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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.

Feeling the Pain

Stock market investors aren’t happy campers tonight, with the major indexes closing the session at fresh 2005 lows. More selling appears likely at tomorrow’s open on the heels of this afternoon’s wet-blanket earnings report from technology bellwether IBM. But is the world coming to an end? Hardly.

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.

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.

February 2005 Issue

Already in the first few weeks of the New Year, several of the large caps in our model portfolio are acting as if they had popped steroids. (Did Mark McGwire slip something into the cereal at General Mills?) There’s more to come, though. In this month’s visit, I’ll introduce you to another “undiscovered” giant with a superior growth outlook—and a stock that could soar 50% (or more) in the next two or three years.

January Chill

Is the stock market tipping its hand again? January is normally a bullish month for stocks. Since 1950, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed, on average, by 1.5% in January. Only November and December (at 1.7% each) have performed better. So far in 2005, though, January has plunged the market into a deep freeze.