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Investor Update

 To parents of my fellow Generation X members, as well as parents of Baby Boomers, we—your adult sons and daughters—want to hear from you. We want to know how your health is. We want to know how financially stable you are. We want to hear about any potential problems as...

Special Question

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion on the current pace of economic growth. More than one of three respondents (36%) describe economic growth as slow, weak or anemic. An additional 16% say economic growth is too slow and...

SentimentSurvey

  Optimism about the six-month direction of stock prices is at a five-week high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment fell and pessimism is slightly lower. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, jumped 4.3 percentage...

sell

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Flowserve Corp. (FLS) is his “Sell of the Week” for August 17, 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: The Truth About Top-Performing Mutual Fund Managers It’s only natural for investors to look at past performance when selecting managers of either mutual funds or separate accounts....

buy

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why McDermott International (MDR) is his “Buy of the Week” for August 16, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter...

Special Question

 Many people invest in dividend-paying stocks as a source of income and for the opportunity to reinvest the dividends to purchase additional shares of stock. Generally speaking, dividend-paying companies are seen as being more financially stable and mature. In turn, the stock...

Investor Update

 If one were to survey investors about what traits make a stock attractive, the top of the list would include an attractive valuation, a reasonable expectation of a price increase (particularly sooner rather than later), a sound underlying business model and good fundamentals....

Special Question

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, they have adjusted their investing strategy recently. More than half of all respondents (55%) said they are focusing on or have shifted more into stocks, particularly value and dividend-paying...

SentimentSurvey

  Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices rebounded back above 30% in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment pulled back modestly, while pessimism was unchanged. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise...