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Another Oil Spill

Thursday was another tough session for energy traders. After holding steady until about 11:30 am ET, crude oil prices began a painful slide, ending the day down $2.50 a barrel to $56.26 on the New York Merc—the lowest close since November 2005.

Canadian Bombshell

The Canadian government dropped a bombshell yesterday. The Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, announced plans to tax income trusts at the same rate as corporations, starting in 2011.

November 2006 Issue & Supplement

Wall Street’s amazing bull has rejuvenated itself for another romp as stocks are putting on a fresh display of power. This month, I’ll show you how you can keep the profits flowing at a safe, healthy double-digit pace by identifying the rich veins of value still waiting to be mined. Ironically, I’m finding some of the best bargains in an area overcrowded with speculators until just a few months ago—oil and gas, including a pair of names that could leap 50%�80% in the next few years. The oil patch is also home to my favorite type of vehicle income right now—master limited partnerships. I’ll point you to my top buy among the bunch and answer some of your nagging questions about MLPs. Also look for a primer on the most attractive stocks and markets overseas. And don’t miss my Tax Savers’ Workshop in this month’s supplement.

November 2006 Issue & Supplement

Wall Street’s amazing bull has rejuvenated itself for another romp as stocks are putting on a fresh display of power. This month, I’ll show you how you can keep the profits flowing at a safe, healthy double-digit pace by identifying the rich veins of value still waiting to be mined. Ironically, I’m finding some of the best bargains in an area overcrowded with speculators until just a few months ago—oil and gas, including a pair of names that could leap 50%�80% in the next few years. The oil patch is also home to my favorite type of vehicle income right now—master limited partnerships. I’ll point you to my top buy among the bunch and answer some of your nagging questions about MLPs. Also look for a primer on the most attractive stocks and markets overseas. And don’t miss my Tax Savers’ Workshop in this month’s supplement.

What Counts, and What Doesn't

Should we be worried about the “scandal” at Hewlett-Packard? To hear the media-anointed experts, it’s a big deal. But a glimpse at the stock chart tells a different story.

What Counts, and What Doesn’t

Should we be worried about the “scandal” at Hewlett-Packard? To hear the media-anointed experts, it’s a big deal. But a glimpse at the stock chart tells a different story.

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!

Energy Shakeout Coming

Will these oppressive energy prices ever calm down? It’s a thought on the mind of every stock investor these days as prices for oil, gasoline and natural gas (the real “screamer” of the three) flirt with all-time highs.