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More Beguiling Than Ever

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:21:49 ET

Came and went -- in a flash! If you thought President Trump's problems with the FBI would trigger a serious stock market 'correction,' you were sorely disappointed. Stocks surged for a third consecutive session today, with the Standard & Poor's 500 index having now recovered nearly 85% of its losses from last Wednesday's 'Comeygate' plunge. More »

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June 2017 Issue

Ninety-eight months and counting! Key U.S. stock indexes touched fresh all-time peaks in mid-May, cementing the post-2009 bull market as the second-longest in the nation's history. While it would be nice to believe the good times will roll forever, common sense (to say nothing of the recent shock waves emanating from Washington) suggests otherwise. As the little clouds gather in the distance, we want to move our portfolios steadily toward safer ground.

In this month's visit, I'll outline a simple three-step plan for growing your wealth—and, more important, preserving it—as the bull enters his final fling for this cycle. Once you've secured your defenses, you can invest confidently in our low-risk stock picks, some of which feature projected returns of 20% or more in the coming year and up to 80% by 2022. Need extra income for retirement or other living expenses? Take a peek at our ever-popular Incredible Dividend Machine. The complete Machine will hand you a generous 3.8% yield up front, with future "pay raises" almost baked into the cake. Later, I'll tackle a bunch of your timeliest questions, on options trading, dividend reinvestment, drug stocks and asset allocation in retirement. First, though, let's find out why now is the time to shift your investments toward lower risk—and how you can do it while setting yourself up for superior returns in the months and years ahead. More »

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I am trying to buy or research a stock you discussed, but the ticker symbol you mentioned in Profitable Investing doesn't work. How can I find the right ticker symbol?

Unlike the common stocks and mutual funds most investors are used to, certain investments, including preferred stocks and international stocks, may have a welter of different ticker symbols depending on what quote lookup or brokerage service you look for them on. More »