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 Sometime this month the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on net neutrality, with all indications pointing toward a rolling back of current policies. While a lot has been written following this announcement, there is still a general misunderstanding, I feel,...

 One cannot simply look at the price of a security and determine if the price is enticing: A $10 stock may be more expensive than a $100 stock when the price is related to current and expected dividend payments, growth and capital appreciation. The dividend yield is a basic,...

 Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members how discussions about tax reform were impacting their portfolio decisions. More than 86% of respondents said tax reform was so far having limited or no impact on their decisions. Many respondents said...

 Individual investors’ cash allocations fell last month to a level not seen in 18 years. At the same time, the November AAII Asset Allocation shows a rebound in both equity and fixed-income allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations rebounded by 0.6 percentage points to...

 As I write this, the full Senate is considering the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). One provision in the Senate’s version of the TCJA impacts the treatment of capital gains. Specifically, the provision would eliminate your ability to specify which lot you sold if you purchased...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how they thought the average consumer is fairing relative to a year ago. The majority of respondents (57%) perceive that consumers are faring better. Job and wage growth, continued economic growth, rising stock...

 The latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows the percentage breakdowns of individual investors’ expectations for the short-term direction of stock prices being close to average. Bullish sentiment, neutral sentiment and bearish sentiment are all within a few percentage points of...

 Computerized Investing’s new November content is available! This month includes: “Getting Started in Investing, Part 1” If you want to invest, but don’t know how to start, these tips and links can get you going. Part 1 of a new series—written by Computerized...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Strategies for Managing Required Minimum Distributions You are forced to spend down traditional IRAs at a steady rate after age 70½, whether you need the cash or not. The secret...

 In his TED Talk, David Steindl-Rast makes the case for happiness being directly tied to gratitude. The monk and interfaith scholar says people who are more grateful tend to also be happier people. I’m referring to it not only because it is a great talk (to be fair, I’m...