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AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Albemarle Corp. (ALB) is his “Buy of the Week” for May 24, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the...

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As we finish another quarterly earnings season, statistics show that companies are generally beating their EPS targets with ease, yet we are not really getting positive stock price reactions from these supposed positive earnings surprise. Positive earnings surprises occur when...

Investor Update

Effective this week, just about anyone in the U.S. can play the role of venture capitalist. New crowdfunding rules went into effect on Monday that allow non-accredited investors to risk up to $2,000 or 5% of their annual income or net worth (whichever is less) in a start-up company...

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Optimism for a short-term rise in stock prices is below 20% for just the 30th time in the 29-year history of the AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, more than one in three individual investors now have a downbeat view about the short-term direction of stocks. Bullish sentiment,...

Special Question

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion about the current pace of economic growth. Nearly half of the respondents (49%) described growth as slow and an additional 22% described growth as poor or inadequate. Just 11% said growth was either...

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Since the AAII Sentiment Survey started in 1987, a bullish sentiment reading below 20% has only been recorded 30 times. This week’s reading of 19.3% marked the third time this year optimism has been 20%. During the previous 27 occurrences, the S&P 500 has risen 26 times....

Digest

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: The Top Mutual Funds Over Five Years: Health Care Remains on Top: Health care has been one of the best-performing mutual fund categories for each of the last five years. It was the top fund...

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AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Lending Club (LC) is his “Sell of the Week” for May 18, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

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AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why HFF (HF) is his “Buy of the Week” for May 18, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

Bonds

There are many headlines warning investors about the next possible financial emergency—the lack of liquidity in the bond market. The meaning of liquidity and the essence of the problem are not obvious. The media tends to look at the bond market as a monolithic block with bond...