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Issue 316

January 9, 2019

Congratulations to our big winners and thank you to all of our contributors. It was a difficult market last year, but these results reflect how—with the right expert help—it is possible to beat the markets.

In this issue, we recap our big winners from last year, and have a very nice—and diversified list—of a group of stocks that promise great potential for 2019.

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Issue 315

December 12, 2018

Throughout days of incredible highs and lows, the markets have managed to end up just about where they started at the beginning of this year. Nevertheless, the volatility has created some tremendous opportunities to make money in the markets—and we can never be sorry about that!

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Issue 314

November 7, 2018

Whew! I’m glad to see the back of October, aren’t you? Last month lived up to its usual market volatility, with several big down days on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. However, things are looking up, and with this morning’s futures, it looks like investors appreciate the coming gridlock in Congress, following yesterday’s mid-term elections.

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Issue 313

October 10, 2018

The leaves are rapidly falling here in Tennessee, but thankfully, the markets continue to hold their own, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average picking up about 500 points since our last issue. As you’ll see in our Market Views, our advisors are a bit cautious in the short-term, but overall, market sentiment remains very bullish.

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Issue 312

September 12, 2018

Of course, it’s always more fun when the market is doing well, and we are continuing our upward trend, supported by robust earnings growth. For quarter 2, 80% of the companies in the S&P 500 index reported earnings higher than estimated, and 73% posted higher revenues than analysts had forecast. That’s a record—the highest number of surprises since FactSet begin gathering the data in the third quarter of 2008.

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Issue 311

August 8, 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average continues its upward trend, gaining about 900 points since our last issue, helped by another great quarter of corporate earnings. With 81% of the companies in the S&P 500 index reporting, 80% beat earnings estimates and 74% surpassed sales forecasts. Those are the highest numbers since FactSet began reporting in Q3 2008.

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Issue 310

July 11, 2018

The economy remains strong, prompting the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates another 25 basis points, and signaling that two more rate increases are in the cards for the rest of this year. The unemployment rate for June did rise from 3.8% to 4%. But the housing market remains healthy and estimated second quarter earnings growth for the companies in the S&P 500 Index is 20%. If that number is correct, it will be the second best earnings growth that we’ve seen since the third quarter of 2010.

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Issue 309

June 13, 2018

We have a great variety of sectors and companies for your review this month, beginning with our Spotlight Stock, a Real Estate Investment Trust, paying a high yield, that operates in non-urban locales—a pretty rare find, indeed—as most REITs concentrate their holdings in large cities.

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Issue 308

May 9, 2018

Market volatility declined somewhat, leaving us at about the same level we were at the time of last month’s issue. The Federal Reserve—while still indicating it will most likely raise rates in June due to creeping inflation—left them alone last week. Coupled with steady economic improvement, including stable employment (the unemployment rate for April dropped to 3.9%) and improving consumer sentiment, the maintaining of the rates helped allay any market jitters that Washington’s continued schoolyard fighting may have caused.

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Issue 307

April 11, 2018

It was another rocky month in the markets, but net-net, we are trading at about the same levels since last month’s issue.

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Issue 306

March 14, 2018

The markets have been bouncing around lately, but as our contributors note in our Market Views section, “volatility can be your friend.” The dips can provide some great opportunities to pick up temporarily undervalued companies. And with the economy continuing to perform well, all signals for a longer bull run say go.

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Issue 305

February 14, 2018

Do you feel like you’ve been on a roller-coaster lately? Well, you’ll probably need to hold on tighter to your seats this year, as it looks like market volatility is here to stay. After several multi-hundred point swings in the past month, and surging past the 26,000 mark, the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s net loss since our last newsletter was some 745 points. And while the overall market sentiment remains bullish, the bears have gained some steam—for longer-term prognostications.

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Issue 304

January 10, 2018

Our contributors are stock-picking experts, utilizing their various investment styles to offer investors a wide range of strategies through up and down markets. And their track records are impressive. While the market’s double-digit gains of 2017 were fantastic, our contributors did even better.
Now, we move ahead to 2018, and this issue is packed full of exciting opportunities among very diversified sectors and investing styles.

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Issue 303

December 13, 2017

As you’ll see in our Market Views, our contributors remain bullish, as do the Advisor and Investor Surveys we follow. And our contributors continue to find investing ideas with which to stuff your stocking—in just about every sector.

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Issue 302

November 8, 2017

Our contributors remain bullish, but cautious. This month’s Spotlight Stock is a Master Limited Partnership that’s primarily an asset manager, and its holdings are increasingly energy investments. The company is growing at double-digit rates and currently yields 5.35%.

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