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July 2008 Issue & Supplement

If there’s anything investors crave in these unsettled times, it’s stability.
They’re looking for a little peace of mind. But where do you find it?
Many folks look in the wrong places and come up disappointed. You don’t
have to be one of those people.
During this month’s visit, we’ll zero in on three reliable techniques for
controlling your risk in today’s roller-coaster markets. With a stable base
under you, you can reach for all the great growth opportunities that our
dynamic global economy has to offer.

July 2008 Issue & Supplement

If there’s anything investors crave in these unsettled times, it’s stability.
They’re looking for a little peace of mind. But where do you find it?
Many folks look in the wrong places and come up disappointed. You don’t
have to be one of those people.
During this month’s visit, we’ll zero in on three reliable techniques for
controlling your risk in today’s roller-coaster markets. With a stable base
under you, you can reach for all the great growth opportunities that our
dynamic global economy has to offer.

May 2007 Issue & Supplement

You can bank on it! Now that the stock market has found its roar again, investors are scrambling to figure out what to do. Is it too
late to buy? Clearly, the supply of bargain-priced stocks has thinned out in the past six weeks or so. But I’ve got good news
for you: There’s still a rich lode waiting to be tapped—right down the street from your house, at some of America’s
biggest and best-known banks.

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you how to cherry-pick, from the hundreds of publicly traded
banks, those with the brightest prospects for both current income (dividends) and capital growth. As you’ll see, the recent
hue and cry about subprime mortgages is only a diversion—the banks I’m recommending are strong and safe, and will navigate
through this media-puffed “crisis” with
flying colors.

Speaking of mortgages, I’m so convinced the issue has been overblown that I’m sniffing around for values
among the battered specialty mortgage lenders, too. On p. 3, I’ll introduce you to a handful of the healthiest, with dividend
yields as high as 5%, 6% and even 8%. If you’re an aggressive income investor, this may be your finest opportunity in years
to lock in a bonanza while the crowd is gazing the other way.

May 2007 Issue & Supplement

You can bank on it! Now that the stock market has found its roar again, investors are scrambling to figure out what to do. Is it too
late to buy? Clearly, the supply of bargain-priced stocks has thinned out in the past six weeks or so. But I’ve got good news
for you: There’s still a rich lode waiting to be tapped—right down the street from your house, at some of America’s
biggest and best-known banks.

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you how to cherry-pick, from the hundreds of publicly traded
banks, those with the brightest prospects for both current income (dividends) and capital growth. As you’ll see, the recent
hue and cry about subprime mortgages is only a diversion—the banks I’m recommending are strong and safe, and will navigate
through this media-puffed “crisis” with
flying colors.

Speaking of mortgages, I’m so convinced the issue has been overblown that I’m sniffing around for values
among the battered specialty mortgage lenders, too. On p. 3, I’ll introduce you to a handful of the healthiest, with dividend
yields as high as 5%, 6% and even 8%. If you’re an aggressive income investor, this may be your finest opportunity in years
to lock in a bonanza while the crowd is gazing the other way.

August 2006 Issue

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you how to reserve your seat for the ride up. Surprisingly, perhaps, some of tomorrow’s biggest winners
are likely to be stocks that most investors have heard of—but don’t happen to own. I’ll point you to three, in particular, that should
comfortably double your wealth over the next three to five years.

April 13, 2006

More downside work to be done! Stock prices pulled back modestly in this holiday-shortened week, with the blue chip S&P 500 losing about one-half of 1%. But we think there’s more slippage ahead.

April 7, 2006

Rate relief needed! Stock prices tried to kick off the second quarter with another rally, but today’s sharp run-up in bond yields hammered the market back down. It seems we’ve reached the point where stocks really do need some help on the interest rate front if the bull is to keep running.

March 31, 2006

It is what it is! We’re not trying to be cutesy or pretending to be some kind of philosopher. We’re just pointing out that the stock market has a mind of its own.

March 24, 2006

Tenacious! We’ve seldom seen a stock market that could hold on like this, for as long as it has, without a meaningful pullback. Looking out to the second half of this year, and into 2007 and 2008, we’d have to say that the market’s tenacity is a very bullish omen.

March 17, 2006

In the short term, the market can do anything. We certainly had a chance to learn that lesson again this week as stock prices exploded, cutting short what would have been a healthy springtime “correction.”