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 Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices fell to a new 2017 low in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, the percentage of individual investors describing their outlook as “neutral” is at a new high for the...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Hubbell Inc. (HUBB) is his “Sell of the Week” for May 17, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   What Is Your Investing Edge? This is a commonly held view among value investors: You need to seek out stocks that are underfollowed, in hopes of gaining bits of information...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) is his “Buy of the Week” for May 16, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you...

 Many people do not see an estate plan as necessary, while others recognize the need to plan but have no idea whom to contact or how to begin. Estate planning encompasses much more than simply protecting one’s assets; it provides peace of mind that your assets will pass...

 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...

 Weekly Market Summary The U.S. investors and traders started the week encouraged by the victory of centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election and liberal candidate Moon Jae-in emerged victorious in South Korea’s presidential election. As it turned...

  A lot was written and talked about the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, this week. On Monday, it closed at 9.77, its lowest level since December 1993. This followed Friday’s close by both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite indexes at new all-time highs. In addition, this...

  When NPR’s update of the day’s headlines mentions the stock market’s lack of volatility, conditions must be extraordinarily calm. Such is the case right now. The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s Volatility Index (the CBOE’s VIX)—an obscure index to those who don’t...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what sectors or segments, if any, they think are excessively overvalued right now. Nearly one of out every three respondents (31%) said that technology (particularly the largest tech companies) is overvalued....