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AAII’s Top 10 Articles for July 2016

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Here are the Top 10 articles from AAII.com for July 2016 (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.

An in-depth look at the best websites for tracking your portfolio’s gains and losses and measuring its performance.

An in-depth look at the best software for tracking your portfolio’s gains and losses and measuring its performance.

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.

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.

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

Long-term care annuities, confinement care riders and Medicare-compliant annuities can help cover the costs of long-term care.

Contrarians don’t take the opposite view of the consensus, but think differently, act independently and question assumptions.

The future earnings power of any company involves the interaction of many company, industry, and economic forces. Earnings estimates embody investors’ opinions of factors such as sales growth, product demand, competitive industry environment, profit margins and cost controls. Stock prices adjust as these expectations change or are proven wrong.

These informative articles are just a sample of the benefits to being an AAII member. To start becoming an effective manager of your own assets, consider a risk-free 30-day Trial AAII Membership.

 

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