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The Secret to Corporate Longevity

Survival. Corporate longevity. Documented evidence suggests most companies, even the largest of corporations, remain in business for an average of 40 years. In fact, the average age of companies on the S&P 500 has decreased by more than 50 years over the last century. According to renowned historians the average company lifespan is now 15 […]

5 Ways to Tell if your precious metals refiner is just a Middleman

If you are getting paid on scrap or reclaimed jewelry materials you know how important it is to get paid on the true value of your metals. If you are paying a middleman, that is one more person getting between you and your money. Here are 5 ways to show you are NOT dealing with […]

How illegal gold mining affects you

Over the past few months we have heard of precious metals refiners closing down over violations to the Dodd-Frank legislation.  Dodd-Frank as many of our readers know requires most larger companies to practice due diligence to ensure that any gold coming from certain countries is sourced properly. When refiners don’t comply with the legislation there […]

Gold dust & gold rush

Survival. Corporate longevity. Documented evidence suggests most companies, even the largest of corporations, remain in business for an average of 40 years. In fact the average age of companies on the S&P 500 has decreased by more than 50 years over the last century. Per Professor Richard Foster of Yale University, average company lifespan is […]