Finding Bargains Among Stocks With Falling Stock Prices

  Finding Bargains Among Stocks With Falling Stock Prices Underperforming stocks may seem unappealing, but the price weakness can turn them into bargains with upside potential. The Essence of the Benjamin Graham Approach A cut-to-the-chase synopsis of Graham’s rules, which were based on buying stocks trading with a margin of safety.   52-Week Highs Perform…

 

Gauging Your Psychological Readiness for Retirement

Revisiting the Risks of Retirement Spending Rules In this update to a 1998 article, we discuss the risks of spending only portfolio income, spending returns or making inflation-adjusted withdrawals. Illustrating the Value of Retirement Accounts Two examples show the considerations to be taken into account when deciding between a taxable account, a traditional IRA and…

 

Common Stock Dividends: What Are They Worth?

Evaluating Dividend Safety With the Free-Cash-Flow Payout Ratio “Cash is king” is a common refrain in investing and investment analysis. Just because a company generates positive earnings doesn’t mean it will succeed. It still needs to generate cash to survive. Thus, whether a company can generate sufficient cash is what matters to stakeholders. Closed-End Bond…

 

Diverging Opinions on Active Management

Time in the Market Influences Millennials’ Investing Attitudes Millennial investors have often been described as being overly conservative with their portfolio allocations. New research backs up that assertion, as there is a small, but significantly sized, group that is far underweighted in equities. Observations From Decades of Tracking Investment Newsletters There is often little persistence…

 

A Closer Look at the Level3 Passive Portfolio’s ETFs

Investment Knowledge and Age Associated With ETF Ownership Owners of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tend to have higher levels of financial knowledge than do investors who do not own ETFs. ETF holders also tend to be younger in age. Notably, a focus on expense ratios does not play a significant role in defining who owns ETFs….

 

How to Find and Select a Financial Planner

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Using Beneficiary-Directed Trusts to Protect Your Heirs Beneficiary-directed trusts can protect a beneficiary from losing inherited trust assets to creditors, claimants and divorcing spouses. Well-Built 529 Plans Can Be a Great Option for College Savings 529 plans allow investment earnings to compound and withdrawals…

 

Revamped AAII Stock Ideas

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Five-Cent Spread Program on Small-Cap Stocks Ends The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) terminated its small-cap stock pilot program which mandated minimum quotations and trading increments for stocks of certain smaller companies. Companies Surpassing Industry Norms These 15 stocks are cheaper than their peers…

 

Future Retirees at Greater Risk of Hardship

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Future Retirees at Greater Risk of Hardship Most current retirees appear able to withstand some type of financial shock. Future retirees may have more difficulty doing so due to changes in the retirement system, says a research fellow at the Center for Retirement Research…

 

Factors Driving a Company’s Dividend Policy

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Factors Driving Dividend Policy An analysis of global dividend policies attributed the rationale for companies to pay and raise their dividends to many factors, including communicating information, so-called “agency costs,” tax policy and a company’s maturation. A Dividend Approach to Judging the Value…

 

Getting the Same Return With Less Risk – The Power of Factors

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Model Shadow Stock Portfolio: Why Quarterly Reviews Still Make Sense The Model Shadow Stock Portfolio has been reviewed quarterly to determine stock sales and additions since its inception dating back to 1993. In a world of 24/7 communications and interaction, the notion of waiting…