Sell OF THE WEEK 7/24/2013

Posted on July 24, 2013 | Podcast

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut Editor explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Franklin Electric (FELE) 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.

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CI DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK

Posted on July 24, 2013 | Computerized Investing

BudgetView is a personal finance program that displays your entire budget on one screen for added simplicity.

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BUY OF THE WEEK 7/23/2013

Posted on July 23, 2013 | Podcast

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut Editor explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) 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 to lead the MoneyLife.

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The Ulcer Index of the AAII Stock Screens

Posted on July 23, 2013 | Computerized Investing

Calculating the downside risk of the stock screening methodologies tracked at AAII.com.

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EarningsImpact.com Sitelight

Posted on July 22, 2013 | Computerized Investing

Earningsimpact.com provides transcripts of events that could impact stocks and their stakeholders.

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Valuation Metrics

Posted on July 21, 2013 | Computerized Investing

How the PEG ratio, the price-to-book ratio, the price-to-sales ratio and cash flow ratios help judge the value of a stock.

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STOCK SUPERSTARS ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 7/19/2013

Posted on July 19, 2013 | Stock Superstars Report

Stock Superstars alert for the week ending 7/19/2013 updated.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING

Posted on July 19, 2013 | Dividend Investing

Yesterday, we got surprising news from Wisconsin Energy Corp. (WEC): The company accelerated the timing of its next dividend increase. Rather than waiting until December or January, when it historically has announced increases, the utility’s board of directors chose to raise the dividend now.

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The Zombie-Like Stench of Precious Metal Funds

Posted on July 18, 2013 | Investor Update

Yesterday, I was handed an investment report entitled “Zombies!” The report by Harris Associates L.P. focused on interest rates, but it could well have focused on precious metal funds instead. Investors holding those funds will feel like their portfolios were afflicted by the same plight causing havoc in AMC’s hit show “The Walking Dead.”

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Dividend Safety Signs and Warning Flags

Posted on July 18, 2013 | AAII Journal

Many investors have sought shelter from the stock market storm in more mature dividend-paying companies, since the income from these firms provides at least some positive return in an otherwise bleak environment.

But the economic downturn has tested even the most mature and stable firms, with some forced to cut dividend payments. Others have managed to maintain current levels for the time being, but could be forced to make cuts in the future.

What signs can you look for that indicate the safety of a company’s dividend payment stream?

Investors in dividend-paying stocks typically seek stocks that are paying steadily increasing levels of dividend income, and have the cash flow and financial resources to continue to pay the dividends. There are a number of financial ratios and indicators you can use to evaluate this; the most common are listed below.

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