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Featured Articles Inside This Issue:

Radio Stocks: Don’t Tune Them Out Just Yet – George Putnam, III, The Turnaround Letter, thinks the radio industry may yet have life in it, for a variety of reasons. Radio remains one of the cheapest forms of advertising media, yet between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. radio reaches more Americans than TV, online or mobile. Radio revenues will benefit from massive political advertising next year.

Buffett’s Best Dividend Stocks – If you’re looking for income today, consider buying some of Buffett’s favorite dividend-payers. These four stocks yield 3 percent or more, and all but one of the firms recently announced a dividend hike.

Coke Gains Sparkle – Genia Turanova thinks it’s now time to buy KO. While growth estimates remain low, although the stock still trades at above-market valuations, much of the negativity is priced in. Coke offers a nice 2.9 percent yield.

Natixis Metals Review Analysts with Natixis Commodity Research give their outlook and forecast price targets for Base Metals, Gold, Silver and PGMs for 2015 and 2016. For both base and precious metals, the effects of the lengthy investment cycle will be of crucial significance. Current low prices may be deterring investment, but it can take 4-6 years before the full effects of changing investment decisions are felt in terms of mine output.

Gold: The Race to the Bottom – Since 1971, when gold’s link to the dollar was severed, gold has outpaced consumer prices, stock markets and debt. Simply it is an alternative currency. Gold is money. Central banks can always create new money with the click of a mouse but the total supply of gold is finite. Thus, while our central bankers are busy creating money, other central banks led by Russia and the Chinese are buying gold. Gold Stock Recommendations: B2Gold Corp, Barrick, Eldorado Gold, Goldcorp, IAMGold, Kinross Gold, New Gold, and Yamana Gold.

Investment Situations Fairmont Resources is fully permitted to produce aggregate lump titano-magnetite in Quebec that can be shipped through the Great Lakes or the Atlantic Ocean; Atna Resources: Optimizes Gold Production: Increasing Productivity and Lowering Pinson Mine Costs; Puma Exploration has completed a successful drilling program at Turgeon Copper-Zinc VMS project in New Brunswick; Torex Gold Resources Inc. is building its first gold mine, defining its second one, and looking for more at its 100% Morelos Gold Property, located in Southwest Mexico.

Featured Articles Inside This Issue:

Prepare Yourself…Oil to Crash Again – Producers may have thought they were nearly out of the woods, but stubborn levels of production from U.S. shale fields have prevented a rally. Storage tanks are filling up, and hedge funds and major investors are selling off oil contracts, betting that prices are heading south.

Turnaround Mutual Funds – There are very few mutual funds that really focus on turnaround investing. George Putnam III asserts that turnarounds represent an inefficient – and therefore potentially very profitable – niche in the securities markets. When looking for turnaround funds he looks for managers who go against the crowd.

5 Biotechs with the Potential to Double, Triple or Even Do Better – These 5 technologically advanced biotechs are buys. Equities analyst, Keith Markey discusses the way he looks at newer therapies, such as stem cell/regenerative medicine, oligonucleotide therapies and gene therapies.

The Musings of a Stock Market Curmudgeon – Resident Curmudgeon, Thomas Henning, says the saga of the One-World-Order’s implosion continues as the territorial imperative asserts itself and that debt implodes, busting the banks and attendant financial structures. Here’s his views for Bonds, Razbucknic, Gold and the Stock Market.

Platinum & Palladium Forecast for 2015 – Over 25 analysts from around the world give their forecasts for Platinum and Palladium. Analysts forecast the average price and range (low and high price) for the year ahead and what factors are likely to affect their price.

How the Big Guys are Betting on the Future – Small companies aren’t the only ones involved in the megatrends that are shaping the future. Titans of industry are there, too, in a big way. Investments in innovative businesses and strategies will ultimately benefit many big companies, making some of them good ways to invest indirectly in key trends.

Mining Strategist Staying Long in the Mining Sector – Chris Ecclestone, London-based Hallgarten & Co., thinks there’s going to be a merger and acquisition surge this year. Anything out there could be subject to a takeover. These companies could be targets as M&A gains pace this year.

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 recommendations for Small- Mid-Cap Stocks, Blue Chips, Gold and Silver Stocks and possible M&A Targets, Oil & Energy Stocks and Trading Strategies.


Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Fairmont Resources Fully Permitted to Produce Dense Aggregate Lump Titano-Magnetite in Quebec
Fairmont Resources is about to enter production for cement and aggregate companies that seek a clean high density aggregate that can be shipped through the Great Lakes or the Atlantic Ocean. Fairmont recently received a Certificate of Authorization, allowing 300,000 tonnes annual titano-magnetite aggregate production from the Buttercup property. Fairmont’s goal is to be active on the ground at Buttercup by late spring 2015, putting put one project into production per year, and permitting a high purity silica project in 2015. ...READ MORE


Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Atna Resources Optimizes Gold Production, Lowers Pinson Costs
Atna Resources restarted mining operations at its high grade Pinson underground gold mine in Nevada in June of 2014 and the mine is expected to reach its full production by the second half of 2015. Atna is expecting to produce 55,000 to 65,000 ounces of gold in 2015, with 30,000 to 35,000 ounces being contributed from Pinson and the remainder from its Briggs open pit mine in California...READ MORE


Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Torex Gold Building First Gold Mine,
Defining Its Second

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: Market Trends and Stock Picks

$Gold: Year 2007 Again
Imagine you could go back in time so you could buy some investment at a bargain. Many might also wish to go back in time to sell something. But, let us stick with the idea of returning to an earlier time to buy some asset, like before Gold began its ran to $1,900. Since we know what happened, which of us would not again buy Gold?

Argonaut Gold Announces First Quarter 2015 Production of 43,255 Gold Equivalent Ounces
Strong Quarterly Production Shows Increase of 40% year over year, on Track for Full Year Guidance.

Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
For unmarried couples, making a will is paramount, especially if they are sharing a home owned by just one member of the couple. If the homeowner dies without an estate plan, the other member of the couple could be out on the street.

Silvercest Announced Record Production in Q1, 2015 465,391 Ounces Silver and 13,255 Ounces Gold
SilverCrest Mines Inc. announced record silver and gold production results for the first quarter of 2015 from its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine located in Sonora, Mexico.

Living Together After 50
Love may be sweeter the second (or third) time around. But for a growing number of baby boomers, love and marriage don’t go hand in hand. If you’re contemplating moving in together, put romance aside long enough to consider some of the implications.

Puma Completes Successful Drilling Program at Turgeon CU-ZN VMS Project in New Brunswick
Puma Exploration has now completed its initial 2015 drill program at its Turgeon Copper-Zinc VMS project in New Brunswick. The spring program includes four holes for a total of 1,617 meters of drilling into the Dragon sulphide zone that was discovered in 2014.

Torex Reports Year End Results
Torex Gold Resources Inc. announced its financial results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 (“Fiscal 2014”).

Fairmont Announces First Base at Buttercup Property; Independent Third Party Dense Aggregate Testing Commences; Forestville Quartzite Property Work Program Partner
Fairmont Resources Inc. announced that it has completed the first blast on the Buttercup Property. This blast was designed to collect additional dense aggregate for customer testing. Fairmont is also pleased to announce that it will be working with the “Centre de formation professionnelle de Forestville” (“CFPF”), in connection with their existing educational programs and their new Diamond Drilling program.

Henning: Musings of a Stock Market Curmudgeon
Loss of Control

The central bank boyz don't want a falling Razbucknic, falling bond market, falling stock market, and rising gold. We know this because the boyz have been printing money to hold up the Raz, bonds, stock market and to pound down gold. As this has been going on, the Ponzi world has begun to crack.  Oops!  ...

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

The Folklore of Finance
Affinity groups tend to share a folklore, a system of common beliefs that governs their behavior and shapes their worldview. Start with the folklore that centers on time, says Suzanne Duncan, the CAR’s global head of research.

6 Undervalued Healthcare Stocks
There’s a lot of bubble talk going around about healthcare, but these 6 stocks might have room to grow.

America’s Banks Stockpiling Treasuries
A recent Bloomberg story caught my eye by posing a very good question: “What do America’s banks know about the state of the U.S. economy that has them hoarding ultra-safe bonds?”

Turning Hard Times into Good Times: Hosted by Jay Taylor
Using Austrian Economics to Make Money

Jeff Deist, Michael Oliver and Chen Lin return. Few if any investment pros other than Austrian economists saw the housing market collapse before the event. With clarity they knew Keynesian and monetarist economic policies implemented during the Greenspan years would fail. So don’t let anyone tell you that “no one saw it coming.” The same failed policies of the past are continuing to be applied ever since and Austrian economists are once again predicting another economic calamity is drawing near. Applying Austrian economic theory, Jeff Deist will provide an overall picture of what Austrian economic thinkers are predicting and how you can benefit from their foresight or at least prepare for another inevitable breakdown given the stubborn refusal of policy makers to mend their ways. Michael will provide his latest and usual prescient gold, equity and debt market insights using his Momentum structural analysis & Chen will tell us where he thinks you can make money in 2015.

To listen to Jay Taylor’s broadcast click here…

Seth Klarman: What I’ve Learned From Warren Buffett
As Warren Buffett was a student of Benjamin Graham, today we are all students of Warren Buffett. He has provided generations of investors with a great gift.

Top Stocks of the 21st Century
Profiled are stocks that have excelled through the early years of the 21st century have withstood two of the worst bear markets in history. What is their potential now?

Gold: Do What They Do, Not What They Say
Central banks are supposed to be stewards of our money, not creators of money. Historically they were able to limit the financial and economic damage of recessions. They were also to be independent but increasingly their role has been politicized tending to various vested interests.

How to Invest in Bond Funds Now
Most observers expect the Federal Reserve to raise short-term rates, probably in the second half of the year. So what can you do to protect your bond portfolio? We suggest you start with an intermediate-term bond fund.

Bet on the Consumer Revival
U.S. consumers have a lot to smile about these days. The sharp drop in oil prices since last summer translates into a hefty energy dividend for consumers. Consumer-discretionary stocks may not appeal to bargain hunters.

Being Street Smart
Remain Bullish – But Watchful

Remain bullish because the bull market remains in place, with most indexes making new highs recently. Support levels continue to hold on short-term pullbacks, technical indicators remain on buy signals, and the market’s favorable season usually lasts into April/May.

Gold Stocks: This Bear Phase Isn’t Over Yet
This year has started brightly with gold, silver and the miners all posting sharp gains. This sudden move upwards brings with it much jubilation with many believing that the illusive bottom is now in and therefore behind us.

Four Fearless Forecasts For 2015
Patrick Heller, Liberty’s Outlook, makes 4 fearless forecasts for gold and silver, U.S. and world stock markets, government employee pensions and other retirement benefits in 2015.

Align Technology Uses Clear, Removable Braces to Straighten Misaligned Teeth
Align Technology markets Invisalign, a system of plastic aligners to straighten teeth. Invisalign is a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to bracket-and-wire braces. Throughout much of 2014 the shares have been range-bound, trading in the mid-50s. This lower price coupled with strong earnings growth has brought the stock back into the buy range.

2015 Outlook for Investors
Expect more decoupling of our markets from other markets. The U.S. economy will continue to improve, while global economic growth will decelerate. In this environment, expect the U.S. stock market to continue to move up. It will be a bumpy road. Stocks to buy for the year ahead and where to find bargains abroad now.

Outlook 2015 Mining Stocks Will Have A Good Year – Analysts
Gold and silver mining stocks have had a rough ride during this bear market, leaving many investors scratching their heads with decimated stock picks. That’s going to change, according to a few gold and silver specialists, they expect a turnaround in the fortunes of mining companies and their stock value.

Metal Prices Could Be Set to Bounce Back – Here’s How to Profit
Metal prices have been battered, and with them mining stocks. But there could be light at the end of the tunnel. And that could make now a good time to hunt for mining sector bargains… Dr Matthew Partridge explains why.

A Brief History of Financial Bubbles
Economies all over the world have strained and burst throughout history.

4 Tips for Creating Your Financial Legacy Now
41 percent of baby boomers age 55 to 64 do not have a legal will. The time to plan for your financial legacy is now; here are suggestions on how to move forward.

Prospects Wanted: Six Tips to Drive More Traffic to Your Website
Want to drive more traffic to your website? Mark Satterfield explains how to get the most bang for your buck when you purchase online advertising.

Top 10 Ways to Protect Children Under 18 and Over 18, Stateside and Abroad
Top-rated estate planning attorney shares critical information on how to protect children of all ages.

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.

Can Anyone Become a Millionaire?
Research Says ‘Yes;’ Expert Shares 4 Tips to Take You There No Matter What Your Income.

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...

Financial Advice for Newlyweds
People are waiting longer to get married. This means people also have time to accumulate more debt by the time they tie the knot. Here’s how to avoid financial stress.


The Bull & Bear NewsWire

PMR Research: Global Graphite Market Will Reach US$ 17.56 Billion in Terms of Value and 4.48 Million Tons in Terms of Volume, in 2020
According to a new market report published by Persistence Market Research ”Global Market Study on Graphite: Battery Segment To Witness Highest Growth by 2020”, the global graphite market was valued at USD 13.62 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2014 to 2020, to reach USD 17.56 billion in 2020.

CanAlaska Uranium Reports on Multiple Projects
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. shareholders on its active exploration. CanAlaska is positioned for discovery success in the world’s richest uranium district.

Construction Activities Resume At Torex Gold Resource’s El Limon Guajes Project
Torex Gold Resources Inc. announced that construction activities at its El Limon Guajes Project are resuming in all areas, after being curtailed recently, following a regional security incident and the associated protective/rescue response.

Argonaut Gold Announces Updates on the Magino Project in Ontario, Canada and the San Agustin Gold Project Located in Durango, Mexico
Magino Metallurgical Column Test Work Shows Results of up to 70% Recovery. The San Agustin Preliminary Economic Assessment Results indicate a Projected Gold Equivalent Ounce Production of over 540,000 Ounces and an After-Tax Internal Rate of Return of 22%.

Atna Resources Ltd. Reports Update on 2014 Operations and Provides Production Targets for 2015
Atna Resources Ltd. announced that the Company sold a total of 33,150 ounces of gold in 2014 producing approximately $41 million in revenue. Atna anticipates producing between 55,000 and 65,000 ounces from its Pinson and Briggs mines in 2015.



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.

Ten Common Pitfalls Executors and Administrators Should Avoid
Settling an estate and administering a trust can be complicated, messy, and time-consuming for individuals named as executors or trustees. Many executors and trustees have no previous experience with these matters, causing them to unwittingly commit costly errors. Here are ten pitfalls to avoid.


Your Child Can Retire with Millions!
Vita Nelson, The MoneyPaper: Children can grow very rich – very easily – because they have TIME on their side. Time is an investor’s greatest ally. It is the key element in the power of compounding, and combined with investments in the stock market (where the average annual return has been nearly 11% since 1926), the results can seem like magic. Here is a 20-stock DRIP portfolio made up of stocks we like for long-term accumulation.

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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