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Many individuals work with a financial adviser to help them achieve their financial goals. There are many potential benefits to hiring an investment advisor. They typically have more knowledge of money management than you do, especially when it comes to matters such as investment...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion on the current yields that stocks are trading at. Slightly more than two out of five respondents (42%) view prevailing yields as being too low or believe companies should do more to raise their...

Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices pulled back to its lowest level in a month. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows increases in both bullish and neutral sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise...

In a recent survey from Hearth Insights, fewer than one in five Americans feel like they’re living the “American Dream.” However, how do you define that dream? As Anthony Ghosn, Heath’s chief executive officer said, that dream is “a complex concept that involves a variety...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members to describe how their sentiment toward the stock market is being influenced by the prospects for tax reform. The majority of respondents (57%) said their sentiment is not being influenced. Many in this group either...

The percentage of individual investors describing their six-month outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at its lowest level in nearly six months. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows increases in both optimism and pessimism. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...

Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members what would prompt them to increase their allocations to stocks. Nearly half of all respondents (44%) said a decline in stock prices and/or a pullback in valuations would prompt them to allocate more to stocks....

Equity allocations among individual investors rebounded to a three-month high last month, according to the September AAII Asset Allocation Survey. Fixed-income allocations fell and cash allocations declined modestly. Stock and stock fund allocations rose 1.9 percentage points to...

One of the most impactful socio-economic trends taking place in this country is the aging of the population. At the last count in 2014, there were over 46 million seniors in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Furthermore, data shows that the senior population...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what they thought about last week’s decision to begin unwinding the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet. Two-thirds of respondents (67%) either approved of the decision, described it as being expected or view the...