Stocks are good hedges against inflation, preserve purchasing power, and, over long periods, are less risky than bonds. Read more » ...

An explanation of the so-called “fear gauge” and insight into how it is used. The VIX is a measure of the implied or expected volatility of S&P 500 options over the next 30 days. Implied volatility is the market’s estimated future volatility and is reflected in the premiums...

Detailed return information and data on 446 ETFs and ETNs, including an overview of the current trends in the ETF industry. Read more » ...

Though investing gurus differ in what they look for in a stock, there are five common traits we see across the AAII value-oriented screens. Wouldn’t you love to get Benjamin Graham’s thoughts on whether a stock you are considering is priced attractively? Or how about getting...

Following the 2008 financial crisis, there has been debate about how much regulatory change is needed, including whether floating net asset values should be required. Read more » ...

Mr. Bogle has a very sound knowledge about investing. I am very fortunate to have my 401(k) plan through Vanguard. My plan offers both index funds and active funds as options. Although my investments are mostly in index funds, I also use a couple of active funds to balance out...

Inherited IRAs do not qualify for the same protections under the bankruptcy code as other types of IRAs do. Read more » ...

Since luck plays a bigger role than skill in influencing investment returns, investors need to focus on their portfolio management process. Read more » ...

Basing trading decisions on what feels emotionally satisfying often leads to the worst portfolio performance. Read more » ...

Though investing gurus differ in what they look for in a stock, there are five common traits we see across the AAII value-oriented screens. Read more » ...