Lotteries offer lots of insight into financial behavior. One of the most interesting insights is how loss aversion drives people who rarely play to buy lottery tickets. Read more » ...

Stock Superstars alert for the week ending 5/17/2013 updated. Read more » ...

Take the money and run or keep your allocation to stocks? I’m sure this is a question many of you have. The market has had a good run so far this year, with the S&P 500 gaining 17.3% on a total-return basis through yesterday’s close, despite a long list of worries. Then...

The unique structure of MLPs gives them tax advantages, but also makes them more complex. Find out how distributions and gains are taxed. For those who are new to them, the first thing to understand is that an MLP is simply a publicly traded partnership (PTP). (Not all PTPs are...

Individual investors are slightly less optimistic and slightly more pessimistic than they were a week ago, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Even with the changes, the sentiment readings are close to their historical averages. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock...

Freakonomics.com is a financial and economics blog that reveals “the hidden side of everything,” using statistical and behavioral economic models. Read more » ...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut Editor explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why PerkinElmer (PKI) 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...

1-Year Returns as of 4/30/13: AAII Fund Portfolio 17.6% — AAII Shadow Stock Portfolio 38.6% Read more » ...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why PulteGroup (PHM) is his “Buy 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...

The first is margin debt, which is money borrowed against asset holdings such as stocks. Read more » ...