Gain Independence from Your Worries with This One Strategy

Good morning,

Before we get into the meat of the matter today, let me wish everyone a happy Fourth of July.

On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife after signing the Declaration of Independence that said,

“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this time forward forever more. ”

I promise to do my part, and I hope you and yours fulfill your celebratory duties as well.

I know at times it seems like the United States has become this hate-filled, tragically poverty-stricken nation on a path to inevitable failure.

If you rely on the news media (on both sides of the political spectrum), it sure seems that way.

However, for all our faults and difficulties, this is not the case.

I travel quite a bit, and I can tell you that America is still America.

America is full of kind, generous, thoughtful, innovative, and hardworking people that care about their communities.

The only nations with higher GDP per capita than us are less than half the size of Texas and have a population smaller than Florida.

We are the only nation in history to have a population this large and diverse that has managed to make it work; and I’m pretty sure that in spite of the news, we will continue to be the great nation we have always strived to be.

I’ll put my soapbox away now, and get back to the subject of helping you craft winning investment strategies.


Find a More Rewarding Point of View with These Two Stocks

My view of the world changed forever back in 2016.

Up until then, I only priced bank stocks based on their price-to-book value.

I was looking to buy underperforming banks at bargain prices and prefer that an activist shareholder was involved.

I was hunting takeover targets exclusively and I was doing very well as a result.

In the spring of that year, I wrote an article suggesting investors should avoid banks that trade at several multiples of book value.

One of the examples of a bank trading at a price I thought to be too high, was Home Bancshares (Nasdaq:HOMB) of Conway, Arkansas.

That article appeared on TheStreet.Com on a Friday afternoon. Saturday morning, I sat at my desk with my coffee and saw that I had an email from John Allison, the CEO and largest shareholder of HOMB.

He thought I was being unfair, and not looking at the situation from the correct point of view. I wrote him back and agreed to talk that morning so he could share his side of the story with my readers.

That’s why I’m here to help