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  For better or for worse, the 2018 mid-term elections are behind us. Even though there are recounts still taking place around the country, we know that the Democrats have regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives while the Republics have retained control of the...

 The thought of dividends excites some investors to a point of financial ecstasy while moving others to bouts of slumber. Some investors seek only common stocks with high and predictable dividend payments, and other investors search out stocks with exceptional growth potential,...

  While we were discussing an update to our discount broker guide (which we’re scheduling for the January 2019 AAII Journal), the topic of account transfer fees came up. These are fees charged by one brokerage firm for closing an account and/or moving the securities to another...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what factors are most influencing their six-month outlook for stocks. Washington politics—including President Donald Trump and the midterm election results—are cited by 30% of respondents. Tariffs, particularly...

 Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market rose, extending its streak of above-average readings. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a drop in optimism and higher neutral sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock...

 Time in the Market Influences Millennials’ Investing Attitudes Millennial investors have often been described as being overly conservative with their portfolio allocations. New research backs up that assertion, as there is a small, but significantly sized, group that is...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Deckers Outdoor Corp. (DECK) is his “Buy of the Week” for November 13, 2018, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you...

  As of the end of September, the S&P 500 had posted a total return of 10.6%, already more than the annual historical average of 10.2% from 1926 through 2017, according to Ibbotson Associates/Morningstar. So perhaps what happened in October shouldn’t have come as...

 It is getting easier for investors to incorporate their personal values into their portfolios and to do so in a diversified, low-cost and tax-efficient manner. This approach, traditionally known as socially responsible investing, is increasingly being referred to as environmental,...

  The biggest risk any investor faces is running out of money. From the standpoint of retirement savings, this is known as longevity risk. It is the risk of living longer than your savings can support you. Longevity risk is why millennials are encouraged to put most of their...