Pease & Curren’s Response to COVID-19

A message from the Vice President of Pease & Curren Refinery: Dear Valued Customers and Precious Metals Community, During this time of uncertainty related to COVID-19, Pease & Curren has much to be thankful for. We remain open and fully operational, and I am fully confident that our strong financial position will allow us to… Read More »

Gold Buying And Gold Refining During COVID-19

COVID-19 IS IMPACTING EVERY FACET OF SOCIETY The novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a highly contagious acute respiratory disease, is spreading around the world. Many businesses are affected, including jewelers, pawnbrokers, and gold refiners. Moreover, as business conditions have become so uncertain, many financial markets have become highly volatile. This is especially true for gold, which recently… Read More »

Is Gold Forever Tarnished?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently made some major changes to the FTC Jewelry Guides, lowering its standards about what may be sold as “gold jewelry”. Federal law generally prevents marketers from making unfair and deceptive claims about their products. The FTC guides provide instructions to the jewelry industry about what will and will… Read More »

Looking for someplace to put your money this Monday: Gold is it

Gold is at a 10 week high this Monday morning. September numbers for retail sales are in and they are disappointing.  In addition, emerging market stocks are getting hammered. The volatility index for GOLD has been at a 10 as of late, but it is now at a 12.  If you are looking for someplace… Read More »

Merger Brings Optimism Back to the Gold Market

All eyes in the precious metals industry are on the mega-merger  between mining giant Barrick Gold Corp. and rival Randgold Resources Ltd. The all-share deal, announced yesterday, will make Barrick into the world’s largest gold company by production when the deal closes in the first quarter of next year. Markets reacted positively to the news, with… Read More »

Riding the Rebounding Retail Jewelry Market

After last year’s record number of store closures, our jeweler friends will be happy to know that the American retail is finally rebounding. Tax cuts have left more discretionary income in consumers’ wallets. Luxury retailers, such as jewelers, stand to benefit the most . Relationships are key Because Amazon has so changed consumers’ expectations, the brick and… Read More »

Buying Trends for Gold & Guns

Our friends in the pawn industry know firsthand that consumer buying trends are notoriously hard to predict. Today’s Wall Street Journal has a story about one of those times when consumer behavior has seemed downright counter-intuitive. Whatever side of the political aisle you happen to be on, you probably expect that the election of Republicans… Read More »

Baby Boomers, Gold, and Taxes

I had a conversation with a relative of mine the other day who was asking about precious metals prices, he mentioned he has been “stockpiling” gold bars and coins for years. I got to thinking, if you are a Baby Boomer (like my Uncle) who bought gold back when he was about 25 years old in 1975… Read More »