Thursday, June 21, 2007

Fortune 40: Stocks to Retire On

Will the Dow and the S&P 500 go back to their record-setting ways? Is the recent weakness the start of something much worse? With the fate of the bull market hanging in the balance, this is a perfect time to revisit the Fortune 40, the portfolio we've designed - and recalibrated annually - to help you thrive in markets both rocky and calm, and build for retirement.

Our 40 favorites turned in a banner year, trouncing even the S&P's glitzy performance. From June 2, 2006 to June 1, 2007, our diversified group returned 27.4%, compared with 21.5% for the S&P. Since its inception in 2002, the Fortune 40 has delivered an 18.3% annualized return, easily besting the S&P's 14.7%.
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Fortune 40: In-Depth Slideshow

Six Supertrends ... and Six Superstocks

Ben Stein's Perfect Portfolio
This year, we've created five mini-portfolios: Growth and income; bargain growth; deep value; small wonders; and foreign value. Together they comprise a diversified portfolio.

We started with virtually the entire market and narrowed the field by running a grueling series of screens based on each experts' methods. We focused on companies whose shares appear cheapest relative to their long-term growth prospects. We combed through SEC filings, scoured analyst reports, and grilled large shareholders. We favored stocks that are also owned by fund managers with demonstrated records of success.

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Free digital camera enhancer

"Free DCE does the hard job of noise reducing and automatic balance control for you. And it is free!

The program works best if you have bad light condition (indoor, shadows etc..) and your image is somehow off. So if some of your images are already fine, you won't see much difference. DCE makes very delicate changes..."


Idiom of the day

Se laisser demonter - to get flustered
Il ne s'est pas laisse demonter devant leur hostility evidente - He didn't get flustered at their obvious hostility.

Quote of the day

"Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination."
Edward Abbey


Another way to use Wikipedia..

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