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September No Relief in
Pre-Election Years for Worst Month

Start of the business year, end of summer vacations, and back to school made September a leading barometer in first 60 years of 20th century, now portfolio managers back after Labor Day tend to clean house.
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GOLD: Buy the Miner for Leverage
VIDEO: Macroeconomic forces are simply dictating to own gold & silver. Guest of Kai Hoffmann, Soar Financial Partners, Brien Lundin, publisher Gold Newsletter, strongly suggests adding miners for leverage as well. Heading into a recession, you need to protect yourself.
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Silver Market Alert: What You Need to Know
About Comex Open Interest and Inventory

CPM Group’s Jeffrey Christian discusses the change in silver Comex open interest in July and August, and whether it will have any effect on the price of silver. He also discusses the 14.2 million ounce of silver that was moved from Comex eligible to registered within the JP Morgan depository. Jeff also discusses CPM Group’s short-term gold and silver forecasts heading into September.
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China’s Plan to Challenge the Dollar
Beijing wants its currency to become the global standard. Stanford Graduate School of Business finance professor Matteo Maggiori explains, if Beijing sticks to its plan, it will have profound effects on the global economy.
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Buffett-Backed Nubank Posts Record Revenue on Strong User Growth
Brazil's Nubank reported record revenue for the second quarter as the Warren Buffett-backed digital banking firm logged a surge in new customers.
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China's Gold Buying Binge Just Beginning
BMO commodity research analysts suggest that above ground reserves of gold in China both privately owned and those owned by the central bank are significantly higher than annual consumer demand and official purchases might suggest. Additions to gold holdings are highly likely.
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Gold: Why Empires Fall

Mining is the new, old industry as the search for critical minerals promises a multi-decade mining boom, driven by the tech industry, renewable demand and decarbonization which requires a lot of metals. If the West is to lessen China’s hammerlock on critical minerals and processing, they will have to grant the permits or remove the regulation blocks of the more than 100 policies and regulatory regulations. Gold is the ultimate critical mineral and the world’s most valuable metal. Buy/Sell advice for Agnico Eagle, Barrick Gold, B2Gold, Centamin PLC, Centerra Gold, Eldorado Gold, Endeavour Mining, New Gold and Newmont – John R. Ing, President & CEO, Maison Placements Canada.
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Mapped: The 10 Largest Undeveloped
Silver Deposits in the World

Global silver demand is poised to soar in the next decade, driven by emerging technologies like electric vehicles and solar power. Silver demand from solar alone has grown from less than 50 million ounces (Moz) a decade ago to an expected 160 Moz in 2023. So, where will the necessary supply come from to meet this surge? This graphic from Discovery Silver shows the largest undeveloped silver deposits in the world.
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Berkshire Hathaway Posts Record Operating Profit
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway posts record operating profit of nearly $36 billion for the second quarter. Ingrid Hendershot, President of Hendershot Investments reviews the Q2, 2023 results, operating segments and holdings of Berkshire Hathaway, the firm’s top investment position.
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Caterpillar Generates Impressive Results for First Half

Caterpillar put in a strong performance for the first half of 2023. CAT reported sales of $17.3 billion surging past Value Line’s $15.9 billion target. The stock is rated Outperform for the next six to 12 months.
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Barrick Gold CEO on Gold Prices, Inflation, Earnings

VIDEO: Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow talks about the latest round of earnings, the impact of inflation and expanding its copper operations. He's on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close."
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Where to Invest Now
Although there is plenty of disagreement on Wall Street about the overall direction stocks are headed. This is a time to insist on high-quality holdings, with characteristics such as consistent earnings growth, stable profit margins and solid balance sheets with little debt and strong cash flows.
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HAMR Starting to Fall on Ruthenium Hard Drive Demand

Data storage technology is beginning to shift away from hard drives that use ruthenium. Seagate has begun shipping the first units of its next- generation, heat-assisted magnetic recording hard drives that do not use ruthenium in the hard disks to specific clients.
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Reuters Technical Analysis Q3 Outlook 2023 – Wang Tao
Crude oil has formed a bottom and may revisit its April high. Palm oil is heading towards its November 2022 high. Gold and copper may extend loss while aluminium may experience a strong bounce. Soybeans may reverse its big gains from the June low. Corn looks firm on the medium-term downtrend. Wheat is likely to bounce strongly. Coffee looks rangebound and cocoa may approach its 2011 high. Dollar index may plunge deeply. Plus Weekly and Daily charts.
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Bear or Bull Market Ahead? Experts are Divided
Does a Bear Market or Bull Market lie ahead? The experts are divided. Leading investment strategists lay out their case for Bear market and the case for a Bull market.
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How to Get High Rates to Work for You
Reuters – There is no doubt that higher interest rates are hard on a many people – especially if you are taking out a loan on a home or a car, or are struggling to catch up with credit-card debt. But for some, steep interest rates are not actually bad news.
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Midyear Market Outlook
When investors think about the stock market, they tend to characterize it in one of two ways: It’s either a bull market or a bear market, with a clear direction, up or down. But there’s a third option, and we’ve been living it the past year…
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The Price of Palladium Will Continue to Fall
Possibly Below that of Platinum by the End of 2023

The price of palladium will continue to fall and may fall below that of platinum by the end of 2023 forecasts Patrick Heller, Liberty’s Outlook.
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GOLD: Downgrade of Gold Price Outlook

ABN AMRO has downgraded their gold price forecast for 2024 to 2,000 USD per ounce (from 2,200 before). The Dutch bank now have for 2023 and 2024 a year-end forecast of 2,000. From a risk reward point of view being long at current levels may not be attractive.
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“Buy” rated TJX has Dressy First Quarter
Long-term investors shopping for a bargain should consider The TJX Companies (TJX) which is gaining market share with strong brand loyalty, robust cash flows and substantial share repurchases, states value investing expert Ingrid Hendershot, money manager, and editor of Hendershot Investments.
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Gold: Limited Upside this Year, more Upside Next Year

This year gold prices have rallied by more than 10% versus the US dollar. A weaker dollar and expectations that the Fed hiking cycle will come to an end soon are the main reasons behind its strength. Gold price forecast for Year-end and 2024.
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Rick Rule's Classroom:
Interrogate Before You Invest

VIDEO: Albert Lu, co-founder, Rule Classroom, sits down with Rick Rule, Founder, Rule Investment Media, for a discussion about interviewing (or interrogating) company executives prior to making an investment. This timeless knowledge is essential for all natural resource investors.
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Breeze Through a Fund Prospectus
No one wants to read a fund prospectus, and few investors ever do. But reading a fund’s prospectus is an important step in making a good investment that’s right for you. The trick is to focus on specific bits of information about a fund that are listed in the prospectus.
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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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The Bull & Bear: Market Trends, Trading & Investment Ideas


Injured After Signing a Waiver? Why You May Still Have a Case

Many of us will sign liability waivers this summer at theme parks, concerts, on cruise ships, and more. When it comes to safety and security, what exactly do these types of contracts mean for those who sustain an injury in the course of their experience?
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Family Businesses Must Beware of Fraud

Family businesses make up a huge percentage of companies in the United States and produce much of the country’s gross domestic product. Family businesses can be a significant source of wealth. However, they may also potentially face higher fraud risks.
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Are Scholarships Taxable?

If your child has been awarded a scholarship, that’s cause for celebration. A scholarship means the difference between going to the college of their choice and starting at community college, or even not going at all. But be aware that scholarships may bring tax consequences.
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Business Bartering Is Taxable

During these times of high inflation, many cash-challenged businesses have bartered for goods and services instead of paying dollars for them. If your company gets involved in such transactions, remember that the fair market value of goods that you receive is taxable income.
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The Tax Obligations If Your Business Closes Its Doors

Sadly, many businesses have been forced to shut down recently due to economic challenges. If this is your situation, there are various tax responsibilities that go with closing a business.
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The Bull & Bear NewsWire

Argonaut Gold Provides Commissioning
Update at its Magino Mine in Northern Ontario

Argonaut Gold Inc. announced that wet commissioning activities at its Magino Mine are well underway.
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CanAlaska Stakes Voyager Project in Eastern Athabasca Basin

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. announced the newly acquired Voyager project, totalling 5,634 hectares. The Voyager project is located in the southeastern Athabasca Basin, approximately 30 kilometres from the Key Lake Mine and Mill Complex. Historical uranium showings up to 0.797% U3O8 within Voyager Project.
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Puma Exploration: Building on a New Discovery

Puma Exploration is focused on building a gold camp at its Williams Brook Gold Project. Puma’s President and CEO Marcel Robillard: “We continue to believe that the Williams Brook Gold Project is highly prospective for additional gold discoveries. Our work is focused on advancing exploration most efficiently and cost-effectively to prove that satellite gold deposits exist at Williams Brook and that the project has the potential to host millions of ounces of gold.”
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