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Rick Rule on Uranium: Early Means Wrong, Unless...
You have a 5-stock portfolio where the worst company goes 22:1

In an exclusive Q&A session for Sprott Private Wealth clients, Rick Rule shared his thoughts on the uranium market and explained why speculators shouldn't worry too much about being early.

Oversupply Won’t Dent Gold's Allure for Investors this Year
Low interest rates are likely to drive fresh investment in gold this year, potentially pushing prices above $1,400 an ounce despite a well-supplied market, according to an industry report.

Good News for Trilogy Metals, a Setback for Endeavour Silver
Trilogy Metals is one of the best speculative bets on copper with immense upside potential. The selloff for Endeavour Silver was excessive and the long-term outlook remains intact.



Featured Articles Inside This Issue:

Top Stock Picks 2017 – The nation’s most widely read and highly respected investment experts give their favorite conservative and speculative ideas for the year ahead. From high-fliers to blue chips, these 2017 Top Picks offer a wide-ranging shopping list of stocks, mutual funds and ETF ideas for income and growth potential.

7 Great All-Weather Stocks – Wall Street pundits frequently pitch “defensive” stocks that should avoid steep losses in a downturn. Sounds terrific: stocks that stay afloat when the market is tanking! But if you want stocks that won’t keep you up at night, you may need to look beyond the usual sleepy suspects.

Ways to Earn Extra Cash in 2017 – There are plenty of legitimate moneymaking opportunities for you to capitalize on at your convenience during 2017. Some are simply good for a fast buck, while others could turn into consistent streams of income.

Make This Tax Season a Breeze – 10 simple tips to help you get a jumpstart on tax season and side-step unnecessary worry and stress.

Investment Newsletter Digest – Buy/Sell advice from the world’s top-performing market timers. Investment experts reveal which stocks to buy and sectors to play now for maximum gains in 2017. Read what seasoned advisors and traders are recommending for Small-Mid-Cap Stocks, Emerging Situations, Blue Chips, Turnaround Situations, and more.

Analysts are Bullish Across the Board for all Four Metals – Contributors to the LBMA’s 2017 Forecast Survey are bullish across the board for Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium. The most accurate forecaster, Joni Teves, UBS Ltd., for Gold and Silver in last year’s Survey gives her forecasts and commentary for the metals in 2017.

Reasons Why Precious Metals Prices May Rise Sharply In 2017 – Patrick Heller, Liberty’s Outlook, says any one of these listed factors could trigger surging Gold and Silver prices.

Bull & Bear Tax Tips 2017

How Do I File an Amended Return to Claim an Education Tax Break?
How long after the deadline can I file? What forms do I need? How long does it take to process the amended return?

An Essential Tax Guide for “Cross-Border” Professionals:
Five Important Tips for U.S. Taxpayers with Foreign Income and Assets

Paying taxes is a necessary evil, but U.S. expats and foreign citizens living in the States have a trickier tax picture than most. Wealth management expert Andrew Fisher reveals five insights to help make tax season for “cross-border” citizens as simple and stress-free as possible.

These Red Flags that Can Trigger an IRS Audit
Tax season is in full swing and top of mind for all taxpayers is the fear of being audited. Avoid these RED flags when filing your tax return.

Remember These Tips When Filing Your 2016 Tax Return
Each tax filing season is unique and presents taxpayers with new challenges,” according to Edward S. Karl, CPA, CGMA. “Taxpayers always have to learn about new rules and changes to old rules to avoid making mistakes.” Karl offers these 10 tips when preparing your 2016 federal tax return.

A Month-by-Month Plan to Lighten Your 2017 Tax Burden
Most people dread dealing with taxes, so each season they procrastinate until it’s too late to reduce their bill. According to tax attorney Barbara Weltman, breaking down your tax responsibilities into bite-sized steps will help you file next year with confidence and minimal hassle.

The Bull & Bear’s GOLD STOCK NEWS


Featured Articles Inside This Issue:

Trump Will Make Gold Great Again – John Ing, CEO, Maison Placements Canada: While the adoption of a gold standard is unthinkable, so was Mr. Trump’s election. While we would not bet on a gold standard returning soon, America’s deficits will not disappear unless they renege or debase the dollar further. If not, America will continue to print money, either for Trumponomics or to stave off default. The fear of widespread currency debasement and the consequential inflation could create the condition for another gold bull run. Mr. Ing remains bullish on gold and expects to see $2,200 an ounce within 18 months. Commentary on Agnico Eagle, B2Gold, Eldorado, Goldcorp, McEwen Mining, Newmont, and Yamana Gold.

Reasons Why Precious Metals Prices May Rise Sharply in 2017 – Patrick Heller, Liberty’s Outlook, lists factors that could trigger surging gold and silver prices in the year ahead. Recommends stocking up on precious metals, especially silver.

Making Gold Great Again: All Eyes on White House – Will the Trump Presidency be positive for gold, or not? On balance it could well be as Trump is a known believer in the place of gold in the global monetary system. Indeed he has been reported as advocating a return to some form of gold standard, although Lawrie Williams suspect that might be a move too far. Metals Focus believes all the precious metals are likely to see gains in the year ahead.

World Bank: Sees Weakness in Precious Metals – The World Bank forecasts precious metals to fall 7% in 2017. Gold prices are projected to fall 8% to an average of $1,150. Silver to drop 4% to average the year at $16.50. Platinum prices to rise marginally to $1,000/oz. Base metals are projected to increase by 11% in 2017.



Featured Articles Inside This Issue:

Where to Invest in 2017 — Against a backdrop of change unfolding within an essentially sound economy, you’ll do best by favoring stocks over bonds, zeroing in on companies with strong long-term growth trends and rising dividends, and by finding sectors that will prosper with Donald Trump in the White House.

Ways to Earn Extra Cash in 2017 — Cash-generating ideas that will help you fatten your wallet in the year ahead. There are plenty of legitimate moneymaking opportunities for you to capitalize on at your convenience during 2017.

Investment Newsletter Digest — Solid Buy/Sell advice from the world’s top-performing market timers. Investment experts reveal which stocks to buy and sectors to play now for maximum gains in 2017. Read what seasoned advisors and traders are recommending for Small-Mid-Cap Stocks, Emerging Situations, Turnaround Situations, and more.

Top Stock Picks 2017Respected advisors give their Top Picks for 2017. General Electric, stock price has recovered nicely with lots of upside. Cisco Systems, dividend has grown impressively by more than 20% annually since initiated in 2011. General Motors, paying dividend over 4% and is safe for the foreseeable future. Goldcorp, underperformance unwarranted, expected to catch up over the year ahead.

The Bull & Bear: Market Trends and Stock Picks

Strong Institutional Investment Pushes Silver Prices Higher
The silver price has started 2017 on a positive tone, rising by roughly 9 percent since the beginning of the year. The strength of silver prices is largely due to improving sentiment among institutional investors, says Michael DiRienzo, Executive Director of the Silver Institute.

Barrick Gold Explores Sale, Joint Venture for Peru Mine
Barrick Gold Corp., the world’s biggest gold producer, is exploring options for its Lagunas Norte mine in Peru, including the sale or part of all of the assets which could be worth $1.4 billion.

2017 Forecast Survey
Analysts are Bullish Across the Board for All Four Metals
Top LBMA Forecaster Looks for Gold to Rise 8% in 2017

Contributors to the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) 2017 Forecast Survey are bullish across the board for all four metals. Analysts are forecasting that the average gold price in 2017 will be 5.3% higher than the average price in the first half of January 2017. They are slightly more bullish about the prospects for silver prices, with an increase of 7.1%, but less bullish about PGM prices. For platinum, they forecast an increase of 4.9%, but expect a more modest outlook for palladium, with a forecast increase of just 2.4%.

Gold: The Only Certainty is Uncertainty

John Ing, Maison Placements Canada – In over one month into his Presidency Mr. Trump has brought the promised change. US equities and industrial commodities are riding high with daily records posted by the Dow. To be sure, Mr. Trump’s rise to power and his policies will have an impact on the global economy. Change has come, unpopular as it is. The only certainty is uncertainty. The dilemma in the longer-term is that many of Mr. Trump’s ad hoc solutions to the complex problems are actually non-solutions. The classic Trump trade, then is to buy gold.

Mr. Ing continues to like Barrick, Agnico Eagle and in the mid tier B2Gold and Eldorado. McEwen Mining is favoured for organic growth. New Gold, Goldcorp and Detour Gold face execution problems and are not favoured here.


Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Fairmont Resources Acquiring Major Dimension Stone Producer in Spain; Consolidates Historic Quartzite Resource at Baie-Comeau in Quebec
Fairmont Resources Inc. is a rapidly growing industrial mineral and dimensional stone company in the midst of acquiring a major dimension stone producer in Spain. The assets of Granitos de Badajoz (Grabasa) in Spain includes 23 quarries, premium quality dimension stone mine licenses, and a 42,000 square meter granite finishing facility for cutting and polishing. The company has annual production capacity of over 250,000 square meters and has produced finished granite installed in buildings across Europe. These mine licenses and processing facility will make Fairmont one of the largest granite producers in Europe...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

Top Stock Pick for 2017: Optex Systems – a military play
Optex Systems is one of Bill Velmer’s, Stock Picks of the year for 2017. This military play has the potential to increase in value by 300-400%, according to Velmer

Jay Taylor: Turning Hard Times Into Good Times
Profiting from this Impending Stock Market Decline
Jay Taylor,, interviews Kevin Duffy, Michael Oliver and Janet Lee-Sheriff. Kevin of Bearing Asset Management, a company that has been most successful in equity bear markets, will explain why he believes we are facing a major bear market and how you can turn what will be a huge negative for most portfolios into sizeable gains over the next few years. One of Duffy’s strategies is to go long gold and gold shares and one of the most exciting new gold exploration stories is that of Golden Predator. Janet will be with Jay to tell that company’s story, and the always dependable and uncannily accurate Michael Oliver will give us his latest technical readings for the T-Bond, stocks, currencies, gold and commodities in general

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Invest in the Cars of the Future, Today
Cars of the 21st century are going high-tech with legions of computer chips, sensors and software. Battery-powered vehicles are reaching a mass market, too, and they’re being outfitted with artificial intelligence. Producing futuristic cars may one day ring up profits for electric-car maker Tesla. But more compelling, are companies that sell the artificial-intelligence brains, semiconductors and sensing technology inside the new smart cars

Cash in with these Tech Giants
Many investors dream of winning the lottery with a small company that hits the big time. But technology giants can pay handsomely too. Trends such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence “are reinforcing the power of the largest players.”

Build Wealth, Diversify your Investments
For the 70th anniversary of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, editors are offering their best ways to build wealth – and that includes not putting your eggs in one basket.

Scotiabank: Digging Deep into Metals & Minerals
An overview of the current state and forecast trajectory of the major metals markets for 2017 and 2018.

Flush with Cash, Global Miners Promise Prudence, Dividends
For the first time in four years, the world’s biggest miners are awash in cash, riding a wave of cost cuts and a recovery in raw material prices from coal to zinc last year.

Exxon Touts Growth Potential with Eye Toward Dividend
Exxon Mobil Corp, the world’s largest publicly traded oil producer, sought to reassure anxious investors recently, about its growth potential, highlighting both short- and long-term projects executives said should continue to help fund the 106-year-old dividend.

How to Build an Income Portfolio Now
If you own a mix of stocks and bonds, you may expect the stocks to cause you periodic bouts of anxiety. But it’s bonds that have been acting up lately, and in coming years they may not live up to their reputation as a portfolio sedative.

Brokers Change Their Game Plan
President Trump's executive order, which directs the Department of Labor to review the fiduciary rule for brokers who offer financial advice to investors with retirement accounts, will likely delay the rule's effective date of April 10 and could lead to its demise. But no matter what happens in Washington, the financial-services industry has made changes that are here to stay.

Unique Ways to Make and Save Money
Here are three unique ways to make and save money in the year ahead.

For World’s Top Gold Miners, Growth No Longer a Dirty Word
For world’s top gold miners, growth no longer a dirty word After five years of painful belt-tightening, the world’s biggest gold miners are starting to cautiously loosen their purse strings and spend more money to find new deposits and build mines.

Trump & Industrial Silver Demand
Most people dread dealing with taxes, so each season they procrastinate until it’s too late to reduce their bill. According to tax attorney Barbara Weltman, breaking down your tax responsibilities into bite-sized steps will help you file next year with confidence and minimal hassle.

Leave The Legacy You Want With This End-Of-Life Checklist
A lifetime of hard work may have rewarded you with a nice home and hefty bank accounts, but what happens to all those assets once you’re gone?

How to Get a Great Deal on a Lease
Leasing accounted for nearly one in three new-car transactions in 2016. With a lease, you pay for a car's depreciation only over the term of the lease, which means payments are lower than if you financed the entire cost of the car. Plus, with most lease terms, you're always under warranty. Here are some terms you should know.

Steer Clear Of These 7 Traps For IRA Owners
The rules for IRAs offer plenty of opportunities to save a tidy nest egg through contributions directly to the accounts as well as rollovers from 401(k)s or other employer-sponsored retirement plans. But if you don’t fully understand those rules for IRAs you could run into trouble.  Consider these seven common tax traps.

Why Being Friends With Your Broker Could Cost You Money
Building a trusting relationship with a financial professional is important. But be wary of becoming too close.

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

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...

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.

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Argonaut Gold Inc.
Argonaut Gold Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Key Fresnillo Mineral Concession Adjacent to the El Castillo Mine

BacTech Environmental Corporation.
Ross Orr, President & CEO, BacTech Environmental Corporation, sits down and reminisces about the past year and speculate about the new year with BacTech.

BacTech Announces High Grade Silver, Tin, Copper Results From Telamayu Drilling.
BacTech Environmental Corporation announced the results of the first 47 samples (35 routines and 12 control samples) from 3 holes drilled on a 60-hole drill program (approximately 600 m in total) at the Company’s joint venture Silver-Copper-Tin tailings remediation project at Telamayu, Bolivia

Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. Intersects 12.27 g/t Au over 7.45 Metres in Shaft Zone at Island Mountain.
BGM announced additional results from the ongoing 2017 Phase II Island Mountain exploration drilling program at the Company’s flagship Cariboo Gold Project. The Company is currently exploring and delineating Island Mountain with seven drill rigs and has now mobilized the eighth rig to the untested Tailings Zone which occurs in the valley between Cow and Island Mountains.

Fairmont Resources Inc..
Fairmont Resources Inc. Requests and Receives Short Extension For Grabasa Acquisition from the Spanish Court in Badajoz.

Great Panther Silver Ltd. Reports Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results.
Improved metal prices, combined with a 20% reduction in GPRs all-in sustaining costs to $10.99, resulted in Great Panther delivering a 404% increase in mine operating earnings in 2016.

Puma Exploration Inc..
Puma Exploration Provides Update on the Murray Brook Property Acquisition.

Torex Gold Resources Inc..
Torex Gold Resources announced its financial and operational results for the year ended December 31, 2016.

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
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.

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