Magazine article The American Conservative

Fighting Fake News with a Conservative Touch

Magazine article The American Conservative

Fighting Fake News with a Conservative Touch

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The print investment newsletter industry has collapsed under the weight of all the "free stuff" and "fake news" offered on the Internet. The individual investor is now virtually rudderless, with almost nowhere to turn for sound, prudent guidance. With the exception of a few reliable periodicals like The American Conservative, much of the political media has suffered the same fate.

When I started in the investing business, old-line brokerage firms had customers' men (as brokers were called back in the 1960s). Merrill Lynch dominated with salaried customers' men, who met face to face with clients to talk investing and to place trades in a comfortable, low-key setting.

That supportive assistance of old is all but a fond memory now--no interaction, no strategy discussions, no assistance of any kind. Instead, investors are confronted with faceless, robotic, online trading. Not to mention the truly idiotic new order--indexing.

My daily efforts on behalf of our private clients are devoted to inference reading and gathering "on the road" anecdotal evidence. I started Richard C. Young & Co., Ltd. (www.younginvestments.com) in 1989 for old friends and referrals. Our investment counsel firm quickly became a haven for discerning new friends and savvy individual investors from all over the U.S. To learn exactly how we can help you and your family achieve your investing goals, call us at (800)-843-7273. A seasoned member of our investment team will be on hand to discuss your investment goals. …

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