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Another Victory for Value

“Why do you own that weird stock?”
Over the past two years, I’ve had a rash of skeptical (or worse) messages from subscribers who couldn’t see the point of owning life insurer Jefferson-Pilot. I’ll admit it. JP is kind of a dull, plodding outfit. But it’s a steady, safe grower with a generous dividend.

Waiting for Rita

Will we ever forget 2005, the year of the monster storms? As if the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina wasn’t enough, now we’ve got another whirlwind bearing down on us. According to the latest projections, Hurricane Rita should strike the Texas coast, home to the nation’s largest oil-refining installations, Saturday morning.

September 2005 Issue & Supplement

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you how Alan Greenspan is unwittingly setting the stage for a big rally in bond prices, starting soon. We’ve seen his hardheaded determination to tighten credit before—and we know the result. Some high-octane Treasury bonds, I predict, will roll up a total return of 15% or perhaps even 20% in the coming year.

July 1, 2005

Upsy-daisy! Stock prices spent this week trying to stabilize after the sharp selloff Thursday and Friday a week ago�and it looks as if the bulls
succeeded. All the major market indexes closed slightly higher this
week, despite a mildly disappointing Federal Reserve meeting yesterday.
In the news release after the meeting, the Fed gave no indication yet that the parade of rate hikes may be ending.

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.

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.

A GOLDEN FIZZLE

The long-awaited exchange-traded gold fund made its debut today. Listed on the NYSE, the streetTRACKS Gold Shares (ticker symbol: GLD) represent one-tenth of an ounce of bullion.

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?

CHASE NOT!

What? Google’s IPO jumps almost 20% during the first day’s trading and NASDAQ still drops? Something doesn’t compute. Or does it?

I think the little stock rally we’re in has further to run. If oil prices break down, it could carry well into September. But NASDAQ’s failure to respond to the buoyant Google offering is just one more yellow flag along the road.