Imagine owning a stock that paid you so much in dividends – it could fall to ZERO and you'd still double your money.
It may not seem possible or likely.
I got my start in the financial world working at Goldman Sachs in the 1980s. At the time, the firm was forming an elite group of traders, hiring only the "best of the best" from the business-school world. One of my colleagues was Fischer Black... who helped develop the Black-Scholes formula, now responsible for trillions of dollars of trading per day.
Our mission was to come up with new techniques and strategies that would make us and our clients consistent money... with little or no risk.
And during this time, I came across a number of exceptional investment ideas – including whole classes of little-known stocks... like the "Dividend Diluvia."
Just last week, I released all the details of these special stocks to myIncome Intelligence subscribers. I believe these stocks offer, by far, the best opportunity to grow your income and your wealth today...
Q: I really look forward to your Health & Wealth daily letters. I have done so much with this information. I've cut way back on my diabetes meds and my wife has gotten off hers completely.
Recently we have been having a raging debate over the use of the coconut oil in particular since a local know-it-all saw something on CNN saying it's bad for cholesterol. My blood work a month ago was better than it has been in years and I would like to know what you may have seen on the research side of this question. – S.J.
A: Over the last couple of years, lots of readers have asked about coconut oil. Here's my take: Coconut oil got a bad rap in recent headlines, but folks also overhype the benefits...
Coconut oil is a source of saturated fat, which increases inflammation. But not all saturated fats are the same, like fats that come from natural sources. That's why I've said before that you shouldn't limit foods like avocados, whole milk, and red meat just because of the saturated fats.
On the other hand, you have some folks touting coconut oil as a sort of miracle cure. We've seen a few promising studies that suggest coconut oil reduces inflammation in cases of arthritis and bowel disease, but we're still cautious. We want to see more long-term human studies.
For now, we'll keep our eye out for more research on either side of the coconut oil argument... And in the meantime, we'll stick with olive oil.
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Q: There have been several trusted individuals or businesses that have been mentioned by Stansberry as far as buying precious metals. Could you again remind readers who they are and provide contact information for them? – R.F.
A: Buying silver and gold can be a risky business if you don't know who you are dealing with.
Over the years, we've formed many reliable contacts in all areas of the financial world. Here is just one who "hoards" pre-1965 silver coins... And feel free to tell him we sent you. (Also, be sure to let me know your experience dealing with him by writing to us here.)
Asset Strategies International
1700 Rockville Pike, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 800-831-0007 or 301-881-8600
E-mail: [email protected]
Note: We receive no compensation for this mention. Rich simply has a great reputation and a history of treating clients (including Stansberry Research readers) well.
Q: A lot of your articles have referenced the benefit of coffee. You have even said that caffeine is responsible for some anti-oxidant properties. I guess I am trying to figure out whether my "habit" of drinking decaf coffee in the morning and iced tea at lunch provides any value. – R.M.
A: Anytime we mention coffee, we got flooded with e-mails asking if decaffeinated coffee provides any benefits. For years, the research pointed to the benefits coming from the caffeine in coffee. But more and more studies show there are also benefits to decaf coffee.
Coffee – regular or decaf – contains antioxidants like hydrocinnamic acids and polyphenols. We know that antioxidants battle inflammation, which is a major cause of diseases like type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease.
As for your tea-drinking habit, you're not alone... The average American drinks about 250 cups of tea each year. The benefits of tea vary depending on the type. For example, a Japanese study found that post-menopausal women who drank two or more cups of black tea per day had a higher bone density. If you're looking for something that lowers cholesterol, reach for oolong tea.
Whether you're drinking coffee or tea, watch the sugar content. As longtime readers know, sugar is one of the "white killers" you should always limit. But keep on enjoying your decaf coffee and iced tea knowing you're still reaping health benefits.
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Here's to our health, wealth, and a great retirement,
Dr. David Eifrig and the Health & Wealth Bulletin Research Team
September 7, 2018