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Coast Guard Ring Melt 2017

Posted by Jill Bibby on Sep 26, 2017 16:53:17 PM

We are happy to host the 1st Coast Guard Ring Melt here at Pease & Curren this morning.  Captains & Cadets were here to witness the event.

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How to Make a Disaster Plan for Your Jewelry Business

Posted by Jill Bibby on Sep 22, 2017 17:30:22 PM

Over the last few weeks we have heard so many heartbreaking stories from our friends in Florida and Texas.  We have shared posts on disaster preparation from various insurance agencies but feel the need to post our own. 

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Mining your iPhone

Posted by Jill Bibby on Aug 23, 2017 13:52:36 PM

Sometimes we come across the craziest videos about mining and precious metals.

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Weaker Dollar = Corporate Profits Rising = Bullish for GOLD

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jul 28, 2017 16:07:39 PM

The Wall Street Journal printed a piece this morning recapping how the S&P 500 rose 14% in the first three months of the year with the second quarter earnings on pace to climb roughly 9%.   In the precious metals industry typically the declining dollar means bullish for GOLD.  In this morning’s piece various corporations comment […]

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The Secret to Corporate Longevity

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jul 25, 2017 09:22:24 AM

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 […]

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Government ban on the export of gold and copper concentrates

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jul 05, 2017 17:14:22 PM

Read an article today about “Golden Handcuffs” in the Economist.  Apparently this ban on exporting gold & copper concentrates went into effect back in March. It is a serious stand-off that is certain to affect the supply and demand of gold in the US. https://www.economist.com/news/business/21723427-row-raises-concerns-mining-firms-across-africa-tanzanias-firebrand-leader-takes-its

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Ten Places to find Precious Metals in Your Jewelry Manufacturing Facility

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jun 26, 2017 13:35:15 PM

The summer holidays are upon us. Many manufacturers are closing down for a week or two around the July 4th holiday.  Some for summer break and some to clean up their facility to get ready for the next busy season. 

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Five Interesting Things I Learned at the International Precious Metals Conference Last Week

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jun 20, 2017 09:37:04 AM

Last week I attended a conference in Orlando for the International Precious Metals Institute.  I must admit, Orlando in June was daunting but upon arrival my opinion quickly changed.  This industry is truly incredible.  I learned about Precious metals investments, futures, forwards, and mining specifics. Since I am certainly not proficient enough to share that type […]

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Mining Shares Fall Under Racially Charged Ownership Rules

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jun 15, 2017 17:39:06 PM

Lots going on right now in the world of mining- Fed meeting, GST, and a change in the ownership rules.  Although we are not involved in mining, this indirectly affects all of us in precious metals business.  While there is merit to both sides of the argument, it is certainly not helping the gold price right now. […]

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

Posted by Jill Bibby on May 23, 2017 13:58:57 PM

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 […]

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