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Investors can flip on the television and have their pick of at least three 24-hour business and financial cable news channels – more if they care to watch international feeds. They've got different pundits and different ideological slants, but pretty much the same flashy chyrons, "Breaking News Alerts," endless "game changers," and breathless "paradigm shifts."
Trouble is, building wealth, making actual money, on any of those "paradigm shifts," or "alerts" is more or less a question of luck, provided the pundit doing the talking knows their stuff – no guarantees there.
What you don't get are the investment fundamentals that have been making investors rich for as long as there have been stocks to buy.
I mean, the stuff we talk about in Private Briefing all the time – "the basics" like buying the right companies, picking the price you want to pay, making sure you don't lose money, and how to cope with volatility. Like I said, "the basics."
It's a constant theme I cover day in, day out in my Private Briefing research service, but today, I'm distilling it all down for everyone into one three-and-a-half-minute "Lightning Round."
About the Author
Before he moved into the investment-research business in 2005, William (Bill) Patalon III spent 22 years as an award-winning financial reporter, columnist, and editor. Today he is the Executive Editor and Senior Research Analyst for Money Morning at Money Map Press. With his latest project, Private Briefing, Bill takes you "behind the scenes" of his established investment news website for a closer look at the action. Members get all the expert analysis and exclusive scoops he can't publish... and some of the most valuable picks that turn up in Bill's closed-door sessions with editors and experts.