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We are now a full quarter of the way through 2014 and the market still does not have a clear direction. March turned out to be a volatile month for stocks, but the market did end up slightly higher. The employment outlook continues to look better, although we are far from witnessing...

It may not feel like it for some, but the market has had an incredible run. In fact, on March 9, we celebrated the fifth anniversary of the bull market. It is easy to discount how far the market has come. On March 9, 2009, the Dow Jones industrial average bottomed out at 6507.04,...

After pulling back to begin 2014, it seems that the market has stabilized slightly and is in need of a catalyst to spur any movement in either direction. While our recovery seems to be ongoing, the improvements have been slow, especially in the labor markets. We have now had two...

The year 2013 was one of the strongest for both of the model portfolios. The economy has been generally trending in the right direction. Unemployment is dropping while companies seem to be growing again. Since the “Great Recession,” the economy has been boosted by unprecedented...

1-Year Returns as of 11/30/13: AAII Fund Portfolio 27.5% — AAII Shadow Stock Portfolio 61.4% Read more »  ...

1-Year Returns as of 10/31/13: AAII Fund Portfolio 27.6% — AAII Shadow Stock Portfolio 55.7% Read more »  ...

1-Year Returns as of 9/30/13: AAII Fund Portfolio 21.7% — AAII Shadow Stock Portfolio 56.4% Read more »  ...

1-Year Returns as of 8/31/13: AAII Fund Portfolio 19.4% — AAII Shadow Stock Portfolio 49.8% Read more »  ...

1-Year Returns as of 7/31/13: AAII Fund Portfolio 27.3% — AAII Shadow Stock Portfolio 76.6% Read more »  ...

1-Year Returns as of 6/30/13: AAII Fund Portfolio 20.1% — AAII Shadow Stock Portfolio 63.3% Read more »  ...