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Dollar Rally Pressures Metals
The most significant development in the gold market over the past two months has been the unprecedented rally in the dollar. A rising dollar pressures precious metals and other commodities that are denominated in it for international trade by making them more expensive to users of other currencies.

Natixis Metals Review Second Half 2014
Generic Monetary Conditions or Specific Fundamentals?

While precious metal markets watch anxiously for signs of when the world’s major central banks might begin to normalise monetary conditions, prices of industrial metals are currently being determined by fundamentals of supply and demand that are, in many cases, specific to each metal. Natixis gives their price forecasts for Gold, Silver, PGMs, Aluminum, Copper, Lead, Nickel, and Zinc for the balance of the year and into the 2015-2016 period.

Many Branches to the Apple Tree
So far this fall, companies in the technology sector have lived up to some considerable hype. Apple’s new mobile gadgets and software wowed customers and investors alike. Due to their exposure to these and other broad trends, technology companies currently represent our firm’s largest concentration of assets.

Dividend Champs Off the Beaten Track
When you think of mighty dividend payers, some big names instantly come to mind: Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson and McDonald’s, to name a few. But the list of dividend-raisers goes well beyond household names. These three stocks boast yields…

Buy Gold, Safe and Easy
Introducing Anthem Vault an online precious metals fractional ownership company. Anthem Vault Makes Gold and Silver Ownership Easy, Secure, and Affordable for Everyone.

Featured Articles Inside This Issue:

The Money Printers vs Gold – The genie has left the bottle. America’s financial system is hard wired into a fiat currency in ways that tomorrow’s problems can’t be handled. Rising tensions and western inertia will mean that the genie won’t be returned to the bottle any time soon. The upshot is that gold will be a good thing to have, says John Ing, gold analyst and President of Maison Placements Canada. Ing strongly believes that we have entered a dangerous phase. Here are his views and gold stock recommendations.

Top Ten Ways to Protect Children Stateside and Abroad – Top-rated estate planning attorney shares critical information on how to protect children of all ages.

Tipping Points – The markets are at Tipping Points. The central bank/Bilderboyz have bumped into something that they can’t comprehend – nationalistic entities, namely Russia, Asia and the Sheiks of Araby that refuse to relinquish control of their own money. The central banks, up to their noses in government bonds and real estate garbage, are busto, says Thomas Henning, resident Stock Market Curmudgeon.

Alibaba: “Monster in the Making – Global guru Keith Fitz-Gerald discusses why he thinks investors are underestimating the long-term value and potential of the recent Alibaba IPO; highlighting two additional stocks that offer ‘backdoor bets’.

Torex Gold: The Heavyweight Champion of Gold Developers – Few companies have been as successful recently at finding, financing and developing a gold mine as Torex Gold. The company is in the late stages of developing one of the highest-grade undeveloped open-pit projects in the world.

Bull & Bear’s Digest of Investment Letters – Buy/Sell advice from the world’s top-performing investment experts. Top Stock Picks of the Month, Seasoned advisors and traders give their recommendations for Small- Mid-Cap Stocks, Blue Chips, Sectors to play for maximum gains for the rest of the year and into 2015, Insightful Viewpoints on Domestic and International Stock Markets, Gold and Silver Trends, Oil & Gas and more.

Henning: Musings of a Stock Market Curmudgeon
Tipping Points
By Thomas Henning
The central bank/Bilderboyz have bumped into something that they can’t comprehend – nationalistic entities, namely Russia, Asia and the Sheiks of Araby that refuse to relinquish control of their own money. These boys will no longer submit to central bank, One-World-Order plundering. I’ll call them the “nationalists.”

Bull & Bear Featured Company:
DTS8 Coffee – Shanghai’s Gourmet Coffee
Roaster of Choice for Good “Cuppa” Coffee

DTS8 Coffee Company Ltd is a purveyor of fresh, artisan roasted, gourmet coffee. DTS8 imports, roasts, markets and sells superior quality Arabica coffee in Shanghai and other parts of China. DTS8, a gourmet coffee roaster, is strategically positioned to participate in the growing Chinese coffee market, considered as one...READ MORE



Featured Articles Inside This Issue:
Dumpster Diving Through The S&P 500: George Putnam, III, The Turnaround Letter, looked at the bottom performers in the S&P 500 index over the past year, for companies that appear to have significant rebound potential for those investors willing to bet against the crowd. He discusses nine companies meeting his criteria. They all have solid business franchises, and several of them have powerful brand names as well.
Top Picks from a Top Value Investor: Veteran fund manager Bill Nygren co-manages three Oakmark funds. He looks for growing businesses whose stocks trade for less than he thinks a company is worth and that are run by executives who put shareholders first. Here are five stocks he thinks have been overlooked by the long bull market.
13F Filings: Superstar Investor Buys and Sells: Highlights of recently released 13F filings of Klarman, Einhorn, Loeb and Buffett. If you’re keen to see what picks the cream of the investment crop are making these days – read on!
Mining Industry Remains in Doldrums Despite Revival in Gold Stocks: John Ing, gold analyst and President of Maison Placements Canada says financings are still sporadic, such that the mining industry has sought creative ways to finance development. Gold stocks still look awfully cheap. Here are his views and recommendations.
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 the coming months. Read what seasoned advisors and traders are recommending for Small-Mid Cap Stocks, Emerging Situations, Turnaround Situations, Precious Metals Trends and more.
Profiled Company: DTS8 Coffee Company, Ltd.

Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Barkerville Gold Mines Enters New Phase
as a Gold Producer in British Columbia

Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. is focused on exploration and development of gold projects in the Cariboo Mining District in central B.C. The company’s mineral tenures cover 1,164 km2 along a strike length of 60 km and approximate width of 20 km, including the Cariboo Gold Project, the Bonanza Ledge Gold Project, the Barkervile Mountain and Island Mountain exploration targets and seven past producing hard rock mines. READ MORE...

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

Being Street Smart
Buy the Dip or Sell the Rally

The bullish case: The economic recovery from the Great Recession continues. The bearish case: The recovery remains as anemic as it has been for the last five years. The Fed is ending QE stimulus on which the economy has been dependent.

3 Ways to Start Considering Gold Investment
Gold has made headlines in recent years, but it remains arguably the most misunderstood investment resource. The Public Has Been Sold a Very Limited
Narrative, Says Veteran Financial Strategist.

On the Cutting Edge…
Each quarter Friess Associates share samples of innovative ideas that cross their research team’s radar screen even though opportunities to invest in them may lie in the future or never surface.

Are Gold Stocks Cheap?
K.C. Grainger and Robert Pellerin believe that Gold Stocks are cheap right now. True to form, many of the brokerage house recommendations will come after most of their “picks” have already had moves up on average of over 40%.

Why It’s Different This Time
Is this downturn in oil prices going to be different for investors? I think it might. In fact, I think North American energy companies have a good chance of withstanding this downfall in prices than any other downturn of the last 40 years. You wouldn’t know it by looking at…

Making Sense of Chinese Gold Demand
How much has Chinese gold demand fallen this year – 50% or perhaps only 10%? We unravel the conflicting data, which will ultimately be key to where the gold price is headed.

Shanghai Gold Exchange: Will Serve as
Another Means of Putting Gold Into Chinese Hands

The golden stars on China’s national flag could soon take on new meaning. We’ve long believed that China wants the yuan to supplant the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency, with the yuan backed by gold tradable at some fixed exchange rate.

Why Volatility Works In Favor of Gold ETFs
The majestic rise and fall of gold-related ETFs can only be described as a wild roller coaster ride of emotionally-driven price swings. One of the most widely followed and heavily owned gold indicators is the SPDR Gold Shares ETF.

Governments Need Inflation, Economies Don’t
Every year the levels of government debt as a percentage of GDP, for both emerging market and developed economies, continue to go higher and higher. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard laid bare the essential truth of the nearly universal current embrace of inflation as an economic panacea.

The Dollar Rally: Where Will The Buck Stop?
The U.S. dollar has reasserted itself on the global stage after a long absence. Since July it’s been on a tear, with the U.S. Dollar Index now some 7.7% higher than where it was this summer. The strong dollar narrative, which has recently translated into a clear price trend, appears to be boosted by sound fundamental underpinnings.

Chevron: The Next 1,000 Percent
The firm’s core business of developing the world’s richest hydrocarbon reserves and then processing and marketing the output has fueled this compound annual growth rate of 13 percent.

Lockheed Martin: Dividend Growth Above Inflation Expectations
The world’s largest defense contractor offers dividend growth above inflation expectations. Lockheed is a global security and aerospace company principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems and products.

Oil and Gas Investor Editor Leslie Haines:
We Will Never Stop Importing Oil, but We May Start Exporting

Horizontal drilling and fracking have opened new opportunities for investing in domestic energy, whether for pure-play explorers in developing shales, producers in mature areas, or service companies opening up the monster wells.

As Oil Prices Tank, New Era of Abundance Seen Dawning
As oil production swells, demand falters and prices slide, the global oil market appears on the verge of a pivotal shift from an era of scarcity to one of abundance.

Torex Gold: The Heavyweight Champion of Gold Developers
Torex is in the late stages of developing one of the highest-grade undeveloped open-pit gold projects in the world. In addition to grade, it has size. The company’s motto has always been: “Build the first mine and find the second”.

Go Shopping with MasterCard
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.

The 15 Greatest Gold Heists of All Time
Gold’s high concentration of wealth per ounce has made it the target of thieves and unscrupulous people throughout history. Here we countdown the biggest gold heist of all time.

Verykool Smartphones By InfoSonics
InfoSonics has a small niche in the mobile phone universe, but has continued to grow despite the vast competition. As IFON continues designing new products, replacing higher end feature phones, and expanding geographically, the company’s market share should continue to grow.

Jay Taylor Urges Investors to Stay Liquid for the Coming Gold Boom
Jay Taylor doesn’t beat around the bush – he believes the price of gold is being suppressed to support the U.S. dollar and underwrite American foreign policy. But the publisher and editor of J. Taylor’s Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks and host of the radio show “Turning Hard Times into Good Times” thinks that this suppression will fail, just as it did in the 1970s, when gold rose over 2,300%.

“Market Makers,” Their Disappearance
How to take Advantage of It

True market makers are a thing of the past and this has a huge impact on the small cap mining stocks’ price movements...old support levels are not support anymore.

Pencil This Graphite Miner Into Your Juniors Portfolio
More and more, it seems, people are waking up to the importance of graphite. Some of this simply reflects its increased demand as a raw material in the manufacture of brake pads, aerospace components and many other products.

Fortify Your Portfolio With Gold and Silver
There are two types of gold and silver buyers: long-term accumulators and trend followers. Trend followers, the far bigger contingent, tend to respond mainly to news and price movement. Long-term accumulators buy gold and silver when both are cheap. They understand the metals’ attraction as long-term alternatives to depreciating fiat currency.

Do Your Employees Think Like Owners?
10 Tips for Building an Entrepreneurial Culture

The only way to survive today’s turbulent marketplace is with the help of engaged 
and empowered employees. Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey explain how to 
build an entrepreneurial culture where your employees can truly thrive.

Monetary Policy Weighs on Precious Metals
Gold has an inverse relationship with the US Dollar so when the dollar declines gold rises. The dollar is affected by monetary policy as decided by the various central bankers across the planet.

4 Essentials Your Financial Advisor Should Have
The Client-Advisor Relationship Must NOT Be Overlooked. Shocking stats continue to make news regarding America’s preparedness for retirement, including the fact that one of five citizens near retirement age have zero money put away for the golden years.

Mining Industry Remains in Doldrums Despite Revival in Gold Stocks
John Ing, gold analyst and President of Maison Placements Canada says gold stocks still look awfully cheap. Here are his views and recommendations.

Don’t Sell Too Soon
Knowing something is likely to happen isn’t the same as knowing what to do about it. The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates next year, but what des that mean for global equities?

Top 10 Ways to Protect Children Under 18 and Over 18, Stateside and Abroad
Top-rated estate planning attorney shares critical information on how to protect children of all ages.

3 Tips for Effective Communication
Words are Powerful; Use With Care, Media Expert Notes. Some of the language you come across in the business world can seem absurd to outsiders; some of these phrases, however, may actually reveal ambition in an employee.

Looming Ahead
Five Nobel Prize winners discuss what they each see as the biggest problem facing the global economy of the future.

How to Use Hostage Negotiation Tactics to
Get Anything You Want, Anywhere in the World

If the FBI’s hostage negotiation tactics can make a criminal come out with his hands up, they can certainly get you a hotel room upgrade!

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.

Are You Ready for the Great Depression of 2030? Leading Economists Predict a Grim Future…and Identify Who the Winners and Losers Will Be
If you make the right financial moves now, you can safeguard your own family’s well-being.

Your Great Depression Action Plan: Six Things to Do Right Now to Prepare for the Collapse of 2030
The thought that a second “Great Depression” is heading our way in 15 years or so is more than a little scary. But the remedy for fear is action. Inside’s how you can not only survive but thrive during the coming Great Depression.

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.

5 Steps to Take Now Before the Next Data Breach
Shadowy fraudsters are working day and night to find new, mysterious ways to get access to all of your financial and online accounts.

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.

Can Anyone Become a Millionaire?
Research Says ‘Yes;’ Expert Shares 4 Tips to Take You There No Matter What Your Income.

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...

Financial Advice for Newlyweds
People are waiting longer to get married. This means people also have time to accumulate more debt by the time they tie the knot. Here’s how to avoid financial stress.

The Bull & Bear NewsWire

Channel Sampling Results Consistant Across Fairmont Resources Buttercup Property Lens A; Lens C New Discovery
Fairmont Resources Inc. announced that it has received 361 m of channel results representing 184 samples from the Buttercup property. Of the samples, 182 contained massive Titano-Magnetite.

Atna Files NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Pinson Underground
Atna Resources Ltd. announced the SEDAR filing of its Technical Report for its Pinson Underground Project and the results of a positive pre-feasibility study for the Mag Open Pit Project at Pinson, located in Nevada.

Paramount Gold and Silver Substantially
Expands San Francisco Bulk Tonnage Potential
Shallow, 90 meter wide intercept averages more than 2 ounces of silver per tonne.

Barkerville Gold Mines Reports That a New Gold Mineralized Zone Was Discovered by Drill Holes Conducted on Cow Mountain in 2014

Puma Acquires The Brunswick North VMS Project 6 KM North of Brunswick #12 Mine
Puma Exploration has acquired a 650 hectare project containing a newly discovered Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (“VMS”) zone located just 6km north of Glencore Canada’s Brunswick #12 Mine which was initially operated by Noranda as the largest underground zinc mine in the world

SilverCrest Reports Record Q3 Production
385,251 Ounces Silver and 7,085 Ounces Gold

SilverCrest Mines Inc. announced silver and gold production results for the third quarter of 2014 from its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine located in Sonora, Mexico.

Crocodile Gold Produces 163,516 Ounces of Gold in First Nine Months of 2014 and Raises Annual Production Guidance to 220,000-225,000 Ounces of Gold

Argonaut Gold Announces Q3 Production of 32,122 Gold Equivalent Ounces
Argonaut Gold Inc. reported record GEOs loaded to the pads in Q3, which will be reflected in the fourth quarter (“Q4”) production numbers. This included 22,980 GEOs at its 100% owned El Castillo Mine located in Durango, Mexico and 9,142 GEOs at its 100% owned La Colorada Mine located near Hermosillo, Mexico.

Mines Management, Inc. Sees Progress With Montanore Permitting
Mines Management, Inc. announced important progress in the permitting process for the Montanore Silver-Copper Project located in the northwestern United States.

Romios Reports On Its 2014 Burgundy Ridge Exploration Program
In The Golden Triangle Of Northwestern British Columbia

Romios Gold Resources Inc. recently announced the results of the exploration program that was carried out during the summer of 2014 on parts of its Burgundy Ridge discovery located in the vicinity of Newmont Lake within its large Golden Triangle Property in northwestern British Columbia.

Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Reports Results for the Three and Nine Months Ended July 31, 2014. Andrew Gordon President and CEO discusses the license agreement with DTS8 Coffee

Torex Infill Drilling Increases Measured and Indicated Gold Ounces at El Limon Sur
Torex Gold Resources Inc. announced that infill drilling in the El Limon Sur portion of the El Limon deposit has added a net 126,000 ounces of gold in the measured and indicated category.

World’s Largest Silver Producing Countries
Kitco News released a feature focusing on the world’s top five silver producing countries, China, Australia, Mexico, Peru and Russia, which include a graphic of where the countries largest producing mines are located.

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?

Do You Live in Fear of an IRS Audit?
5 Red Flags to Avoid on Your Return

Lowering your IRS profile will help minimize your chances of being audited. Here are five ways to help you stay off the audit list.

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The Uncle Sam Savings Plan: 
Why Taxes Are Your
Biggest Expense and How to Get Them Under Control

Most of us assume that our mortgage or rent, student loans, or child care costs eat up 
the majority of our income, but the truth might surprise you. Our biggest expense? 
Taxes, says John Vento. He offers tips on ways to save when the taxman cometh.

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.

Is Your Company Posting without a Plan?
Eleven Essential Components of a Successful Social Media Strategy

Most businesses need a structured road map to create and manage successful social media programs. Here are eleven essential components your company’s social media strategy should include.

Attack of the Idea Killers:
Six Personality Types That Can Sabotage Your
Company’s Best Thinking (and How to Deal with Them)

Group brainstorming is a collaborative idea generation process that (theoretically) gets great results. Yet it takes only a couple of bad seeds to turn these sessions into unpleasant and unproductive nightmares.

Ten Common Pitfalls Executors and Administrators Should Avoid
Settling an estate and administering a trust can be complicated, messy, and time-consuming for individuals named as executors or trustees. Many executors and trustees have no previous experience with these matters, causing them to unwittingly commit costly errors. Here are ten pitfalls to avoid.

Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Batero Gold Corp.
Advancing of the La Cumbre oxide deposit which sits within Colombia’s emerging and prolific Mid Cauca gold and copper belt...READ MORE    

Your Child Can Retire with Millions!
Vita Nelson, The MoneyPaper: Children can grow very rich – very easily – because they have TIME on their side. Time is an investor’s greatest ally. It is the key element in the power of compounding, and combined with investments in the stock market (where the average annual return has been nearly 11% since 1926), the results can seem like magic. Here is a 20-stock DRIP portfolio made up of stocks we like for long-term accumulation.

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.

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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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