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 After experiencing some all-time-low volatility, it appears the U.S. stock market is seeing an uptick in volatility. On July 26, the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, widely considered to be Wall Street’s “fear gauge,” fell to its lowest level on record. Leading...

 Overloading on debt is expensive. In addition, credit can be an important lifeline in the event of a crisis, and if you have used all your credit, you have removed a valuable cushion of security. Debt is a major hindrance to achieving financial security for many Americans....

 Bitcoin rose above the $4,000 price mark, adding to this year’s surge in value. The New York Times attributes the most recent upward spike to an agreement among key backers to settle “a long-disputed update to the network’s software and rules.” Regardless of the reason...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how big of an impact international events and news are having on their outlook for the U.S. stock market. Slightly more than two of out five respondents (41%) said international events and news are having little...

 All three indicators in the AAII Sentiment Survey remained close to each other for the second consecutive week. Just 1.4 percentage points separate bullish and bearish sentiment, with neutral sentiment in between the two. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Deep Value Investing Has Not Gone Out of Style One of the fundamental tenets of value investing, first outlined by Benjamin Graham in his seminal work “The Intelligent Investor”...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is his “Sell of the Week” for August 15, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

 Geographical diversification is the practice of diversifying an investment portfolio across different geographic regions in order to reduce the overall risk and improve returns. There is a good amount of debate about the importance of investing in different regions of the...

  Technical analysis is a bit of a misnomer since it is really not that technical. A better name for the use of charts to make investment decisions might be risk/reward analysis or even market psychology. Sure, there are some complex mathematical concepts involved with some...

 Value investing was described as “losing its effectiveness” by The Wall Street Journal on Monday. The article was published approximately two months after Goldman Sachs issued a report entitled, “The Death of Value?” A quick glance at the recent numbers shows why such...