James Turk founded Goldmoney.com in 2001 as a convenient and economical way to buy and sell gold, silver, platinum and palladium online using the digital gold currency for which he was awarded four US patents.
He has specialized in international banking, finance and investments since graduating in 1969 from George Washington University with a B.A. degree in International Economics. He began his business career with The Chase Manhattan Bank (now J.P. Morgan Chase), which included assignments in Thailand, the Philippines and Hong Kong. In 1980 he joined the private investment and trading company of a prominent precious metals trader. He moved to the United Arab Emirates in 1983 to be appointed Manager of the Commodity Department of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, that country’s sovereign wealth fund, a position he held until resigning in 1987 to begin publishing the Freemarket Gold & Money Report and to pursue other business interests.
James has written several monographs on money and banking and is the co-author of The Coming Collapse of the Dollar (2004), an updated paperback version entitled The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It (2008), and The Money Bubble: What To Do Before It Pops (2014).
His latest book, Money and Liberty: In the Pursuit of Happiness & The Theory of Natural Money (2021) explains what everyone needs to know about what is happening to money and its inextricable link to liberty, and describes why gold is natural money that has served humanity admirably for thousands of years.
The Freemarket Gold & Money Report began as a subscription-based financial and investment newsletter focusing primarily on precious metals, national currencies, interest rates, and investment strategy. In August 2009, the newsletter completed a total transformation to become a free, web-based commentary, changing its name to the Free Gold Money Report.
The objective of this website is to be informative and educational. It aims to help readers better understand gold, money and currency through James Turk’s commentaries and insights.