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July 2007 Issue and Supplement

Will rising interest rates upset Wall Street’s applecart? In recent weeks, a sharp back-up in bond yields (which lifts borrowing costs for businesses and consumers alike) has given stock traders a case of the jitters. Is this the straw that will crack the bull’s spine? Or is it just another passing tremor?

I won’t keep you guessing. I don’t think this latest interest rate scare will derail the stock market’s advance for long. However, it’s also clear to me that the rate background is slowly shifting, worldwide, with major implications for stocks, bonds and a whole bunch of other investments.

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you what those implications are. Hint: It’s more crucial than ever to demand bargain prices—not just “fair” prices—for the stocks and mutual funds you buy. A value-plus-safety strategy like ours is tailor made for the new financial world we’re heading into.

December 2006 Issue

Gridlock! Whether you’re delighted or dismayed by the results of the midterm election, I’ve got encouraging news for you—a divided government in Washington isn’t such a bad thing for your investments. This month, I’ll show you how you can take advantage of the new paths to profit that the election has opened up. In fact, I expect gains of 40%-60% in the next two years for my top picks. December also marks the fourth anniversary of our Incredible Dividend Machine. This nifty portfolio has beaten the overall stock market by such a huge margin it’s almost amusing. In our latest lineup, I’m swapping two of the members of the Machine with new names that I’m confident will keep the streak going. Finally, the holiday season is the perfect time to do some housecleaning, and if you’re sitting on a mutual fund that has outlived its usefulness, raise a glass of holiday cheer and toast it good-bye. Then replace it with one of my four best funds for your specific needs.

August 2005 Issue

Summer bargain days are coming soon to Wall Street. Take advantage of these bargains, and you could turn a so-so year into a very profitable one. In this month’s issue, I’ll talk about how you can safely profit from the pullback which may be shaping up over the next few weeks. I’ll share my latest stock picks and show you the best places to earn high, safe yields on your spare cash. Later, we’ll discuss if mutual funds are still a sound vehicle for building long-term wealth.

May 2005 Issue & Supplement

In this month’s visit, I’ll give you a close-up view of these world-class This month, I’ll show you how to make the smartest use of any further “down time” Mr. Market may grant us in the next few weeks. More and more bargains are turning up on my radar screen, including a brand-new name for us: one of the world’s largest and best-run management-consulting firms, now at a whopping 50% discount to my estimated share price three to four years out. Yet I’ll bet you’ve never heard of the stock. (There’s a curious reason why.)

May 2005 Issue & Supplement

In this month’s visit, I’ll give you a close-up view of these world-class
This month, I’ll show you how to make the smartest use of any further
“down time” Mr. Market may grant us in the next few weeks. More and
more bargains are turning up on my radar screen, including a brand-new
name for us: one of the world’s largest and best-run management-consulting firms, now at a whopping 50% discount to my estimated share price three to four years out. Yet I’ll bet you’ve never heard of the stock. (There’s a curious reason why.)

April 2005 Issue

It’s an open secret. After five years of wrestling witha a stingy stock market, a lot of investors feel torn. But I would hate to see you miss out on the superb opportunities for long-term growth that are waiting to be plucked in today’s market. I’m talking about a small, select group of blue chip stocks so cheap that you’ll want to hold them for years and years.

The Buying's Good

I’m surprised to hear myself saying this. Normally, it takes more than a 4% decline in the S&P 500 index from its yearly peak to get me excited about stocks. But the evidence is piling up.

The Buying’s Good

I’m surprised to hear myself saying this. Normally, it takes more than a 4% decline in the S&P 500 index from its yearly peak to get me excited about stocks. But the evidence is piling up.

More Good News

Call me a grave dancer, an ambulance chaser, a ghoul. I don’t care. (“Sticks and stones�”) I’m glad to see the stock market dropping in the first few days of the New Year, this morning included.
What’s so great about a pullback? It restores the market’s health by improving values. At the end of 2004, as I repeatedly complained, most stocks and equity mutual funds were stretched thin. Good values were hard to come by.

December 2004 Issue

In this month’s visit, we’ll take another step toward building certainty into our portfolios. I’ll show you a simple tool you can apply to test the safety of almost any stock or mutual fund you own. With this handy gauge, I’ve uncovered a trio of low-risk stocks that I project will make you 50% wealthier in the next 24–36 months.