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April 2008 Issue

The mercury is climbing, blossoms are bursting out — so does Wall Street finally get to celebrate a springtime of its own? For eight long months now, a ferocious credit crunch, unprecedented since the Great Depression, has trapped investors in a deep freeze. Not only stocks and real estate, but even some of the (reputedly) safest bonds and money market instruments fell victim to the Arctic blast.

Happily, I’m detecting hints, here and there, of a thaw. It’s taking a lot longer than I had hoped, but we will see the end of this new Ice Age. As a balmier climate sets in, we can look forward to healthy markets again — and a return to the steady, consistent profits we enjoyed from 2003 to around mid-2007.

January 2007 Issue & Supplement

After four good years, can the markets hand us another winner in 2007? The answer is YES! We’re in an exciting phase for the markets and I’m expecting another double-digit year for the major stock indexes, plus 20%-30% (and even bigger) returns for a number of our favorite picks!
In this month’s issue I’ll share with you my roadmap for the New Year, including my insights into some speed bumps we might experience along the way. I’ll let you know one way to remain calm during the inevitable stock market “corrections” and I’ll give you some of my best ideas on how to outwit Dr. Bernanke at his own game.
And later, in this month’s special supplement, I’ll give you Six Pearls of Investment Wisdom, something we all need in order to make the most of our opportunities while keeping our risks low.

January 2007 Issue & Supplement

After four good years, can the markets hand us another winner in 2007? The answer is YES! We’re in an exciting phase for the markets and I’m expecting another double-digit year for the major stock indexes, plus 20%-30% (and even bigger) returns for a number of our favorite picks!

In this month’s issue I’ll share with you my roadmap for the New Year, including my insights into some speed bumps we might experience along the way. I’ll let you know one way to remain calm during the inevitable stock market “corrections” and I’ll give you some of my best ideas on how to outwit Dr. Bernanke at his own game.

And later, in this month’s special supplement, I’ll give you Six Pearls of Investment Wisdom, something we all need in order to make the most of our opportunities while keeping our risks low.

Top in the Making

I’ve slowed my stock buying again. In fact, I’m actually selling more than I’m buying these days in family accounts.

December 15, 2006

Out of breadth! Stock prices surged again this week, at least if you were looking at the blue chip indexes. The S&P 500 posted its highest weekly close since September 2000. But smaller stocks ran into profit-taking—a sign that the huge advance off the June-July lows is starting to narrow. We don’t want to read too much into this development, but in our model portfolio, we want to pare back some of our risk.

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.

May 5, 2006

Still hopping! Stock prices zoomed ahead this week, with today’s jobs report fueling hopes that the Federal Reserve might soon end its long string of rate hikes. As of tonight’s close, the Dow industrials are less than 150 points from their all-time high, set more than six years ago.

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.