Richard E. Band is the newsletter world's #1 authority on investing for low-risk growth. His flagship Total Return Portfolio has quintupled in value since its inception in 1990, while taking far less risk than the popular stock market index funds. More »
My biggest success was not a particular investment or trade: It was in the years before email when you could phone 301-738-6952 every Friday evening and hear Richard Band's upbeat, reassuring voice that kept me invested in the market. Profitable Investing did not then have the high tech it does today, but the high touch of Richard's voice was actually more effective...I was able to retire at age 70, and the money is all invested in stocks, bonds, MLPs, and 3 annuities. At age almost 79, I choose to have an asset allocation with half the exposure to equities (26%) of the Model Portfolio, but the choice of securities is much the same. In addition, I have a ladder of individual bonds (especially tax-free munis) that extends out for the next 25 years. My father made it to almost age 98; maybe Profitable Investing will support me all the way to 100!
–Geoffrey M. Brittin, M.D., Brentwood, TN