experience in all facets of the precious metals industry,” said Terry Hanlon, President of Dillon Gage Metals. “He will be an integral addition to our team and will substantially contribute to our future growth plans.”

After earning degrees in economics and political science in 1980 from the State University of New York at Binghamton, Mr. Friedman began his very successful career in the precious metals industry. His initial experience was at Mocatta Metals, where he worked as a clerk on the commodity exchange trading floor where he remained for four years.

Mr. Friedman next accepted a trading position with A-Mark Precious Metals and stayed until late 1988, when he left to become a trader at the French investment bank Credit Lyonnais. In 1990, he was recruited by Rudolf Wolff, the founding member of the London Metals Exchange. Here his main focus was to create the company’s inaugural precious metals division based in New York.

Under the direction of Mr. Friedman as vice president, Rudolph Wolff enjoyed much success, including expanding the division to incorporate a 24-hour trading desk with an office in London and eventually a global foreign exchange division.

Building upon his previous successes, in 1998 Mr. Friedman started his own company, RF Capital Management, and partnered with a European business professional to provide asset management for high net worth clients.

In 2002, Mr. Friedman returned to A-Mark Precious Metals as a vice president. Having joined Dillon Gage in January 2012, Mr. Friedman said “I am very excited to be able to continue my career with one of the largest and most respected precious metals dealers in the industry”.

In addition to Mr. Friedman’s vast trading knowledge, he has held several commodities and securities licenses as well as being a Commodity Trading Advisor and a Commodity Pool Operator.

“Roy is a true professional with immense knowledge and experience in the precious metals markets. We are pleased to welcome him to our team,” says Sid Reichenberger, Vice President of Trading for Dillon Gage.