Current Issue - May 2016

Long-time readers know that I practice the Prudent Man Rule of investing, and have done so for many years. After practicing this strategy for over five decades, I can assure you that any investor starting my program early in life can become a millionaire. There is neither magic nor luck involved. What is involved is lack of stupidity, greed and compulsive actions. The Prudent Man Rule of investing complements principles that I have used over the decades to help investors save for a comfortable retirement: patience, time, and compound interest.

Can this effortless investing strategy really create millionaires? In this month's issue of Intelligence Report, I provide a little basic arithmetic and let you be the judge. My overriding goal here is for you to have a whole new and profound appreciation for the two most important words in the investment universe—compound interest. Speaking of which, I am especially happy with the track record of the Retirement Compounders, the foundation for all we do here in my monthly strategy reports. It's a brilliant illustration of the benefits that patience and compound interest bring. Lastly, I detail a number of the funds I've held longest in my own portfolio. One of them is an open end mutual fund that has returned 7.55% average annual growth since its inception in 1980. More >>

Economic Analysis - May 2016

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.

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Working Millennials: Rent or Buy Real Estate? Part II

May 04, 2016 In Part I told you how I got into real estate and I haven’t looked back since. How can you, a young Millennial, get started? Get creative! Figure out a way to come up with a down payment. I did. I borrowed from my dad. But what if that isn’t an option for you? Well, […] More »