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“‘Melt Up’ Rally Propels Dow Above 26,000 as Fear Turns to Greed” proclaimed The Wall Street Journal this morning. The headline comes as optimism in our weekly sentiment survey is staying at an unusually high level. Even outside of the office, more people have been bringing...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why VOXX International (VOXX) is his “Sell of the Week” for January 16, 2018, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

For all of the chatter coming out of the financial industry about building wealth, I continue to believe that two of the best methods for individual investors are process and automation. The likelihood of success is enhanced when a good process is put in place and automation is...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut revisits two of last year’s sells “Buys of the Week” that went on to experience big price drops: Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) and DexCom, Inc. (DXCM). He also explains to Chuck Jaffe why his reasons for making Target Corp. (TGT) a “Sell...

Let’s start this week’s commentary with a hypothetical scenario: A person you trust says they have two stock picks for you. Both stocks are expected to rise in price. The charts for each stock are showing similar formations and the recent news seems equally positive. You only...

  Feature Article » Polar Opposite: MAGNET Complex Goes From Bottom to Top in 2017 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA Our annual review of the AAII screening strategies finds MAGNET Complex on top after being the worst performer in 2016.   Portfolio Strategies » Insights on...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut revisits two of last year’s best performing “Buys of the Week,” Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) and United Rentals, Inc. (URI). He also explains to Chuck Jaffe  why AV Homes, Inc. (AVHI) disappointed as a “Buy of the Week,” on the MoneyLife Radio...

As 2017 comes to an end, here are few observations I have I about what was a very good year for the financial markets. During the next correction/bear market, remember that the stock market is also capable of realizing annual gains of 20% or more Staying out of the market because...

Special notes: First, on behalf of everyone at AAII, have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Both the U.S. financial markets and our offices will be closed on Monday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. Finally, we are in the process of updating our Tax Guide to...

The Internal Revenue Service is allowing some 2018 state and local property taxes to be deductible in the 2017 tax year. Those real property taxes must be assessed prior to 2018 and payment must be made in 2017. You will not be able to deduct any prepayment of 2018 state and local...