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Relief Rally Beware:
Middle East Risk Could Hit Your Wealth

A small market relief rally on Monday following Iran’s 300-strong missile and drone strike on Israel at the weekend does not mean investors can sit back and relax, warns Nigel Green of de Vere Group.
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Precious Metals Review
Geopolitical risk may support gold’s rally as a safe-haven asset as tensions escalate in the Middle East. The People’s Bank of China has been an active buyer of gold for more than a year now. Both industrial demand – mainly from solar PV manufacturing – and institutional investing appear to be supporting the silver rally. Platinum looks like a bargain against gold – Heraeus Precious Metals.
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Gold Peer Group Analysis – Q4 2023
The Metals Focus report looks at the top 12 gold producers as a peer group, and analyses their performance. This report assesses the performances of the peer group using a wide range of metrics covering: Production & Cost Statistics, Producer Margins, Capital Expenditure, Cash Flow Analysis, Balance Sheet Analysis, Investor Returns and Market Ratios. Senior gold producers featuring in the report: Agnico Eagle, AngloGold Ashanti, B2Gold, Barrick Gold, Endeavour Mining, Gold Fields, Harmony, Kinross, Newcrest, Newmont, Polymetal and Sibanye Stillwater.
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Gold Price vs Mining Stocks
While gold prices have reached new record highs in 2024, gold producers’ stocks are still far from their 2011 peaks. Illustrated is the evolution of gold prices since 2000 compared to the NYSE Arca Gold BUGS Index (HUI), which consists of the largest and most widely held public gold production companies.
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Insights into Record-Breaking Gold Prices,
and What May Come Next

VIDEO: CPM Group's Jeffrey Christian offers a comprehensive analysis of gold market trends, historic price movements, and the economic factors influencing record gold prices. Jeff provides insights into the fluctuating prices of gold, the impact of economic cycles, and the historical context of its valuation. He also discusses investor behaviors, the role of different financial instruments over time, and future expectations for the precious metals markets, after flirting with all time high prices.
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Reuters Quarterly Technical Outlook April 2024
Gold looks very bullish, heading towards $2,500. Brent and WTI may rise towards their Sept. 2023 highs. Copper may bounce to $9,460 before falling while aluminium may rise to $2,461. Palm oil targets 4,751 ringgit. Soybeans and corn may slide further to complete their long-term downtrends. Wheat may bounce into $6-$6.33 range. Coffee looks mixed and is biased to fall. Cocoa is likely to maintain its strong momentum and surpass $10k. Dollar index may rise to 109 – Wang Tao, Reuters market analyst for commodities.
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Freeport-McMoRan: Improving Fundamentals
Freeport-McMoRan reported better than expected fourth quarter revenues and adjusted EBITDA as higher copper and gold prices more than offset lower than expected volumes, notes Evan Mann, analyst with Gimme Credit, an independent bond research firm.
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The Top Nasdaq Stocks to Buy in 2024
While the technology sector has benefited from recent advancements in cloud computing and AI, some stocks stand above the others. Joel Lim, a financial analyst at Trading.Biz, has identified the absolute best Nasdaq stocks to buy this year for huge returns.
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CMS Energy: Executing Growth at a Good Price
Utility strong is what you get with Conservative Holding CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS). The stock’s 10-year compound annual return is a solid 10.5 percent. And it’s 15.4 percent for the last 21 years – which began with a management switch and refocus on boosting efficiency, cutting debt and staying on the same page with Michigan regulators, says income-investing expert Roger Conrad, editor of Conrad’s Utility Investor newsletter.
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Analyst Forecasting 15% Growth in these Less than $10 Stocks for April
As we enter the second quarter of 2024, markets are turning from bearish to bullish, with the S&P 500 reaching an all-time high. Uranium Energy and New Gold can grow 15% in April.
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Nvidia Surprises Everyone with its Quarterly Results
Nvidia unveiled financial results that surpassed all market expectations. Investors, analysts, and technology enthusiasts turned their attention to this artificial intelligence giant, quickly realizing the reason for such anticipation. Based on the quarterly results, Wall Street analysts have set new target prices for Nvidia.
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  LBMA Annual Precious Metals Forecast Survey 2024
Webinar: The distinguished panel consists of Ross Norman, CEO, Metals Daily; Nicky Shiels, Head of Metals Strategy, MKS PAMP; Jonathan Butler, Head of Business Development, Mitsubishi Corporation; and James Steel Chief Precious Metals Analyst, HSBC, this webinar provides an in-depth look at the predictions for the Precious Metals Forecast Survey 2024. Discussed: Gold’s key drivers, U.S. Dollar, Outlook for Silver, Platinum and Palladium. Also, Is A Trump Win Bullish or Bearish for Gold?
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Will Silver Catch Up With Gold?

Investors are wondering why silver is trading only halfway to its historic highs, with gold having permanently registered above $2,000 per ounce. Is silver likely to catch up with gold and also reach historic peaks? – Hani Abuagla, Senior Market Analyst at XTB MENA
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McDonalds: Solid Total Returns to 2027-2029
McDonald's aims to lift the global store count to a net 50,000 by 2027, up from the current count of 41,200. These top-quality shares offer investors solid, well-defined potential total returns to 2027-2029. – Value Line Research.
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  • Precious Metals Outlook 2024 – Metals Focus analysts expect downward pressure for Gold to persist in the first half of 2024. Followed by a strong boost in the second half. Silver to move in line with gold throughout 2024. Platinum to trade broadly rangebound. Palladium and rhodium prices to remain under pressure.

  • Solid Bull Market in Gold – The Aden Forecast notes previous gold cyclical bulls tend to last about 10 years. If this bull market stays on track, gold could continue rising until about 2026-2027 reaching record highs. Mary Anne and Pamela Aden, editors, list six reasons why gold is set to soar in the years ahead.

  • Global Silver Demand Forecasted to Rise to 1.2 Billion Ounces in 2024 - The silver market is forecast to remain in a deficit (total supply less demand) in 2024, marking the fourth consecutive year of structural market deficit.

  • LBMA Precious Metals Forecast Survey 2024 – Key takeaways from the annual LBMA Survey of 30 analysts from across the globe revealing their insights and their forecasts for highs, lows, and average prices for gold, silver, platinum and palladium for 2024.

  • HSBC Expects Commodity Prices to Remain High in 2024, Drop in 2025 – Squeezed supply, improved Chinese demand and the global energy transition will keep commodity prices elevated in 2024 before falling the following year.

  • Gold Demand Down 5% in 2023, to be Supported by Geopolitics in 2024 – The World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends report reveals that annual gold demand (excluding OTC) fell to 4,448t in 2023, down just 5% from a notably strong 2022. When factoring in demand from the OTC markets and other sources, total demand climbed to a new annual record of 4,899t.

  • Gold’s 2024 Forecast: An Analysis of Leading Indicators – The forecast for gold is optimistic, projecting an approach to $2,200. This bullish setup is attributed to closing gold swaps, regulation changes, and global economic factors. A pullback is expected, followed by a move to $2,500 in 2025.


Amex Exploration has been on the Move…Here’s Why

VIDEO: Chris Temple, editor/publisher The National Investor, interviews Victor Cantore, CEO of Amex Exploration. (TSX.V: AMX). The company has seen a 50%+ move higher in its share price from its Fall, 2023 bottom: a looming resource estimate that will quite possibly establish the flagship Perron Project as one of the best new and highest-grade gold resources in Canada.
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Goldman, Hedge Funds Step Up Activity in Physical Uranium as Prices Spike

Investment banks Goldman Sachs and Macquarie as well as some hedge funds are positioning themselves to reap the benefits of a newly buoyant uranium sector as prices of the nuclear fuel ingredient spike.
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Steps to Take to Avoid a Cryptocurrency Scam
In 2023, it is estimated around $2 billion was lost by investors to scams, rug pulls and hacks. Crypto users who see funds stolen are unlikely to regain them, as just 10% of the total funds lost in 2023 were successfully returned. Here are the best ways to keep your crypto safe in 2024.
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Commodities’ Geopolitical Hedging
Credentials Rise to the Fore in 2024

2024 is shaping up to be a rewarding year for commodities amidst a backdrop of rising geopolitical risks, fading monetary policy drag, push towards decarbonisation and a higher likelihood of a soft landing for the US economy. Sector Overview for Agriculture, Energy, Industrial Metals and Precious Metals – WisdomTree.
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Bitcoin Future Expectations:
A New Event That Could Tip the Scales

Cryptocurrency whales may be preparing to change the direction of Bitcoin. This is evident through the sudden drop in momentum and the increase in reserves of stable coins on exchanges, explains Rania Gule, market analyst at XS.com.
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Heraeus Precious Metals Forecast 2024
The annual Precious Metals Forecast provides an outlook on the development of gold, silver and the PGMs for 2024. According to Heraeus the price of gold will continue to rise in the coming year and reach new records. Silver will follow gold and rise. Palladium will remain under pressure. Platinum should soon be more expensive than palladium. Fundamental outlook for iridium is robust.
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The 20 Most Common Investment Mistakes

No one is immune to errors, including the best investors in the world. Fortunately, investment mistakes can provide valuable lessons over time, providing investors an opportunity to gain insights on investing – and build more resilient portfolios. Here are the top 20 mistakes to watch out for, according to the CFA Institute.
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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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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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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: Building a Low-Cost
Mid-Tier North American Gold Producer

Argonaut Gold is a Canadian gold producer with a portfolio of multi-stage assets in North America. Focused on becoming a low-cost, mid-tier gold producer. The Company’s flagship asset, Magino Mine, is expected to become Argonaut’s largest and lowest cost mine. The Magino and Florida Canyon Mine in Nevada are the Company’s cornerstone assets. The Company also has two additional operating mines in Mexico.
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Puma Building a New Gold Camp in Atlantic Canada

Puma Exploration is a Canadian mineral exploration company with precious metals projects in New Brunswick, near Canada’s Famous Bathurst Mining Camp. Puma has 100% ownership of more than 70,000 ha of easily accessible prime land in Canada’s newest gold district in Northern New Brunswick, Canada.
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Torex Gold Consistently Delivering
Solid Operational Performance

Torex Gold Resources is an intermediate gold producer based in Canada, engaged in the exploration, development and operation of its 100% owned, Morelos Gold Property in Mexico, a world-class asset measuring 29,000 hectares within the highly prospective Guerrero Gold Belt. Torex is currently Mexico’s second-largest gold producer. Jody Kuzenko, President & CEO of Torex, expects to close out 2023 on a solid note with the fourth quarter forecast to be the strongest quarter of production, driven by higher open pit grades.
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