In recent months, perhaps you, like I, have been seeing the emergence of erudite papers explaining in some minutia why stocks indeed are not overpriced. A lot of what I read today from the academic crowd draws conclusions akin to saying that forks make people fat. So then, what is the true state of the investment environment for stocks?
Your business and investment thinking must involve a clear understanding of current economic momentum. In this month's issue, I'll help you delve deeper with my economic momentum charts. Unfortunately, even putting a blowtorch under the economy in terms of wildly excessive money and credit expansion has led to only a weak economic rebound. That's why I favor buying platinum in addition to gold right now, as I explain in the issue. I also lay out for you my predictions for America's economic future in the growing digital age as the heavy industry/trade union/brick-and-mortar/military-industrial complex economy of the 20th century passes into history. Despite the changes looming on the horizon, the federal government and the Fed continue to operate as if little has changed. I've also got for you, depending on your age, which of my two favorite balanced funds should form the foundation of your portfolio and an out-of-favor stock with a 59-year history of increasing dividends, at a rate of 8.5% annually over the past five years. More >>
Each month, I provide you with an Economic Analysis supplement to the issue. This supplement provides you with a bird's eye view of the indicators that I monitor on a regular basis. The incisive, story-telling charts included in this supplement are updated every month and range from "The Leaders" to "World Currency Reserves/World Gold Reserves." There will always be great new material as well as timely reference dates, and my comments spell out the meaning of each chart for you. Download in pdf format.
My portfolio has done quite well over the last three years, but I'm at a loss as to when to sell any of the stocks. Do you ever make sell recommendations for individual stocks, and if so where would I find this info?
It is not often that I make an outright sell recommendation in Intelligence Report. If I do make a sell recommendation you will find it in the text of my monthly report. I make investments with the intention of holding long-term, and I advise the same approach for you. If I delete a stock from my Monster Master List, it is usually to make room for a new name, not because I believe the stock should be sold. Most often, you will do just fine, long-term, with the names I delete from my Monster Master List.
Dick Young grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, graduated from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with a B.S. in investments, began his investment career in 1964 with Clayton Securities in Boston, and founded Young Research & Publishing, Inc. in 1978 to publish Young's World Money Forecast. More »
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