The Financial and Personal Security Letter
Even though the economic and the stock market cycles are in the winter stage, stock price levels today do not make my list of major concerns. In this month's issue, I'll tell you about my five great fears—major dangers here and abroad that make you less safe. Long-standing subscribers will not be surprised to see the items on my list, but they're important for every one of my subscribers to be aware of.
In addition to warning you about my five great fears, in this issue I recommend a mutual fund you can buy to counter today's rock-bottom yields, one that buys companies that have a record of regular dividend increases, including several of my favorite dividend achievers. This fund is one of my largest personal holdings. Later in the issue I feature 13 new recommendations for the Common Stocks Monster Master List, which I made room for by dropping several existing recommendations. I've got details on several of the new recommendations in this month's issue, and I'll have more in the issues to come. More >>
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.
March 27, 2015 Young Research’s Moving the Goods Index is sending a signal of caution on the economy. Our Moving the Goods Index is a modified market-capitalization weighted index of non-airline transportation companies. Transportation stocks are often a leading indicator of economic momentum. The chart below shows that our Moving the Goods Index is rolling over relative to […] More »
Dick Young grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, graduated from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with a B.S. in investments, began his investment career in 1964 with Clayton Securities in Boston, and founded Young Research & Publishing, Inc. in 1978 to publish Young's World Money Forecast. More »
My first introduction to Dick's investment strategy came in the mid '80s working for Brown & Root (now KBR). We work working in Scotland on engineering and construction projects for oil and gas developments. Dr. Larry Farmer was my boss and followed Dick. I immediately recognised the apparent fundamental logic to the approach Dick describes in detail. I have accumulated wealth and was able to keep my portfolio in place during the downturn while having a compound rate of return.
— Norman Chambers