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March 28, 2008

A better April? We think there’s a good chance of it. Stock prices backpedaled this week, surrendering about a third of last week’s explosive gains. All in all, though, the picture still looks encouraging for April and beyond.

April 2007 Issue

So it finally happened. The stock market’s Energizer Bunny keeled over. All right, what now?

Legions of investors are groping in the dark, unnerved and uncertain of their next move. Not you and I. We were expecting a timeout for the bull—and we’re taking full advantage of it.

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you how to use the recent unsettled market conditions to fine-tune your portfolio for greater profits. Bargain-priced stocks are popping up all over, including two blue chip stalwarts from our model portfolio that now offer potential returns of 20% or more in the coming year with much lower risk than normal.

I’m also warming again to global investing (a very successful theme of ours in the past couple of years). After a brief absence, we’re back buying China and India, the two most powerful growth engines of the developing world. If you prefer a more diversified approach, I’ve got a pair of globetrotting mutual funds—both among the best in their class—that will take you anywhere you could want to go.

We're Going Higher

Wall Street’s big rally is by no means over. In fact, yesterday’s sharp stock market pullback only strengthens the case for additional gains through year-end (and probably well into 2007, too).

We’re Going Higher

Wall Street’s big rally is by no means over. In fact, yesterday’s sharp stock market pullback only strengthens the case for additional gains through year-end (and probably well into 2007, too).

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).

Cyclical Surprise

The stock market can do almost anything it wants, anytime. If you needed proof of this bedrock principle, the past quarter’s trading should lay any doubts to rest. Assuming no disaster occurs tomorrow, we’ll close September with the strongest quarterly percentage gain on the S&P 500 since 2004.

Love's Labor Lost?

Well, it was a great rally while it lasted. (Yesterday.) Today, the stock market took fright at downbeat earnings reports from Ford and Pfizer — and the Dow plunged 133 points, wiping out yesterday’s entire gain.

Love’s Labor Lost?

Well, it was a great rally while it lasted. (Yesterday.) Today, the stock market took fright at downbeat earnings reports from Ford and Pfizer — and the Dow plunged 133 points, wiping out yesterday’s entire gain.

Hang on to Your Feathers!

It looks as if the nasty little “correction” that began on Wall Street in early August is blowing out to a climax. Expect some sharp intraday swings over the next couple of days. When the dust settles, though, the traditional year-end rally should be ready to kick in.

Beam Me Up, Scotty!

The stock market finally looks as if it’s ready to mount a decent rally. Bond yields have nosedived over the past few weeks, improving the relative valuation of most stocks. Meanwhile, the pullback in the major stock indexes is gradually losing “oomph,” a sign that a tradable bottom should now be at hand.