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Momentum investors seek rapidly growing companies with prices to match. Their hope is that continued growth will attract additional investors who will continue to drive up the stock price. That investment philosophy, centered on earnings growth, underlies the approach used by...

Many investors seek income to supplement their portfolio returns while at the same time insulating themselves from market declines. In “The Little Book of Big Dividends: A Safe Formula for Guaranteed Returns” (John Wiley & Sons, 2010), Charles Carlson outlines a recipe for...

Many individual investors embody value investing—Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett immediately come to mind. Among investment management firms, perhaps none is as devoted a follower of the principles of value investing as Tweedy, Browne Company. In his book “Smarter Stock Picking”...

Not all that long ago, “stock-picking” entailed tedious, relentless research. In order to get the complete financial picture of a firm and its shares, individual investors had to scour the pages of financial newspapers or pore over scores of thick, dull annual reports. You...

David Dreman is a famous investor whose name is linked with the definition of “contrarian.” Contrarians think independently, as opposed to going along with the crowd. Dreman feels that irrational behavior in the markets tends to push a stock’s value away from its true value....

A low-interest rate environment has helped to fuel a run-up in the prices of dividend-paying stocks. Equity-income investing is once again fashionable, but some investment advisers have always preached the long-term benefits of investing in dividend-paying stocks. Lowell Miller...

The October AAII Stock Screens Update is now available online. Featured Screen: The Wanger–Revised Approach Ralph Wanger, the founder of Wanger Asset Management and the former manager of the Acorn Fund (now the Columbia Acorn Fund), is a consistent promoter of small-stock...

Year to date, the Oberweis Octagon screen leads all approaches tracked by AAII, up 42.9% through the end of July. Such a high return is very tempting when the market is up only 6.3% over the same period. But blindly chasing high returns without understanding the drivers and characteristics...

This article originally appeared in the December 2012 issue of the AAII Journal. When searching for stock investing candidates, it may be easy to come up with a list of meaningful screening criteria, but building and applying a cohesive set of criteria can be challenging. Screening...

The October AAII Stock Screens Update is now available online. September wasn’t an excellent month for many stock screens, or markets in general. However, several AAII stock screens are up year-to-date, including the CAN SLIM Revised screen. The CAN SLIM approach is presented...