Rich Checkan

President and Alternative Asset Strategist,

Asset Strategies International, Inc.

  • Co-Creator of Perth Mint Certificate Program (PMCP)
  • 25-Year Precious Metals & Rare Coin Veteran
  • US Military Academy (1987) Former Infantry Officer

About Rich

As the President and COO of ASI, Rich Checkan has been an integral part of ASI's maturation to a full-service tangible asset provider to include precious metals, and rare US, world, and ancient coins. Mr. Checkan oversees the operations, administrative, sales, and marketing departments, and serves as ASI's compliance officer. He is a regular contributor to Escape Artist Insiders magazine and ASI's monthly newsletter, Information Line. Mr. Checkan speaks yearly at numerous conferences and seminars worldwide, has been tapped for his expertise on industry vlogs and podcasts, and had been quoted in myriad financial newsletters and the NY Times.

Rich's Articles

Sponsored Content - Last year, everyone was looking for a return to normalcy. Unfortunately, as Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones remind us…“You can’t always get what you want, says Rich Checkan, president & COO, Asset Strategies International.
Sponsored Content - In the past 25 years, I’ve spoken to an awful lot of people about gold. Most of them say the right things. They are buying gold as wealth insurance. They are buying gold as an inflation hedge. They are buying gold just in case, says Rich Checkan, president & COO, Asset Strategies International.
Sponsored Content - As you’ll see below, I have some issues with the Federal Reserve’s stance on inflation and their ability to control it, says Rich Checkan, president & COO, Asset Strategies International.
Sponsored Content - The doubters will doubt. The haters will hate. Despite them, gold has done its job for over 5,000 years now, says Rich Checkan, president & COO, Asset Strategies International.

Rich's Videos

The pandemic economy is still buoyed up by the Everything Bubble, creating an environment of seemingly easy money. But with inflation rising fast, what tools are available to the Federal Reserve to fight it? And if they can't, how can individual investors like you protect your portfolio? Rich Checkan shares his insights on how to use gold and silver to respond to it all.

The specter of inflation is all over the news and at the forefront of investors' minds. Of course, with raw materials prices soaring and deficit spending and monetary expansion going where no man (or FED) has gone before, inflation is a real concern. Our expert panel will tackle the tough question on everyone's mind: When will gold, silver, and mining stocks answer the call to fight these inflationary pressures, and what will that look like when they do?
Over the past year, we have seen a couple examples of supply squeezes affecting gold and silver bars and coins. Such squeezes are not new to the industry. Rich Checkan, president of Asset Strategies International, will discuss a few recent and historical squeezes, what triggered them, and what impact they had on the market. Most importantly, he will explain why you should never fear a supply squeeze in coins and bars again.
Gold, silver, and mining stocks had a spectacular performance in 2020, and it seems like they'll do even better in 2021, with a tidal wave of new stimulus spending flooding the economy. But is the story really that simple? Our panel of experts will pinpoint some potential pitfalls—and profit centers—that most will miss this year.

Rich's Books

Rich Checkan

The Top Ten Mistakes First-Time Gold Buyers Make

Unsure how to determine if a business is trustworthy enough to handle your precious metals investing needs? This guide highlights the importance of choosing to work with companies that are successful only when their clients are succeeding with their investment goals.

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