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 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) is his “Buy of the Week” for January 17, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter...

 Target date funds offer the premise of a one-stop solution for investors seeking professional allocation strategies. They are commonplace in 401(k) and other similar employer-sponsored retirement plans (aka, defined-contribution plans). According to Vanguard, 88% of defined-contribution...

 In December, the Federal Open Market Committee raised short-term interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, the first interest rate interest rate increase in a year and only the second in over a decade. In addition, the Fed said that it anticipates three additional...

  Three new exchange-traded funds began trading today: Davis Select U.S. Equity (DUSA), Davis Select Financial (DFNL) and Davis Select Worldwide (DWLD). Normally such an event is not particularly noteworthy from our viewpoint. The launches of these funds are, however. They...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion of the current pace of economic growth. More than one out of four respondents (26%) described growth as slow or below average. An additional 14% described growth as sluggish and/or poor....

  The percentage of investors describing themselves as bullish pulled back to a five-week low in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, neutral sentiment rose to a five-week high. Pessimism rose as well. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise...

 As of January 12, 2017, bullish sentiment among AAII members stood at 43.6%, down 2.6-percentage points from a week ago. This is now the 106th straight week that bullish sentiment has been below 50%. A post from Schaeffer’s Investment Research notes that this is only...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Vanguard’s Dynamic Spending Strategy for Retirees A number of spending rules—each emphasizing different goals—have been developed to help retirees deal with changes in...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Deere (DE) is his “Sell of the Week” for January 11, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Paradise, Inc. (PARF) is his “Buy of the Week” for January 10, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...