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Special Question

 The low-interest rate environment of the last several years has forced many investors to seek alternative forms of investment yield beyond traditional fixed-income instruments Faced with that reality, we posed the following question to our readers last week: What is the biggest...

Investor Update

 A new stock screen I created omits one characteristic that may surprise some (or perhaps many) of you: growth. Nothing in the screen requires a passing company to be growing revenues or profits. It is an admitted deviation from how I’ve previously looked for stocks. I’m...

Special Question

 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. Just under half of all respondents (46%) said oil prices are not influencing their outlook for stocks. Some said the...

SentimentSurvey

  The percentage of individual investors expressing pessimism about the short-term direction of the stock market is at its highest level since February. This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a slight increase in neutral sentiment and a further decline in optimism. Bullish...

Digest

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:` Bond Pricing Made Simple Many investors know that a bondholder receives periodic interest payments from the bond issuer and that principal is usually not due until the bond matures....

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 The September Edition of Computerized Investing is now available! This month’s edition includes: Editor’s Outlook: September CI’s Interview, Summary and Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Corner: Calculating Intrinsic Value in Excel An easy-to-use spreadsheet that allows...

sell

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why LMI Aerospace (LMIA) is his “Sell of the Week” for September 21, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to...

buy

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why PVH Corp. (PVH) is his “Buy of the Week” for September 20, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...

Investor Update

 Look under the hood of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) incorporating a quality factor and you will often find accruals being used. An accrual is an accounting entry recorded at the time a transaction occurs, regardless of whether not payment has been made. Accrual accounting...

Special Question

 Discipline is a characteristic that many of the world’s greatest investors have in common. Part of that discipline entails being able to stick with your investment strategy, even through periods of underperformance. Jumping from strategy to strategy, in essence, chasing...