AAII’s Most-Read Articles for September 2016


Here are the Top 10 articles from AAII.com for September 2016 (based on unique page views):


Starting a bond ladder creates income now and produces cash flow that can be used to reinvest if and when interest rates do rise.

Everyone wants to keep a pulse on the economy, but no one wants to wade through the massive volume of statistics. A look at the top 10 economic indicators can help you narrow your focus.

Six of the 10 top-performing ETFs are from the health care category; homebuilding, consumer staples and bond funds are also on the list.

If this asset allocation is good enough for Warren Buffett’s wife’s bequeathment, isn’t it good enough for you? An analysis of how this allocation would have fared from 1900 through 2014.

Retirees should only risk the savings they don’t need; young investors should allocate as much to stocks as their risk tolerance allows.

A bond’s price is the value of expected cash flows. Learn how to calculate traditional, perpetuity and zero-coupon prices.

Whether it is better to increase or decrease equity allocations in retirement depends on both preferences and assumptions about future returns.

The uncertainty of how long a person will live poses negligible risk at younger ages and sustainable risk at older ages.

*From AAII’s Computerized InvestingThe intrinsic value per share of a stock is a measure of its worth—a value free of emotions or other biased influences. This article describes how to use a spreadsheet to estimate the unbiased worth of a company and, subsequently, its intrinsic value per share.

Value stocks perform better because the markets are not perfectly efficient and investors overpay for growth.

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