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December 2006 Issue

Gridlock! Whether you’re delighted or dismayed by the results of the midterm election, I’ve got encouraging news for you—a divided government in Washington isn’t such a bad thing for your investments. This month, I’ll show you how you can take advantage of the new paths to profit that the election has opened up. In fact, I expect gains of 40%-60% in the next two years for my top picks. December also marks the fourth anniversary of our Incredible Dividend Machine. This nifty portfolio has beaten the overall stock market by such a huge margin it’s almost amusing. In our latest lineup, I’m swapping two of the members of the Machine with new names that I’m confident will keep the streak going. Finally, the holiday season is the perfect time to do some housecleaning, and if you’re sitting on a mutual fund that has outlived its usefulness, raise a glass of holiday cheer and toast it good-bye. Then replace it with one of my four best funds for your specific needs.

September 2006 Issue & Supplement

Many income investments are already celebrating the Fed’s decision to pause. (Several of our utility stocks lately have bounced up to 52-week
highs.) However, I’m still uncovering juicy yields in some out-of-the-way places. I have compiled a menu of income plays that will deliver you
a generous cash payout of up to 7% annually, with ample scope for capital gains, too.

September 2006 Issue & Supplement

Many income investments are already celebrating the Fed’s decision to pause. (Several of our utility stocks lately have bounced up to 52-week
highs.) However, I’m still uncovering juicy yields in some out-of-the-way places. I have compiled a menu of income plays that will deliver you
a generous cash payout of up to 7% annually, with ample scope for capital gains, too.

February 2006 Issue

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you how to safeguard your wealth during this tricky period of increasingly tight money, while positioning yourself for the wave of prosperity I expect once the Bernanke Fed reverses course and starts lowering interest rates (probably in late 2006 or early 2007).  Bonds and cash are part of the plan, for sure.  However, I’ve also pinpointed two stocks for you with the best potential to score double-digit gains this year, regardless of how long it takes the Fed to do an about-face.

October 7, 2005

Bludgeoned by the Fed! Stock prices plunged this week as investors panicked over hawkish anti-inflation noises from several high ranking Federal Reserve officials. We can’t tell you whether these Fedheads really mean what they say, but if they do it could spell higher short-term interest rates than we have expected—and an early end to the bull market.

September 2, 2005

Whodathunkit? We’ve just witnessed America’s worst natural disaster of the past century, accompanied by $3 a gallon gasoline, and all the major stock market indexes were up�we repeat, up!�for the week. It would be hard to imagine a more powerful signal that the August “correction” is over. It’s time for a rally.

August 19, 2005

Values are improving! Stock prices pulled back this week � not as much as we had been hoping for, but enough to expose some first-class values, particularly in the retailing sector. Now is the time to build up your holdings in this depressed area, which we think will rebound strongly into the Christmas selling season and possibly beyond.

August 2005 Issue

Summer bargain days are coming soon to Wall Street. Take advantage of these bargains, and you could turn a so-so year into a very profitable one. In this month’s issue, I’ll talk about how you can safely profit from the pullback which may be shaping up over the next few weeks. I’ll share my latest stock picks and show you the best places to earn high, safe yields on your spare cash. Later, we’ll discuss if mutual funds are still a sound vehicle for building long-term wealth.

ALTITUDE SICKNESS

I’m starting to feel it. The first symptoms came over me this morning when I ran down the list of 115 stocks and indices I track on a daily basis. Where are the bargains? They’re few and far between.

November 2004 Issue & Supplement

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you how to chart a winning strategy. Our twin watchwords are safe and cheap. By scooping up quality investments at bargain prices, we’ll stay well ahead of the crowd. I’ve got two new stock picks for you that fit the bill perfectly. Both are giant corporations with rock-solid franchises. Yet both are trading at remarkably modest valuations (in a market that isn’t exactly teeming with bargains). Lock these blue chips away and watch your wealth zoom 50% or more in the next 24–36 months.