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Lately, friends and acquaintances have been bringing up the stock market’s volatility in conversation. While it’s always possible for me to be an outlier, I suspect in this case that I’m not. The magnitude of the moves is one reason market volatility is a topic of conversation....

The April 2018 AAII Journal is Now Available Online.   Feature Article » Are You Spending Too Little in Retirement? by Meir Statman While mental tools and self-control are useful when saving, in retirement, they can stop us from spending on ourselves and family.   Financial...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why The Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) is his “Sell of the Week” for April 3, 2018, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

Performance chasing is common in investing. Not investing based on momentum strategies per se, but choosing funds, money managers and newsletters based on recent performance. Institutional investors (pensions, endowments, etc.) are as guilty as individual investors when it comes...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Magellan Health (MGLN) is his “Buy of the Week” for March 27, 2018, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

Last week’s commentary about how tolerance for risk changes with age prompted a few readers to respond. Most of the emails I received focused on defining what risk is. In the world of finance, risk has more than one definition. Risk questionnaires often try to assess a person’s...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA) is his “Sell of the Week” for March 20, 2018, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

An investor’s willingness to invest in stocks varies with the level of the S&P 500 index and other major indexes. Similarly, in aggregate, older investors tend to be more conservative than younger investors. Neither statement should be a surprise to those of you who have been...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why SKECHERS USA, Inc. (SKX) is his “Buy of the Week” for March 13, 2018, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

As the bull market nears its ninth anniversary, the backdrop is evolving. This year has already seen more days with the S&P 500 index closing up or down by 1% or more than we saw during all of last year. Deflation—a concern not so long ago—has been replaced by worries about...