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The Bull & Bear: Market Trends and Stock Picks

GOLD: Higher Prices Ahead
Beginning of the Second Leg of Gold's Bull Market

John Ing, President, Maison Placements Canada Inc., believes gold will continue to rise as long as the budget is in deficit, rates remain negative and Americans political scene remains dysfunctional. He believes gold will reach $2,200 per once within 18 months. Comments on Agnico-Eagles Mines, Barrick Gold, B2Gold, Centerra Gold, Detour Gold, Eldorado Gold, Goldcorp, IAMGold, Kinross, New Gold, and Yamana Gold. Read More


9/11 Bill Crashes Saudi Stock Exchange, Bond Market Ambitions
With oil prices continuing to languish below $50 per barrel, the major oil producers in the Middle East are seeing their financial positions deteriorate. To plug the gap in the government budgets, the Gulf States are having to turn to the international bond markets.


U.S. Election: Status Quo vs. Who Knows?
With the U.S. election fast approaching Credit Suisse sums up what the future might hold for investors under either a President Hillary Clinton or a President Donald Trump


Zinc: Is the Rally Fading?
Zinc has been investors' favourite base metal this year – with gains of 43 percent to date – following the closure and suspension of several key mines. However, zinc prices may be due for a pull back, on falling demand for steel in China and investor pressure on Glencore, the world's largest zinc processor, to raise output. To read this Special Report on Zinc by Thomson Reuters, click here

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Gold: Plan B — Eight years after our near meltdown in 2008, trust in our politicians, central banks and the intelligentsia have eroded, in part due to the failed promises and solutions which, beside pushing up asset prices has resulted in the anemic economic recovery despite rounds and rounds of monetary stimulus and the lowest rates in 5,000 years. Consequently, voter frustration, disillusionment and anger has led to a rise in populism and radical political solutions, such as Brexit. As such investors are more concerned about the return of their money, rather than the return. Investors beware, better to come up with a Plan B. Gold is everyone's Plan B. Comments on: Barrick, B2 Gold, Centerra Gold, Detour Gold. Eldorado Gold, Goldcorp., Kinross, McEwen Mining, Newmont and Yamana Gold.

Quick Financial Fixes— In as little as 15 minutes – and no more than 1 hour – you can make moves that will improve the return on your portfolio. Save on your cable bill, improve your smartphone service, and skip the lines at the airport.

47 Smart Websites to Use Instead of Wikipedia — Wikipedia is perhaps the most popular reference site online, with millions of high quality articles available on virtually any topic. However, there are limits to what Wikipedia can offer. Here are 47 Wikipedia alternatives you can use to find information, research a paper, get quick answers, and much more.

Earnings, the Market's Most Persistent ThemeIt will take years to appreciate Brexit's full ramifications, so investors need to accept that and digest related issues as they arise. Friess Assoc. focuses on earnings, and asses the companies that they hold along business lines and the geography of their revenue generation to gauge potential risks. Here the company looks at Activision Blizzard, B&G Foods, Black Knight Financial and UnitedHealth Group.

Rare Earth Metals Pay the Price of Previous ExcessFor every action there is a reaction and never more so than when it comes to industrial commodity supply chains. Japanese automotive giant Honda and its technology partner Daldo Steel have just announced a materials breakthrough in the electric motors used in hybrid vehicles. Honda will be using a motor that doesn't need rare earth metals. Specifically, it will be the world's first hybrid engine, one combining a gasoline and electric motor, to dispense with terbium and dysprosium.

Gold is Back in Style Amid Uncertain Economic and Political OutlooksThomson Reuters' authoritative GFMS Gold Survey shows the first half of 2016 saw a dramatic change in the rhythm and flows of the gold industry, even long before Brexit.

Bull & Bear's Digest of Investment NewslettersBuy/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. Recommendations: Abbott Laboratories, Tractor Supply Co., The Walt Disney Company, UPS, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Lowe's, Exxon, Goldcorp, Spectra Energy Partners to name a few.

Other Articles:

The Best Online Brokers
Dating in the Age of the Internet
Questions to Ask Before Buying a Condo
7 Consumer Stocks that are Worth Your Attention
Checklist: 5 Easy Steps to Downsize Your Stuff
Gusto for Gold Mines
Ron Paul: The Phony Job Recovery

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Technical Analysis Q3 Commodity Outlook
Precious and copper may extend gains while energy, grains and palm oil may suffer from further losses in the third quarter. Softs remain mixed, with sugar and coffee riding on steady uptrend and cocoa on downtrend. The dollar index could have completed a consolidation from March 2015 and resumed its long-term uptrend, says Wang Tao, Reuters market analyst for commodity and energy technicals. Tao gives his technical analysis for Q3 2016 for U.S. Oil, Brent Oil, Spot Gold, Spot Silver, LME Copper, NY Coffee, CRB Index and the Dollar Index.

Gold: Plan B
Eight years after our near meltdown in 2008, trust in our politicians, central banks and the intelligentsia have eroded, in part due to the failed promises and solutions which, beside pushing up asset prices has resulted in the an anemic economic recovery despite rounds and rounds of monetary stimulus and the lowest rates in 5,000 years. Consequently, voter frustration, disillusionment and anger has led to a rise in populism and radical political solutions, such as Brexit. As such investors are more concerned about the return of their money, rather than the return. Investors beware, better to come up with a Plan B. Gold is everyone's Plan B.

Rare Earth Metals Pay the Price of Previous Excess
Rare earths supply has still not recovered from the excesses of 2009-2011. The common assumption is that rare earths are irreplaceable in many of their uses. Not so apparently. Now Honda and Daldo have just delivered a tail-wind demand shock.

Did Oil Kill the Dinosaurs?
What killed the dinosaurs? It's a question as old as – well the dinosaurs themselves, and one that everyone from school children to scientists have been asking for decades. Now according to a new scientific study, it seems that black gold may have been the source of the dinos' demise.

Investment Newsletter Digest
The nation's leading commodity newsletters and analysts give their advice on Coffee, Spectra Energy, Eggs, Gold Miners, Commodity Complex, "Buy" advice for DBA, DBC and GLD.


Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Fairmont Resources Acquiring Major Dimension Stone Producer in Spain; Consolidates Historic Quartzite Resource at Baie-Comeau in Quebec
Fairmont Resources Inc. is a rapidly growing industrial mineral and dimensional stone company in the midst of acquiring a major dimension stone producer in Spain. The assets of Granitos de Badajoz (Grabasa) in Spain includes 23 quarries, premium quality dimension stone mine licenses, and a 42,000 square meter granite finishing facility for cutting and polishing. The company has annual production capacity of over 250,000 square meters and has produced finished granite installed in buildings across Europe. These mine licenses and processing facility will make Fairmont one of the largest granite producers in Europe...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

Further Upside Likely for Precious Metals Prices in 2017
Key findings of the annual report Precious Metals Investment Focus 2016/17 published by Metals Focus an independent precious metals research house. A key finding: "of the four precious metals, palladium still enjoys the best supply/demand fundamentals, which eventually should exert some upward pressure on the price."

Jay Taylor: Turning Hard Times Into Good Times
Trumped! A Nation On The Brink Of Ruin and How to Bring It Back
Jay Taylor, miningstocks.com, interviews David Stockman and Michael Oliver. James Anderson visits for the first time. Parasites who inhabit Wall St. and Washington and dominate the air waves are destroying what's left of free market capitalism by disallowing price discovery of capital by suppression of interest rates. A massive redistribution of wealth from those who produce it – the miners, manufacturers, farmers and inventors who live in "fly-over" country – are mad as hell and they aren't going to take it anymore. Enter Donald Trump to the rescue. But does the Donald have the answers that can restore wealth creation through free market capitalism? David will address that question and more, drawing from a treasure trove of knowledge and insights illuminated in his most recent book. James will tell of NuLegacy's evolving Carlin-style gold deposit in Nevada and Michael will provide his usual prescient insights into the equity and bond and precious metals markets.

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Three Mining Companies Reaping the Rewards of Large Financings
It takes money to make money; mining companies need capital to make acquisitions and conduct exploration. Brien Lundin of Gold Newsletter profiles three companies making the most of recent financings.

U.S. Winter Forecast: Frequent Snow to Blast Northeast;
Freeze May Damage Citrus Crop in Central Florida

AccuWeather reports it will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions stretch into spring 2017. Meanwhile, drier and milder weather will focus on the majority of the southern half of the nation. The Southeast may mark the exception as a chilly January threatens to damage the region's citrus crop.

Higher Yields are on the Way
Anne Kates Smith, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, recently interviewed James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management in Minneapolis. Q: Have bond yields bottomed? A: We could revisit recent record-low yields. Q: Are you the strategist who's crying wolf?

October Worst Month of Election Year
October has a frightful history of market crashes. It is no wonder that the term "Octoberphobia" has been used to describe the phenomenon of major market drops occurring during the month.

Don't Get Grounded by Travel Snafus
The computer crash at Delta in August was just the latest in a long runway of airline mishaps that have caused widespread disruptions. A hiccup here and there won't ruin your trip. But if you encounter a full-on snafu on your next flight, knowing your rights and planning ahead can save you from becoming another horror-story victim.

Know Your Dividend Dates
In today's low-interest-rate environment, investors can't seem to get enough high-yielding dividend stocks. The critical deadline to mark on your calendar is a firm's "ex-dividend" date.

Vulnerable Prey: How Short-Sellers Outsmart Mutual Funds
Mutual funds regularly underperform in the markets, Charles C. Lee, professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University explains why. "Betting against mutual funds, it turns out, can be a very profitable strategy," says Lee.

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...

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.


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China & SilverCrest Metals Inc Reports Further Continuous High Grade Underground Results At Las Chispas; Extends Surface Drilling Program


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.

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