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5 Tax Tips for Small Business Owners
Millions of Americans are getting ready to file their taxes. However, tax law can still be extremely complicated, especially for small business owners. For small business owners who have started working on their 2014 returns, here are five tax tips to keep in mind.

5 Tax-Saving Strategies To Help 
Your Family This Tax Season
Overlooked Deductions May Cost You Thousands

Investment advisor Reid Abedeen offers the following strategies that may be relevant for your family this tax season.

60 Second Business Tip – Deducting Business Expenses
Business expenses are the cost of carrying on a trade or business. These expenses are usually deductible if the business is operated to make a profit.

Don't Miss Out On These Tax Breaks
In your rush to beat the deadline, don't miss these tax-saving deductions: Out-of-pocket charitable costs: Although you probably kept track of the checks you wrote to charities last year, if you volunteered, you may be eligible for an additional deduction.

Puma Intersects 10.1% Zn Over 2.7m Within a New VMS System
COMPANY UPDATE: Puma Exploration announced the results of its 2014 year-end drill program that led to the discovery of a high grade zinc massive sulphide lens at its 100% owned Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Turgeon project in northern New Brunswick.

Featured Articles Inside This Issue:

Precious Metals Forecast Survey – Over 35 analysts, representing 30 different companies around the world, forecast the average price and range (low and high price) for gold, silver, platinum and palladium for 2015. The analysts cite a number of factors which are likely to affect the price for gold and silver.

Mutual Funds You Can Count On – Slow and steady wins the race in the world of mutual funds, which translates into consistently good performance. Presented are three picks of top-notch, low-minimum, no-load funds that score high on the consistency meter.

The Musings of a Stock Market Curmudgeon: Oops – Thomas Henning, resident Curmudgeon, says the Central bank boyz don't want a falling Razbucknic, falling bond market, falling stock market, and rising gold.  We know this because the boyz have been printing money to hold up the Raz, bonds, stock market and to pound down gold.

America’s Best Run Companies – These companies were selected as the best run in American because they had extraordinary numbers based on three key measures in the past year: earnings per share, revenue and share price. The companies have track records of seizing opportunities, excelling in their industries and outperforming the expectations set by investors.

Gold: Do What They Do, Not What They Say – Investors should watch what central bankers do, not what they say. John Ing, Maison Placements Canada, continues to favour the gold stocks because of his belief that bullion has bottomed and the gold stocks are the best opportunities for 10 baggers in a volatile market.

Risky Appetite: The Agony or the Ecstasy? – Global financial markets are feeling quite apprehensive these days. But leading indicators suggest the mood could soon shift to euphoria.

Bull & Bear’s Digest of Investment Newsletters – The nation’s most respected newsletter editors, money managers, analysts feature their Top Stock Picks and money-making strategies for 2015 as well as their Top Stock Picks of the Month, Utilities, Mutual Funds, Oil, and Resource Stocks.


Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Fairmont Resources Fully Permitted to Produce Dense Aggregate Lump Titano-Magnetite in Quebec
Fairmont Resources is about to enter production for cement and aggregate companies that seek a clean high density aggregate that can be shipped through the Great Lakes or the Atlantic Ocean. Fairmont recently received a Certificate of Authorization, allowing 300,000 tonnes annual titano-magnetite aggregate production from the Buttercup property. Fairmont’s goal is to be active on the ground at Buttercup by late spring 2015, putting put one project into production per year, and permitting a high purity silica project in 2015. ...READ MORE


Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Atna Resources Optimizes Gold Production, Lowers Pinson Costs
Atna Resources restarted mining operations at its high grade Pinson underground gold mine in Nevada in June of 2014 and the mine is expected to reach its full production by the second half of 2015. Atna is expecting to produce 55,000 to 65,000 ounces of gold in 2015, with 30,000 to 35,000 ounces being contributed from Pinson and the remainder from its Briggs open pit mine in California...READ MORE


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:
Torex Gold Building First Gold Mine,
Defining Its Second

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

Henning: Musings of a Stock Market Curmudgeon
Oops!
The central bank boyz don't want a falling Razbucknic, falling bond market, falling stock market, and rising gold. We know this because the boyz have been printing money to hold up the Raz, bonds, stock market and to pound down gold. As this has been going on, the Ponzi world has begun to crack.  Oops!  ...


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Featured Articles Inside This Issue:
Water Stocks Will Pump Out Big Profits — As the 21st century marches on, it’s ever clearer that investors should focus intently on the basics of life. There’s nothing more basic than water, which is emerging as a looming issue. Featured are six companies in the business of ensuring safe and adequate water supplies. These companies could see explosive gains in the coming years.
Top Stock Picks for 2015 Leading investment experts offer their 2015 Top Stock Picks including top ideas from technology and biotech to financial and retail to gold and energy, and many more. The report covers global and domestic plays and features ideas all along the risk spectrum, from steady dividend payers to fast-growing, high-fliers.
7 Best Dividend Stocks of the Dow – You should never underestimate the power of cash dividends. In that spirit, we sought to identify the best dividend stocks in the DJIA. Our analysis focused on two features: a strong track record of dividend increases, plus a business outlook healthy enough to support continued dividend generosity and long-term stock price growth.
5 Favorite Turnaround Stocks for 2015 – George Putnam, The Turnaround Letter, discusses his turnaround picks for the year ahead: Accuride Corp., Bank of America, BP, Freeport McMoRan, and Globalstar.
Energy Stocks The Investment Reporter has a hold on many energy-related stocks. The two exceptions that remain buys are integrated oil producers. Tom Bishop, BI Research, along with 5 analysts rate this leading recycler, re-processor and re-refiner of used motor oil a “Buy.” Konrad Kuhn, The KonLin Letter, recommended this independent oil and natural gas company as oil crashed. Up 35%.
Investment Situations
Fairmont Resources is fully permitted to produce aggregate lump titano-magnetite in Quebec that can be shipped through the Great Lakes or the Atlantic Ocean; Torex Gold Resources Inc. is building its first gold mine, defining its second one, and looking for more at its 100% Morelos Gold Property, located in Southwest Mexico; Atna Resources has restarted operations at the Pinson underground mine, located on Nevada’s prolific Getchell gold belt; DTS8 Coffee Company is a leading purveyor of fresh, artisan roasted, gourmet coffee in Shanghai, China.

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

Being Street Smart
Investors Are Mistakenly Assured By Two Shaky Generalities
Investors are complacent, even confident, regarding the prospects for 2015. That is in spite of the market being at valuation levels higher than all but one previous market peak of the last 100 years, while the economy appears to be slowing, corporate earnings growth is slowing, and the bull market has lasted an unusual length of time without a correction. In fact, the high level of investor optimism and confidence is itself a concern.

America’s Banks Stockpiling Treasuries
A recent Bloomberg story caught my eye by posing a very good question: “What do America’s banks know about the state of the U.S. economy that has them hoarding ultra-safe bonds?”

Turning Hard Times into Good Times: Hosted by Jay Taylor
Using Austrian Economics to Make Money

Jeff Deist, Michael Oliver and Chen Lin return. Few if any investment pros other than Austrian economists saw the housing market collapse before the event. With clarity they knew Keynesian and monetarist economic policies implemented during the Greenspan years would fail. So don’t let anyone tell you that “no one saw it coming.” The same failed policies of the past are continuing to be applied ever since and Austrian economists are once again predicting another economic calamity is drawing near. Applying Austrian economic theory, Jeff Deist will provide an overall picture of what Austrian economic thinkers are predicting and how you can benefit from their foresight or at least prepare for another inevitable breakdown given the stubborn refusal of policy makers to mend their ways. Michael will provide his latest and usual prescient gold, equity and debt market insights using his Momentum structural analysis & Chen will tell us where he thinks you can make money in 2015.

To listen to Jay Taylor’s broadcast click here…

Seth Klarman: What I’ve Learned From Warren Buffett
As Warren Buffett was a student of Benjamin Graham, today we are all students of Warren Buffett. He has provided generations of investors with a great gift.

Top Stocks of the 21st Century
Profiled are stocks that have excelled through the early years of the 21st century have withstood two of the worst bear markets in history. What is their potential now?

Gold: Do What They Do, Not What They Say
Central banks are supposed to be stewards of our money, not creators of money. Historically they were able to limit the financial and economic damage of recessions. They were also to be independent but increasingly their role has been politicized tending to various vested interests.

How to Invest in Bond Funds Now
Most observers expect the Federal Reserve to raise short-term rates, probably in the second half of the year. So what can you do to protect your bond portfolio? We suggest you start with an intermediate-term bond fund.

Bet on the Consumer Revival
U.S. consumers have a lot to smile about these days. The sharp drop in oil prices since last summer translates into a hefty energy dividend for consumers. Consumer-discretionary stocks may not appeal to bargain hunters.

Gold Stocks: This Bear Phase Isn’t Over Yet
This year has started brightly with gold, silver and the miners all posting sharp gains. This sudden move upwards brings with it much jubilation with many believing that the illusive bottom is now in and therefore behind us.

Four Fearless Forecasts For 2015
Patrick Heller, Liberty’s Outlook, makes 4 fearless forecasts for gold and silver, U.S. and world stock markets, government employee pensions and other retirement benefits in 2015.

Align Technology Uses Clear, Removable Braces to Straighten Misaligned Teeth
Align Technology markets Invisalign, a system of plastic aligners to straighten teeth. Invisalign is a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to bracket-and-wire braces. Throughout much of 2014 the shares have been range-bound, trading in the mid-50s. This lower price coupled with strong earnings growth has brought the stock back into the buy range.

2015 Outlook for Investors
Expect more decoupling of our markets from other markets. The U.S. economy will continue to improve, while global economic growth will decelerate. In this environment, expect the U.S. stock market to continue to move up. It will be a bumpy road. Stocks to buy for the year ahead and where to find bargains abroad now.

Outlook 2015 Mining Stocks Will Have A Good Year – Analysts
Gold and silver mining stocks have had a rough ride during this bear market, leaving many investors scratching their heads with decimated stock picks. That’s going to change, according to a few gold and silver specialists, they expect a turnaround in the fortunes of mining companies and their stock value.

Metal Prices Could Be Set to Bounce Back – Here’s How to Profit
Metal prices have been battered, and with them mining stocks. But there could be light at the end of the tunnel. And that could make now a good time to hunt for mining sector bargains… Dr Matthew Partridge explains why.

A Brief History of Financial Bubbles
Economies all over the world have strained and burst throughout history.

4 Tips for Creating Your Financial Legacy Now
41 percent of baby boomers age 55 to 64 do not have a legal will. The time to plan for your financial legacy is now; here are suggestions on how to move forward.

Prospects Wanted: Six Tips to Drive More Traffic to Your Website
Want to drive more traffic to your website? Mark Satterfield explains how to get the most bang for your buck when you purchase online advertising.

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.

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.

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

CanAlaska Uranium Reports on Multiple Projects
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. shareholders on its active exploration. CanAlaska is positioned for discovery success in the world’s richest uranium district.

Construction Activities Resume At Torex Gold Resource’s El Limon Guajes Project
Torex Gold Resources Inc. announced that construction activities at its El Limon Guajes Project are resuming in all areas, after being curtailed recently, following a regional security incident and the associated protective/rescue response.

Argonaut Gold Announces Updates on the Magino Project in Ontario, Canada and the San Agustin Gold Project Located in Durango, Mexico
Magino Metallurgical Column Test Work Shows Results of up to 70% Recovery. The San Agustin Preliminary Economic Assessment Results indicate a Projected Gold Equivalent Ounce Production of over 540,000 Ounces and an After-Tax Internal Rate of Return of 22%.

SilverCrest Announces 2014 Production and Provides 2015 Guidance
SilverCrest Mines Inc. announced record production of 2.81 million ounces AgEq for 2014, record production of 936,742 ounces AgEq for the fourth quarter of 2014, and guidance for 2015 from its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine located in Sonora, Mexico. In 2014, the Santa Elena Mine successfully transitioned from an open pit heap leach operation to an underground mining and milling operation.

Atna Resources Ltd. Reports Update on 2014
Operations and Provides Production Targets for 2015
Atna Resources Ltd. announced that the Company sold a total of 33,150 ounces of gold in 2014 producing approximately $41 million in revenue. Atna anticipates producing between 55,000 and 65,000 ounces from its Pinson and Briggs mines in 2015.

Fairmont Resources Announces Option Payment on Lac Bouchette Property
Fairmont Resources Inc. announced that it has completed its proposed debt settlement as announced in a news release dated December 31, 2014. The Company has settled a $50,000 option payment due under an option agreement to acquire a 100% interest, subject to a production royalty, in the Lac Bouchette Quartz Property through the issuance of 344,827 shares at a price of $0.145 per share.



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.

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.


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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