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New Year, New Data Breaches… Make Sure You’re Safe From Them

A month into the new year and we’re already hearing about data breaches…

Just a couple of weeks ago, news hit that more than 770 million e-mail addresses and passwords were put on a hacking website.

The No. 1 Test to Get After a Dementia Diagnosis

“I want you to remember these three words: Banana, sunrise, chair.”

You nod to your doctor, who then goes on to ask you questions like what day it is and who the president is, and to name something that happened in the news recently.

These Five Charts Will Change the Way You Think About the Stock Market

I’m not trying to scare you with the charts in today’s issue.

But if you’re invested in the market – whether you’re a buy-and-hold investor, an active trader, or have any type of retirement account – you need to be aware of where we are in this economic cycle.

Five Ways to Fight Airport Stress During a Shutdown

My team likes to tease me about having a travel bug. They never know where I am or where I’m going from day to day… and I like to keep them on their toes.

Between my places around the country, Hampton Inns and other Hilton properties, I fly at least seven times a month.

How to Win in the Markets

I can understand why “Mr. Smith” wouldn’t share his real name.

He told his story to Forbes last year. It’s a model for all the wild tales of bitcoin millionaires.

Special Q&A Issue: Answering Your Income Questions

Wednesday was a record-breaking night for me here in Baltimore.

More than 32,000 people signed up for my Urgent Market Briefing.

I’d Be Broke If I Had Gone ‘All In’

In 1987, I had one of the greatest moments of my financial career.

Back during my Goldman Sachs days, I met one of the firm’s big-shot clients, John (as I’ll call him).

One of the Biggest Risks I See Today

“Things must really be bad. Even Doc’s finally getting bearish.”

I’ve heard similar comments from readers these past few weeks. They noticed a change in my writing. It’s not surprising. I’ve earned a reputation for my optimism on this current bull market. But as I’ve said recently, I’m getting worried.

‘So Much for Safety’

Investing has gotten harder again.

We’ve enjoyed a 10-year bull run in the market. And over that time, investing for higher returns seemed quite simple. But there’s a saying on Wall Street, “Don’t confuse brains with a bull market.”

It’s Time to Worry

The markets are at the wildest they’ve been in a full decade. December was the worst month for both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index since the Great Depression.

For a time, if the market dropped a few points, we’d laugh when the financial news brought out the “Markets in Crisis” graphics for what was just noise.