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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 Picks From a Global Stock Maven
Mark Yockey manages several global stock portfolios at Artisan Partners, but he is probably best known as the lead manager of Artisan International. You could call Yockey the cable guy.

The Truth About Home Depot’s Security Breach: Hacking Was Easy
Here’s the thing about breaking into a multi-billion-dollar company and stealing the credit card information of millions of customers: It’s just not that hard.

What the iPhone 6 Was Supposed to Have, but Didn’t
The new iPhones are finally here, and we wanted to run down the features that were anticipated before the product announcement but don’t appear to have made it into the new phones.



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:
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

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...

Featured Articles Inside This Issue:

5 Stocks to Buy In A Volatile Market – One of the best performers so far this year is Larry Robbins’ Glenview Capital Management, a privately owned hedge fund. Robbins also happens to be the best fund manager of 2013, according to Forbes. Robbins highlights five new stocks he’s buying for the second half of the year.

Are You Ready for the Great Depression of 2030? Authors and economists Brian and Alan Beaulieu insist that current government spending patterns, in light of our nation’s demographic trends, are unsustainable. They explain why and identify the winners and losers of the coming economic catastrophe. Tips on how you can not only survive but thrive during the coming Great Depression.

Henning: The Musings of a Stock Market Curmudgeon ­­– The panicked Bilderboyz are not happy campers as their Russian Frankenstein monster that they financed and created a century ago is not playing ball and giving up the Ukraine’s energy and farmland assets. One diplomatic stooge complained that Russia was not playing by the One-World-Order rules. Do tell. The Sheiks of Araby aren’t playing ball either. If the Bilderboyz get too pushy, all that the Russians have to do is call their broker and say, “Sell more bonds.” This will bust the hollow-shelled central banks and their flunky stooge governments. Bye Bye central banks. Bye Bye One-World-Order.

China’s Market Finally Looks Like A Buy – China's market has been in a 5-year long bear market on concerns its economy was headed for a hard landing. There is evidence the reform and stimulus efforts of China's government is having a positive effect in stabilizing the situation. Meanwhile, the IMF forecasts China's 2014 economic growth will slow to 7.4%, while it is forecasting U.S. growth to slow to 1.7%.

Dividends Every Month – Dividend and income investing expert, Chuck Carlson, DRIP Investor, explains how to develop a portfolio ­– based on “Dividend Aristocrats” – that pays you each month of the year. You can purchase these high quality conservative positions directly through the company’s direct purchase reinvestment plan.

Bull & Bear’s Digest of Investment Newsletters ­– Unbiased investment advice from the world’s top-performing market timers. Investment pros give their Top Stock Picks of the Month, Sectors to play now for maximum gains in the second half, Trading Strategies, Gold and Silver Trends, Oil & Gas, Insightful Viewpoints on Domestic and International stock markets.

Henning: Musings of a Stock Market Curmudgeon
Payback Time
By Thomas Henning
The panicked Bilderboyz are not happy campers as their Russian Frankenstein monster that they financed and created a century ago is not playing ball and giving up the Ukraine’s energy and farmland assets. One diplomatic stooge complained that Russia was not playing by the One-World-Order rules. Do tell. The Sheiks of Araby aren’t playing ball either.

MUST READ: In Gold We Trust 2014 (92 Page pdf Report)
The newest edition of the annual In Gold We Trust report is out. This eight edition goes again to the heart of gold's value and analyzes the yellow metal as a monetary asset rather than an industrial commodity. The In Gold We Trust 2014 report takes a sober look at the big picture in the monetary system and offers a holistic analysis of the gold sector. It is written by Ronald Stoeferle who is the managing partner of a global fund at Incrementum AG in Liechtenstein, based on the principles of the Austrian school of Economics. Download now...

Analysis, Strategies and Top Stock Picks

Being Street Smart
Last Stand Approaching for Gold

Gold ended its 10-year bull market in 2011 when it topped out at $1,900 an ounce. It was a spectacular run from $250 an ounce in 2001.

“I Want To Be Diversified, I Want To Own Some Gold” – Faber
Marc Faber is an advocate of gold storage in Singapore, and believes that a diversified portfolio will help protect against future market corrections which he believes are on the horizon.

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

Unpublished Photo of Marilyn Monroe
Never-before-published photo of 
Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century was found in a shoebox

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!

Jeff Killeen: Cash and Catalysts Rule the Day
Jeff Killeen, mining analyst with CIBC World Markets, has spent much of 2014 on the road vetting junior mining projects. He says that the cash-and-catalyst mindset should remain prevalent for investors looking at explorer and developer equities, while improving operations has been the biggest motivator for producer share prices in 2014.

Where to Earn More Interest
In today’s low interest-rate environment, you do have options to eke out a little more yield, even on money you could need quickly.

Doubling Down on Inflation
Recent release of disappointing August payroll numbers should have been a jarring wake-up call warning Wall Street that the economy has been treading on thin ice. Instead the alarm clock was stuffed under the pillow and Wall Street kept sleeping.

What’s Next for the Dollar and Gold?
One reason markets tend to get a little nervous in September is that it’s time for investors to ponder about their asset allocation for the remainder of the year and beyond. With the markets at or near record highs and the US dollar on a roll, what could possibly go wrong? Let’s look at what’s next for the dollar, gold, and currencies.

Markets Climb as World Faces Crisis
The flow of fear-money to the U.S. likely will continue and, depending on NATO’s decision, even increase. This could help drive the U.S. dollar, equities and Treasuries to new increasingly bloated highs.

Cost-Cuts Put Gold Miners Between Rock and a Hard Place
Deep cost cuts have helped to restore profits at gold miners pummeled by a one-third slide in bullion prices in the past three years, but the fix may only be short term and could be setting the industry up for even more long-term pain.

SNL Metals & Mining Examines Tension in the Copper Market
Tension has been a feature of the copper market since the middle of last year but, so far, the net result has generally been stalemate and prices have moved sideways.

Sono-Tek Corp. Provides Spray Coating Systems for Electronics, Energy, Medical, and Food
Thomas Rice, The Bowser Report reintroduces Sono-Tek Corporation, a green technology company, as a “Company of the Month.” SOTK is the world leader in ultrasonic spray systems for applying precise, thin film coatings. The technology is used in manufacturing precision electronics, fuel cells, solar cells, medical devices, float and panel glass, nanotechnology coatings and other industrial applications.

U.S. Geothermal Inc: A Leading Renewable Energy Company
U.S. Geothermal Inc. has transitioned from a development company to an independent power producer, focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy and is operating geothermal power projects.

Signature Bank Doesn’t Have The Baggage That Burdens The Big Banks
Signature Bank is a high-growth, conservatively-run bank with very strong backing, with a share price that has more than doubled in the three years.

The U.S. Dollar is Super Strong Now
You go, greenback! The U.S. dollar is mightier than it has been in more than a year.

Gold: The Thin End of the Wedge
Can gold continue to outperform other asset classes going forward making it the darling of the investment community you ask? Well, it’s not all plain sailing as the precious metals sector faces a number of head winds that will have to be overcome if we are to see record highs for both gold and silver in the future.

4 Emerging Concepts & Trends in Social Media Marketing
Marketing to Millennials? Tech Entrepreneur Identifies Opportunities for Businesses.

The Silver Dilemma: Five Great Reasons to Buy – and Two Good Reasons to Sell
No metal is quite as erratic as silver – but its potential to make its buyers rich is huge. Dominic Frisby examines the charts to see where the price could be heading next.

Retirement Income: Watch Your 401(K)s
With the decline in median income, not to mention the record number of former employees no longer even counted in the workforce, it should come as no surprise that Americans increasingly access their retirement savings accounts like piggy banks.

Beyond Average Length of Bull Market
While we are now beyond the average length bull market (5 years), the lack of froth in the economic figures could well lead to a longer bull market this go round.

Understanding China’s Gold Market
In 2013 China became the world’s largest gold market, accounting for around a third of global gold demand. By the end of 2017, we expect demand to have grown by at least a further 20%. Because of its sheer size and impact on the global gold market, China is firmly in the spotlight.

Points on Gold
Shareholders of gold mining stocks must keep in mind that we do not have the requisite start of a bull market in gold bullion yet. It is coming and we think that it will begin soon.

Despite Growing Risks it’s Still Janet Yellen’s Market
The current stock market is earning a deserved reputation as being coated in Teflon. Bad or disappointing news just doesn’t appear to stick, and has done nothing to slow the market’s upward trajectory. Bad news is good and good news is good news. But where does this all end?

Silver Pricing Change Takes Effect; Other Metals to Follow
With the launch of a new system to arrive at the price for silver, precious metals investors are dealing with the first in a series of changes in how the market prices of silver, gold, platinum and palladium are reached.

Gold Shines Most in September on Seasonal Buys
Gold investors hurting from prices within 1 percent of a two-month low can find solace from history showing the metal tends to perform best in September.

Switzerland To Take Back Its Gold?
Switzerland is well known for its financial savviness. Their currency, the Swiss Franc, is still considered one of the strongest in the world.

4 Essentials Your Financial Advisor Should Have
The Client-Advisor Relationship Must NOT Be Overlooked, Says Industry Veteran.

You Can Be Trusted (So Let Them Know):
Eight Best 
Practices to Help Financial Advisors Stand Out From the Crowd

The financial services industry continues to be the least trusted industry in the world. Unfortunately, says author Steven G. Blum, a few bad eggs have given an essential industry 
a bad name. He challenges today’s financial advisors to incorporate a few essential 
best practices into the way they do business in order to win back consumer trust.

Silver: Its Role in Solar Will Make It Shine
A streaming company offers a stellar way to benefit.

Can Big Executive Bonuses Help a Company In Trouble?
A finance professor explains why the CEO may be the company’s best chance of survival in a corporate crisis.

Private Capital Funds To Boost Mining M&A
in Early 2015 with up to US$20B War Chest
According to SNL Metals & Mining data, the first six months of 2014, saw 117 announced deals totaling US$13.21 billion, a 56% increase on the 75 deals worth around US$11.47 billion announced in the same period of 2013. Looking ahead, market experts see activity picking up as up to US$20 billion in private capital funds look for investments in the sector.

Airline Stocks Keep Climbing
In 2000, nine airlines controlled about 80 percent of the U.S. market. The result: Reduced competition amid rising demand for seats has given the survivors a greater ability to raise fares – and to impose an array of annoying fees.

Gold and Silver Prices May Not Really Shine Until 2015-6 Warns Ross Norman
Arguably London’s most accurate gold forecaster for the past 15 years, Sharps Pixley CEO Ross Norman is warning of single digit gains only for the yellow metal this year, though he has not lost his sights on ‘very much higher prices’ in 2015-16.

On the Cutting Edge…
Each quarter Friess Associates, managers of the Brandywine Funds, 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.

A Perfect Storm
Over the past 30 years, more often than not, summertime has been a period of unrest and in some cases important market developments.

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

Agnico Eagle to Buy Cayden Resources
Normally the State of Jalisco in Mexico is synonymous with tequila, mariachis and beautiful women. Of course mining for gold and silver in The State of Jalisco actually dates back to 1545 but to my knowledge, Agnico Eagle is the first major mining company soon to be operating in Jalisco.

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

Gold Videocast: Peter Schiff Answers Your FAQs
Peter Schiff answers some of the more challenging questions he has received from you, his loyal clients and subscribers. Learn what he really thinks about gold manipulation, why Wall Street hates gold, who should buy silver instead of gold, and more!

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.

Baxter’s Healthy Glow
Health care stocks continue to perform well. The Health Care SPDR ETF, the largest health care ETF by assets, is up 62% in the past two years, well ahead of the S&P 500’s 38% rise. An increase like that might lead you to think the sector’s biggest gains are behind it.

RBC’s 4 Gold Stocks to Buy With Potential Upside of 40% or More
Gold continues to be a vexing stock investment for many because of the potential versus the reality. Many investors realize that inflation is a looming issue.

Goldcorp: We have hit PEAK gold
The CEO of the world’s most valuable gold miner Goldcorp says “peak gold” will be reached this year or in 2015.

Before Tossing Your iPhone 5, Mine The Gold…
If you cannot wait to get your hands on the anticipated release of Apple Inc’s iPhone 6.0, you might want to think twice before tossing aside its predecessor.

Atna Provides Update on Pinson Production
Atna Resources Ltd. reported that in the month of August, its first full month of production, the Pinson Underground Mine, located in Humboldt County, Nevada, produced and shipped approximately 2,275 tons of oxide ore at a grade of 0.348 oz/ton gold.

SilverCrest Confirms Underground High Grades at Santa Elena 13m @ 2.54 gpt Au and 307.0 gpt Ag Including 0.7m @ 18.25 gpt Au and 2,900 gpt Ag
SilverCrest Mines Inc. announced results of underground infill drilling completed in July, 2014 at its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine in Sonora, Mexico. Twenty five closely-spaced underground drill holes, totaling 2,856 metres were completed to better define reserves and verify widths and grades for planned production stopes.

Barkerville Announces Further Extension to Credit Facility and Agreement to Arrange a Board Seat for Lender’s Nominee
On August 29, 2014, Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. negotiated a second limited one-month extension and waiver in connection with its existing Credit Agreement with 2176423 Ontario Ltd.

Infographic: Gold History and Mining in the USA
The United States has always had a love affair with the yellow metal. It all started in Stafford, Virginia in 1782, when Thomas Jefferson documented the first gold discovery himself. Since then, Americans have been searching for gold far and wide.

Why September Should Be Glowing for Gold
In “Global Outlook,” Bloomberg’s John Dawson takes a look at gold prices on “On The Move Asia.”

The Economy is Improving, but May Face a New Speed Limit
The recession is gradually ending, but we're about to enter a world where fewer and fewer people work.

Silver Coins Lose Out to Clad in Last 50 Years
It was a half century ago, in 1964, that the United States officially ended minting circulating silver coins. The United States is only one of the many countries whose coinage had been composed of silver that were at the time converting from silver to base metal coins.

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.

Back to the Polls
James Stack, InvesTech Research: 2014 is a mid-term election year. In the 4-year Presidential Election cycle, the Presidential Election year has historically been one of relative stability and generally positive outcome for the stock market. However, mid-term election years are anything but stable.

What We Learned From the Bear/Bull Market
Looking back five years since the stock market bottomed out, you could glean a lesson or two from the stock market's plunge and subsequent recovery. Diversification works.

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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.

Are Angel Investors the New Disruptors?
It’s easy to misunderstand how angel investors work and what they want. Ilya Strebulaev, an associate professor of finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business, gives seven basic insights to better understand angel investors.

Are You Penny-Pinching Yourself Out of Business?:
Five Expenses You Should Never, Ever Skimp On

If you’re a small business owner, it’s probably a vast understatement to say that you don’t have money to burn. But according to Sean C. Castrina, there are some areas in which it doesn’t pay to cut costs. Here, he outlines five areas in which you should never be cheap.

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.

Lean In or Get Out: 11 Tips for Using Your Expertise to Create a Wickedly Successful Business
If you can’t lean in, get out? That’s what Vickie Milazzo recommends. She says women who are unhappy trudging up the corporate ladder should start their own businesses. She provides advice on how to use everything you’re really good at to bust out of the corporate world and start your own wickedly successful business.

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.

Astronomy Picture of the Day
     Discover the Cosmos

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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