The Top Funds Over Five Years: Bond Funds Take the Lead

Posted on April 20, 2012 | AAII Journal

Out of the 10 top-ranking mutual fund categories, nine are in the bond arena, thanks to falling interest rates and weak five-year returns for stocks.

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AAII Sentiment Survey: Neutral Sentiment Reaches Four-Month High

Posted on April 19, 2012 | AAII Survey

This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey results – April 19, 2012:

Bullish: 31.2%, up 3.0 percentage points
Neutral: 35.0%, up 4.7 percentage points
Bearish: 33.8%, down 7.7 percentage points

Historical Averages:

Bullish: 39%
Neutral: 31%
Bearish: 30%

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Trading Economics

Posted on April 19, 2012 | Computerized Investing

Trading Economics provides historical data on economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, and government bond yields for over 200 different countries.

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Albuquerque

Posted on April 19, 2012 | Local Chapters

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Topic: Are We Out of Danger Yet?
Speaker: William Dunkelberg, Professor of Economics, Temple University; Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Business

Almost 3 1/2 years have passed since the financial collapse that caused our worst recession in 80 years. The collapse was followed by a painfully slow recovery. Is our economy finally about to return to health? Dr. William Dunkelberg, will answer this very question.

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FAQs about Financial Statements

Posted on April 19, 2012 | Classroom

Learn what intangibles are, how stock repurchase programs affect a company’s investment appeal and the difference between cash and pro forma earnings.

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Posted on April 18, 2012 | Computerized Investing

Chaikin Stock Research LLC offers a desktop and mobile application, Chaikin Power Tools, which provides users with an easy way to access and understand investment information.

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Buffett Valuation Spreadsheet

Posted on April 18, 2012 |

Based on the book “Buffettology,” this spreadsheet quantitatively applies Warren Buffett’s valuation techniques.

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Denver

Posted on April 18, 2012 | Local Chapters

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Topic: ETFs: A Trillion-Dollar Asset Class for Your Use
Speaker: Paul Townsend, Associate Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors

The world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has expanded to over 1,100 individual offerings with more than $1 trillion in assets. Newer types of ETFs include exchange-traded notes (ETNs) as well as leveraged and reverse portfolios—and instruments representing not only stock and bond indexes but also currencies and commodities. At the more traditional end of the ETF spectrum are such basic index portfolios as SPY for the S&P 500. Learn the ins and outs of ETFs, including issues such as liquidity and tracking. Paul Townsend will discuss the ETF strategies he uses in managing client accounts.

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AAII Weekly Features 4/17/2012

Posted on April 17, 2012 | Weekly Features

This week’s AAII Weekly Features has been updated.

View this week’s “Top AAII Articles” , “Featured Stock Screen ” and “Member Question”.

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Return on Capital Employed

Posted on April 17, 2012 | Computerized Investing

Calculating a profitability ratio that takes a company’s debt liabilities into account.

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