Ed Schultz was born to an Aeronautical Engineer Father and English Teacher Mother in Norfolk Virginia in 1954. Ed (Edward Andrew) enjoyed sports, particularly football, during his school years, and graduated from Maury High School in 1972. Ed went on to play College football on a scholarship to Minnesota State University Moorhead, and eventually signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders. It was this background in sports that would serve as his springboard into the world of broadcasting as a play-by-play announcer and TV Sports Anchor.
Ed eventually found his current calling as a political talk show host in 1992. At this time, Schultz was a confessed Republican, though these views would soften and become more Liberal, especially as he spent time among the poor and unfortunate. At one point, for his show, Schultz traveled the land in a motor home, meeting listeners and experiencing life from the viewpoints of “every-day folks” that comprise the vast majority of the Nation. Ed’s Transformation from conservative Republican to liberal Democrat was further formed during a personally stressful time in Ed’s life as he struggled to find care for his Mother, Mary, who was in a long and downward spiraling fight with Alzheimer’s disease. This opened Ed’s eyes further to the plight of the poor and downtrodden, many of whom were Veterans seeking the same services Ed found so hard to find for his Mother’s deteriorating condition.
As Ed’s listeners grew in numbers, not only did his show become nationally syndicated, he was eventually tasked with going head-to-head with popular conservative Rush Limbaugh, and by 2008, Ed had an audience that numbered over three million. During his rise, Ed became quite adept at drawing and interviewing interesting and informative guests. Also, sponsors began to take notice of Ed’s views and the loyalty of his listeners. ITM Trading has been sponsoring the Ed Schultz show since 2004, and ITM’s President, Craig Griffin, has been a guest on several occasions sharing his market analyses and views on the economy and precious metals in particular. Ed proudly states, “I get my gold from ITM Trading, and you should too!”
I wanted to write to let you know how very happy I am with ITM Trading. I called ITM after hearing a radio ad and was put in contact with an account executive. I was looking for information about buying gold/numismatics and had all my questions answered and my stress about the investment eliminated. I made a major purchase that very day and have bought more numismatics on several occasions from ITM Trading.
The knowledge and personal assistance from my consultant is impressive. I have dealt with other financial consultants, some of whom I’m related to, but have never felt the same sense of confidence I do with ITM. I have put my future in the hands of ITM Trading without any regret. Thank you for all your help and caring.”
I have been a client of ITM Trading and another well known major gold broker (intentionally un-named) since 2005. The service I’ve received from ITM Trading has been significantly better from the start. My portfolio manager at ITM spent countless hours over the years explaining the gold market and economic trends. I also received periodic portfolio reviews from ITM which clearly communicated the value of my investments. My manager at the other gold broker simply offered advice on coins to buy. My most recent experience with the difference between both companies came when I found myself in a position where I needed to sell some of my dated coins. The first coin I sold was a coin I bought from the other gold broker. I was able to sell it locally for $200 more than the other gold broker was willing to offer. My next experience with the other gold broker was with the time it took to receive payment for coins I shipped to them. There was a two week waiting period between when the coins were received and the payment was sent. When I sold coins to ITM, I was pleased to know that payment for the coins was sent the same day the coins were received. In my mind ITM Trading beats other gold brokers hands down.”
Summerville, South Carolina
Please accept my heartfelt appreciation for the many years of sound advice you have given me in regards to owning gold.
Along with investing in gold comes the peace of mind that no matter where the economy is headed, I have done what I could with your help and expertise to weather whatever the future brings. I thank you ITM Trading. I highly recommend your services to anyone interested in owning gold.”
ITM Trading, thank you for all of your help in the past and present and thank you for not giving up on me. You are always encouraging me especially when I worry about the economy. It is because of your assistance I feel financially secure in gold. Thank you for your continued encouragement.”
Carlstadt, New Jersey
I heard an ad for ITM Trading and decided to look into better ways to protect what I had. Very hesitant at first but I have now put savings into numismatic coins.
The broker has not only positioned me in coins but given me an educational experience in coins, history and the financial system. Originally, I had also talked with another company but they were pushy and I wanted an understanding of why I should put my money in gold. Considering the difficult times we are in, it has been a pleasant experience dealing with all of the people at ITM.”
Thank you for everything you have done for me. ITM Trading was enormously helpful in my early retirement situation. ITM’s knowledge in this business was very impressive and their speedy responses were refreshing.
I wish I had contacted ITM Trading earlier and am so glad when I finally took the plunge to do so. Their expertise and business acumen on the market and willingness to have open discussions on our economic environment was so reassuring. Helping me plan for the future was truly difficult but they made it easy. I know they can help others as they have done for me. I was very happy with every contact!
ITM’s staff was wonderful and very efficient. I am looking forward to working with all of you again soon! Thank You Very Much.”
Given the current instability of the US Dollar, I reluctantly had to face moving cash into precious metals. After talking with three companies I made a small purchase with an established Southern California firm. This turned out to be a very unsatisfactory experience. Then I discovered ITM Trading. I can honestly say that no other company has even come close to the amount of time and information they have been able to offer me on a regular basis. I have now made a number of purchases with them and I am very happy to highly recommend their services.
It is an excruciating thing having to trust ones hard earned money with others. In my experience if one decides to pursue precious metals, ITM Trading is the company of choice!”
San Francisco, California
My husband and I have been quite impressed with the professionalism, knowledge, and courtesy that is so prevalent with the entire staff at ITM Trading. We’ve found it very comforting to be able to learn from their advice, enabling us to watch the markets unfold with a greater clarity and understanding of what really goes on behind the scenes.
We highly recommend their services, and look forward to not only protecting our assets, but growing our investment and portfolio in the future.”
Dana Point, California
ITM Trading changed the course of my financial future. Had I not called, I would have an IRA and 401(k) worth 40% less than what they were. I would have spent $60K on an investment property that would now be worth $60K less than what I paid for it. Instead I have a large position in precious metals, which are not attached to anyone’s debt!
I am also getting a financial education, and feel free to call if I have questions or I am trying to understand something that is occurring in the financial world. I believe I will be able to retire. I don’t think I would feel that way if I hadn’t made the call that day.”