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 Weekly Market Summary Politics took center stage this week in the hearts and minds of investors and traders as House Republicans tried, and failed, to pass a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. After postponing the vote on Thursday, House Republicans...

 U.S. stocks turned in their weakest weekly performance since before the November presidential election. The S&P 500 saw its first move of more than 1%—up or down—since December 7 and notched its first daily decline of more than 1% in 110 trading days, dating back to...

  My father-in-law passed last week. Les was a person who was willing to take risks when the potential payoff seemed to warrant doing so. This led him to stop his graduate school studies at the University of Chicago and join what was then a brand-new government agency: NASA....

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the FOMC’s raising of interest rates has impacted their market outlook. Approximately 60% of respondents said that the rate hikes are having no or very little impact on their outlook and/or their...

 Pessimism among individual investors is down for the second consecutive week, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, neutral sentiment is now at its highest level since mid-February. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over...

 The March edition of Computerized Investing is now available! This month includes: An Overview of the Major Tax Prep Services 2017 March’s Main Feature: a look into this year’s most popular options for preparing your taxes, whether online or through downloadable...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why TripAdvisor (TRIP) is his “Sell of the Week” for March 22, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Top Mutual Funds Over Five Years: Health Care’s Dominance Is Weakening While health care mutual funds had a rough 2016 compared to other category averages, health care...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Sodastream International (SODA) is his “Buy of the Week” for March 21, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter...

 Many people hop in and out of investments all too frequently. That’s due in part to the fact that mutual fund advice and information are so freely available that individuals often are persuaded to switch from their more prosaic funds to those that have been delivering...