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Even a Crystal Ball Is Worthless in This Strange Market

It should be a license to print money… Imagine if you owned a crystal ball that could predict each company’s earnings announcement. With this crystal ball, you know with perfect accuracy which companies would report earnings that beat analyst expectations and which would miss. And you can buy or sell the stocks based on these flawless predictions. This is the goal of every investor, right? Whether you’re a Warren Buffett-style value investor, a trend follower, or a day trader… at some basic…

The No. 1 Rule for Safe and Effective Weight Loss

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which brings one thing… Dozens of weight-loss ads. It’s hard to listen to the radio or read the paper without seeing an ad promising a “beach-ready body” in just a few weeks. Most of these promos are pure B.S. If you do drop a lot of weight quickly, studies show you won’t keep it off for long. But it’s hard to resist the temptation to lose weight before hitting the beach. Even folks in our office signed…

Building Wealth

How to ‘Call’ the Markets Correctly

Doc’s note: Today, I’m sharing an essay from my good friend and colleague Steve Sjuggerud, in which he shares his secret to investment success. Steve also explains the best times to use certain types of investment strategies. *** “Steve’s been one of the very few who’s been really right this cycle,” my friend Meb Faber said about me on a recent episode of his podcast, The Meb Faber Show. “There’s a speech he gave at the New York Stock Exchange in…

Spending Wisely

Fire Your Cable Company

Doc’s note: We’re continuing our special holiday series, sharing our favorite issues. Today’s essay was chosen by one of our team members, Jeff Havenstein… If you’re like me and get upset every time you look at your monthly cable bill, it might be time to make a change. Recently, I convinced one of my family members to follow this advice. She now gets almost all of the same programs she used to watch, but for a fraction of the cost. *** We…

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Don’t Ever Break This Investment Rule

Most of our subscribers will fall into the euphoria. And most of them won’t get out.” That was the grave warning last night from my good friend and Stansberry Research founder Porter Stansberry during a special event with my colleague Dr. Steve Sjuggerud and TradeStops founder Dr. Richard Smith. Porter and I don’t always agree on what we see happening in the market. But there is one thing we do agree on… When this market turns down… whether it’s next month or years…

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Living Well

Breaking News From a Major Health Care Watchdog

We live and breathe research studies. My team scours journals to find the latest scientific studies and reports. Our goal is to provide you with the best information possible so you can make informed decisions about your health. That’s why an article we recently read left us in shock. It’s a topic that means breaking news for the medical community… but we’ve seen little media attention. And it’s an alert from one of the major watchdogs in health care. In other words, what we’re…

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Seven Essential Items for Summer Travels

Late summer means a lot of travel. Whether it’s trips to the beach or a vacation before the kids or grandkids go back to school, plenty of folks are getting ready for a trip. What’s more, according to a poll from CBS, more folks prefer to travel in September. If you aren’t traveling with children, that’s a great time to travel thanks to smaller crowds and cooler temperatures. I travel a lot. And over the years, I’ve picked up on some tricks…