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Gold: Back to the Past

The US ended the 1990s with a national debt of $5.7 trillion. Little is mentioned that today the US government breached the $31.4 trillion borrowing limit. America’s spiraling debt is not going away and next year in an echo of 2016, markets will face round two of Biden versus Trump. Gold stocks have performed well in the latest quarter, but remain under-owned presenting an opportunity. Buy/Sell advice for Agnico Eagle, B2Gold, Centamin PLC, IAMGold, Kinross, Lundin Gold, McEwen Mining, New Gold and Newmont. Gold will top $2,200/oz this year – John R. Ing, President & CEO, Maison Placements Canada. Read More
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In Gold We Trust report 2023:

The most anticipated gold analysis in the world, In Gold We Trust 2023: “Showdown” (400-pages), published annually by Incrementum AG, focuses on upcoming showdowns between the West and the East, competing currencies, monetary policy, and the gold price. The report highlights the consequences of low interest rates, the current economic slowdown, elevated inflation rates, and their impact on monetary policy. It also examines asset performance during recessions, with gold emerging as a favorable investment option. Gold and the US dollar. Exclusive charts & tables included.
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Report: Platinum Quarterly Q1 2023

The World Platinum Investment Council has published its Platinum Quarterly for the first quarter of 2023. The report incorporates analysis of platinum supply and demand during Q1 2023 and a revised forecast for full-year 2023.
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Rebound in Chinese Gold Jewellery Demand
Offset by Price Sensitivity in India in Q1

As the Chinese economy reopened in Q1, Chinese consumers bought 198 tonnes of gold jewellery – an eight-year high. In contrast, India, the world’s second-largest consumer gold market, saw a 17% year-on-year decline in jewellery demand to 78 tonnes in Q1.
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Revenues are Ramping Up at McDonald’s
The fast-food giant McDonald’s got off to a good start this year. Revenues and earnings per share were up a respective 4% and 15% during the March quarter.
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Duke Energy:
High Quality Utility with Catalysts

Duke Energy is a fresh money Buy for income-investing expert Roger Conrad. DUK has paid a cash dividend on its common stock for 97 consecutive years. Later this year, Duke will sell its commercial renewable energy business, turning the company’s focus squarely on its $145 billion, 10- year utility CAPEX plans.
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Gold, Silver, and the Debt Crisis Averted?
VIDEO: With progress being made in debt ceiling talks, financial markets have taken it as a sign that the United States will not default on its debt. CPM Group’s Jeffrey Christian discusses the debt ceiling and the impact it may have on gold and silver prices. He also discusses the gold and silver as long-term investments, comparing them to the United States Dollar, S&P 500, and other investment markets.
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Gold: Limited Upside this Year, more Upside Next Year

This year gold prices have rallied by more than 10% versus the US dollar. A weaker dollar and expectations that the Fed hiking cycle will come to an end soon are the main reasons behind its strength. Gold price forecast for Year-end and 2024.
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10 Major Mining Companies
Produced over 900 tons of Gold in 2022

As global economic uncertainty continues to rise, the demand for gold as a safe haven investment and commodity has also increased. Gold miners are looking to fulfill the demand by recording significant production of the precious metal. The world's leading 10 gold miners cumulatively produced 902.66 tons of the precious metal in 2022.
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How is Warren Buffett’s Portfolio Performing?
The How is Warren Buffett’s portfolio performing? Listed are all securities trading on American stock exchanges held by Berkshire Hathaway. The table includes and can be sorted on: company name, dividend yield, market cap, stock price, and intraday stock price percent change. This live table is updated throughout the trading day.
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“Woodstock for Capitalists” The Berkshire Annual Meeting
The Berkshire Annual Meeting is a gathering of the company’s shareholders presided over by Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger. Berkshire reported a profit of $35.5bn in the first quarter per class A share. Hendershot Investments provides an overview of the annual meeting. Also, view the entire 2023 annual shareholder meeting session here.
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US Corn, Soy Supplies to Balloon on Record Harvest View
The U.S. corn and soybean supplies were expected to rise sharply in the coming year due to forecasts for a record harvest for both crops, the government said, raising the potential for further price declines for both commodities.
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Rick Rule's Classroom:
Interrogate Before You Invest

VIDEO: Albert Lu, co-founder, Rule Classroom, sits down with Rick Rule, Founder, Rule Investment Media, for a discussion about interviewing (or interrogating) company executives prior to making an investment. This timeless knowledge is essential for all natural resource investors.
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Platinum Investors Are Finally Taking Note of South Africa’s Power Problems
South African platinum production could struggle to hit 4.1 moz this year. Output of 4.1 moz was estimated including some disruption due to the difficulties caused by the power curtailments.
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May 2023 Almanac:
Second Worst S&P 500 Month in Pre-Election Years

May has been a tricky month over the years, a well-deserved reputation. Since 1950, pre-election-year Mays rank poorly, #10 DJIA, #11 S&P 500, #8 Nasdaq, #8 Russell 1000 and #7 Russell 2000.
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Cash in on your Home Equity
For the nearly two-thirds of Americans who own a home, tapping into home equity can be an affordable and flexible way to borrow money. One way to do that is through a home equity line of credit or HELOC.
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Is the Walk Down Wall Street Still random?

Burton Malkiel, who turns 91 this year and recently published a 50th anniversary updated edition of his investing classic, “A Random Walk Down Wall Street.” Malkiel discusses the changing landscape of investing. A must read for any investor.
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200 Years of Global Gold Production, by Country
Although the practice of gold mining has been around for thousands of years, it’s estimated that roughly 86% of all above-ground gold was extracted in the last 200 years. The infographic visualizes global gold production by country from 1820 to 2022, showing how gold mining has evolved to become increasingly global over time. Also, The Top Gold-Producing Countries in 2022.
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Choosing Between Look-Alike ETFs and Mutual Funds
When faced with a choice between buying shares in an exchange-traded fund and buying shares in a mutual fund that follows a similar strategy, which is the better option for you?
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Retail Investors’ Most Popular Stocks of 2023

According to VandaTrack, retail investors have been adding $1.5 billion per day into U.S. markets. This is a record-breaking level of inflows, which raises the question: what are investors buying? Here are their top 10 picks of 2023 so far.
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Prepare for Longevity

About 97,000 Americans are centenarians – 100 or older – and a handful of those are supercentenarians – individuals who have celebrated their 110th birthday. Longevity is the biggest financial risk for retirees. Start planning for longevity well before you retire.
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Fund Update: The Fed Still has Work Ahead, New Buys

Fed Funds futures are putting a 73% chance on a 25-basis point hike on March 22, and a 27% chance of 50 basis points. The markets are coming to grips with the work that is in front of the Fed.
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Are series EE bonds worth a look?

Since high inflation took hold in the United States, Series I savings bonds – which offer an inflation-linked interest rate – have enjoyed a moment in the sun. I bonds purchased from November 2022 through April 2023 offer a lofty composite yield of 6.89%.
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Dividend Kings You Can Count on in 2023
Dividend Kings are a rare group of publicly traded companies that have increased their annual dividend payout for a minimum of 50 years. These Dividend Kings are a great place to start if you're looking to add dividend battleships to your long-term portfolios.
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Energy Stocks Should Pump Out More Gains
The gusher of rising energy stock prices, which has sent the sector up 66% in 2022 on top of 55% in 2021, may finally be calming a little. But there’s still plenty of oomph left for volatility-tolerant investors to reap rich profits in energy stocks in 2023.
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2023 LBMA Precious Metals Forecast Survey
This year’s LBMA Precious Metals Forecast Survey has revealed that analysts are cautiously optimistic about gold and silver prices in 2023. Palladium sees the most negative sentiment for price. But analysts have shown a bullish view to the performance of platinum. 30 analysts’ from across the globe, give their individual forecasts and commentaries, revealing their insights behind their forecasts for high, low, and average prices for Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium.
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Breeze Through a Fund Prospectus
No one wants to read a fund prospectus, and few investors ever do. But reading a fund’s prospectus is an important step in making a good investment that’s right for you. The trick is to focus on specific bits of information about a fund that are listed in the prospectus.
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Fixing Your Fixed-Income Portfolio
After a brutal 2022, the outlook for fixed-income investments is much improved for 2023. With that in mind, here’s a plan of action for your fixed-income portfolio in what promises to be a new bond market.
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Are Tiny Homes Big Opportunities for Land Investors in 2023?
The tiny home market continues to grow quickly. Between 2021 and 2026, a CAGR of 4.45 percent is expected to lift the global tiny homes market towards $3.57 billion in 2026. The U.S. is poised to see a growing number of people opting for tiny houses because Americans want a more sustainable way of living.
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Heraeus Precious Metals Forecast 2023
Heraeus Precious Metals Forecast 2023: Gold could benefit from a weaker dollar in 2023. Gold could be worth more in euros than ever before. Industrial demand for silver on the rise. Platinum surplus expected. Palladium will be under pressure. Iridium should have bottomed out. The rhodium price should again move in a high range.
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The Dos and Don’ts of Paying Off
a Mortgage Before Retirement

Many people strive to pay off their mortgage before they retire. But that isn’t always the best financial move. Here are scenarios in which it does and doesn’t make sense pay off your mortgage before you retire.
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How to Invest $1,000

Although the savings rate has dipped again following pandemic highs, many investors still have ample cash sitting in a low-interest bank or money market account. If you’re among them, here are some ways to invest $1,000.
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  Silver Rush Creates Silver Scams
The Chinese are blowing up the web selling fake silver dollars. Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation warns of surge in fake “silver” coins offered online.
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Can You Deduct The Costs
of a Spouse on a Business Trip?

If you own a company and travel for business, you may wonder whether you can deduct all the costs of having your spouse accompany you on trips. It may be possible, but the rules are restrictive.
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10 IRS Audit Triggers

As you're getting ready to file your tax return, you may be wondering about the chances that the IRS will audit your return. There's no sure way to predict an IRS audit, but these 10 audit red flags could certainly increase your chances of drawing unwanted attention from the IRS.
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The Bull & Bear NewsWire

Puma Exploration Strategically Increases
its Land Holdings at the Williams Brook Gold Project

Puma Exploration Inc. has staked another 105 claims (2,300 ha) contiguous to its Williams Brook South property that now totals 8,290. The newly staked claims have seen very little exploration in the past. Still, they are highly prospective for gold mineralization as they exhibit the same geology as the Lynx Gold Zone.
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Avino Beats Yearly Silver Equivalent Production Estimate with
over 2.6 Million ozs in 2022 – An Increase of 215% over 2021

Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. reported full year 2022 production results of 2,655,502 silver equivalent ounces. Fourth quarter production totaled 770,127 silver equivalent ounces which outperformed expectations.
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B2Gold Announces Acquisition of Sabina Gold & Silver

B2Gold announced the acquisition of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp in an all-stock transaction. The Transaction will result in B2Gold acquiring Sabina’s 100% owned Back River Gold District located in Nunavut, Canada
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Hecla Reports Highest Silver Reserves in Company History

Hecla Mining Company reported the highest silver reserves in its more than 130-year history and provided an update on its exploration programs during the fourth quarter 2022 and plans for 2023.
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Kinross Reports 2022 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

Production ramped up quarter-after-quarter, with the strongest production and lowest costs of the year in the fourth quarter. As part of the Great Bear initial resource estimate, the Company has added 2.7 million Au oz. of measured and indicated mineral resources, and added 2.3 million ounces to its inferred mineral resource. Kinross returned $455 million to shareholders in 2022.
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Torex Gold Provides Inaugural
Quarterly Update on Media Luna Project

Torex Gold Resources Inc. provides an inaugural quarterly update on the development of its Media Luna Project. Also, 2023 operational guidance and 5-year production outlook.
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