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Craig Smith  

Chairman at Swiss America Trading Corp.

Craig R. Smith is President and CEO of Swiss America Trading Corporation, an investment firms specializing in United States gold and silver coins.  Smith founded the company in 1982 out of a bedroom in his home with $50.00.  It has since grown into one of the largest and most respected firms in the industry.

Mr. Smith is an expert in many forms of tangible assets including; oil, precious metals and United States numismatic coins and is often sought after by the media for his insights on these topics as well as breaking news, world events, and the financial markets.  To that end, he has done thousands of radio and television interviews.  He also writes a weekly editorial column for

Mr. Smith’s first book, Rediscovering Gold in the 21st Century: The Complete Guide to the Next Gold Rush (2001), announced a new bull market in U.S. Gold coins.  In this book, Mr. Smith helps readers; learn how and why to diversify assets based on historical principles, understand why gold is timeless wealth and the basis for all money, and discover today’s profitable and private U.S. rare coin market.

In his second book, Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil, Smith and his co-author Dr. Jerome Corsi point out that Americans consume more than 25 percent of the world’s oil but have control over less than 3 percent of its proven supply.  They assert that this unbalanced pattern of consumption makes it possible for foreign governments, corrupt political leaders, terrorist organizations, and oil conglomerates to place the citizens and the economy of the United States in a stranglehold of supply and demand.  They believe there is no greater proof of this than the direct relationship between skyrocketing gas prices and the exploding wealth of those who control the supply of oil.  Smith and Corsi also expose the fraudulent science behind the belief that oil is a fossil fuel and a finite resource.

Throughout the 1990’s, Mr. Smith hosted a variety of radio programs including The Craig Smith Show on Standard Broadcasting Network, America Talks on Christian Broadcasting Network, and World Economic Perspectives.  In 1993, Smith assisted the FBI with the Waco standoff by allowing David Korresh to deliver a message on his national radio program, America Talks.  The bureau later honored him with a commendation for his exemplary work in attempting to resolve this tragic situation.  During that time, Mr. Smith also hosted Our Times, a syndicated, geopolitical television show.

Mr. Smith has always been concerned with the well being of American families.  In the late 1990’s he launched two projects to help protect them.  In 1997, he inspired the launch of the Year 2000 National Educational Taskforce (Y2KNET), which distributed millions of free resources from the American Red Cross, including Preparing Wisely for the Next Millennium, a 30-minute documentary featured nationally at Blockbuster Video. In 1999, he turned his attention toward protecting families from objectionable, pornographic and violent content on the Internet with a free Internet content-filtering program called We-Blocker, distributed free online. Mr. Smith has continued with is community service through the Dream Centers in both Los Angeles and Phoenix as well as through his church.


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