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Gold Bounces Higher as
Uncertainty Permeates the Financial Sector

Heraeus Precious Metals comments on the takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS and recent developments for the Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, Ruthenium and Iridium markets.
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Seeking Dovish Words, Global
Hard Landing, China as Influencer

In his podcast addressing the current markets, Louis Navellier, CIO, Navellier & Associates, offers the following market commentary on the banking crisis, crude oil prices, China as a leading international influencer, and the FOMC statement this week.
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Stocks Waver, Gold 2k, UBS Takeover Deal

Edward Moya, Senior Market Analyst, The Americas OANDA, in his Market Pulse reports that Stocks waver after UBS takeover deal/coordinated CB action/banking worries. Goldman abandons their $100 target for Oil this year. Gold 2k. Bitcoin closer than $40k than November low.
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The Next Recession?
Inflation, Bank Failures, Gold and Silver

VIDEO: What does Silicon Valley Bank’s failure mean for the economy, gold, and silver? CPM Group’s Jeffrey Christian discusses the implications of the bank’s failure and whether it might signal a recession. Jeff also discusses economic supply constraints, cooling demand, and CPM Group’s Interest Rate Outlook, as well as the market expectations for Federal Reserve policy compared to interest rate hikes the Federal Reserve actually implements. Jeff concludes by tying these macro-economic issues to gold and silver, discussing CPM Group’s Outlook over the next few days, months, and years.
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The Shocking Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank was shuttered by regulators, becoming the largest bank to fail since the height of the Financial Crisis. SVB is a 40-year-old commercial bank that was an important lender for the tech and venture capital sector. It’s estimated that half of U.S. venture capital-backed startups were customers of the bank. So, how exactly did this happen? We dig in here.
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The Largest U.S. Bank Failures in Modern History
Since 2001, there have been 563 bank failures in the U.S. Here’s how Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank stack up. This chart breaks them all down by total dollars deposited and year.
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3 Ways Leaders Can Navigate Economic Uncertainty
to Avoid a Debacle Like Silicon Valley Bank

The collapse of SVB has highlighted the importance of leadership, relationships, and resilience in the startup world. As CEOs and entrepreneurs seek to navigate this complex ecosystem, Joe Hart, CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, believes that leaders must take command of their vision, their key relationships and their risk management, respectively. Here's his advice on how to do so.
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Argus Research Withdraws Ratings on SIVB
Argus Research issued a final report on SVB Financial Group (SIVB) based on the lack of liquidity in the SIVB shares, and have withdrawn any investment ratings on the stock. Argus analyst Kevin Heal, expects no recoveries for equity holders of the SIVB shares. Depositors will be repaid first, and then the bondholders.
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Gold Bulls Hope Short-Term
Bank Contagion Sparks Longer-Term Rally

The gold bulls are running again, hoping that a short-term boost from the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank can be translated into a longer-term rally for the precious metal. Gold is once again fulfilling its traditional role as a safe haven against volatility and risk, but it's probably too early to say that the current buying will persist.
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Gold: Guns and Butter

Would Mr. Putin or a floating white balloon start World War III? The global economic system has changed to a multi-polar order as a result of the epidemic and the conflict in Ukraine, and America is now facing a number of difficulties. John R. Ing, President & CEO, Maison Placements Canada believes that gold’s performance is telling us that all is not well with the dollar. As such, gold will continue outperforming markets. He continues to believe gold will reach $2,200 per ounce this year. Buy/Sell recommendations for Agnico Eagle Mines, B2Gold, Barrick Gold, Centerra Gold, Eldorado Gold, IAMGold, Kinross Gold, McEwen Mining and Newmont Corp.
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Buy Food Stocks? We All Gotta Eat
In a terrible time for most stocks, a few sectors have done awfully well. One of them: Food. The food sector has outperformed the averages. But let’s consider why food stocks have risen and whether the phenomenon is temporary.
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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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Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter to Shareholders
Berkshire Hathaway reported the company had a good year in 2022 with revenues rising 9% to $302 billion and operating earnings increasing 12% to a record $30.8 billion. The company’s net worth during 2022 decreased by 6.7%, or $33.8 billion, to $472.4 billion. Pearls of investing wisdom by Charlie Munger.
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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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The Lucky 13

Here are four selections from The Lucky 13 Portfolio for 2023 published by Investment Quality Trends newsletter: Bank of Montreal, CVS Health Corporation, UGI Corporation, and Westamerica Bancorporation.
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Time to Move to Alaska?

Food price inflation is disproportionately important to consumers. As a high frequency purchase, food dominates consumers’ inflation perceptions. Not everyone is facing high food price inflation. In the US, it is best to buy groceries in Alaska.
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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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Gold's Market Value Now 6x Higher Than World's 10 Largest Banks
The value of gold continues to surge to unprecedented heights despite facing economic headwinds while retaining its status as the ultimate store of wealth. The growth has resulted in gold controlling a significant market cap compared to selected banking entities.
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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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Prospects for South African PGM Supply
as the Energy Crisis Deepens

Metals Focus estimates South African PGM output will fall below the 4Moz benchmark in 2023. While there are many reasons for lower output from the largest global platinum producer, at present, the country’s energy crisis represents one of the greatest risks to security of supply.
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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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The Year Ahead for Bonds
People buy bonds in part to cushion stock market declines, but this past year, bonds didn’t fare much better than stocks. Things often seem at their worst before they get better, however, and these days, most analysts agree that the bond market is at an inflection point. “Bonds are going to be back in 2023.”
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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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Tax Strategies During a Bumpy Stock Market

Closely review your investment portfolio to take advantage of some tax-savings opportunities ― and to try to avoid some potential tax traps.
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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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Tax Breaks 2023 for U.S. Taxpayers

Tax law is not static and new legislation, IRS pronouncements, and court decisions continue to tweak tax rules. Barbara Weltman, attorney, and author, Big Ideas for Small Business, provides a supplement to J.K. Lasser’s 1,001 Deductions and Tax Breaks. This Supplement updates this year’s book for late-breaking developments.
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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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Qualifying For The Home Office Deduction

In recent years, many people have pivoted to working from home, and that brings up tax questions. If you’re one of those people, you might wonder, “Can I claim the home office deduction on my 2022 tax return?” Here’s the answer.
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  Ten Questions Every Renter
Should Ask Before Signing a Lease

There’s a lot first-time renters just don’t know – and that lack of knowledge could lead to serious regret midway through a lease. Jonas Bordo, CEO of Dwellsy, shares ten things to consider up front so that your rental will truly feel like home.
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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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