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September 2008 Issue & Supplement

As they say at McDonald’s, you deserve a break today–and now you’ve
got one, thanks to the recent sharp drop in oil prices. I won’t try to
tell you that lower fuel costs, alone, will cure the turmoil in world financial
markets. They won’t. But oil’s spill carries major implications for investors.
What are they? Who stands to benefit the most? Should you sell your oil
stocks right now–or buy more?
In this month’s visit, I’ll give you my straight-from-the-shoulder answers
to these crucial questions. Hint: While the drop in energy prices will
undoubtedly help put the U.S. and other economies back on a stronger
growth track, we aren’t going to be pumping $2 gasoline again anytime
soon. Lay your investment plans accordingly!

September 2008 Issue & Supplement

As they say at McDonald’s, you deserve a break today–and now you’ve
got one, thanks to the recent sharp drop in oil prices. I won’t try to
tell you that lower fuel costs, alone, will cure the turmoil in world financial
markets. They won’t. But oil’s spill carries major implications for investors.
What are they? Who stands to benefit the most? Should you sell your oil
stocks right now–or buy more?
In this month’s visit, I’ll give you my straight-from-the-shoulder answers
to these crucial questions. Hint: While the drop in energy prices will
undoubtedly help put the U.S. and other economies back on a stronger
growth track, we aren’t going to be pumping $2 gasoline again anytime
soon. Lay your investment plans accordingly!

April 2008 Issue

The mercury is climbing, blossoms are bursting out — so does Wall Street finally get to celebrate a springtime of its own? For eight long months now, a ferocious credit crunch, unprecedented since the Great Depression, has trapped investors in a deep freeze. Not only stocks and real estate, but even some of the (reputedly) safest bonds and money market instruments fell victim to the Arctic blast.

Happily, I’m detecting hints, here and there, of a thaw. It’s taking a lot longer than I had hoped, but we will see the end of this new Ice Age. As a balmier climate sets in, we can look forward to healthy markets again — and a return to the steady, consistent profits we enjoyed from 2003 to around mid-2007.

March 20, 2008

Was that the bottom? I mean, THE bottom? Well, there’s a good chance it was. Monday’s stock market low had all the marks of a final, panicky washout. But even more encouraging was today’s action, in which financial stocks skyrocketed while inflation-sensitive commodities (especially gold) plunged.

October 2007 Issue

Five years later, it’s still a bull! Yes, Virginia, it was five long years ago, back in those dark, scandal-ridden days of October 2002, that the stock market launched its first major ascent of the new millennium. And today, even after several blue chip indexes have doubled off that historic low, the
beat goes on — thanks to a big (and very timely) Federal Reserve rate cut.

Incredibly, many investors continue to fret that the end is nigh. But you don’t have to be among them. My work indicates that the market blast-off on September 18 signals a new and exciting chapter in this aging bull’s long life. We’re now cruising on what may turn out to be the last, best moneymaking
streak of the next two or three years.

In this month’s visit, I’ll point you to a handful of stocks uniquely
positioned to lead the advance. (Hint: They’ve got nothing to do with
subprime mortgages, or any mortgages at all, for that matter!) My favorite, a technology titan, looks so cheap that I’m projecting a 25%�35% gain in the next 12 months alone.

March 2007 Issue & Supplement

Win the race at your own pace! All around us, the media pressure is on. “Investor,” the voices shout, “you had better lay some big bucks on the table, and do it soon, or the stock market will leave you in the dust.”

OK, they’re half right. Stocks will head much higher, eventually. As we’ll see in this month’s visit, though, now is a time to be careful
with new money you steer into the market.

Yes, we’re still buying. In fact, I’ve got two fresh picks for you—blue chips that should be
able to ring up a 30% or better gain in the next 12 months. But we’re buying on our terms, and at our own unhurried pace.

For retirees and other
income investors, cash is no longer a dirty word. Quite the contrary. As I explain on p. 3, high-yielding cash equivalents are likely to form a much
bigger part of our strategy in the months and years ahead. Get a jump on the crowd with this month’s top yielders—all of them
safe enough to let you sleep like a baby.

March 2007 Issue & Supplement

Win the race at your own pace! All around us, the media pressure is on. “Investor,” the voices shout, “you had better lay some big bucks on the table, and do it soon, or the stock market will leave you in the dust.”

OK, they’re half right. Stocks will head much higher, eventually. As we’ll see in this month’s visit, though, now is a time to be careful
with new money you steer into the market.

Yes, we’re still buying. In fact, I’ve got two fresh picks for you—blue chips that should be
able to ring up a 30% or better gain in the next 12 months. But we’re buying on our terms, and at our own unhurried pace.

For retirees and other
income investors, cash is no longer a dirty word. Quite the contrary. As I explain on p. 3, high-yielding cash equivalents are likely to form a much
bigger part of our strategy in the months and years ahead. Get a jump on the crowd with this month’s top yielders—all of them
safe enough to let you sleep like a baby.

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.

December 1, 2006

Slow those horses! Stock prices eased back this week as investors picked up signs that the economy is definitely slowing. However, while we expect the market’s angle of ascent to flatten out, we still look for higher share prices into the January-February time frame.