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These Companies Find Ways
to Flourish even in Tough Times

Picking good stocks is challenging at any time. But these days, investors must be wary of companies that are vulnerable to ongoing inflation, as well as lingering supply-chain disruptions, rising interest rates and the scary geopolitical situation in eastern Europe. One way to find companies with those attributes is to scrutinize profit margins, which can show how efficiently a company manages its operations and costs over time, in good and bad periods.
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PDAC 2022
June 13-15 (in person) Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Online Portion from June 28-29

  PDAC 2022: The World’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention is the leading convention for people, governments, companies and organizations connected to mineral exploration. In addition to meeting more than 25,000 attendees, exhibitors and investors, participants could also attend programming, courses and networking events. Great opportunity for investors to connect with management from more than 800 junior and major mining companies, mid-sized producers, and prospectors from around the world. The Letter Writer Presentations will be held Monday, June 13th. This popular event for investors features eight newsletter/commentators who will offer mining investment opportunities, trends and profitable ideas for the year ahead. Attendee registration is now open.
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Silver 2022 and Beyond

VIDEO: David Morgan, The Morgan Report, was a keynote speaker at the 121 Mining Investment Conference. The title of his speech was Silver 2022 and Beyond. Here’s an overview of his speech and an updateon the LODE Project.
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The Aden Sisters on Gold & Silver

Gold recently tested its record high that was posted in August 2020. Gold shares also took off and so did many resource shares. Overall, it’s a full commodity bull market, asserts commodity sector experts Mary Anne and Pamela Aden, editors of The Aden Forecast, speaking at the Money, Metals, & Mining Virtual Expo sponsored by the MoneyShow.
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Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Plans to Dump His
BTC worth $50 Billion as ‘Bitcoin Has No Utility’

Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed co-inventor of the Bitcoin protocol collective known as Satoshi Nakamotot and who is currently the chief scientist at nChain, discusses with David Lin, anchor for Kitco News, the future developments for Bitcoin that he has planned.
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Reuters Technical Analysis Q2 Outlook 2022 – Wang Tao

Most of the commodities are riding on a super bull cycle that started in 1990s. Oil, Palm Oil, Gold, Aluminium and Coffee may revisit highs hit in early March or February while Grains and Copper are likely to touch record highs. Cocoa looks a bit underperforming, but may catch up. Dollar index joins the bull run as well. Analysis plus Weekly and Daily charts provided by Wang Tao, Reuters market analyst for commodities and energy technical.
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High Copper Prices Forecast for Next 12 Months

The copper market has solid fundamentals despite current market volatility and will maintain high prices for at least the next 12 months, Ivan Arriagada, CEO of Chile's Antofagasta, forecast.
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100+ Tax Deductions for Small Business A to Z

Whatever type of business you run – C corporation or a pass-through entity – review these 100+ potential deductions when finalizing your tax return for 2021 and planning for 2022. This e-booklet is provided by Barbara Weltman, attorney, and author of J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2022, and J.K. Lasser’s 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2022.
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Renewable Energy Leader at a Dream Buy Price

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the unexpectedly severe global reaction to it have understandably triggered mass selling of any company with perceived exposure. Among the damaged is Aggressive Holding Enel SpA – Conrad’s Utility Investor.
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Getting a Charge With Electric Vehicles

So, you’ve decided to buy an electric vehicle. But any discussion of EVs needs to address how to recharge your car. Recharging remains the Achilles’ heel of electric vehicle ownership.
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A Safe Place for Savings, at an Unbeatable Rate

Soaring inflation brings about a lot of consternation for consumers, but savers can find a bright spot in Series I savings bonds.
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Impact of the Ukraine War on Gold Prices

Gold prices have rallied by 10% since the end of January. The rally reflects inflation fears, the war and concerns about currency debasement. However, gold’s behaviour as safe haven is erratic. Inflation fears could continue to support gold prices, but market panic could send prices lower. We expect volatile gold prices. Our new forecasts for end 2022 and 2023 are USD 2,000 per ounce – Gold Watch, ABN AMRO
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Russia vs Ukraine – Now What Do We Do?

JP Morgan ran a screen for stocks with revenue exposure to Russia and Ukraine, and the following stocks are on their “Avoid” list, noted George Fisher, editor, Guiding Mast Investments newsletter. Fisher recommends one European holding company worth watching.
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Pierre Lassonde Predicts $200 Oil and
$2,400 Gold in a Month as Putin’s War Drags Out

VIDEO: The conflict in Eastern Europe is likely to be protracted, and energy prices will respond by rallying even higher from current levels, said Pierre Lassonde, chairman emeritus of Franco-Nevada and CEO of Firelight Investments in an interview with Michelle Makori, editor-in-chief of Kitco News at the BMO Global Metals & Mining Conference.
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Global Silver Demand Forecast to Reach a Record 1.112 Billion oz in 2022

Total global silver demand is expected to reach an all-time high of 1.112 billion ounces in 2022 driven mainly by record silver industrial fabrication – forecast to grow by 5 percent – as silver’s use expands in both traditional and critical green technologies. Physical silver investment demand is projected to jump 13 percent in 2022, achieving a 7-year high, according to data from the Silver Institute.
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Gold Moves Ever Closer to $2,000
as Equities and Bitcoin Drop

The war in Ukraine has certainly been a game-changer with respect to precious metals prices. Gold in particular has seen something of a new lease of life (and silver has moved up in price on gold’s coat tails.)
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Map Explainer: Key Facts About Ukraine
The modern state of Ukraine was formed nearly 30 years ago after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, the country has often made headlines due to political instability and the Russian invasion. In the map graphic, Ukraine is examined from a structural point of view. What’s the country’s population composition? What drives the country’s economy? And most importantly, why is the country important within a global context?
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Ukraine’s Top Trading Partners and Products
Ukraine’s largest trading partner in 2020 was China, with the value of trade between the two countries reaching $15.3 billion, more than double the value of any other trading partner. Ukraine’s top exports and imports.
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The Top Investment Quotes Every Investor Should Know

Often, there’s a wealth of knowledge to gain from investing luminaries. Below are five timeless quotes and data behind their insight.
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These Funds Aim to Double Your Impact

You may have noticed a flurry of new investing products that link sustainably themed funds with donations to nonprofit groups. But before you invest in a mutual or exchange-traded fund tied to your favorite charity, make sure that it fits within your portfolio and truly delivers a benefit to the nonprofit group with which it partners.
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UnitedHealth: Safe Haven for Equity Investors

UnitedHealth Group's fourth-quarter financials were better than expected. These top-quality shares remain a timely selection – Value Line.
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5 Stocks to Own for Decades

Investors should search for the Golden 6% among companies that have the chance to achieve spectacular business success. Your targets are innovators with big ideas, adaptability and mammoth potential markets. Here are five candidates to consider holding their shares for decades:
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A Dynamic Duo for Yield in 2022

COVID-19, inflation and the Federal Reserve have so dominated the financial news that it was easy to miss the run-up in utility and real estate shares. Remain all-in on the duo.
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Chevron Share Appreciation Over Mid and Long Term Uninspiring

Chevron looks well positioned for the near term. We envision that higher energy prices and better consumer demand will continue to be positives for Chevron, with its top and bottom lines probably advancing 5% and 10%-15%, respectively, in 2022. However, expected appreciation in the shares over both the mid and long term is uninspiring. CVX offers attractive dividend yield – Value Line.
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Semiconductors a Smart Bet for the Long Haul

CFRA, foresees a “super cycle” for the semiconductor industry over the next decade as the content per device and sophistication of semiconductors grow. With this inexorable growth in mind, investment analyst, Angelo Zino, identified six attractive stocks that range from chip designers to manufacturers to equipment suppliers.
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Ten “Mini-Resolutions” That Will Pay Off Big in 2022

Bert Thornton – former Waffle House president and COO and lifelong mentor – says successful people consistently make these ten choices. Resolve to hardwire them (at least some of them!) into your life this year.
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Gold: Presidential Midterm Years and
Years Ending in Two are Generally Positive

We may have to hunker down, get defensive. But with the potential for stagflation gold may shine irrespective of looming major cycle lows over the next few years. There are a number of positive signs suggesting gold could enjoy a good up year in 2022 against the background of potential stagflation and political unrest.
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  Investment Newsletter Profile: Investment Models, Inc.
Investment Models, Inc. specializes in Stock Market Timing. The email newsletter has a very impressive 40+ year track record and is consistently ranked a “Top Ten Timer” by Timer Digest. Business Week calls Rohrbach “The Zen of Market Timing.” The RIX Index alerts you to exactly when to get in and when to get out of the stock market. No guessing!
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  Silver Rush Creates Silver Scams
The Chinese are blowing up the web selling fake silver dollars. Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation warns of surge in fake “silver” coins offered online.
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Discover the Cosmos – Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. Plus an archive of previous daily APOD pages from the current date through January 1, 2015.
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4 Tax Myths That Can Prove Costly

As tax-filing time approaches, well-meaning friends and colleagues often help each other out by exchanging tips about what is deductible and what is not. Unfortunately, in many cases those tips are simply a retelling of tax myths – and anyone who buys into them could end up paying a heftier tax bill than necessary.
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Tax Breaks for Disaster Victims

Tornado and wildfire victims have until May 16 to file individual and business tax returns and pay any taxes owed. Taxpayers in the affected areas have until May 16 to contribute to their 2021 IRAs too.
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How to Speed Up Your Tax Refund

The IRS is understaffed and still dealing with unprocessed returns from years past. Here’s the quickest way to get your tax refund without taking out an advance refund loan, explains tax expert, Rocky Mengle.
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Self-Employed? Watch Out for the IRS Audit Red Flags

Being in business for yourself can be exciting, lucrative – and a great way to draw the attention of the IRS’s audit division. Here are a handful of scenarios that could attract unwanted IRS attention.
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Businesses Can Still Deduct 100% of Restaurant Meals

Business owners don’t forget that a provision tucked inside 2020’s Consolidated Appropriations Act suspended the 50% deduction limit for certain business meals for calendar years 2021 and 2022. That means your business can deduct 100% of the cost of business-related meals provided by a restaurant.
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Gig Workers: Here Comes an Estimated Tax Deadline

If you’re a gig worker or otherwise self-employed, and you don’t have taxes withheld from a paycheck, be advised that the fourth quarter 2021 estimated tax payment deadline for individuals is coming up on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
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4 Ways to Withdraw Cash from a Corporation

Owners of closely held corporations often want or need to withdraw cash from the business. Here are four strategies to consider.
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Which Business Website Costs Are Deductible?

Every business needs a website, but it’s not always easy to determine which costs of running one are deductible. The IRS has issued guidance on how to handle the tax impact of a website and software costs.
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Agnico Eagle Mines and Kirkland Lake Gold Complete Merger. Reports New Wide, High-Grade Intersections at the Detour Lake Property
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. have successfully completed the previously announced merger of equals transaction. AEM announced results from 59 holes drilled along the Detour Mine Trend at the Detour Lake property.
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Torex Gold Resources Delivers
Record Annual Production in 2021

Torex Gold Resources Inc. reported record annual gold production of 468,200 ounces at El Limón Guajes for the full year 2021, including 109,410 ounces in the last quarter of the year. Gold sold during 2021 was 468,820 ounces at an average realized gold price of $1,790 per ounce, including 109,390 ounces during the fourth quarter at an average realized price of $1,795 per ounce.
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Lundin Gold Beats 2021 Guidance With Gold Production of 428,514 Oz
Lundin Gold Inc. reported fourth quarter 2021 gold production of 107,915 ounces from its Fruta del Norte gold mine in southeast Ecuador, resulting in total gold production of 428,514 oz for the year, exceeding the Company's 2021 guidance of 380,000 to 420,000 oz.
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Dundee Precious Metals Achieves
Another Record Year of Gold Production in 2021

Dundee Precious Metals Inc. announced preliminary production results from both of its mines in Bulgaria and the Tsumeb smelter in Namibia for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021. DPM delivered record annual gold production for the third consecutive year and achieved the higher end of their guidance range for gold production.
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Berkshire Hathaway Declares Q3 2021 Performance
Berkshire Hathaway reported the company’s net worth for Q3 2021 increased 6.6%, or $29.3 billion, to $472.5 billion with book value equal to about $316,463 per Class A share. Berkshire earned $10.3 billion in the third quarter, including $6.5 billion of operating earnings and $3.9 billion of investment and derivate gains.
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