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 In rock ’n’ roll, turning up the volume is not only welcome, but is often outright called for. While headbangers may want the volume cranked up, investors may prefer to have the volume set on low instead. High volume signifies a large amount of interest among investors....

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what they thought about Jerome Powell being nominated to serve as the next Federal Reserve Chair. Responses were mixed. More than a third of all respondents (37%) approve of the nomination. They like Powell’s...

 The percentage of individual investors describing their six-month outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at a five-week low. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows increases in both optimism and pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Bond Basics for Individuals: A Guide to Buying and Selling While people speak of the bond market as if it were one market, in reality there is not one central place or exchange...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) is his “Buy of the Week” for December 5, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you...

 Feature Article » The Individual Investor’s Guide to Personal Tax Planning 2017 Our annual tax and financial planning guide is designed to help you assess your current tax situation and plan for any changes that may improve your tax liability both this year and next. Behavioral...

 Sometime this month the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on net neutrality, with all indications pointing toward a rolling back of current policies. While a lot has been written following this announcement, there is still a general misunderstanding, I feel,...

 One cannot simply look at the price of a security and determine if the price is enticing: A $10 stock may be more expensive than a $100 stock when the price is related to current and expected dividend payments, growth and capital appreciation. The dividend yield is a basic,...

 Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members how discussions about tax reform were impacting their portfolio decisions. More than 86% of respondents said tax reform was so far having limited or no impact on their decisions. Many respondents said...

 Individual investors’ cash allocations fell last month to a level not seen in 18 years. At the same time, the November AAII Asset Allocation shows a rebound in both equity and fixed-income allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations rebounded by 0.6 percentage points to...