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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:04:51 ET

Sleepy day in the markets today (except for gold). Stocks were modestly lower, bonds essentially flat. Gold, off $22 in late New York trade to $1,294.40 an ounce, suffered a wave of profit taking after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed its plans to hike money market rates one more time in 2017. More »

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September 2017 Issue & Supplement

Let's build a bridge to prosperity! A bridge? That implies something down there to bridge over, doesn't it? Yes, it does. Most likely, the stock market will lead investors through a "gorge" of sorts sometime in the next 18 months. We want to be up on the bridge, well above the swirling waters, when the Dow drops into the canyon.

As you'll see from this month's visit, my bridge doesn't take us far away from the market's basic path. We're retaining a strong commitment to stocks, and I've even got three dividend payers for you with projected returns of up to 20% in the year ahead. But we're also calling upon other resources to help keep our wealth growing in what I expect will be a much more challenging environment in 2018. I'll introduce you to three investments that let you bypass the stock market without giving up the chance to earn stock-like returns. Later, for the folks in our audience who may be nearing retirement, I'll walk you through three steps to take now to get ready for the big event, followed by a quick update on our Ten Minute Retirement Portfolio. First, though, let's find out why you'll need a sturdy "bridge" to carry your investments for the next year or two—and how you can start building that structure today to preserve and enhance your wealth for the long pull. 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 »