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Amgen: Long-Term Prospects Remain Positive

Value Line analysts explain the key attributes of Amgen, a giant in the biotechnology medicines industry. Amgen has several catalysts to support its growth: Generous R&D funding, pipeline of newly engineered drugs to treat a broad array of conditions, acquisitions.
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Best Stocks for December, Tend
to Surge 5% or More Into Year End

Here are three stocks that have tended to surge in December, rallying at least 5% or more on average. These statistics are based on 13 to 31 years of data. For the 20 prior Decembers (2003 to 2022) the S&P 500 has risen in 14 of those years (70%) with an average return of 1% (all years).
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The Chickens Come Home to Roost

America is strapped from fighting wars in Ukraine, Middle East and a cultural war at home, akin to Lyndon Johnson’s “guns and butter” spending when he chose both to fight the war in Vietnam as well as fund an ambitious domestic Great Society. That spending ended in inflation and an American default. Today’s high rate of inflation is simply a preview of what might occur if the US is forced to monetize the bulk of its national debt. The danger is that a US-China financial war is beginning to take shape. Gold is going to be a good thing to have. Buy/Sell advice for Agnico Eagle, Barrick Gold, B2Gold, Centerra Gold, Eldorado Gold, IAMGOLD, Lundin Gold, McEwen Mining, New Gold, and Newmont – John R. Ing, President & CEO, Maison Placements Canada.
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Gold: A Closer Look at the Big Picture

In a look at Gold’s Big Picture, Mary Anne and Pamela Aden, co-editors of The Aden Forecast say it's very possible we could see gold break out into record high territory. Once this happens, the bull market will be unleashed. Now and in these coming months will be a great time to be buying new positions or adding more to your portfolio.
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Lyn Alden Explains: A New Money Era
– Bitcoin, Gold, and the US Dollar

VIDEO: Kai Hoffmann sits down with Lyn Alden of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy and author of the book "Broken Money" at the New Orleans Investment Conference to discuss the evolving landscape of the global monetary system. Alden offers her expert perspective on Bitcoin, Gold, and the shifting status of the US dollar as a global reserve currency.
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  Soft China and India
May Undermine Gold's Rally Hopes

The spot price of gold has climbed to a six-month high. China and India make up more than 50% of the physical gold market. In local currency terms gold is close to record highs in both China and India, and there are signs that this may be starting to impact on retail demand in both countries.
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The Most Popular Crypto Personalities Worldwide
A study, conducted by cryptocurrency tax software CoinLedger, combined social media followings from both X and Instagram to reveal which well-known cryptocurrency popularities are statistically the most popular worldwide.
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Thanksgiving to Santa Claus Rally Trade – Time to Feast

Thanksgiving kicks off a run of solid bullish seasonal patterns. November-January is the year’s best consecutive 3-month span. Then there’s the January Effect of small caps outperforming large caps in January, which begins in Mid-December – Stock Trader’s Almanac.
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Booking Holdings, Disney,
Texas Roadhouse Earnings Report

Booking Holdings benefiting from global travel recovery. Disney reported Q4 earnings ahead of expectations. Texas Roadhouse continues to be popular with consumers. Revenue in the third quarter increased nearly 13% with comparable restaurant sales advancing 8.2% – Investor Advisory Service.
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Chevron: Solid Capital Appreciation
Potential over the Next 18 Months

The Value Line Investment Survey® which contained numerous energy-related stocks, recommend that investors take a look at Chevron shares, one of the world’s largest energy companies. Analysts believe CVX is well suited for conservative, income-focused investors with a long-term bent.”
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Buffett’s Berkshire Q3 Earnings & Revenues Rise Y/Y
Berkshire Hathaway reported Q3 increase in earnings by 11% and revenues by 21% while reporting on a GAAP basis, a net loss of $12.8 billion. Ingrid Hendershot, President of Hendershot Investments, an investment management firm, reports on the Q3 results.
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The 20 Most Common Investment Mistakes

No one is immune to errors, including the best investors in the world. Fortunately, investment mistakes can provide valuable lessons over time, providing investors an opportunity to gain insights on investing – and build more resilient portfolios. Here are the top 20 mistakes to watch out for, according to the CFA Institute.
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PC Sales, Apple Defying Gravity, UAW Set on Expanding to the Big 5, 2024 Tax and Retirement Changes

Brent Wilsey, President, Wilsey Asset Management, comments on the PCs decline in global shipments, growth company WeWork bankruptcy, UAW expanding the union’s power to the “Big Five,” Apple stock defying gravity, and Financial Planning: 2024 Tax and Retirement Changes.
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Gold Outlook to Q3 2024: Galvanized by Geopolitics
Gold has clearly been given a lift from geopolitical stress. The war between Israel and Gaza has driven many to search for safe-haven assets and gold is a top contender. WisdomTree presents a Bull case and a Bear case for the outlook for Gold Q1 2024, Q2 2024 through Q3 2024 and provides a consensus forecast for Gold.
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Silver Demand in Three Key Sectors Forecast
to Nearly Double in the Next Decade

Silver demand for industrial silver, jewelry fabricators and silverware fabricators are forecast to nearly double over the next decade (2023 to 2033) according to a report by Oxford Economics, a leading independent economic advisory and consultancy firm based in London.
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Uranium Up 50% YTD, Here’s Why and What’s Next

VIDEO: Michelle Makori at Kitco News, interviews Rick Rule, President and CEO of Rule Investment Media at the New Orleans Investment Conference who discusses uranium’s rally to 15-year highs. Rule weighs in on what’s driving the market and what’s next, giving his top investment picks. Rule also discusses gold and oil markets in light of heightened geopolitical tensions.
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Agnico Eagle: Gold Mining’s Mega-Cap Market Darling
VIDEO: CPM Group's Jeffrey Christian discusses the current federal debt, and some of the previous steps the U.S. took to reduce the Debt: GDP ratio in 1946 and 1979, as well as ways to reduce it now. He also discusses the more problematic global debt and steps investors can use to protect themselves, including the importance of having gold as part of your portfolio. Jeff concludes the presentation by debunking rumors about gold trades during the Asian trading day.
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Gold Price Outlook 2024
In 2023 gold prices have traded in a USD 1,800-2,000 per ounce range for most of the time. In periods of a stronger US dollar and higher US real yields gold prices moved towards the USD 1,800 level. Recently, gold prices have rallied to USD 2,000 again. ABN AMRO gold forecast for 2024.
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World Bank sees Lower 2024 Oil Price,
but Middle East War Could Cause Spike

The World Bank expects global oil prices to average $90 a barrel in the fourth quarter and fall to an average of $81 in 2024 as slowing growth eases demand, but warned that an escalation of the latest Middle East conflict could spike prices significantly higher.
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These ETFs Provide AI Exposure
Funds that invest in AI tend to share an interest in robotics too; there’s a lot of overlap between the two industries. These ETFs, all passively managed index funds, have a healthy dose of AI in their portfolios but differ in how much they focus on AI, robotics or both.
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The Potential Impact of AI on your Job and Money

A recent report by Goldman Sachs Economics Research concludes that “super intelligent” artificial intelligence technology – also called generative AI – could cause “significant disruption” in the job market. The report estimates that up to 300 million global jobs could be automated through generative AI.
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Where to Invest Now
Although there is plenty of disagreement on Wall Street about the overall direction stocks are headed. This is a time to insist on high-quality holdings, with characteristics such as consistent earnings growth, stable profit margins and solid balance sheets with little debt and strong cash flows.
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HAMR Starting to Fall on Ruthenium Hard Drive Demand

Data storage technology is beginning to shift away from hard drives that use ruthenium. Seagate has begun shipping the first units of its next- generation, heat-assisted magnetic recording hard drives that do not use ruthenium in the hard disks to specific clients.
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Bear or Bull Market Ahead? Experts are Divided
Does a Bear Market or Bull Market lie ahead? The experts are divided. Leading investment strategists lay out their case for Bear market and the case for a Bull market.
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How to Get High Rates to Work for You
Reuters – There is no doubt that higher interest rates are hard on a many people – especially if you are taking out a loan on a home or a car, or are struggling to catch up with credit-card debt. But for some, steep interest rates are not actually bad news.
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The Price of Palladium Will Continue to Fall
Possibly Below that of Platinum by the End of 2023

The price of palladium will continue to fall and may fall below that of platinum by the end of 2023 forecasts Patrick Heller, Liberty’s Outlook.
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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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  Investment Newsletter Profile: Investment Models, Inc.
Investment Models, Inc. specializes in Stock Market Timing. The email newsletter has a very impressive 40+ year track record and is consistently ranked a “Top Ten Timer” by Timer Digest. Business Week calls Rohrbach “The Zen of Market Timing.” The RIX Index alerts you to exactly when to get in and when to get out of the stock market. No guessing!
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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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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. Plus an archive of previous daily APOD pages from the current date through January 1, 2015.
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Injured After Signing a Waiver? Why You May Still Have a Case

Many of us will sign liability waivers this summer at theme parks, concerts, on cruise ships, and more. When it comes to safety and security, what exactly do these types of contracts mean for those who sustain an injury in the course of their experience?
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Family Businesses Must Beware of Fraud

Family businesses make up a huge percentage of companies in the United States and produce much of the country’s gross domestic product. Family businesses can be a significant source of wealth. However, they may also potentially face higher fraud risks.
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The Tax Obligations If Your Business Closes Its Doors

Sadly, many businesses have been forced to shut down recently due to economic challenges. If this is your situation, there are various tax responsibilities that go with closing a business.
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The Bull & Bear NewsWire

Argonaut Gold Provides Commissioning
Update at its Magino Mine in Northern Ontario

Argonaut Gold Inc. announced that wet commissioning activities at its Magino Mine are well underway.
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CanAlaska Stakes Voyager Project in Eastern Athabasca Basin

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. announced the newly acquired Voyager project, totalling 5,634 hectares. The Voyager project is located in the southeastern Athabasca Basin, approximately 30 kilometres from the Key Lake Mine and Mill Complex. Historical uranium showings up to 0.797% U3O8 within Voyager Project.
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Puma Exploration: Building on a New Discovery

Puma Exploration is focused on building a gold camp at its Williams Brook Gold Project. Puma’s President and CEO Marcel Robillard: “We continue to believe that the Williams Brook Gold Project is highly prospective for additional gold discoveries. Our work is focused on advancing exploration most efficiently and cost-effectively to prove that satellite gold deposits exist at Williams Brook and that the project has the potential to host millions of ounces of gold.”
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