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May 2008 Issue & Supplement

These are uneasy times for investors. So why not make it just a little easier on yourself? We’re in the midst of a steep downturn for housing, and a credit crunch to boot. The economy is soft; oil prices, sky high. And on top of it all, an election looms, with the prospect of higher taxes by 2010, if not sooner.

Yet with all these (legitimate) things to worry about, it’s still possible to chart a safe — and reasonably calm — financial course through today’s troubled waters. In this month’s visit, I’ll show you how.

May 2008 Issue & Supplement

These are uneasy times for investors. So why not make it just a little easier on yourself? We’re in the midst of a steep downturn for housing, and a credit crunch to boot. The economy is soft; oil prices, sky high. And on top of it all, an election looms, with the prospect of higher taxes by 2010, if not sooner.

Yet with all these (legitimate) things to worry about, it’s still possible to chart a safe — and reasonably calm — financial course through today’s troubled waters. In this month’s visit, I’ll show you how.

May 2006 Issue & Supplement

In this month’s visit, I’ll introduce you to a select handful of stocks that I’m counting on to lead the market in 2007 and beyond. All of these businesses are riding a powerful demographic tailwind that should propel their growth for many years, perhaps decades, to come. Yet the stocks have only begun to move. We’re five minutes into a transcontinental flight.

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.

January 2006 Issue & Supplement

In this month’s visit, I’ll explain how a decent cash reserve can add sparkle to your investment results in 2006. I’ll also introduce you to the highestyielding safe vehicles for your cash, such as FDIC-insured bank accounts that will boost your income over almost any money market fund. For the belt-and-suspenders folks among us, I’ll show you how to buy T-bills (the safest investment on Earth) without ncurring a dime in commissions.

Holiday Fun

Thanksgiving week is often a festive period for stocks, and this year seems to be following the well-worn pattern. I welcome it, believe me I do. It’s always more fun to be counting your profits than gritting your teeth and buying into bad news (as we contrarians have trained ourselves to do at market lows).

Glad for That Cash

So you thought I was kidding? Back in our September issue, I cautioned that the stock market’s “correction” off the August highs could continue not only into September but October as well. Sure enough, that’s what has happened, with the S&P 500 closing today at its lowest level since late June.

Will General Motors Survive?

Over the long pull, I’m not at all sure. The world’s #1 auto maker has lost market share to foreign competitors for 30 years, and the company’s heavy retiree-benefit obligations could eventually sink the ship. Well before that happens, though, I expect GM to undertake a series of “restructuring” (life-saving) efforts.