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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.

Reaching for the Stars

When does it stop—or even just pause? Wall Street continued its seemingly unstoppable climb today, with the blue chip Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posting yet another new multiyear year high (its highest close since November 8, 2000, six long years ago).

November 17, 2006

Tough as Nails! Stock prices had plenty of opportunity to pull back this week, but the major indexes hung tough, advancing instead to close at new multi-year highs. It’s a remarkable achievement—especially when you consider the results of the midterm election.

June 2006 Issue

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you where these bargains lie buried. I’ll also give you an update on our ever-popular income feature, the Incredible Dividend Machine. A boon for retirees, the Machine lets you earn a dividend check every month of the year, with low turnover (minimal exposure to capital gains taxes) and none of the ongoing expenses of a mutual fund.

January 2005 Issue & Supplement

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you how to make the most of the opportunities, while avoiding the pitfalls. On the stock side of our portfolio, we’re concentrating ever more intently on low-risk names with high dividend yields—the ultimate badge of honor. I’ve got a new pick for you that has tripled its dividend in less than two years. That’s the kind of growth that will let you sing and dance through Wall Street’s periodic anxiety attacks.

Narrow but Clear

Last night’s election results have sent the message the stock market wanted to hear. President Bush has won a second term by a narrow, but clear margin. The GOP has held on to both houses of Congress, and looks to have increased its lead significantly in the Senate. What does it mean for investors?

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.

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.

GOTTA LOVE THOSE CALLS!

We’ve hit a bulls-eye with our trade in the December 1125 S&P 500 call options (SPTLE). Thanks to the big stock market rallies yesterday and today, SPTLE closed this afternoon a $24 — a gain of 108% from our entry price just a week ago.

TELECOMS: A POCKET OF VALUE

What’s worth buying in this wishy-washy, back-and-forthy, upsy-downsy stock market? As I’ve repeated endlessly in recent weeks, you want to emphasize dividend-paying issues. The higher the yield, the better.