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Coal Stocks: The Most Hated Sector?
The coal mining companies are among the most out-of-favor companies in the stock market today. As contrarian investments, these stocks have real appeal. Here are a number of publicly-traded coal companies that could reward contrary-minded investors. Several are limited partnerships, which are taxed differently, at both the corporate and investor levels, compared to common stocks.

Money Has Lost Its Value
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.

Chinese Gold Production Sharply Lower in 2017
Gold is an alternative investment to the overvalued dollar for China and the central banks. John Ing, Maison Placements, believes the price rise in gold is telling, a truism, not about gold, but about the US dollar. Ing gives his recommendations for Barrick, Centerra Gold, Centamin, Detour Gold, Kinross, New Gold, and Goldcorp.

Forget Oil Prices, Oil Majors are a Buy
Oil stocks have been performing dismally this year, and oil prices have failed to sustain a rally, so why are these stocks still attractive? Low valuations and high dividend yields, say analysts. Supermajor oil companies are living a new reality that is based on new profits in a forever-low oil price environment – and globally, analysts say, the oil sector is a great investment.

Investment Newsletter Digest
The nation’s leading commodity newsletters and analysts give their “Buy” forecasts on Lithium, Copper, Palladium, Gold Miners and Income Trusts.

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Best Stocks to Buy Now – Ever wondered which stock is the best to purchase in your state? In a Special Report, Kiplinger’s Best Stocks to Buy Now has you covered, providing a diverse state-by-state breakdown of the top companies to invest in based on where they are headquartered. Here are 18 of the states covered. Read full Special Report.

Midyear Investing Outlook – Investors today can benefit from a rare period of sustained, synchronized economic expansion across the globe. Where to put your money now for the rest of 2017.

Gold & Silver Forecasts: Analysts Mildly Optimistic – In mid-July with gold trading at $1,237 and silver at $16.18, we updated and revisit what LBMA contributing analysts had forecast for gold and silver and what they think are the key drivers likely to influence precious metal prices over the year.

Cheap Stocks for A Pricey Market – We went looking for stocks that seemed cheaper than they deserved to, and came up with these stocks.

Silicon Valley’s Unicorns are Overvalued – New research examines fair market value of startups worth over $1 billion and finds huge discrepancies in their purported worth.

What’s Next for the Dollar, Stocks, Bonds and Gold – The Fed’s “balance sheet reduction” may have profound implications for the dollar, gold, stocks and bonds.

Earnings Trends Draw Attention to Technology – Large technology stocks such as Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Alphabet played a notable role in making the technology sector the market’s best performer through the first six months of this year. Technological transformation marches on, say analysts.

Investment Newsletter Digest – Buy/Sell advice from the world’s top-performing investment pros. 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.

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Jay Taylor: Turning Hard Times Into Good Times
The Largest Gold Discovery in Over 133 Years?
Jay Taylor's, miningstocks.com, interviews Dr. Quinton Hennigh, Alasdair Macleod and Michael Oliver return. In 1884 the Witwatersrand gold fields of South Africa was discovered. With some 1.6 billion ounces mined to date, it is the most prolific gold field in history, representing approximately 35% of all gold mined in history. Dr. Quinton Hennigh has been in search of another such deposit and after 13 years of his boots on the ground search, he believes the odds suggest he has found it! If he is right, fortunes will likely be made. Quinton will join Jay Taylor to provide an update on the latest evidence for what could be the greatest gold discovery in decades. Alasdair will discuss a promiscuous dollar policy by the Fed and how that is setting the table for market chaos and a dramatic rise in real money – gold. As usual, Michael will help Jay to know whether he should continue with his current long position in gold and commodities and short position in the dollar and the T-Bond.

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Renting Out Your Vacation Home? Anticipate the Tax Impact
When buying a vacation home, the primary objective is usually to provide a place for many years of happy memories. But you might also view the property as an income-producing investment and choose to rent it out when you’re not using it. Let’s take a look at how the IRS generally treats income and expenses associated with a vacation home.

Brick-and Mortars Surviving Retail Apocalypse?
More than 300 retailers have filed for bankruptcy so far in 2017, and by year end, store closings are projected to hit 8,640 – greater than all the reported closures from 2003 to 2006 combined. Investment advisor, Brent Wilsey sheds light on this tumultuous category, including a few retail stocks worth acquiring.

Monitor Your Financial Accounts Daily
VIDEO: In this video posted on bottomlineinc.com, Adam Levin, chairman and founder of CyberScout and author of Swiped, emphasizes the need to monitor your financial accounts – bank accounts, credit cards – on a daily basis to ensure that they have not fallen into the hands of hackers and identity thieves. The easiest way to do this, Levin explains, is to set up alerts so that you are notified every time one of these accounts is used. These alerts are free, easy to set up and require only a few minutes to monitor. In this way, you and your financial institution can stay on top of fraud, saving both you and the institution money and hassles. View Now.

Chinese Gold Production Sharply Lower in 2017, While Demand Remains Lacklustre
For many years, China has dominated the global gold market. The country surpassed South Africa in 2007 to become the largest gold producer, and in 2013 it overtook India to become the largest gold jewellery and physical investment market. Recently, however, China has seen a reversal in both segments.

Financial Advisor Provides Life Tips for Millennials
Statistics show that employed millennials are making approximately 20 percent less than people of the same age a generation ago. And there are many also searching for employment.” Securing good employment is key to financial success and that, if millennials approach the job search strategically, they do not have to become part of the statistics.

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7 Restaurant Stocks That Pay Dividends — For investors who want some consumer food exposure in their portfolio, consider restaurant stocks. The industry had a bit of a renaissance recently, and is a good place to find stocks that pay dividends and have reliable earnings growth.

Six Restaurant Turnaround Stocks — They have well-known franchises, reasonable balance sheets and attractive valuations. Several have new management teams. With some patience, these stocks might serve up some tasty returns for investors.

Gold’s Bull Market Has Just Begun — Gold will continue to rise as long as the US budget remains in deficit, the US trade account is in deficit and Donald Trump is in the White House. President Trump will be very reliable as an agent of dollar devaluation, which is good for gold. John Ing comments on Agnico Eagle, B2Gold, Barrick, Centerra Gold, Eldorado Gold, Detour Gold and Kinross Gold.

Investment Newsletter DigestSolid Buy/Sell advice from the world’s top-performing market timers. Investment experts reveal which stocks to buy and sectors to play now for maximum gains in 2017.

Jim Rohrbach’s Investment Models was recently ranked the Number One Market Timer by Timer Digest. He created the RIX Index which mathematically translates the action of the stock market into a number that represents the trend of the market, every day. Discover this unique service.

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Whoever Has the Gold, Makes the Rules


Phelps vs shark, Mayweather vs McGregor, greenback vs gold? No contest. Gold wins.

What damages trust in the US, damages the world. Investors are left wondering who or what can they trust. Many honest corporations and banks have been damaged by this loss of trust and reputation. Confidence is fragile. For too long the US external deficit has been financed by central banks and foreign dollars. Recently, the US dollar has fallen on faded hopes for a Trump bump in the wake of his healthcare reform failure.

When the US has a deficit of $500 billion and Trump’s spending exceeds $4 trillion, the rest of the world must accumulate dollars, whether they want to or not. As China has most of the world’s savings, they are awash in dollars. Gold is an alternative investment to the dollar for China and these central banks. We believe the price rise in gold is telling, a truism, not about gold, but about the US dollar. Gold is the new comfort food.
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To Save More, Focus on the Future
Financial health has both economic and emotional dimensions, and the right balance of the two is crucial for success with your money.

Invest Your Way to a Million
Asked about his investing success, Warren Buffett attributed it to “living in America, lucky genes and compound interest.” That may sound glib, but it highlights two great ways you can build wealth.

10 Tips for Preventing Laptop and Mobile Device Theft
In today’s business environment, the theft or loss of even a single laptop computer cell phone or tablet can be devastating. Here are some tips to help you prevent mobile device theft.

Strategies for a Volatile Market
Feeling skittish about stocks? You're forgiven. Some strategists say stocks have climbed too far, too fast, since the election, reflecting hopes for gains in the economy that may never come. Doubts about the administration's ability to work with Congress to pass President Trump's legislative agenda have heightened market volatility, too. If all this has you spooked, here are four ways to protect your gains or profit from a slump.

Flush with Cash, Global Miners Promise Prudence, Dividends
For the first time in four years, the world’s biggest miners are awash in cash, riding a wave of cost cuts and a recovery in raw material prices from coal to zinc last year.

Leave The Legacy You Want With This End-Of-Life Checklist
A lifetime of hard work may have rewarded you with a nice home and hefty bank accounts, but what happens to all those assets once you’re gone?

How to Get a Great Deal on a Lease
Leasing accounted for nearly one in three new-car transactions in 2016. With a lease, you pay for a car's depreciation only over the term of the lease, which means payments are lower than if you financed the entire cost of the car. Plus, with most lease terms, you're always under warranty. Here are some terms you should know.

Why Being Friends With Your Broker Could Cost You Money
Building a trusting relationship with a financial professional is important. But be wary of becoming too close.

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

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.


The Bull & Bear NewsWire

Urban Communications Inc.
Urban Communications, one of the first companies to deliver Gigabit Internet service to the home, today announced another consecutive record breaking quarter.

Urban Communications Inc.
Urban Communications Inc. has engaged Larry Turel to provide corporate development services.

Argonaut Gold Inc.
Argonaut Gold Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Key Fresnillo Mineral Concession Adjacent to the El Castillo Mine

BacTech Environmental Corporation.
Ross Orr, President & CEO, BacTech Environmental Corporation, sits down and reminisces about the past year and speculate about the new year with BacTech.

BacTech Announces High Grade Silver, Tin, Copper Results From Telamayu Drilling.
BacTech Environmental Corporation announced the results of the first 47 samples (35 routines and 12 control samples) from 3 holes drilled on a 60-hole drill program (approximately 600 m in total) at the Company’s joint venture Silver-Copper-Tin tailings remediation project at Telamayu, Bolivia

Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. Intersects 12.27 g/t Au over 7.45 Metres in Shaft Zone at Island Mountain.
BGM announced additional results from the ongoing 2017 Phase II Island Mountain exploration drilling program at the Company’s flagship Cariboo Gold Project. The Company is currently exploring and delineating Island Mountain with seven drill rigs and has now mobilized the eighth rig to the untested Tailings Zone which occurs in the valley between Cow and Island Mountains.

Fairmont Resources Inc..
Fairmont Resources Inc. Requests and Receives Short Extension For Grabasa Acquisition from the Spanish Court in Badajoz.

Great Panther Silver Ltd. Reports Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results.
Improved metal prices, combined with a 20% reduction in GPRs all-in sustaining costs to $10.99, resulted in Great Panther delivering a 404% increase in mine operating earnings in 2016.

Puma Exploration Inc..
Puma Exploration Provides Update on the Murray Brook Property Acquisition.

Torex Gold Resources Inc..
Torex Gold Resources announced its financial and operational results for the year ended December 31, 2016.


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—Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.


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