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Can we talk?

by Martin Weiss on April 17, 2013

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I think this is a critical time for you and me to have a serious conversation about your investments.

Nearly three months ago, I promised that the entire Weiss Research team would do whatever it takes to bring you practical, actionable strategies for growing your wealth …

And also for KEEPING your principal and profits intact in spite of any storm clouds on the horizon.

Since then, the S&P 500 has surged to all-time record highs.

At the same time, just as our team has warned you, gold and other commodities have plunged.

Now, I’m asking you to do me a very important favor:

Help me help you harness the enormous power of this rally — by filling me in on your investment approach and your financial goals for the rest of the year.

Each day for the next six days, I will send you an email like this one, asking you an important question.

Simply click the link in the email to jump over to my personal blog to answer that day’s question and to discuss your answer personally with our analysts and me.

Today’s Question of the Day:
What percentage of your portfolio
is invested in U.S. stocks today?

Please click this link and give me your answer now!

My team and I will use your answers as the basis for new online briefings and other free services offered to Money and Markets readers.

This should be fun, informative and I will be in your debt.

Thanks in advance for your help with this …

Good luck and God bless!

Martin

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John Hays April 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm

85% stocks.
15% municipal bond funds.

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Donald L. Scothorn April 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm

cash, deposits 4.5%
Stocks 82%
Etf& cefs 10.9%
corporate fixed income 2.6%

another account
cash 1.3%
stocks 98.7%

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Don April 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm

15% Stocks
25% options
60% cash

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Elizabeth Sither April 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Martin,
I have nothing invested. I have simply been interested and attempting to be a student. I got out of the market in 2002 and now, at this moment, I’m reminded of your advice to not invest anything I cannot afford to lose. I have enough cash, hopefully, to cover six months expenses. I had thought I would invest some of it in the hope of growing it – like the story, “$500 turn into $10,000.” But now, I’m not so sure. I’m not hopeful at this point. I have some gold and silver. I have a government annuity and social security and that is my situation at the age of 80 years. My daughter is deaf and wants to go to an art workshop in Maine (she works for the VA in Cape Coral) and I want to help her and will. As far as investing, I have waited for the down turn in stocks, thinking I would buy in, but not so sure right now. I appreciate your “Money And Market” reports and “Uncommon Wisdom” each day. And, yes, I do want to continue receiving them, even though I am unsure what I will do, if anything.

Thank you.
Elizabeth Sither

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Edith April 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm

This note is to let you know that I do not have a portfolio; I have no money, nothing invested in the stock market. My interest in the stock market is purely one of interest in relating what is happening related to Bible prophecy. I hope this helps you.

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Rich April 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm

31% US stock; 12% foreign stock; 2% bonds; 44% cash; 12% other

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Dr. Ken Gutsch April 17, 2013 at 4:36 pm

I took Larry’s advice and put my money into “gold” stocks. I started out with $50,000 and
ran it up to close to a million. I’m not sure of what to do now. My approach is to hold stocks
I bought “low” and to hold cash. My feeling is that if the market goes down I can buy in. . . if the market goes up, I’m already in ( I captured the low prices of the 2ooo’s) You guys are good .

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R W Braun April 17, 2013 at 4:36 pm

I am about 93% in US stocks. The rest is cash and off shore mutual funds.

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John April 17, 2013 at 4:36 pm

33% stocks
33% cash
15% metals
15% current hot collectable items

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Beverly Watson April 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Sold it all, even China Mobile

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Mark Mitcham April 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm

1.7% Short Gold
98.3% Cash

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Ken April 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm

80% US equity ETF’s, 20% cash which will, at some stage, go into emerging markets ETF.

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James Hall April 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm

About 95% of my portfolio is in the U.S. Market. The only foreign stock is Total SA, and the only fund is “RCS.”

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John Unite April 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm

40% US Securities, 40% Gold Silver Physical, 20% cash

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Donn W. Miller April 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm

70% Real Estate, 20% US Stocks, 10% Cash

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Reg Pattey April 17, 2013 at 4:33 pm

58 % U.S. Equities

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Dave April 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm

20% in stock market at this time

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John April 17, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Actually, I am 100% in PLG or PTM (Canadian) The last offer for a platinum mine was 3 billion. With their new discovery, I can see it worth 6 billion(500 million market cap now). CEO has started four companies and sold every one well. Very risky I know, but not more risky than letting someone else handle my money.

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Elizabeth Dilling April 17, 2013 at 4:32 pm

75 % Canadian energy stocks
small amount gold coins
10% MLPs
10% U.S. stocks
5% cash

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Michael V. April 17, 2013 at 4:32 pm

0% in stocks, I sold off all my stocks in late January of 2012 because my broker thought that the S&P 500 was at a four level high and ready for a hugh stock market sell off and then the beginning of possibly a very long bear market that could last for years. Now I am in all cash that is paying 15 basis points in the bank and 1 basis point in the brokerage cash account.

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R W Braun April 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Mike,
I think you need a new broker. Do you not have confidence in Weiss research?

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Maurice Jegues April 17, 2013 at 4:31 pm

40% US securities; 40% Canadian securities; 20% cash

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Robert April 17, 2013 at 4:52 pm

60% stocks, 40% cash. Plan on upping cash to 80% ,midle of may
Yes I plan on staying.Have not been notified 0f experation date.

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Tim April 17, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Less than 50% stocks.

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charles` April 17, 2013 at 4:30 pm

00000000

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Mark Bukhbinder April 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm

19%

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Marvin Kirby April 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm

US 75%, Intl 15%, cash 10%

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jim miazga April 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm

30% stocks,60%bonds,10%intl

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thomasone April 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm

75% Cash 25% gold/silver

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Rick April 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm

95% US Stocks

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Orval Hidde April 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm

I am currently 95& cash; 5% metals

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Don Rosen April 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Cash 14%
US Stock 31%
Foreign 26%
US Bonds 29%

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Greg Macqueen April 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm

20 percent Australian shares

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Robert Hart April 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm

5 % US
80% Canadian
15% short term GIC and cash

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James McKee April 17, 2013 at 4:25 pm

90% U. S. Stocks

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Michael Harrington April 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

60% – Mutual Funds – Large Cap, Mid Cap and Small Cap. 40% Cash.

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George April 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

87 years old, gradualy shifting to managed portfolios
stocks 70%. cash 30% mostly US
Thinking to open a global account at Shwab.
Former chapter director for Better Investing, taught at investment clubs

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Bryan Rendleman April 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

30% Equities including oil producing wells and leases. Commodities, food industry, paper, pharmaceuticals, construction supplies and their major vendors.
15% Food and fiber irrigated land in production.
10% Cash, Jumbo CD’s and interest bearing accounts in a local out of state owned bank which opened wanting to intice deposits 2 years ago earning 3.55% per year for 3 years. I will need to do better with this one and reduce cash holdings to 5%.
15% Gold coins and ETF and inverse ETF holdings.
5% Silver coins and ETF holdings.
15% Retirement Fund earning 5.5% with Teacher Retirement of Texas, TRS which is deversified in equity, real estate and income producing bonds and property they manage. I was the CFO a mid-size school district.
5% in precious rare jewels such as a round 28 karot super neon museum grade AAA 1ST mine A that has appreciated 10 times based on offers.
5% For set aside to invest as watching times and markets.
I am an accountant with a finance degree, minors in history, economics, chemistry, math and course work to complete real estate and petroleum land man certificates.
I also have the main insurance policies all should have. Long termcare for 3/4 of a million long term care benefit, diasability income with 5% annual increase if activated for life with regular occupation rider, 10 times annual before tax income life insurance policies in 4 multiple major A+ companies to deversify exposure and of course car, home and business insurance.
I know what it is like to meet payroll and run a business in the private sector as I do it and have for decades.

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Bryan Rendleman April 17, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Thet 30 equities should be 25% and cash 10 %.
I included the TRS before noticing.

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Bryan Rendleman April 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Retirement, not cash 10%!
We do need to talk.
I marked 5 of the investments on the “sheet list” as non producing and my projections came true as they have been sold. Mc’Dees was one of them.
53 and could help your team from a poor boy perspective that gathered coke bottles for bread and milk each week while young. Made first loans in JH and made it on my hard driven work ethic, luck and a lot of school and reading. I even passed a gemoligist test and can assay gold. I am not talking about a job. I want to share a blue collar raising with your teams expertise. I worked for constr uction on high rise buildings, hospital where I implemented the Disease Registry Guide, DRG, coding that limited medicare payments and then the insurance companies.
I became a white shirt and did very well.
I look forward to hearing from you.

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Bryan Rendleman April 17, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I also have an English minor and speak a little Spanish.

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Mark F April 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

100% stocks,bonds

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PAT OVERTON April 17, 2013 at 4:22 pm

CASH, GOLD, GOLD ETF, MINE STOCKS, AUD WORLDCURRENCY CD,CHINESE YUAN, SINGAPORE CD IBM INTL

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Francoise April 17, 2013 at 4:22 pm

60% in US stocks, rest in cash

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E G April 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm

36%

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Jacqueline Blish April 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm

75% stocks
25% money market

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li April 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm

60% US, 30% CAN, 6% internaional, 5% cash

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Phyllisofical April 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm

As of today, we’re 100% cash in our 457 deferred comp. IRA. Made a nice gain on GLL and ZSL in the past few days however. I love Larry’s analysis! Holding just now for a dip in GLD and SLV to buy at the near bottom. DRD just tapped out today; holding on that one too for a bit. Just watching the charts like a hawk and listening to Larry with both ears!

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Kevin April 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm

65% stocks 30% bonds 5% cash/silver

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Pat April 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm

100% cash, I got out by the skin of my teeth.

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Louis Cherry April 17, 2013 at 4:18 pm

70 % of our portfolio is made up of NYSE or TSX exchange stocks. Due to the death of my wife on Feb26,2013 I’ve to scale back on my attention to incestment. Please no more phone calls for a while. Mr Cherry

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Phyllisofical April 17, 2013 at 4:22 pm

My sincere and deep condolences on your loss.

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Mark Penrose April 17, 2013 at 4:18 pm

35% in US Stocks
5% in Reverse ETF’s
60% Cash

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Dale Reed April 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm

I am sorrt but Dale passed away 1-30-13

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bryan April 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm

none…o% in U.S. stocks

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David Dessauer April 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Martin we have 0% in the market… My wife and I were burnt with Morgan Stanley handling it when the market went south. We would like to invest in your Super Stars that we subscribe to but I really do not know how to go about it.

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Scott A. April 17, 2013 at 4:16 pm

45% domestic, balance foreign & cash

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A Wardwell April 17, 2013 at 4:16 pm

50%, including internationals (eg: MCD)

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bojg April 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm

75%

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