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Last week, I discussed how beating the market is hard to do. I wrote the commentary to provoke an awareness of the challenge that faces anyone pursuing an active strategy. Bluntly put, if you try to handpick investments without a disciplined, rational, well-thought-out plan for...

Overloading on debt is expensive. In addition, credit can be an important lifeline in the event of a crisis, and if you have used all your credit, you have removed a valuable cushion of security. Debt is a major hindrance to achieving financial security for many Americans. Here...

The S&P 500 index hit a new milestone this week, crossing above 2,000 for the first time in its history. The new record high wasn’t actually any more special than any previous record high, other than for its number. Big, round numbers catch attention and 2,000 is a big,...

The September SSR Monthly Report is now available. There is one new portfolio deletion and one new portfolio addition to announce. Read more »  ...

This week’s AAII Weekly Features has been updated. View this week’s Top AAII Articles, Featured Stock Screen and Member Question. Read more »  ...

Bullish sentiment topped 50% for the first time since December 26, 2013, in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Bearish sentiment, meanwhile, continued to drop, falling below 20% for the first time this year. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next...

This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, the current bull market is impacting their attitude towards U.S. stocks. Answers were varied. About 36% of respondents said the current length of the bull market is having no impact. Some of...

I once interviewed a successful exchange-traded fund (ETF) sponsor and had the temerity to offer some suggestions where some ETFs were needed. The response from this person was: “Look, we’re not interested in filling needs as much as we are in building a business.” This...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Burger King Worldwide (BKW) 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...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Strattec Security (STRT) 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...