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Investors have had a rough ride over the last few months, but “this, too, will pass.” Yes, it has been painful to watch good stocks and mutual funds get pummeled as panicky Wall Street money runners try to pick out the next victim of the housing-and-mortgage meltdown (which has now morphed into a general economic slowdown).
Amid the gloom, however, I’m spotting a few glimmers of light. In this month’s visit, I’ll show you three crucial factors that are already working to turn the economy and stock market around. I’ll also point out a select handful of stocks and funds that may have already bottomed — and will
likely lead the market’s next advance for potential gains of 20%, 30% and more in the coming year.
Welcome to an Election Year battle of the titans! No, I’m not inviting
you to witness yet another (yawn) TV face-off between the presidential candidates. This battle is over the outlook for the U.S. economy
in 2008, and it pits the powerful forces of expansion against the almost equally formidable downward pressures that lead to recession.
The stakes are high for your portfolio. Many more investors, I suspect, will lose fortunes in the New Year than make them. Now more than ever, you need a strategy that will keep your money safe and growing, regardless of which side wins the economic tug-of-war.
In this month’s visit, I’ll show you how I believe the contest will turn out. (Hint: I’m not expecting a recession, but we’ll come perilously close.) I’ll also name the two major types of investments you must own if you’re to be fully prepared for the volatile weeks and months I see ahead.
Stay on the bus — you’re going to enjoy the sights! After last summer’s
violent stock market drop, and now the rebound, some investors are
saying to themselves: “Here’s my chance to step down. Let me out.”
That’s a blunder I don’t want you to make, because this old bull still
has some marvelous profits to serve up. If you properly control your
risks, the weeks just ahead could prove to be more fun than a trip to
In this month’s visit, I’ll show you what my research is telling me we
can expect from the “extra innings” of this super-stretched-out global
bull market. How much longer will it last? How high will it go? Where
are the finest, low-risk opportunities at this stage of the game? It may surprise you, but I’ve uncovered yet another classic blue chip growth company (you may have walked into one of their stores this week!) offering sound prospects for a 20% or even 30% return in the coming year.
False bottom! Yesterday’s rally on Wall Street seemed to indicate that the stock market might be able to hold its October lows. But a massive loss announced overnight by General Motors, coupled with more bearish banking news, sent the red ink spurting today, with the Dow closing at an eight-week low.
Five years later, it’s still a bull! Yes, Virginia, it was five long years ago, back in those dark, scandal-ridden days of October 2002, that the stock market launched its first major ascent of the new millennium. And today, even after several blue chip indexes have doubled off that historic low, the
beat goes on — thanks to a big (and very timely) Federal Reserve rate cut.
Incredibly, many investors continue to fret that the end is nigh. But you don’t have to be among them. My work indicates that the market blast-off on September 18 signals a new and exciting chapter in this aging bull’s long life. We’re now cruising on what may turn out to be the last, best moneymaking
streak of the next two or three years.
In this month’s visit, I’ll point you to a handful of stocks uniquely
positioned to lead the advance. (Hint: They’ve got nothing to do with
subprime mortgages, or any mortgages at all, for that matter!) My favorite, a technology titan, looks so cheap that I’m projecting a 25%�35% gain in the next 12 months alone.
You heard it here first! A week ago, complacency reigned supreme on Wall Street�and we cautioned you that the major stock indexes were ripe for a pullback. Well, we got our pullback. So what now?
A pause, and then — higher again! Stock prices wandered aimlessly this week as profit-taking took the steam out of any new buying. Our technical indicators suggest that the market is close to a temporary top, so don’t be surprised if we get a minor selloff in the first half of October.
Let the healing begin! Stocks responded enthusiastically this week to the Federal Reserve’s dramatic half-point rate cut, with all the major indexes closing sharply higher. But the most encouraging news came from an obscure little indicator that measures investor anxiety.
Thank you, Ben Bernanke! Your monster rate cut has perked up a lot of our investments. But it has given an especially welcome lift to one stock that was creating problems for us. A month ago, we had a loss; now we can sell at a profit.
The way the stock market is acting, the title of Wall Street’s next hit action-adventure film ought to be Indiana Jones Watches Paint Dry. Trading has slowed to a crawl, with little of interest happening except the occasional earnings surprise (good or bad).