Rules of Attraction: The MAGNET Stock Selection Process

Most investment strategies, especially fundamental stock screens, typically have some sort of style “bias”—leaning more toward a value- or growth-oriented approach. However, Jordan Kimmel blends value, growth and momentum investing styles into a singular approach, which he termed the MAGNET Stock Selection Process.


The Basics: What Is the Over-the-Counter Market?

“Over-the-counter,” or OTC, is a term loosely applied to securities that aren’t listed on an organized exchange—such as the New York, American, Midwest, Boston, Pacific or Philadelphia exchange. OTC securities are traded through at least two, but often numerous “market makers” who maintain bids and offers for the securities they trade. Securities that trade on a listed exchange are quoted by a solo “specialist” who is charged with maintaining orderly trading in a security.


AAII Sentiment Survey: Unusually High Level of Pessimism

Bearish sentiment rebounded to an unusually high level, while bullish sentiment remained at below-average levels in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey.


The AAII Sentiment Survey has been conducted weekly since July 1987 and asks AAII members whether they think stock prices will rise, remain essentially flat, or fall over the next six months. The survey period runs from Thursday (12:01 a.m.) to Wednesday (11:59 p.m.) The survey and its results are available online at:


Sell of the Week 5/30/2012

<em>AAII Journal</em> Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of Marketwatch why Tiffany & Co. (TIF) is his “Sell of the Week” on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information you need to lead the MoneyLife.