Seminar Introduction

Date and Time: Feburary 27th, 2009. Friday at 6:30 PM
Place: Wilshire Plaze Hotel, Los Angeles.
        3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 90010


Name : Dong Yup Lee
He has been authoring books regarding the stock market, wealth management company, bank and financial industry. He also has experience working in commodity related industries in America, Korea, North Korea, China and Russia. Lately, for a few years, he has been providing consulting in commodity investment.

B.S. in Psychology, Seoul National University
M.S. in Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madion/Columbia University in New York

Representative Advisor in J&H
Columnist at E-Daily
Columnist at Moneca
Advisor at MaeKyong, Economist, HanKyong, and other Economy related news papers.
Advisor at Weekly Chosun, Weekly Donga, Sisain, other investment related news papers.

'The right way of gold investment: Gold is an insurance, secure investment' (2008)
'Veil of Mythology: Who is Cha Yong Kyu, a teenage superrich who made even chairmen of conglomerates cry?' (2007)
'Basic Commodity investment guide for Koreans' (2006)
'Samsung Electronics - The Golbal Inc.' (2006)

'When the economy gets darker, gold investment gets brighter', the only Korean gold dealer Suzanne Kim.

When we discovered how little Koreans knew about gold investment, we decided to open a seminar on February 27th. No matter how hard you try to look at gold as stone, we can't consider it as just stone. As the economic crisis gets deeper and the interest in gold increases, I noticed Mrs. Suzanne Kim, the only Korean gold dealer. Mrs. Kim who is running United Gold in a room in the Jewelry building is one of the five gold dealers in downtown L.A.. She is the only Korean gold dealer. Even though she has only one cabinet where she stores gold, and there is only one manager, the amount of gold being traded daily is enormous. "I always feel sorry to find out how little Koreans know about gold investment when the gold investment as a method to increase wealth becomes so popular during the economic crisis." Mostly, Mrs. Kim used to help the Jewish community to buy and sell gold, but now through the seminar on February 27th, she wants to expose this to the Korean community.

"In year 2005, the gold price was $500 per ounce, but now it's around $900 per ounce. This trend will continue for the next few years. When you consider all the factors, it's not hard to see that the demand of gold continues to go up."

Mrs. Kim has been working in this industry for the last 25 years after she finished her military service for two years and helped gold related investments. The future of gold investment is bright. Since the Middle East countries are accumulating gold with oil money, Europe central bank is trying to control the gold reserve, and China and India's demand for gold is sky-rocketing. It's very possible that the supply won't meet the demand.

Among the Jewish community, gold investment has become a very popular investment because gold is a very liquid investment, investment value is high, and it's a good way for inheritance. "One of the reasons why those who left North Korea settled down so quickly was because they started out with gold. When 9/11 happened, the gold price went up $20 per ounce. The value of gold shines brighter when there is crisis."
Mrs Kim added, "However, it is not easy to enter this industry since it requires long years of experience and instinct."

From Choongang Ilbo, January 29th, 2009. A-2