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The Fire in the Heart
of Canadian Oil Country

The wildfire in Fort McMurray could accelerate the market’s slide into a supply deficit, pushing oil prices higher. Oil executives discuss when they expect operations to fully resume. Read More

Emerging Trends in Real Estate – U.S. and Canada
This Special 100-page Report provides an outlook on real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, metropolitan areas, and other real estate issues throughout the United States and Canada. Interviewees and survey participants represent a wide range of industry experts, including investors, fund managers, developers, property companies, lenders, brokers, advisers, and consultants. Read More

Seasonal Analyst Picks 2 Best Stocks to Buy Now
Seasonal analysts look for data reflecting these regular and predictable changes that recur within every calendar year. Here are two stocks that benefit from seasonal strength.

Jay Taylor: Turning Hard Times Into Good Times
Where is Jim Rogers Investing His Money Now?

Jay Taylor,, interviews Jim Rogers and Michael Oliver. Jim's vision of an impending bankrupt western world caused him to move to Singapore. Other guests that have been interviewed understand the destruction of Keynesian economics but the advantage Jim has over all the others is time spent among common people in over 100 countries. No one has a more intimate understanding of the social, moral, financial and structural fiber of nations. From his perch in Singapore we will ask Jim where he is investing his money these days. Does he still look favorably at Russia as he did the last time we spoke? What if anything might a Trump Presidency mean for geopolitics and investing around the globe? As always, Jay Taylor asks Michal for his latest sense as to how the various markets are shaping up now? How close are we to a breakout in the entire commodity complex? How much further will gold rise before it hits its first major resistance? Are the dollar's days numbered as Alasdair Macleod suggested last week?

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Featured Articles Inside This Issue

Precious Metals Forecast Survey – 36 analysts, money managers, representing 31 different companies, predict the average, high and low price range in 2016 for gold, silver, platinum and palladium. The analysts are predicting price increases across the board for all four metals. This year analysts are more bullish about the prospects of precious metals prices than they were in last year's survey.

Oil Prices: Where Will They Go From Here? – Low oil prices, say the Credit Suisse strategists, are the result of oversupply, not a lack of demand. Equity strategists believe that global oil prices above $35 and below $50 are in Saudi Arabia's best interests – low enough to put pressure on high-cost American producers, but high enough to alleviate the mounting fiscal pressure on the Saudi government. Credit Suisse's equity strategists doubt oil prices will rise much above $50 over the next two to three years. That would be in keeping with historical norms, as the average price of oil since 1960 is just $45.

Minimizing Mistakes in Volatile Biotech Market – Continuing stock market volatility is causing some investors to rethink their biotech investments. Senior Analyst, Ed Arce, shares insights investors can use to avoid mistakes when evaluating up-and-coming biotech companies, and identifies some likely winners for 2016.

GOLD: It's Baack! – Gold's new bull market has just begun, says John Ing, Maison Placements Canada. Gold stocks have bottomed. The bear market for gold is over and the miners have recorded the strongest gains in years. Gold bullion and gold stocks came back from the dead, attracting new money defying the rout in commodities. Gold held its value better than other assets. That previous haven, the dollar plunged sparking a scramble for safety, amid the demise of bullish market sentiment, the peaking of every market from Shanghai to Nasdaq, Middle East turmoil and concerns over the health of the global financial outlook.

Bull & Bear's Digest of Investment Newsletters – Buy/Sell advice from the world's top-performing investment experts. Top Stock Picks of the Month. Seasoned advisors and traders give their "Buy" recommendations for Small- Mid-Cap Stocks, Blue Chips, Tech, Turnaround Situations, Gold and Silver Stocks, Energy Stocks and Trading Strategies. Company Updates: Lions Gate, Extended Stay, Gentex, U.S. Silica, McDonald's, Gilead, Smith-Midland, Alphabet, General Electric, to name a few.

Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Fairmont Drills Multiple Quartzite Zones With Drill Intersections of Up to 60 Metres Quartzite
Fairmont Resources Inc. recently announced completion and logging of 12 drill holes in a 2015 drill program at its Forestville Quartzite Property, located 20 kilometres north-northwest of the town of Forestville, Quebec. The property is accessible by road, and is situated within 50 Km the Municipal Port of Forestville, Quebec, it has excellent logistics to the Great Lakes, Eastern Seaboard and Europe. Fairmont has optioned the property for the purpose of testing the chemical and physical properties of the quartzite as potential raw material source of high purity glass, fiber optics, ferrosilicon and silicon metal. ...READ MORE

Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Puma Exploration IDs Large Geophysical Anomalies at Turgeon VMS Project in New Brunswick
Fairmont Resources Inc. recently announced completion and logging of 12 drill holes in a 2015 drill program at its Forestville Quartzite Property, located 20 kilometres north-northwest of the town of Forestville, Quebec. The property is accessible by road, and is situated within 50 Km the Municipal Port of Forestville, Quebec, it has excellent logistics to the Great Lakes, Eastern Seaboard and Europe. Fairmont has optioned the property for the purpose of testing the chemical and physical properties of the quartzite as potential raw material source of high purity glass, fiber optics, ferrosilicon and silicon metal...READ MORE

Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Torex Gold Building First Gold Mine,
Defining Its Second... and Looking for More

Torex is a growth-oriented, Canadian-based resource company engaged in the exploration and development of its 100% owned Morelos Gold Property, an area of 29,000 hectares in the highly prospective Guerrero Gold Belt located 180 kilometers southwest of Mexico City...READ MORE

The Bull & Bear: Analysis, Strategies and Top Stock Picks

Gold’s Bucking
Usually Seasonal Weakness

Gold has a seasonal tendency to peak in late January after the holiday season, as jewelry demand starts to decline. Price increases can last into the first part of February, as inventories are being replenished by dealers preparing for retail sales for Valentine’s Day gifts. Read More

Earn More with Muni Bonds
On the surface, bonds issued by state and local governments don't pack much of a yield punch – just 1 percent to 3 percent. But Uncle Sam generally doesn't tax muni interest, which may be exempt from state taxes, too. Those breaks add up, especially for investors in the higher tax brackets.

Gold: Wall Street’s Lucre
The balance sheets of many central banks are stuffed with debt, so their gold holdings have become increasingly important. We believe their gold purchases and repatriation are part of the refashioning of the global monetary architecture, ending US financial hegemony. Of course, gold can go higher – $2,200 an ounce this year.

Why Stock Warrants – Why Now?
The Precious Metals sector has had a great move up since the beginning of 2016. Is the move over? IMO, hardly, we are just getting started. My preferred methods of maximizing one’s exposure to the resource sector would be by purchasing common shares or stock warrants on selected precious metals companies. What are stock warrants, why would you want to buy them and what is the best time to get started and how to purchase them?

Health Care Offers a Healthy Dose of Opportunity
The health care sector entered the first quarter of 2016 with many of the concerns that developed in the second half of last year left unaddressed. It was among the worst performing sectors in the market during this year’s first three months as a result. It also ranked among the best with respect to expected sales and earnings growth

Is This the End of the Road for the Oil Run?
For months, oil market bulls breathlessly awaited an oil production freeze between major OPEC and non-OPEC producers. Then the Doha meeting came and went with no agreement.

How the Election Will Affect Stocks
Every four years, politics and finance converge as Americans elect a president and investors try to figure out what the outcome means for their portfolios. The Presidential Cycle.

Five Username Mistakes That Can Be Worse Than Using the Same Password for All Your Online Accounts
Usernames that you have created for email accounts, social media could be delivering all their private details into the hands of cyber criminals – no password needed. These five common mistakes should be avoided when creating a username.

Stock Buybacks A Winning Strategy?
The Buyback Letter is the only investment newsletter devoted to finding opportunities among companies that repurchase their own stock. A buyback stock is stock in a company…

The Golden Rule of Estate Planning: Your Spouse Comes First
RBC Wealth Management Offers Tips to Help Married Couples Leave a Family Financial Legacy

You Can Negotiate Anything:
13 Negotiating Techniques Taught at the Wharton School of Business

Everything is open for negotiation – even prices, schedules, and product offerings that seem carved in stone. Steven G. Blum, who teaches at the Wharton School of Business, says no one has to just accept what's offered…but first you must hone your negotiating skills.

What to Ask Before Investing in Natural Resource Stocks
Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd., says that the 'management interview' is critical before investing in any junior resource company. Here are the questions to ask before investing.

Brent Cook Reveals His Rules and Guidelines for Evaluating Junior Exploration Projects and Companies
Independent exploration analyst, Brent Cook and a number of his accomplished friends have compiled a list of "must read" rules and guidelines for evaluating junior exploration projects and companies.

Documents You Need When Disaster Strikes
Financial advisers say people who identify and prepare key documents long before calamity strikes can avoid unnecessary damage to their personal finances in the wake of a fire, flood, hurricane or other disaster. What you need...

The Bull & Bear NewsWire

Puma Identifies Large Geophysical Anomalies at Turgeon VMS Project In New Brunswick
Puma Exploration announced the results of a recent ground geophysical survey carried out on the Turgeon Cu-Zn VMS project in northern New Brunswick.

Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. reported fourth quarter net earnings1 of $4.5 million ($0.05 per share). Net earnings for the full year 2015 reached $28.5 million ($0.33 per share).

Fairmont Resources Inc. Signs Agreement to Acquire Major Dimension Stone
Fairmont Resources Inc. announced the proposed addition of significant dimension stone assets in Spain to its industrial minerals businesses. Fairmont has signed an agreement to acquire the former assets of Granitos de Badajoz S.A. from a Spanish court appointed receiver. The assets include 23 premium quality dimension stone mine licenses and a 42,000 square metre processing facility for cutting and polishing with an annual production capacity in excess of 250,000 square metres.

Fairmont Resources Inc. Multiple Quartzite Zones Drilled,
Drill Intersections of Up to 60 Metres Quartzite

Fairmont Resources Inc. announced 12 drill holes that were completed to the end of 2015 at the Forestville Quartzite Property have all been logged. For details on the drill hole locations, attitudes, quartzite intersections and Map locations of the drill holes and quartzite zones view the report.

Is Art a Good Investment?
A group of researchers say you should buy paintings if you like looking at them, but not to make money
Art has been emerging as a new asset class for the well-diversified portfolio. The reported returns are enough to catch anyone’s eye: the index of fine art sales, used by art advisors to sell art funds, shows an average annual return of 10% over the past four decades. Investors are embracing art-as-an-asset-class as if it were a newly discovered van Gogh. But is it?

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Start It Up: Five Surprisingly Great Times to Launch Your Business
Many people want to start their own businesses, but feel that “it’s just not 
the right time.” Sean C. Castrina explains why five common excuses 
should actually be used as motivation to become your own boss.

No Money, No Problem: Eleven Tips for a Start-up
Business with Very Little Cash (and a Great Idea)

Many entrepreneurs kick off their ventures on a budget so lean it’s beyond shoestring; it’s dental floss! That’s especially true in an era where credit is almost impossible to come by. Michael Houlihan, one of the founders of Barefoot Wine, explains how to get the biggest possible bang out of very few start-up bucks.

9 Major Retirement Planning Mistakes to Avoid
Much has been written about the classic financial mistakes that plague start-ups, family businesses, corporations and charities. Aside from these blunders, there are also some classic financial missteps that plague retirees.

Astronomy Picture of the Day
     Discover the Cosmos

Fifteen Tips for Making Sure
You Are Better Off Four Years from Now

To improve your financial outlook during the next four years, read on for a few of Tyson’s tried and true personal finance tips.

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