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2016 Market Outlook: Fasten Your Seatbelts – For the markets, these are indeed turbulent times. But while there are sectors to avoid, others offer opportunity. Portfolio manager, John Stephenson identifies three sectors to watch and three stocks to buy in 2016.

Top Stock Picks for 2016: Steven Halpern,, surveyed the nation's leading newsletter editors, asking them for their favorite conservative and speculative ideas for 2016.

Gold: The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions – John Ing, believes the transition from when our central banks embarked on experimental measures to save the Eurozone and Wall Street in 2008 to the new norm, has set the stage for a revaluation of gold and gold shares. 2016 will be a good year, a golden year.

Divergence and the Global Economy – Divergence is a word you will see popping up frequently in discussions about the global investment outlook in the weeks and months to come. Walter Frank, CIO for MONEYLETTER, focuseson two aspects of "divergence" that he expects will develop further in the financial world in 2016.

11 Things You Need to Know When Filing Your Tax Return – There are several new developments on the tax front you need to know. Also, Tax Saving Tips & Unusual Tax Write Offs.

The World of Gold In 2016 – Gold has started the year on a positive note. Ian McAvity, editor, Deliberations on World Markets, says, "To confirm a reversal of the downtrend, the US$ gold price will have to show not just a test of a recent low, but then follow through with a material higher high. He believes that a couple of higher highs will confirm that the wind has finally shifted. But it may take a lot of work to take out all those peaks below $1800 and $1500. BUT, history says It Will Happen.

Bull & Bear's Digest of Investment Newsletters – Leading investment newsletter editors, money managers and analysts give their Top Stock Picks, and Strategies for 2016. Buy/Sell advice for Gold and Silver Stocks, Blue Chips, Small- Mid Cap Stocks, and Utilities from some of the most respected trading and investing experts in the world.

Forecast 2016

The Must-Have Annual Guide
for Market Timing and Investing

MMA's annual Forecasts Book, written by Raymond A. Merriman since 1976, is one of the most unique, affordable, and accurate glimpses into the coming year. Utilizing the study of cycles and geocosmic factors, this annual Forecasts book outlines forthcoming trends pertaining to political, economic, and financial markets throughout the world. No other book has informed and prepared readers for the Cardinal Climax period of 2008-2015 as precisely as Raymond Merriman's annual Forecast book. No other book has guided readers through this turbulent period since it began in 2008. But now, in 2016, we enter a different kind of period for the next two years that will require new strategies and a different set of skills to navigate these forces of change.

Forecast 2015 was perhaps the most accurate year for the annual Forecast Book ever. We expect the accuracy to increase even more in 2016-2018 because the geocosmic patterns that will be present have such a high correlation to long cycles in human activity, including war and drought. You can view MMA's Forecast for 2015 Scorecard here. As you will see, it was indeed a very good year.

This is a book, with an impressive background for insightful accuracy into world economic and financial market conditions that you will not want to miss! Order Forecast 2016 today!

The Bull & Bear: Market Trends and Stock Picks

Why Trading Patterns Will Change In 2016
An ounce of gold or silver today will still be worth an ounce of gold or silver a year from now. What changes are the value of other assets in relation to the precious metals.

On the Cutting Edge…
Each quarter, Fries Associates, share examples of innovative and interesting ideas that cross their research team's radar screen. The chance to capitalize on investment opportunities related to them may lie in the future or may never materialize.



Featured Articles Inside This Issue

Technical Analysis Commodity Outlook Q1
Most commodities look bearish in the first quarter of 2016, except coffee, which may extend its bounce. A bullish dollar index and a bearish Thomson Reuters CRB index confirm the bearish outlook. Wang Tao, Reuters commodity analyst gives his technical analysis for Q1, 2016 for U.S. oil, Brent oil, spot gold, spot silver, LME copper and the dollar index.

Will the Commodities Sell-Off Continue?
Avoid all base metals – copper, nickel, zinc, lead, tin, iron ore, aluminum – until either ignorant management wakes up and curtails output sharply, or one of the big five global miners goes belly up. Natural gas is a definite avoid. Investors should watch for one of two things to happen that will signal a bottom is forming for oil. Here's how to play the coming bottom.

Oil's Turbulent New Year
The new year brought new trouble for global oil markets. How long will prices stay stuck at historically low levels? Credit Suisse's base-case forecast is that oil prices will begin to recover this year.

Resource Investor's Investment Newsletter Digest
The nation's leading newsletter editors and analysts in the commodity sector give their Top Stock Picks for 2016, comments and opinions. Outlook for Gold, Silver, Oil, Utility stocks.

The World of Gold in 2016
Gold started the year with a flicker of promise. Has the bear trend for gold ended? Ian McAvity, editor Deliberations on World Markets says, "To confirm a reversal of the downtrend, the US$ gold price will have to show not just a test of a recent low, but then follow through with a material higher high. Many believe that manipulation renders such a simple technical analysis discipline as useless, but I continue to believe that a couple of higher highs will confirm that the wind has finally shifted. But it may take a lot of work to take out all those peaks below $1800 & $1500. BUT, history says IT WILL HAPPEN." McAvity updates his historical chart, Gold/Silver ratio history from 1950-2016.

Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Fairmont to Begin Drilling at Forestville Quartzite
Property; New Quartzite Zone Discovered

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:
Puma Exploration Secures Strategic Manitoba Land Holding
at Little Stull Lake Gold Project

Puma Exploration has secured its strategic land holding at the 100% owned Little Stull Lake Gold Project in Manitoba by renewing the 20 claims (2,900 ha) that cover its gold zones for an additional 5 years, until 2025. Following the current 10 year secured, Puma has exploration work credits sufficient to keep the claims in good standing for an additional 55 years, until 2080...READ MORE

Bull & Bear Featured Company:
Torex Gold Building First Gold Mine,
Defining Its Second... and Looking for More

Torex is a growth-oriented, Canadian-based resource company engaged in the exploration and development of its 100% owned Morelos Gold Property, an area of 29,000 hectares in the highly prospective Guerrero Gold Belt located 180 kilometers southwest of Mexico City...READ MORE

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

This is not 2008, is this 2008?

Famous financier and fund manager George Soros recently came out with his outlook that this year is in store for a meltdown and financial crisis like 2008, mostly triggered by a Chinese economic and market collapse. Dr. Doom, Marc Faber, was also awoken from his slumber in the middle of the night in his residence in Thailand to espouse his bearish outlook – the same one he has had since about 2010. 

Tax Tips for 2016
The year 2016 sees a variety of changes including a later filing date of April 18, some individual tax provisions made permanent or extended through 2016 through the PATH Act, and a penalty hike to $325 or 2 percent of their annual household income for taxpayers without the required health insurance in 2015.

Could Gold Be The Answer in A Difficult 2016
We may be seeing the beginnings of a change in investor sentiment towards gold as equities markets remain fragile and global geopolitical uncertainties abound.

Kitco Gold Survey:
Gold Starting 2016 Strong; Investors, Analysts Expect Rally To Continue
Despite a small hiccup Friday, following a stronger-than-expected December nonfarm payrolls report, the gold market has started the week and the new year on solid footing; both investors and retail investors expect the rally to continue in the short term, according to the latest Kitco News Wall Street vs. Main Street Weekly Gold Survey.

Five Ways to Phone Home
Whether you're hopping over the pond for a weekend or hiking through Southeast Asia for a month, choose wisely before you leave to avoid coming home to a gigantic phone bill.

5 Steps to Get Out of Debt in 2016
Steve Repak learned his lesson on credit card debt the hard way. Here, he offers the following steps to get out of debt in 2016.

America’s Biggest Gas Field Finally Succumbs to Downturn
The drilling boom of the past seven years is over, even though thousands of existing wells in the Marcellus region still produce a fifth of U.S. natural gas supply. Now, exclusive data made available to Reuters points to a slump in drilling that could hit production next year, defying government and industry expectations of a further rise in output.

Five Predictions For Divorce In 2016
With the new maintenance (spousal support laws) becoming effective in late January, there are going to be a lot of strategic divorce planning going on. 

Five Username Mistakes That Can Be Worse Than Using the Same Password for All Your Online Accounts
Usernames that you have created for email accounts, social media could be delivering all their private details into the hands of cyber criminals – no password needed. These five common mistakes should be avoided when creating a username.

Stock Buybacks A Winning Strategy?
The Buyback Letter is the only investment newsletter devoted to finding opportunities among companies that repurchase their own stock. A buyback stock is stock in a company…

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

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.

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...

The Bull & Bear NewsWire

PDAC Honours Industry Leaders with 2016 Awards
Industry leaders in seven categories will be honoured for their outstanding contributions to the mineral exploration and mining sector at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) 2016 Convention.

Torex Gold Resources' First Gold Pour
Torex Gold Resources reported its first gold pour of an estimated 350 ounces, and a similar amount of silver, in Dore, from its 100% owned El Limon-Guajes Mine in southwest Mexico. The entire processing circuit, from crushing through to dry stack tailings disposal, is now operational and has been used in the production of these first ounces.

Puma Explores the High Grade Zones of the Rocky Brook AG-AU-PB-ZN Project
Puma Exploration is actively defining and exploring its mineralized polymetallic lenses along the 15 kilometer Rocky Brook Project in New Brunswick, focusing mainly on the highest grade silver and gold portion.

Fairmont Resources Provides Corporate Update and Announces Final Option Payment on Lac Bouchette Property and Second Option Payment on Forestville and Baie Comeau Quartzite Properties

Argonaut Gold Announces Third Quarter 2015 Revenue of $32M; Quarter End Cash Balance Remains Consistent at $44M
Argonaut Gold Inc. announced its financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Atna Resources Ltd. Announces Filing of Voluntarily Petition For Relief Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code to Implement Restructuring and Delay in Q3 Filings
Atna Resources Ltd. announced that the Company and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. Simultaneously with the chapter 11 filings, Atna will seek ancillary relief in Canada pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Is Art a Good Investment?
A group of researchers say you should buy paintings if you like looking at them, but not to make money
Art has been emerging as a new asset class for the well-diversified portfolio. The reported returns are enough to catch anyone’s eye: the index of fine art sales, used by art advisors to sell art funds, shows an average annual return of 10% over the past four decades. Investors are embracing art-as-an-asset-class as if it were a newly discovered van Gogh. But is it?

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Start It Up: Five Surprisingly Great Times to Launch Your Business
Many people want to start their own businesses, but feel that “it’s just not 
the right time.” Sean C. Castrina explains why five common excuses 
should actually be used as motivation to become your own boss.

No Money, No Problem: Eleven Tips for a Start-up
Business with Very Little Cash (and a Great Idea)

Many entrepreneurs kick off their ventures on a budget so lean it’s beyond shoestring; it’s dental floss! That’s especially true in an era where credit is almost impossible to come by. Michael Houlihan, one of the founders of Barefoot Wine, explains how to get the biggest possible bang out of very few start-up bucks.

9 Major Retirement Planning Mistakes to Avoid
Much has been written about the classic financial mistakes that plague start-ups, family businesses, corporations and charities. Aside from these blunders, there are also some classic financial missteps that plague retirees.

Astronomy Picture of the Day
     Discover the Cosmos

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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