A History Of Stability

Your Precious Metals Partner

  1. 1997

    Lear Capital is founded.

  2. 1998

    Lear Capital founder Kevin DeMeritt publishes his first book, “The Bulls, The Bears, and the Bust.”

  3. 2000

    Lear Capital earns an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 5-star rating with TrustLink.

  4. 2010

    Lear Capital achieves $2 billion in transactions.

  5. 2012

    Lear Capital partners with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

  6. 2013

    Lear becomes the sole US vendor of the gold and silver Polar Bear coins.

  7. 2014

    Lear Capital earns exclusive rights to sell the Roval Canadian Mint's Artic Fox coin.

  8. 2015

    Lear expands, adding two additional locations and hiring new personnel.

    Lear Capital begins its relationship with LA's BEST to support impoverished LA children.

    Lear introduces the Polar Bear & Cub gold and silver coins to the US.

  9. 2016

    Lear becomes the exclusive U.S. distributor of the Snow Falcon gold and silver coins.

  10. 2017

    Lear Capital celebrates 20 years leading the precious metals industry and begins sales of the Roval Canadian Mint's Grizzlv Bear coin.

  11. 2018

    Lear begins sales of the Snowy Owl gold and silver coins.

  12. 2019

    Lear Capital achieves $3 billion in transactions and begins sales of the Orca gold and silver coins.

  13. 2020

    Lear begins sales of the Spirit Bear gold and silver coins.

  14. 2022

    Lear begins sales of the 2021 Otter gold and silver coins, after production delays due to the pandemic.

    In 2022, Lear Capital celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

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Lear Capital is a prominent name in the precious metals industry, committed to offering investors an "Investor-Friendly Service Guarantee." This guarantee ensures a secure and hassle-free experience for buying, selling, and trading precious metals, additionally supported by a wide range of investment resources. These tools include real-time pricing, timely e-mail alerts, informative newsletters, and dedicated account representatives to assist with any inquiries.

Lear Capital is a founding member of the Precious Metals Association. PMA members constitute a consortium of industry frontrunners committed to upholding integrity-centric business principles. The PMA's core mission is to establish and maintain the standard of accepted practices and procedures within the precious metals industry while safeguarding and advocating for the industry's integrity. Retail members are required to adhere to a set of standards encompassing ethics, compliance, education, customer complaint resolution, and best business practices.

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Kevin DeMerritt

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DeMeritt initiated his global banking journey with WFI Corporation. Drawing upon this expertise and his analysis, which pointed to gold as a secure investment option, he established Lear Capital in 1997. Over the years, Lear Capital has flourished to become one of the foremost precious metals companies in the nation. To further extend his influence in the financial management realm, he became a co-founder of Wilshire Finance Partners in 2008—a real estate investment fund.

Having graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics, DeMeritt possesses a keen interest in banking, market development, economic dynamics, and the interplay between geo-political events and financial cycles. Kevin is frequently interviewed for his experience and expertise.

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