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November 2008 Issue & Supplement

Has Murphy’s Law taken over the economy and stock market? In recent weeks, it seems that just about everything that could go wrong, has. Retail sales and industrial output are skidding while unemployment and foreclosures surge. Even the passage (after much dickering) of a $700 billion financial “stabilization” program by Congress proved unable to stop a waterfall plunge in stock prices.

Grim tidings, these. As investors, though, we know that the important question, always, is: What happens next? Will conditions get better–or much worse?

In this month’s visit, I’ll help you understand the odds. I’ll also show you how to profit from the inevitable recovery when it comes, while protecting yourself in case Wall Street continues to stumble longer than any of us hopes.

November 2008 Issue & Supplement

Has Murphy’s Law taken over the economy and stock market? In recent weeks, it seems that just about everything that could go wrong, has. Retail sales and industrial output are skidding while unemployment and foreclosures surge. Even the passage (after much dickering) of a $700 billion financial “stabilization” program by Congress proved unable to stop a waterfall plunge in stock prices.

Grim tidings, these. As investors, though, we know that the important question, always, is: What happens next? Will conditions get better–or much worse?

In this month’s visit, I’ll help you understand the odds. I’ll also show you how to profit from the inevitable recovery when it comes, while protecting yourself in case Wall Street continues to stumble longer than any of us hopes.

August 2007 Issue

Shallow dips, long climbs — the New Millennium stock market keeps
rocking on! I’m still looking for more of a pullback on Wall Street than we’ve seen so far this summer. But the evidence is clear: This market wants to go higher. Once we round the corner into the fourth quarter, it almost certainly will.

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you how to take advantage of the
remarkable opportunities this unsung�but extremely persistent�bull
market continues to offer us. Even with the Dow bouncing around near an
all-time high, I’m spotting plenty of bargain-priced stocks that should easily generate returns of 20%, 30% and more in the next 12�18 months.

It’s a great time, too, for income investors (especially retirees and folks contemplating retirement soon). One happy effect of the turmoil in the
bond market over the past few months is that cash yields on a wide range of income vehicles have surged. On p. 4, I’ll point you to several of my
favorites, with up-front yields as high as 8%�9% plus capital gains potential to boot. I’m shoveling these investments into my own pension fund as fast as I can, and I invite you to do the same.

March 2007 Issue & Supplement

Win the race at your own pace! All around us, the media pressure is on. “Investor,” the voices shout, “you had better lay some big bucks on the table, and do it soon, or the stock market will leave you in the dust.”

OK, they’re half right. Stocks will head much higher, eventually. As we’ll see in this month’s visit, though, now is a time to be careful
with new money you steer into the market.

Yes, we’re still buying. In fact, I’ve got two fresh picks for you—blue chips that should be
able to ring up a 30% or better gain in the next 12 months. But we’re buying on our terms, and at our own unhurried pace.

For retirees and other
income investors, cash is no longer a dirty word. Quite the contrary. As I explain on p. 3, high-yielding cash equivalents are likely to form a much
bigger part of our strategy in the months and years ahead. Get a jump on the crowd with this month’s top yielders—all of them
safe enough to let you sleep like a baby.

March 2007 Issue & Supplement

Win the race at your own pace! All around us, the media pressure is on. “Investor,” the voices shout, “you had better lay some big bucks on the table, and do it soon, or the stock market will leave you in the dust.”

OK, they’re half right. Stocks will head much higher, eventually. As we’ll see in this month’s visit, though, now is a time to be careful
with new money you steer into the market.

Yes, we’re still buying. In fact, I’ve got two fresh picks for you—blue chips that should be
able to ring up a 30% or better gain in the next 12 months. But we’re buying on our terms, and at our own unhurried pace.

For retirees and other
income investors, cash is no longer a dirty word. Quite the contrary. As I explain on p. 3, high-yielding cash equivalents are likely to form a much
bigger part of our strategy in the months and years ahead. Get a jump on the crowd with this month’s top yielders—all of them
safe enough to let you sleep like a baby.

February 02, 2007

Gotta hand it to the bulls! Stocks looked tired and shaky a week ago, but the buyers came back with both hands this week. The blue chip S&P 500 index closed today at its highest level in more than six years.

February 2007 Issue

Look for riches in niches! After the sharp stock market run-up over
the past six or seven months, the crop of bargains is thinning out.
That’s hardly cause for panic; hand us a modest, normal pullback in
coming weeks, and a bunch of fresh names will suddenly pop up on our
buy list.

Even now, though, a select group of stocks have already undergone their
own private “correction.” They’re forming bases on the price charts as we
speak. Now is the time to start accumulating these wallflowers, before they
burst out of their shadowy niches into the sunshine.

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you three of these great values. All are
capable, in my judgment, of making you 20%—and perhaps as much as
30%—wealthier by this time next year, while letting you sleep easy along
the way.

January 19, 2007

Tops take time, but we continue to believe a meaningful one is in the works for the stock market. Even though the blue chip indexes closed mixed this week, the NASDAQ sold off rather sharply — typical behavior near a market top.