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Special Question

 Discipline is a characteristic that many of the world’s greatest investors have in common. Part of that discipline entails being able to stick with your investment strategy, even through periods of underperformance. Jumping from strategy to strategy, in essence, chasing...

Special Question

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what they thought about the NASDAQ setting a record high record high last week. Responses were mixed. About 21% thought the new record high was a positive event. Another 5% said the record high was expected...

SentimentSurvey

  Pessimism jumped to a three-month high as more than one out of three individual investors described their short-term outlook as “bearish” in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, neutral sentiment fell to its lowest level since February. Bullish...

sell

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Campbell Soup Company (CPB) is his “Sell of the Week” for September 14, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter...

Digest

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: Investing to Avoid the Consequences of Being Wrong Retirees should only risk the savings they don’t need; young investors should allocate as much to stocks as their risk tolerance...

buy

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Unum Group (UNM) is his “Buy of the Week” for September 13, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...

Special Question

 Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are growing in popularity, as they combine thr best characteristics of both stocks and traditional mutual funds into a singular investment vehicle. Generally speaking, four of the key advantages of ETFs over mutual funds are: Tax-Friendly Investing...

Investor Update

 One of the common behavioral biases is anchoring. Anchoring is basing expectations and viewpoints on previous, often recent, information. An example would be the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. The benchmark bond yielded 1.59% today. If it were to rise over the short term...

Special Question

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how big of an impact international events are having on their outlook for the U.S. stock market. Nearly two out of three respondents (62%) said that international events are having no or very little impact...

SentimentSurvey

 The proportion of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at its highest level in a month, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism rebounded, while pessimism fell. Bullish sentiment, expectations that...