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AAII’s Top 10 Articles for December 2015

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Here are the Top 10 articles from AAII.com for December 2015 (based on unique page views):

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.

AAII’s annual tax and financial planning guide is designed to help you assess your current tax situation and plan for any changes that may improve your tax liability both this year and next.

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

The question every investor wants to know is: How well am I doing? Although some people are satisfied simply watching the dollars grow, most investors want that translated into a performance figure. A look at two methods for calculating your portfolio’s return.

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

CI’s annual guide to buying a computer for computerized investment analysis, tracking and research.

Commissions, fees and taxes can influence what your first investments should be.

There are no simple rules that will tell you when to sell a stock, but an in-depth understanding of what economic, industry, and firm fundamentals drive the price will better equip you for making decisions.

Using the Solver function in Excel to test scenarios that minimize risk or maximize return in a multi-asset portfolio.

Stocks are not the only security covered by the wash-sale rule; prudence is also required with bonds, preferred stocks, mutual funds and ETFs.

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