In the June DI Monthly, we introduced the statement of cash flows, which shows how much cash a company is generating through operations as well as through changes in company assets, liabilities and equity. This month, we examine the calculations behind cash flow from operating...

Pessimism among individual investors is above 30% for the first time since mid-April. Nonetheless, the percentage of bulls and bears is evenly split in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rebounded...

This week’s special question asked AAII members how important it is for a company to buy back its shares. Though the responses varied, one theme appeared regardless of a member’s opinion about buybacks: Other uses of cash should be given priority before shares are repurchased....

The turmoil of the stock market over the last decade has forced professional and individual investors to refocus their attention on identifying, managing and mitigating as many investment-related risk factors as possible. Michael Carpenter’s book, “The Risk-Wise Investor”...

Following the 2008 financial crisis, there has been debate about how much regulatory change is needed, including whether floating net asset values should be required. Read more » ...

Mr. Bogle has a very sound knowledge about investing. I am very fortunate to have my 401(k) plan through Vanguard. My plan offers both index funds and active funds as options. Although my investments are mostly in index funds, I also use a couple of active funds to balance out...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Mattel (MAT) 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...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Cash America International (CSH) 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...

Inherited IRAs do not qualify for the same protections under the bankruptcy code as other types of IRAs do. Read more » ...

Every builder starts with a foundation. If you are new to investing, you are building an investment portfolio, and you need to start with an investment foundation. That foundation consists of the basic investment principles. Boiled down to its bare basics, investing concerns returns...