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It is easy to make money when the stock market is soaring. You really don’t need to read this article to prosper during those favorable environments. However, as experienced investors know, the key to long-term financial success is to survive the troughs. How does your portfolio...

The February edition of Computerized Investing is now available! This month includes: The Top 11 Sites for Personal Finance, Retirement Planning and Tax Resources An update of the websites that offer the best guidance and tools for personal financial planning issues, including budgeting,...

 Investors are undoubtedly familiar with the concept of diversification, which is a fundamental idea underlying modern portfolio theory. The phrase, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” is one that has been familiar to investors for thousands of years. At least intuitively,...

The January Edition of Computerized Investing is now available! This month includes: Using Asset Class Rotations to Reduce Portfolio Risk and Increase Return Using an asset rotation strategy is a simple way to improve your portfolio’s performance, but you need the right tools...

This article deals with several important retirement questions: “How much money do I need in my investment portfolio at the start of retirement?” and “How much can I safely withdraw from my investment portfolio during the retirement years?” While it’s not possible to...

This article originally appeared in the October 2013 issue of the AAII Journal. Legendary investor Charles Ellis has spent 50 years working closely with nearly 100 investing organizations, knowing many of the world’s most effective and successful investment managers, teaching...

This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. One of the biggest risks to investors’ net worth is the portfolio decisions they make. Failing to adhere to an appropriate long-term strategy has a significant damaging impact on wealth. Since wealth is...

This article originally appeared in the July 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. It may come as a surprise to those who have placed their nest eggs in an S&P 500 index fund, or an actively managed version thereof, that they are actually making a decision to exclude a significant...

This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. The secret to investing successfully is no secret; many investors have heard it already. The problem is that too many investors still do not practice it. Simply put, if you invest over a period of time,...

This excerpt is from “Keynes’s Way to Wealth,” by John F. Wasik and originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. If you are not an AAII member and want to gain access to all the benefits of membership, simply take a risk-free 30-day Trial...