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 Two special notes before I start this week’s commentary. First, L’Shanah Tovah to those of you celebrating Rosh Hashanah. Second, though our Investor Conference is getting close to selling out, there is still time to register. You will want to hurry because late fee...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the new record highs set by the major large-cap indexes are influencing their outlook for the stock market. Nearly half of all respondents (47%) say the record highs are having a negative influence. Valuations...

 Optimism declined slightly, while pessimism bounced back from a 17-month low last week. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 1.2 percentage points to 40.1%. Optimism was higher last week (41.3%). Despite the slight decline,...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Five Strategies for Withdrawing From Retirement Savings The 4% rule has long been the standard model for drawing down savings in retirement. It is not the only approach to retirement...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Athene Holding Ltd. (ATH) is his “Buy of the Week” for September 19, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you...

 Computerized Investing’s new September content is now available! This month includes: Spreadsheet Corner: Updating Data in Excel With XLQ Plug-In An introduction to using the XLQ utility to pull current and historical data in your Excel spreadsheets. Q2 2017 Robo Report...

 For many retirees, health care will likely be their biggest expense. For this reason, it isn’t surprising that 41% of those participating in a recent Voya Financial survey said that their biggest fear about retirement expenses is the cost of health care. However, that...

 A survey conducted by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found women tend to lag behind men in terms of saving and planning for retirement. The organization’s president, Catherine Collinson, called this “concerning” and offered eight suggestions for how...

 The big questions on many people’s minds right now is what to do about the Equifax breach. Sensitive personal information—including Social Security numbers and birthdates—on 143 million consumers was stolen. The situation is still evolving, but Equifax is offering “free...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, oil prices are affecting their outlook for the stock market in general. Approximately two-thirds of respondents (65%) said oil prices are having minimal or no impact. Many of these respondents...