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William “Bill” Bengen, whose 1994 study introduced the concept of the 4% withdrawal rate for retirees, recently participated in a question and answer session on social media website Reddit. The conversation focused on retirement withdrawal strategies and portfolio allocation....

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ) is his “Buy of the Week” for October 10, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

While working on a new presentation about portfolio strategies, it occurred to me that there is an important question I should address: What investments does an individual investor need in their portfolio? Not specific names, but rather what types of investments. It’s a question...

Feature Article » Stock Strategies Stock Market Retreats and Recoveries by Sam Stovall Only six months, on average, have separated the end of one decline and the start of the next one, but recoveries have been quick. AAII InvestoGraphic » Stock Market Volatility by AAII Staff Large-company...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Invesco Ltd., PLC (IVZ) is his “Buy of the Week” for October 3, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

A study showing that most stocks have failed to outperform one-month Treasury bills has been the topic of some discussion this year. The analysis, conducted by Arizona State University finance professor Hendrick Bessembinder, found that slightly more than four out of seven stocks...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX) is his “Buy of the Week” for September 26, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...

Two special notes before I start this week’s commentary. First, L’Shanah Tovah to those of you celebrating Rosh Hashanah. Second, though our Investor Conference is getting close to selling out, there is still time to register. You will want to hurry because late fee pricing...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Athene Holding Ltd. (ATH) is his “Buy of the Week” for September 19, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

The big questions on many people’s minds right now is what to do about the Equifax breach. Sensitive personal information—including Social Security numbers and birthdates—on 143 million consumers was stolen. The situation is still evolving, but Equifax is offering “free...