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Industry Studies on Base Metals, Silver ­– Highlights of the World Silver Survey 2015, and commentary on the World Gold Council’s First Quarter Gold Trends. Top Stock Picks and trends by top-performing investment newsletter editors, analysts, and money managers in the resource sector.

Featured Articles Inside This Issue:
Mining Stocks: Beginning to Dig Out? George Putnam, III, The Turnaround Letter         is seeing the beginnings of supply reduction in a number of metals. Mines and smelters are being closed to reduce the higher cost production. Mergers among some of the players could lead to further cutbacks. If commodity supplies are brought back into line with the reduced demand, prices will stabilize and the stocks will begin to move up. Should Chinese demand pick up again, the supply cutbacks could cause commodity prices – and these related stocks – to rebound very sharply.
El Nino Has Set In, Asia Braces for Crop Damage. The El Nino, or a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, can lead to scorching weather across Asia and east Africa but heavy rains and floods in South America. The last El Nino led to tens of billions of dollars in economic damages in the Asia Pacific. Here are the crops most at risk from an El Nino believe that the risk reward parameters are finally favorable. The bell is ringing for gold stocks.
Natixis Metals Review. Natixis Commodity Research analysts give their outlook, price forecasts and key developments for Aluminum, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Zinc, Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium for 2015 and 2016.
Resource Investor’s Investment Newsletter Digest. Advice from the world’s top-performing investment experts covering the resource sector. Top Stock Picks of the Month. Buy/Sell advice on Energy Stocks, Ag Sector, Base Metals, Gold & Silver Stocks, Precious Metals Trends and Trading Strategies.
Profiled Companies: Atna Resources Ltd., Fairmont Resources, Torex Gold Resources and Puma Exploration.

The Bull & Bear: Market Trends and Stock Picks

Earn More With Dividend-Paying Stocks
Many firms are paying generous yields today and are likely to boost their dividends in the future

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

Looking for Value? Start with Truth-Telling at EXCO Resources
EXCO Resources is highly levered. The company’s net debt to market cap of 72% and net debt to EBITDA 4.3x are simply not sustainable. We have annual cash interest fixed costs of $107 million. If Senior Executive C. John Wilder can execute on survivability and value creation through operational efficiencies, EXCO could be well-positioned to capitalize on the current commodity cycle.

The Lowdown on Online Pricing
Many sites manipulate what they charge. 1. Your online profile could boost the price. 2. Everybody’s doing it. 3. It’s legal. 4. And sometimes it works to your benefit. 5. You can beat Web retailers at their own game.

Key Components of Global Silver Demand Rose in 2014
Key components of global silver demand rose in 2014, with global silver jewelry demand posting a new record last year and silverware offtake rising to its highest level since 2006. This was coupled with notable growth in key silver industrial end uses, including ethylene oxide, photovoltaics, and brazing and alloys, according to World Silver Survey 2015.


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:
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:
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
At Turning Points
As the wailing and gnashing of teeth in the metals complex has reached a deafening level, it's time to step back and review the basic concepts of trend development and prepare and lay out an attitude for the next primary bull swing within the metals cyclic bull market. The gold market is likely bottoming with a possible downside poke remaining. The Razbucknic is likely topping. Interest rates are bottoming. The stock market is in no-man's-land needing a resolution.

Featured Articles Inside This Issue:

Thwarting the Hackers: How to Invest in Cyber Security – Computer hacking, and the enormous threat it poses to individuals, companies, and governments. Given the potential for havoc that computer hackers can wreak, it’s no exaggeration to view this as comparable to fighting a war. We think investors should have a stake in this war, as long as they’re careful to back the right warriors. Here are 5 cyber-security warriors that are reasonably valued in view of solid long-term records and reasonable future PEG ratios, and each has a high free cash flow yield.

The Original Flash Boys– Think high speed, techy traders seeking out information and trading faster than the average Joe are new to the financial markets? Think again. The quest for speed and near riskless profit has been with us for centuries.

The Musings of a Stock Market Curmudgeon – Resident Curmudgeon, Thomas Henning: As the wailing and gnashing of teeth in the metals complex has reached a deafening level, it's time to step back and review the basic concepts of trend development and prepare and lay out an attitude for the next primary bull swing within the metals cyclic bull market. The gold market is likely bottoming with a possible downside poke remaining.

Base Metals Forecast - Analysts with Natixis Commodity Research provide us with their 2015-2016 outlook and price targets for Aluminium, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Zinc, Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium.

Gold: Deaf Prophets – Central banks have become part of the problem. Our global economy is stuck in neutral despite the unprecedented financial engineering by central banks, the new oligarchs. The era of quantitative easing has spawned an extra ordinary financed bubble that shares the same characteristics as the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Markets will feel that pain when this bubble will finally burst. The unwinding from this money drop and the eventual defacto devaluation of the U.S. dollar will be good for gold. Gold Stock Recommendations: Barrick Gold, B2 Gold, Eldorado, Goldcorp, IAMGold Corp, Newmont and Yamanae.

Why the Superbuck Scares Investors – Why has the dollar been so strong? There are a number of reasons. A stronger dollar has been a lifeline for struggling economies in Europe and Japan, boosting exports, relieving deflationary pressures and lifting global growth in general.

Bull & Bear’s Digest of Investment Newsletters – Buy/Sell advice from the world’s top-performing investment experts. Top Stock Picks of the Month. Seasoned advisors and traders give their recommendations for Blue Chips, Small- Mid-Cap Stocks, Mutual Funds, Gold and Silver Stocks, Oil & Gas Stocks and Trading Strategies. Situations discussed include: ADT, Apple, BlackBerry, Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Fidelity Funds, Goldcorp, IGI Laboratories, Kinder Morgan, Lockheed Martin, Newmont, Polaris Industries, Scott’s Liquid Gold, Qualcomm, United Technologies and more.

Featured Articles Inside This Issue:

Radio Stocks: Don’t Tune Them Out Just Yet – George Putnam, III, The Turnaround Letter, thinks the radio industry may yet have life in it, for a variety of reasons. Radio remains one of the cheapest forms of advertising media, yet between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. radio reaches more Americans than TV, online or mobile. Radio revenues will benefit from massive political advertising next year.

Buffett’s Best Dividend Stocks – If you’re looking for income today, consider buying some of Buffett’s favorite dividend-payers. These four stocks yield 3 percent or more, and all but one of the firms recently announced a dividend hike.

Coke Gains Sparkle – Genia Turanova thinks it’s now time to buy KO. While growth estimates remain low, although the stock still trades at above-market valuations, much of the negativity is priced in. Coke offers a nice 2.9 percent yield.

Natixis Metals Review Analysts with Natixis Commodity Research give their outlook and forecast price targets for Base Metals, Gold, Silver and PGMs for 2015 and 2016. For both base and precious metals, the effects of the lengthy investment cycle will be of crucial significance. Current low prices may be deterring investment, but it can take 4-6 years before the full effects of changing investment decisions are felt in terms of mine output.

Gold: The Race to the Bottom – Since 1971, when gold’s link to the dollar was severed, gold has outpaced consumer prices, stock markets and debt. Simply it is an alternative currency. Gold is money. Central banks can always create new money with the click of a mouse but the total supply of gold is finite. Thus, while our central bankers are busy creating money, other central banks led by Russia and the Chinese are buying gold. Gold Stock Recommendations: B2Gold Corp, Barrick, Eldorado Gold, Goldcorp, IAMGold, Kinross Gold, New Gold, and Yamana Gold.

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; Atna Resources: Optimizes Gold Production: Increasing Productivity and Lowering Pinson Mine Costs; Puma Exploration has completed a successful drilling program at Turgeon Copper-Zinc VMS project in New Brunswick; 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.

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

Gold: Deaf Prophets
Central banks have become part of the problem. Our global economy is stuck in neutral despite the unprecedented financial engineering by central banks, the new oligarchs. The era of quantitative easing has spawned an extra ordinary financed bubble that shares the same characteristics as the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Markets will feel that pain when this bubble will finally burst.

Physical Gold Will Not Run Out
Recently, a Goldman Sachs European metals and mining analyst, wrote that the world has about 20 years each of minable reserves of gold, diamonds, and zinc. He further stated that there were only about 40 years of reserves left of platinum, copper, and nickel. Patrick Heller disagrees.

Water Is Scarce, But the Profits Aren’t
Fixing India’s Water Problems is an imperative for the country’s people, but it also provides an opportunity for investors.

Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
For unmarried couples, making a will is paramount, especially if they are sharing a home owned by just one member of the couple. If the homeowner dies without an estate plan, the other member of the couple could be out on the street.

Living Together After 50
Love may be sweeter the second (or third) time around. But for a growing number of baby boomers, love and marriage don’t go hand in hand. If you’re contemplating moving in together, put romance aside long enough to consider some of the implications.

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

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

Argonaut Gold announced First Quarter 2015 Revenue of $51.0 M; Cash Balance Builds to $64.0 M
Argonaut Gold Inc. announced its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. GEO Production Increases by 40% Year over Year.

Silvercest Announced Record Production in Q1, 2015 465,391 Ounces Silver and 13,255 Ounces Gold
SilverCrest Mines Inc. announced record silver and gold production results for the first quarter of 2015 from its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine located in Sonora, Mexico.

Puma Completes Successful Drilling Program at Turgeon CU-ZN VMS Project in New Brunswick
Puma Exploration has now completed its initial 2015 drill program at its Turgeon Copper-Zinc VMS project in New Brunswick. The spring program includes four holes for a total of 1,617 meters of drilling into the Dragon sulphide zone that was discovered in 2014.

Torex Reports Year End Results
Torex Gold Resources Inc. announced its financial results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 (“Fiscal 2014”).

Fairmont Announces First Base at Buttercup Property; Independent Third Party Dense Aggregate Testing Commences; Forestville Quartzite Property Work Program Partner
Fairmont Resources Inc. announced that it has completed the first blast on the Buttercup Property. This blast was designed to collect additional dense aggregate for customer testing. Fairmont is also pleased to announce that it will be working with the “Centre de formation professionnelle de Forestville” (“CFPF”), in connection with their existing educational programs and their new Diamond Drilling program.

CanAlaska: Significant Uranium Mineralization Intersected at NW Manitoba, Second Diamond Drill Mobilized to Project
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. reports that uranium mineralization has been detected at the North West Manitoba project by drilling. This is the first significant uranium mineralization to be identified at Maguire Lake.

PMR Research: Global Graphite Market Will Reach US$ 17.56 Billion in Terms of Value and 4.48 Million Tons in Terms of Volume, in 2020
According to a new market report published by Persistence Market Research ”Global Market Study on Graphite: Battery Segment To Witness Highest Growth by 2020”, the global graphite market was valued at USD 13.62 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2014 to 2020, to reach USD 17.56 billion in 2020.

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.



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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