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January 2007 Issue & Supplement

After four good years, can the markets hand us another winner in 2007? The answer is YES! We’re in an exciting phase for the markets and I’m expecting another double-digit year for the major stock indexes, plus 20%-30% (and even bigger) returns for a number of our favorite picks!
In this month’s issue I’ll share with you my roadmap for the New Year, including my insights into some speed bumps we might experience along the way. I’ll let you know one way to remain calm during the inevitable stock market “corrections” and I’ll give you some of my best ideas on how to outwit Dr. Bernanke at his own game.
And later, in this month’s special supplement, I’ll give you Six Pearls of Investment Wisdom, something we all need in order to make the most of our opportunities while keeping our risks low.

January 2007 Issue & Supplement

After four good years, can the markets hand us another winner in 2007? The answer is YES! We’re in an exciting phase for the markets and I’m expecting another double-digit year for the major stock indexes, plus 20%-30% (and even bigger) returns for a number of our favorite picks!

In this month’s issue I’ll share with you my roadmap for the New Year, including my insights into some speed bumps we might experience along the way. I’ll let you know one way to remain calm during the inevitable stock market “corrections” and I’ll give you some of my best ideas on how to outwit Dr. Bernanke at his own game.

And later, in this month’s special supplement, I’ll give you Six Pearls of Investment Wisdom, something we all need in order to make the most of our opportunities while keeping our risks low.

October 2005 Issue

This stock market is trying to imitate the “cat with nine lives.” Even the shocking devastation of Hurricane Katrina, coupled with $3 gasoline, has been unable to kill it (so far). At some point, though—maybe soon—the market’s lucky streak will end. Have you got a strategy to help keep your wealth growing when the inevitable “correction” sets in? We do. In this month’s visit, I want to outline it again for you, with some tweaks to meet today’s unique challenges. Hint: The key is to make sure you’re earning a plump, steady income. Call it the “bird in hand” strategy!

Warren Goes Electric

What’s he trying to tell us? On Tuesday, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A or B) announced it will buy PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving six western states, for $5.1 billion in cash and $4.3 billion of assumed debt and preferred stock.

No Mo

It’s hard to put the conclusion more simply than that. The stock market has tried valiantly to bounce off the April 23 low. So far, though, the rally hasn’t gained any real traction. There’s “no momentum.”
You can see the problem in the 10-day rate of change for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. This momentum gauge has made a series of four declining peaks since February.

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.)

The Thousand-Mile Journey

We’ve just taken the first two steps.
Yesterday and today, buyers came out of their Wall Street bomb shelters and made their first tentative purchases. Another good up day tomorrow would help, but we’re still in the earliest stages of a long recovery road for stocks. Be prepared for lots of back and forth action as the market indexes try to form a solid bottom.

Out of the Hole

The stock market is slowly working its way out of the panic attack that began about four weeks ago. Little by little, in a two-steps-forward-one-step-back fashion, the major indexes are pushing through overhead resistance. Once the short sellers lose their nerve and start to buy back borrowed shares, we could see a nice pop over the next few weeks.

March 2005 Issue & Supplement

To pull ahead of the crowd, you need a plan—and we’ve got one! In this
month’s visit, I’ll share with you the two essential pieces of our strategy. Hint: It’s not just about buying the cheapest stocks we can find; when you buy is almost as important as what. Fortunately, we’ve got a raft of solid values to choose from—and a great opportunity to pounce should come during the month of March.