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Stocks Buffett is Buying Now and Four He Should Be Buying
Following billionaire investor Warren Buffett into stocks he owns has often been a profitable strategy over the past few decades. Here are companies that Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett’s holding company, has been buying recently. Also, these four stocks are companies that Buffett hasn’t invested in yet – but we think he should.

Homebuilding Stocks: Investors Still Fighting the Last War?
George Putnam, III, The Turnaround Letter, believes that the homebuilding sector is currently on a solid foundation with favorable prospects. Most of the companies in the sector have strong balance sheets, and many of them took advantage of the 2008-09 collapse to buy up land on the cheap. Putnam believes that these stocks are well positioned to bounce back as investors realize that the group is not headed toward another 2008-style meltdown.

Jay Taylor: Turning Hard Times Into Good Times
Why are Russia and China Buying Gold? Tons of it!
Jay Taylor interviews William Engdhal, Daniel McAdams and Michael Oliver. America’s ruling elite, who are bent on destroying the sovereignty of nations including that of the U.S., have denounced gold ownership. Meantime, China and Russia who fight to protect their sovereignty, encourage citizens to swap currency for gold, an asset-based money. China not only imports massive amounts of gold far greater than they admit but it is now the number one gold producer in the world. Russia is the world’s second largest gold producer and it is selling its oil to China, not for dollars but for gold! Why are these two nations building their gold reserves while the NATO countries are getting rid of theirs? We will ask William to opine on that while Daniel will speak about how America continues to display insanity by repeating failed foreign policies just as the Fed continues to repeat failed monetary policies. Michael will reveal the latest momentum readings for gold, silver, stocks and bonds.

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Featured Articles Inside This Issue

Precious Metals Forecast Survey – 36 analysts, money managers, representing 31 different companies, predict the average, high and low price range in 2016 for gold, silver, platinum and palladium. The analysts are predicting price increases across the board for all four metals. This year analysts are more bullish about the prospects of precious metals prices than they were in last year's survey.

Oil Prices: Where Will They Go From Here? – Low oil prices, say the Credit Suisse strategists, are the result of oversupply, not a lack of demand. Equity strategists believe that global oil prices above $35 and below $50 are in Saudi Arabia's best interests – low enough to put pressure on high-cost American producers, but high enough to alleviate the mounting fiscal pressure on the Saudi government. Credit Suisse's equity strategists doubt oil prices will rise much above $50 over the next two to three years. That would be in keeping with historical norms, as the average price of oil since 1960 is just $45.

Minimizing Mistakes in Volatile Biotech Market – Continuing stock market volatility is causing some investors to rethink their biotech investments. Senior Analyst, Ed Arce, shares insights investors can use to avoid mistakes when evaluating up-and-coming biotech companies, and identifies some likely winners for 2016.

GOLD: It's Baack! – Gold's new bull market has just begun, says John Ing, Maison Placements Canada. Gold stocks have bottomed. The bear market for gold is over and the miners have recorded the strongest gains in years. Gold bullion and gold stocks came back from the dead, attracting new money defying the rout in commodities. Gold held its value better than other assets. That previous haven, the dollar plunged sparking a scramble for safety, amid the demise of bullish market sentiment, the peaking of every market from Shanghai to Nasdaq, Middle East turmoil and concerns over the health of the global financial outlook.

Bull & Bear's Digest of Investment Newsletters – Buy/Sell advice from the world's top-performing investment experts. 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. Company Updates: Lions Gate, Extended Stay, Gentex, U.S. Silica, McDonald's, Gilead, Smith-Midland, Alphabet, General Electric, to name a few.

Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Fairmont Drills Multiple Quartzite Zones With Drill Intersections of Up to 60 Metres Quartzite
Fairmont Resources Inc. recently announced completion and logging of 12 drill holes in a 2015 drill program at its Forestville Quartzite Property, located 20 kilometres north-northwest of the town of Forestville, Quebec. The property is accessible by road, and is situated within 50 Km the Municipal Port of Forestville, Quebec, it has excellent logistics to the Great Lakes, Eastern Seaboard and Europe. Fairmont has optioned the property for the purpose of testing the chemical and physical properties of the quartzite as potential raw material source of high purity glass, fiber optics, ferrosilicon and silicon metal. ...READ MORE

Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Puma Exploration IDs Large Geophysical Anomalies at Turgeon VMS Project in New Brunswick
Fairmont Resources Inc. recently announced completion and logging of 12 drill holes in a 2015 drill program at its Forestville Quartzite Property, located 20 kilometres north-northwest of the town of Forestville, Quebec. The property is accessible by road, and is situated within 50 Km the Municipal Port of Forestville, Quebec, it has excellent logistics to the Great Lakes, Eastern Seaboard and Europe. Fairmont has optioned the property for the purpose of testing the chemical and physical properties of the quartzite as potential raw material source of high purity glass, fiber optics, ferrosilicon and silicon metal...READ MORE

Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Torex Gold Building First Gold Mine,
Defining Its Second... and Looking for More

Torex is a growth-oriented, Canadian-based resource company engaged in the exploration and development of its 100% owned Morelos Gold Property, an area of 29,000 hectares in the highly prospective Guerrero Gold Belt located 180 kilometers southwest of Mexico City...READ MORE

The Bull & Bear: Analysis, Strategies and Top Stock Picks

Going Negative: A New Era of Interest Rates
Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

Negative interest rates have gone from a radical innovation to a commonplace monetary policy tool. The question for investors: How low are central banks willing to go. Read More

Earn More with Muni Bonds
On the surface, bonds issued by state and local governments don't pack much of a yield punch – just 1 percent to 3 percent. But Uncle Sam generally doesn't tax muni interest, which may be exempt from state taxes, too. Those breaks add up, especially for investors in the higher tax brackets.

Gold: Wall Street’s Lucre
The balance sheets of many central banks are stuffed with debt, so their gold holdings have become increasingly important. We believe their gold purchases and repatriation are part of the refashioning of the global monetary architecture, ending US financial hegemony. Of course, gold can go higher – $2,200 an ounce this year.

Why Stock Warrants – Why Now?
The Precious Metals sector has had a great move up since the beginning of 2016. Is the move over? IMO, hardly, we are just getting started. My preferred methods of maximizing one’s exposure to the resource sector would be by purchasing common shares or stock warrants on selected precious metals companies. What are stock warrants, why would you want to buy them and what is the best time to get started and how to purchase them?

Health Care Offers a Healthy Dose of Opportunity
The health care sector entered the first quarter of 2016 with many of the concerns that developed in the second half of last year left unaddressed. It was among the worst performing sectors in the market during this year’s first three months as a result. It also ranked among the best with respect to expected sales and earnings growth

Is This the End of the Road for the Oil Run?
For months, oil market bulls breathlessly awaited an oil production freeze between major OPEC and non-OPEC producers. Then the Doha meeting came and went with no agreement.

How the Election Will Affect Stocks
Every four years, politics and finance converge as Americans elect a president and investors try to figure out what the outcome means for their portfolios. The Presidential Cycle.

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.

Stock Buybacks A Winning Strategy?
The Buyback Letter is the only investment newsletter devoted to finding opportunities among companies that repurchase their own stock. A buyback stock is stock in a company…

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

You Can Negotiate Anything:
13 Negotiating Techniques Taught at the Wharton School of Business

Everything is open for negotiation – even prices, schedules, and product offerings that seem carved in stone. Steven G. Blum, who teaches at the Wharton School of Business, says no one has to just accept what's offered…but first you must hone your negotiating skills.

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...

The Bull & Bear NewsWire

Torex Announces A Temporary Suspension of Activities at Its El Limon-Guajes Mine Due To an Illegal Blockade
Torex Gold Resources Inc. announced that it is suspending operations at its El Limon-Guajes Mine until further notice due to an illegal blockade initiated by three families demanding unjustified payments for purported environmental damages. This attempt to damage the Company’s reputation through unsubstantiated claims can be easily refuted with environment monitoring data and the Company will not succumb to this sort of tactic.

Argonaut Gold Announces Revenue of $158.6M and $42.7M in Cash Flow from Operations Before Changes in Non-Cash Operating Working Capital for the Full Year 2015
Argonaut Gold Inc. announced its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.

Atna Resources Ltd. Reports on 2015 Mining Operations
Atna Resources announced that the Company sold approximately 31,470 ounces of gold for the year ended December 31, 2015, at an average gold price of $1,162 per ounce. 

Puma Identifies Large Geophysical Anomalies at Turgeon VMS Project In New Brunswick
Puma Exploration announced the results of a recent ground geophysical survey carried out on the Turgeon Cu-Zn VMS project in northern New Brunswick.

Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. reported fourth quarter net earnings1 of $4.5 million ($0.05 per share). Net earnings for the full year 2015 reached $28.5 million ($0.33 per share).

Drilling intersects Uranium Mineralization on CanAlaska’s Moon Claim
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. reports that the exploration team from Denison Mines Corp. has reported intersecting 2200 cps radioactivity at the unconformity in the first drill hole on the Moon South property.

Fairmont Resources Inc. Signs Agreement to Acquire Major Dimension Stone
Fairmont Resources Inc. announced the proposed addition of significant dimension stone assets in Spain to its industrial minerals businesses. Fairmont has signed an agreement to acquire the former assets of Granitos de Badajoz S.A. from a Spanish court appointed receiver. The assets include 23 premium quality dimension stone mine licenses and a 42,000 square metre processing facility for cutting and polishing with an annual production capacity in excess of 250,000 square metres.

Fairmont Resources Inc. Multiple Quartzite Zones Drilled,
Drill Intersections of Up to 60 Metres Quartzite

Fairmont Resources Inc. announced 12 drill holes that were completed to the end of 2015 at the Forestville Quartzite Property have all been logged. For details on the drill hole locations, attitudes, quartzite intersections and Map locations of the drill holes and quartzite zones view the report.

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
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Fifteen Tips for Making Sure
You Are Better Off Four Years from Now

To improve your financial outlook during the next four years, read on for a few of Tyson’s tried and true personal finance tips.

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