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 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Future Retirees at Greater Risk of Hardship Most current retirees appear able to withstand some type of financial shock. Future retirees may have more difficulty doing so due...

  AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut and Chuck Jaffe discussed managing the tax implications when an all-cash acquisition offer is made for a stock recently purchased on the MoneyLife Radio Program. Charles uses Esterline Technologies Corp. (ESL) as an example, which, last...

  Saving 15% of income for retirement is a common rule of a thumb. The actual number depends on the amount of replacement income needed, when the worker starts saving for retirement and when he or she plans to retire, according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston...

  A bill filed in both chambers of Congress earlier this month would require six financial institutions and four non-banks to divest business units in an effort known as “too big to fail, too big to exist.” The bills were filed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Brad...

 Yesterday’s 3.29% decline in the S&P 500 index was the biggest such move since February. Yet it only put the S&P 500 a mere 4.9% below its record closing high. If it felt like the drop was worse, there are two big reasons why. The first is the relative headline calm...

 Most of this week’s responses were recorded before yesterday’s drop in the major indexes. This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, they’ve recently adjusted their stock investing strategy. More than a third of all respondents...

 The proportion of individual investors who anticipate a decline in stock prices is at a three-month high, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism, conversely, fell sharply after having reached an eight-month high last week. Bullish sentiment, expectations that...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Factors Driving Dividend Policy An analysis of global dividend policies attributed the rationale for companies to pay and raise their dividends to many factors, including...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Facebook Inc. (FB) is his “Sell of the Week” for October 9, 2018, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

 Dividend increases are typically met with a positive reaction from investors, while dividend cuts are typically met with a negative reaction. Whether these changes signal positive or negative information, however, depends on the quality of the company and its leverage. Companies...