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 This fall, individual investors could be able to use just two exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to diversify both globally and by asset class. The annual expense of such a portfolio will be about one-tenth of a penny per dollar invested, exclusive of any transaction costs. Vanguard...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members about the most important qualities or characteristics they look for in a stock. Topping the list is growth, cited by more than a third of all respondents (35%). Earnings growth and dividend growth are particularly...

 Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stocks continues to rebound and is now at three-month high. Pessimism is also higher in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey, while neutral sentiment has fallen back into its typical range. Bullish sentiment,...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   A Look Back at History: Lessons From the Financial Crisis Three columns that provide a flashback to the last bear market and contain lessons that are still very valid today....

 Computerized Investing’s new May content is now available! This month includes: Trading Fractional Shares With Broker-Robo Hybrid Folio Investing Folio Investing is a unique brokerage-robo adviser hybrid that allows users to invest in portfolios of stocks, ETFs and mutual...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Macy’s Inc. (M) is his “Buy of the Week” for May 22, 2018, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

  A key to bond management is reducing both reinvestment rate risk and price risk. Two strategies allow for this—while keeping a passive portfolio management approach. Risks involved in bond investing can be measured using the duration concept: Duration provides a measure...

  The stock market endured a mini tantrum on Tuesday in response to a rise in bond yields. The Wall Street Journal described the 10-year Treasury note’s yield as experiencing its largest one-day increase since March 2017. The rise was big enough to cause the benchmark note...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion of the current pace of economic growth. Approximately 39% have a positive view of the economy and/or expected growth, while a little over 38% have a more pessimistic view. Those who have a...

 The percentage of individual investors expressing pessimism about their short-term outlook for stocks is at its second-lowest level of the year, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, the percentage of individual investors describing their outlook...