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  I have always thought it best to have many choices when buying something, selecting a mutual fund, or even making a decision. But as Charles Duhigg points out in his latest book, “Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business,” when people...

Investor Update

  This week, Morningstar held its annual Investment Conference. Attended primarily by financial advisers, the conference is notable for both its size and its mutual fund focus (though there were sessions on other topics). This week, I’ll share some of my notes and observations....

Special Question

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how oil prices are affecting their outlook for the stock market. Slightly more than four out of 10 respondents (42%) said oil prices were not having an impact or were only having a small impact. Some pointed...

SentimentSurvey

  Pessimism among individual investors is at its highest level and neutral sentiment is at its lowest level since February, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism remains at an unusually low level. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise...

sell

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why McDonald’s (MCD) is his “Sell of the Week” for June 15, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...

Digest

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: Why a New Allocation Approach is Needed: The traditional way of allocating portfolios costs investors significant wealth and fails to consider how risk actually occurs in the real world....

buy

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Solaredge Technologies (SEDG) is his “Buy of the Week” for June 14, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter...

Special Question

 Last week’s AAII special question asked what individual investors thought was the best feature of financial technology (FinTech) such as robo-advisors. For those who do not use FinTech, we asked what was keeping them from doing so. Among the 205 respondents, 54.1% said...

Investor Update

  On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal published an article headlined, “Rock-Bottom Bond Yields in Europe Hit All-Time Lows.” Thursday morning, a headline on The Financial Times’ website declared: “Relentless: Bund Yields Take Fresh Step Down.” The headlines were...

Special Question

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members why it does or not matter if the major U.S. stock indexes rise above their record highs in the near term. Almost half of respondents (49%) said it does not matter. Many of these members said they invest for...