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AAII’s Top Articles for February 2016

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Here are the Top 10 articles from AAII.com for February 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.

AAII’s annual mutual fund guide provides information and performance statistics on more than 730 funds.

Simple actions you can take now to focus on the things you can control and avoid making common investment mistakes.

Doing the math, having a good understanding of market and economic history and paying attention to valuations are key to long-term investing success.

Selling is one of the hardest investment decisions to make. Here is a checklist to make the process easier.

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.

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

Tracking cost basis becomes complicated when splits, mergers or spin-offs occur. Merck provided a real-life example of how to do it.

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

 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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