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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.

January 2005 Issue & Supplement

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you how to make the most of the opportunities, while avoiding the pitfalls. On the stock side of our portfolio, we’re concentrating ever more intently on low-risk names with high dividend yields—the ultimate badge of honor. I’ve got a new pick for you that has tripled its dividend in less than two years. That’s the kind of growth that will let you sing and dance through Wall Street’s periodic anxiety attacks.

WHAT'S NEXT FOR OIL?

Oil prices have gyrated wildly this week. On Tuesday, West Texas crude for immediate delivery briefly touched an all-time high above $42 a barrel. Today, though, OPEC agreed to supply 2 million extra barrels a day, starting July 1. Crude closed down 81 cents on the news, at $39.15.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR OIL?

Oil prices have gyrated wildly this week. On Tuesday, West Texas crude for immediate delivery briefly touched an all-time high above $42 a barrel. Today, though, OPEC agreed to supply 2 million extra barrels a day, starting July 1. Crude closed down 81 cents on the news, at $39.15.

POINTS OF LIGHT

Cautious as I am on the stock market’s near-term outlook, I don’t want to give you the wrong impression. After a pullback in May (possibly extending into June or July), I’m expecting a stronger market in the second half of 2003. Several “points of light” in the news lately are telling us that things will improve.

BIG DEAL?

“Bulls Thrilled By Push Toward Baghdad” reads the headline from a well-known financial news service this evening. Certainly, any patriotic American has got to be pleased with the progress our troops are making. It may be only a matter of days before Saddam’s regime sinks into the desert sand.