The Dow’s Changes Make Sense

It’s not often a change is made to the Dow Jones industrial average, and it’s even rarer to see three out of the 30 components replaced. This is what makes Tuesday’s announcement interesting. Goldman Sachs (GS), Visa (V) and Nike (NKE) will replace Bank of America (BAC), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Alcoa (AA) after the close…

 

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Santa Barbara/Ventura

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013 Topic: Smart Investing: Seeking Reward While Reducing Risk Speaker: Charles Rotblut, CFA, Vice President, AAII; Editor, AAII Journal Maximizing the potential for reward is about identifying attractive investments and prudently managing your portfolio. Reducing risk is about limiting behavioral errors and avoiding investments with a greater likelihood of decreasing in…

 

Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Milwaukee

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013 Topic: Predicting Market Trends With Barron’s Speaker: Peter Miller, Statistics Director, Barron’s This presentation will begin with an overview of Barron’s Market Week section, covering how and why the paper is arranged the way it is. The primary focus, however, will be on how to use various tables and data…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Bullish Sentiment Jumps to a 2-Month High

Optimism jumped to a two-month high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. The rise occurred as both neutral and bearish sentiment declined. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, spiked upwards by 10.0 percentage points to 45.5%. This is the highest level of optimism since July 11, 2013. It…

 

CI DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK

Budget for Windows is a budgeting system that uses virtual envelopes to help the user develop and maintain a budget. There are two ways to begin using the program. Read more »  

 

Strategies for Married Couples: How to Coordinate Your Plans

Many employees think of their 401(k) plan allocations in isolation. But if you are married and your spouse works, you are both likely contributing to employee-sponsored plans. And if that is indeed the case, your allocation approaches should be “married” as well. After all, when you retire, you will be living off of both retirement…

 

Sell OF THE WEEK 9/11/2013

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut Editor explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Emerson Electric (EMR) 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. Audio url: Sell of…

 

Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Columbus

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Topic: Water: You Can’t Live With It and You Can’t Live Without It Speaker: Beth K. Sparks, Vice President, Investments, The Sparks Group of Raymond James This presentation will provide a cascade of information on water: safe water as a clear correlation to GDP per capita as well as how…

 

Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Cleveland

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Topic: The Big Squeeze: How Taxes Are Squeezing Your Income and How Interest Rates Are Squeezing Your Assets Speaker: Ronald H. Muhlenkamp, CFA, Founder, President and Portfolio Manager of Muhlenkamp & Co., Inc. Over the past years, Ron has written extensively about the self-defeating nature of extensive taxation and how…