A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. engages in the trading of precious metals. It operates through the following segments: Wholesale Trading and Ancillary Services; Secured Lending; and Direct Sales. The Wholesale Trading and Ancillary Services segment offers gold, silver, platinum, and palladium in the form of bars, plates, powder, wafers, grain, ingots, and coins. The Secured Lending segment serves coin and precious metal dealers, investors, and collectors. The Direct Sales segment sells precious metals to the investor community. The company was founded by Steven C. Markoff on April 9, 1965 and is headquartered in El Segundo, CA.