Sound Advice Newsletter

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How do I get started investing in the Sound Advice Portfolio?

New subscribers often ask how to approach investing in the portfolio recommendations. If you are investing in the entire portfolio, we recommend spreading allocations evenly. When we recommend adding to your position, then add the same dollar amount you first invested.

If you are picking and choosing, we advise focusing on the sector of the portfolio that matches your investment objectives; income with growth, diversified growth, energy/natural resources, or aggressive growth. Alternatively, you may have a degree of comfort with certain industries or stocks due to past experience or your profession.

Our statistics are based on an even amount invested in each recommendation. If and when the stock, mutual fund, or ETF is recommended again, we assume the same dollar amount is invested again.

How often is Sound Advice published?

Sound Advice is published close to the first of each month. As soon as it is published, an email is sent to the email you provided with a link for downloading the issue. You can read it on your computer. It is "printer friendly, so you can also print out a hard copy. If you paid a premium to cover the costs, a hard copy will be mailed to you, but you will need to allow for printing and delivery time.

In addition, there are e-mail updates between issues, usually close to the middle of the month, and those are sent to your email.

How do I read the newsletter?

You will need the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the newsletter. You can download the latest version by clicking here. Once that’s installed, clicking the links from our emails or our website will open the letter for you in Acrobat Reader. Adobe usually tries to sneak some additional software in with your download, which can be disabled by unchecking the boxes under "Optional Offer" on their download page.

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While we cannot troubleshoot individual problems with your Adobe software, most problems can be solved by upgrading or reinstalling your copy of adobe reader by clicking here.

Do you invest in the Sound Advice recommended stocks?

Yes. We eat our own cooking! However, when securities are initially recommended, the editors and affiliates do not have positions in such securities and are required to wait at least one business day from the date Sound Advice is posted before placing orders for them. After the initial recommendation, editors and staff members may own stock of any or all of the securities discussed herein. Gray Emerson Cardiff owns all of the stocks mentioned herein.

Do you give sample letters of Sound Advice?

We offer free 4-month trial subscriptions to new subscribers to allow them to get to know us better. The free trial does not require a credit card and there is no requirement to renew.

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