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June 10, 2005

Still waiting for the dip! Stock prices ambled sideways this week, extending the narrow trading range we’ve now seen for the past three weeks. In fact, the average daily percent change in the S&P index over the past 15 days has been the smallest since the Christmas-New Year’s lull.

Time’s Kiss of Death

Uh-oh. Have you seen the latest cover of Time magazine?

It features a goofy-looking guy hugging his house. The headline reads: HOME SWEET HOME: WHY WE’RE GOING GA-GA OVER REAL ESTATE.
For anybody who knows the history of Time covers, this is scary stuff. Over the past 80 years, the magazine has proved to be about as perfect a contrary indicator as you could hope for.

Time's Kiss of Death

Uh-oh. Have you seen the latest cover of Time magazine?

It features a goofy-looking guy hugging his house. The headline reads: HOME SWEET HOME: WHY WE’RE GOING GA-GA OVER REAL ESTATE.
For anybody who knows the history of Time covers, this is scary stuff. Over the past 80 years, the magazine has proved to be about as perfect a contrary indicator as you could hope for.

March 2005 Issue & Supplement

To pull ahead of the crowd, you need a plan—and we’ve got one! In this
month’s visit, I’ll share with you the two essential pieces of our strategy. Hint: It’s not just about buying the cheapest stocks we can find; when you buy is almost as important as what. Fortunately, we’ve got a raft of solid values to choose from—and a great opportunity to pounce should come during the month of March.

February 2005 Issue

Already in the first few weeks of the New Year, several of the large caps in our model portfolio are acting as if they had popped steroids. (Did Mark McGwire slip something into the cereal at General Mills?) There’s more to come, though. In this month’s visit, I’ll introduce you to another “undiscovered” giant with a superior growth outlook—and a stock that could soar 50% (or more) in the next two or three years.

SNEAKING OUT THE BACK DOOR

They’re at it again, those rascals. America’s corporate officers and directors — the insiders — are dumping their companies’ stock at a breathtaking pace. According to Vickers Stock Research, which has kept tabs on such things since 1971, insider sell transactions on the three major exchanges have outnumbered purchases by a 6:1 margin over the past eight weeks. If this trend continues, we may soon hit the record 7:1 ratio that stopped the bull market cold in the early weeks of 2004.