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Inauguration Games

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:14:31 ET

'Buy the rumor, sell the news.' Market timers with a short-term orientation are leaning on that old trader's saw as they urge us to dump stocks ahead of the Trump inauguration January 20. But there's just one little problem with the advice. More »

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January 2017 Issue & Supplement

With Donald Trump due to move into the Oval Office just a few weeks from now, Wall Street has been frantically placing bets on who will benefit from (or be hurt by) the new administration's policies. Some of the speculation may pay off, too. But you need a more robust investment strategy right now than merely second-guessing Trump—because if the Donald's presidency at all resembles his candidacy, it will brim with surprises.

In this month's visit, I'll show you how to prepare yourself (and your investments) for an economic, financial and political environment in 2017 that will almost certainly contain a 'yuuge' number of unexpected events. You and I can profit safely from the first year of Trump's presidency, but only by adhering to one simple guideline. That key principle leads me to some surprising bargains in today's richly valued stock market. Believe it or not, you can still buy four of the safest stocks in the world at prices that set you up for a 15%, 20% or greater return in the New Year. Later, I'll give you a 'doubleheader' update on two industries we've long favored for both income and capital gains: utilities and REITs. First, though, let's track down a few of the surprises President Trump's first year might bring—and see how you can make good, safe money in an environment likely to spawn more surprises than any of us can now envision. 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 »