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The Central Banks Have Set the Stage
for a Persistent and Ugly Inflationary Future

Frank Giustra: It’s likely the most important and hotly debated subject in today’s financial markets: Are we entering an inflationary or deflationary era? Which scenario you subscribe to will make an enormous difference in how you invest your money. Simply put, if you believe in high inflation, you would put your money in hard assets, like gold, real estate, commodities and certain stocks. And of course, the currency of the country where the inflation is taking place should be avoided. On the other hand, if you believe we are entering a deflationary environment, you would stay in cash and bonds.

Regardless of which side of the debate you land on, the wrong decision could totally devastate your portfolio.
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Barrick Eyes New Mines, Not Deals, for Future Growth

Barrick Gold Corp, CEO, Mark Bristow spent years burnishing his reputation as an aggressive dealmaker, but he says now he is focused on new mines that he hopes will boost profit and the company's sagging stock price. Also, Wall Street analyst ratings on Barrick Gold.
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Share Buyback Bonanza!

Corporate spending remains high as companies reinvest in their businesses to meet growing demand. At the same time, HI-quality companies with strong free cash flows reward investors through growing dividends and share repurchase programs. Companies have authorized more than $680 billion in stock repurchases…
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Best-Performing Stocks: September 2021

These are the 20 best stocks in the S&P 500, based on year-to-date performance compiled by NerdWallet
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Solar Energy Can Account for
40% of U.S. Electricity by 2035 – DOE

The Biden administration released a report showing the United States can get 40% of its electricity from solar energy by 2035, a significant jump. The Solar Futures Study outlines how solar energy can help decarbonize the U.S. power grid and help achieve Biden’s goal of net zero emissions in the electricity sector by 2035.
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WPIC Switches 2021 Platinum Forecast
from Deficit to Surplus

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) said it now expects the global platinum market to be in surplus this year as mine supply ramps up and investment demand falls.
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Should Young Investors Invest in Crypto?

Social media and crypto talk go hand in hand for millennials. If you spend a lot of time online, you’ll see that investing in bitcoin, dogecoin and other coins is in vogue. Anyone who thinks they’ve missed the boat for investing in crypto needs to get one thing straight: You absolutely have not..
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Buffett adds Organon, Price Target Upped

Berkshire Hathaway added a $50 million stake in Organon from the spinoff from its holding in Merck. Keep this one on your radar screen for possible future OGN actions by the Berkshire team.
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Ray Dalio, founder
Bridgewater Associates
25 Stocks Billionaires Are Selling

Billionaires, hedge funds and other high-net-worth investors did plenty of selling in Q2. Here are 25 stocks they unloaded over the most recent three-month period.
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September Almanac:
DJIA, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Worst Month of the Year

Portfolio managers back after Labor Day tend to clean house. Since 1950, September is the worst performing month of the year for DJIA, S&P 500, Nasdaq (since 1971), Russell 1000 and Russell 2000 (since 1979) – Stock Trader’s Almanac.
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Verizon Communications: Worth the Wait for 5G

T-Mobile US and Deutsche Telekom’s US unit took the industry leadership when they rolled out 5G. But there are clear signs the balance of power is shifting, as Verizon Communication’s longer-to-deploy version of 5G technology begins to reach critical mass – Conrad’s Utility Investor.
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Amgen should Perform Well over the Long-term

According to Value Line’s analysis and proprietary measures, Amgen should perform well over the long term. Income-seeking investors may be drawn to the high-quality stock’s secure payout and above-average dividend yield. Amgen is a strong choice for conservative and income-oriented accounts.
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Stalled Yields Suggest More Risks

Savers discouraged by puny interest rates are often advised to crowd into short-term and ultra-short-term income funds. This is usually a riskless and profitable choice. But occasionally, these investments negate their higher payouts with principal losses, with the usual culprit a quick rise in the relevant interest rates.
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Give a First-Time Homeowner a Gift

Landing a home can seem impossible for younger buyers, who may need help with the down payment or qualifying for a mortgage. However, buying a first home is a lot easier if the bank of mom, dad, grandparents, extended relatives and friends can be tapped.
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Chevron: Stock Buybacks and Steady
Dividend Growth Remain the Primary Appeal

The Value Line Investment Survey analyzes the equities that reside in the Petroleum (Integrated), Natural Gas (Diversified), Natural Gas Utility, Oil/Gas Distribution, and Pipeline MLP Industries. Out of all those energy-related stocks, analysts recommended that investors take a look at Chevron.
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Long-Term Rates will Edge Higher

When the Federal Reserve signaled in June that it expects to raise short-term interest rates by the end of 2023 – sooner than an earlier forecast – the response was immediate and fierce. But something strange has happened in the weeks since the Fed announcement.
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  U.S. Investors Lean on Blank-Check Firms
in Search for Energy Transition Targets

Former U.S. oil investment bankers, portfolio managers and executives have formed over 20 listed blank-check companies to take renewable energy companies public, with more listings expected.
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Winning with SPACs is a Long Shot

Getting in early on the next Tesla or Netflix is a major selling point of SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies. SPACs offer an alternative to traditional initial public offerings (IPOs) and have surged in popularity. But picking a winner is far from a sure thing.
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Oil is Most Likely
Headed to $80+ Within Months

Oil and Gas drilling projects offer huge revenue stream and tax advantage, notes Bill Velmer, editor of S.A. Advisory newsletter. Oil is headed towards $80 and Natgas $4.50, says Velmer. He invites Investors to consider a project that has the most attractive returns for both Oil and Gas, a proven reserve, a very short term for complete payout and a huge tax benefit.
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Oil Should Resume
Upward Trend Despite Delta Spread

Brent crude has declined below USD 70 a barrel, amid worries that the spread of the delta variant could lower demand for transport fuels. Despite setbacks, UBS believes the return to economic normalization will continue, lending support to oil prices.
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Great Fall Travel Deals
for Cruises and Skiing

Fully vaccinated and eager to get away for a much-needed vacation? As summer travel comes to an end, travelers can find great travel deals this fall for cruises and skiing.
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Gold: Caveat Emptor
Special Report: There was a time when gold was money. In today’s uncertain world, gold is back in fashion. Part of gold’s role is that it is a barometer of uncertainty. The biggest driver though is that as an inflation hedge against depreciating currencies, negative US real rates and geopolitical uncertainty, states John R. Ing, President & CEO, Maison Placements Canada Inc. “Gold is the canary in the mine. It warbles today. Are we listenening to its warnings?” Here are Mr. Ing’s Buy/Hold/Sell recommendations for Agnico-Eagle Mines, B2Gold Corp, Barrick Gold Corp, Centamin PLC, Centerra Gold, Eldorado Gold, IAMGold, Kinross Gold, Kirkland Lake Gold, Lundin Gold, New Gold Inc., Newmont Corp and Yamana Gold.
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Winter is Coming:
Temperature Extremes Fuel Global Gas Rally

Global gas prices are expected to break records this winter as a hot northern hemisphere summer leaves inventories low in key markets, just as green energy drives ramp up in new regions.
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Make a Shopping List for Stocks

Failing to compile a shopping list of stocks to buy when the next big market drop occurs – and shares go on sale – can also be costly. Here are some strategies to help you pinpoint stocks to buy on weakness because they have the potential to rebound in a big way.
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Who are the Dividend Aristocrats in 2021?

The U.S. Dividend Aristocrats are a basket of 65 stocks in the S&P 500 index. These companies have been growing their dividend per share consecutively, for a minimum of 25 years. These stocks are considered some of the safest on Wall Street because of their track records in providing steady and predictable returns to shareholders. The data from SureDividend.com, looks at all 65 Dividend Aristocrats, ranking them by their yield, sector, and year.
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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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  Put an Estate Plan in Place
Here’s a statistic that will raise a few eyebrows: The number of adults younger than 35 who have a will increased by nearly 70% over the past year, reports Caring.com in its 2021 Wills and Estate Planning Study.
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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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Roxi Bahar Hewertson provides decision makers at any supervisory level, exactly what they need to get it right every time they hire, develop, or fire someone. Learning how to navigate the hiring and firing process is a corporate essential.
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Tax Filing Tips

A Tax Quirk of Being a Business Partner

If you’re a partner in a business, you may have encountered a situation that gave you pause: In any given year, you may have been taxed on more partnership income than was distributed to you.
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Curtailing Cryptocurrency Tax Surprises

As investing in Bitcoin, Dogecoin and other cryptocurrencies becomes increasingly popular, investors need to understand the potential tax ramifications. Unlike traditional currency, the IRS views cryptocurrency as property for federal income tax purposes.
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The Tax Treatment of Startup Expenses

With the economy improving, many business owners and entrepreneurs may decide to launch new enterprises. If you’re among them, be aware that the way you handle some of your initial expenses can make a large difference in your tax liability.
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The Bull & Bear NewsWire

Torex Gold Releases 3-Year Production Outlook for ELG
Torex Gold Resources Inc. announced a multi-year production outlook for the Company’s El Limón Guajes mining complex (“ELG”), which includes the previously announced expansion of the El Limón open pit.
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Torex Gold Reports Q2 Results and Provides Strategic Update
Torex Gold Resources Inc. reported Q2 2021 gold production of 118,050 ounces from its El Limón Guajes (“ELG”) mine in Mexico for the 3 months ended June 30, 2021. Gold sold during the quarter was 111,420 ounces at an average realized gold price of $1,815 per ounce. With 247,550 ounces of gold produced through the second quarter, the Company reiterates full year gold production guidance of 430,000 to 470,000 ounces.
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Pan American Silver Reports Net Income of $71.2M
in Q2 2021 and Increases Quarterly Dividend by 43%

Pan American Silver produced 4.5 million ounces of silver and 142,300 ounces of gold in Q2 2021. PAAS net income was $71.2 million ($0.34 basic income per share), driven largely by strong mine operating earnings of $103.0 million. Revenues improved 53.2% y-o-y to $382.1 million in Q2.
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Saudi Aramco Q2 Profit Soars on Higher Prices, Demand Recovery
Saudi Arabian state oil producer Aramco reported a near four-fold rise in second-quarter net profit, beating expectations and boosted by higher oil prices and a recovery in oil demand.
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