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Historically, small-cap stocks have outperformed large-cap stocks. This difference is referred to in investment circles as the small-cap (aka small-company) premium. The discovery of the small-cap premium is credited to Rolf Banz’s 1981 Journal of Financial Economics study, “The...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Sears Holdings (SHLD) is his “Sell of the Week” for March 29, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why UCP, Inc. (UCP) is his “Buy of the Week” for March 28, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

My father-in-law passed last week. Les was a person who was willing to take risks when the potential payoff seemed to warrant doing so. This led him to stop his graduate school studies at the University of Chicago and join what was then a brand-new government agency: NASA. His...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why TripAdvisor (TRIP) is his “Sell of the Week” for March 22, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Sodastream International (SODA) is his “Buy of the Week” for March 21, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to...

Yesterday’s interest rate hike by the Federal Open Market Committee was the third in a 15-month period. More notably, it was just the third rate hike since the financial crisis. The rate hike represents another step in the (so far) very gradual removal of stimulus. At current...

Save the Date! Our 2017 Investor Conference will be held November 3-5 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, FL. We’re scheduling many great speakers for the event, including Mark Hulbert, John Buckingham and Wesley Gray among others. You’ll also get to meet my fellow...

One term used to describe the market’s post-election move is “meltup.” It’s a financial industry antonym for meltdown. During both meltups and meltdowns, there is a strong element of psychology at play. Market observers have attributed the ongoing post-election rally...

There is rarely a week that goes by without a new fund being launched. There is also rarely a day when someone does not recommend a stock or a bond. It’s enough to make an investor’s head spin. It certainly complicates the process of choosing a good investment and sticking to...