American Investment Services, Inc.

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2007

Nov. 2007 – The Investment Guide: New Recommendations, New Look

We have changed the “back page” of the INVESTMENT GUIDE in order to provide you with more useful information regarding our recommended investment vehicles. We have also changed our recommendations considerably following a careful review of investment vehicles available for each of our recommended asset classes. We have eliminated or replaced several recommended investment vehicles. …

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Feb. 2007 – And Now . . . Futures on Your Home

Worried about a decline in the value of your home? Financial instruments are now available that can alleviate your fears, at least according to those who are offering these products. The indexing mania that now reaches virtually every corner of the capital markets recently extended into residential real estate, through the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price indices, …

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Apr. 2007 – Recession? Fear Not

The statistical indicators of our parent organization, the American Institute for Economic Research, suggest that while economic contraction is more probable than continued expansion, the timing of the next recession cannot be determined. Investors should assume that the capital markets are “aware” of this situation, and simply maintain their current portfolio allocations. Our model portfolios …

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Jun. 2007 – SEC Oversight: Helpful, But Do Your Own Homework

The regulation of mutual funds is very much in the news. Not surprisingly, shareholders, fund managers, regulators, and, of course, politicians, are all weighing in with regard to the adequacy of current regulations. We contend that when it comes to reigning in abuses, no regulator can match the power of consumer sovereignty. Enforcement, ultimately, must …

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