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  Advertised as a one-stop shopping, automatic-pilot retirement vehicle, life cycle or target date mutual funds have become increasingly popular. These funds are aimed at individuals seeking an all-in-one retirement fund to invest his or her retirement nest egg, with a target...

 Ask most people how much a lottery ticket is worth and the most probable answers will be the price of the ticket, the value of the jackpot or simply: “Is it a winning ticket?” The value of a ticket for a forthcoming drawing is none of these. The reason for this is related...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how comfortable they are with the current valuations of stocks. Approximately 44% of respondents say valuations are too high. Many of these respondents describe valuations as being high relative to historical...

 Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market is at its highest level in more than year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows declines in optimism and neutral sentiment. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Interest Rate Sensitivity and Bond Pricing How can it be that there are times when “safe” assets such as high-quality corporate bonds or U.S. Treasuries exhibit levels of...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Container Store Group Inc (TCS) is his “Buy of the Week” for April 11, 2018, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you...

 Borrowing money through a margin account to purchase securities can be a profitable and wise investment strategy. But debt creates financial leverage: The money in a full payment purchase can instead be used as a type of down payment to buy a much larger block of stock. This...

 The term “yield” is thrown about often by the financial press and others. The trouble is that yield has many different meanings and implications for investors. This article will try and sort out some of the major differences. It will not, however, attempt to present mathematically...

 Lately, friends and acquaintances have been bringing up the stock market’s volatility in conversation. While it’s always possible for me to be an outlier, I suspect in this case that I’m not. The magnitude of the moves is one reason market volatility is a topic of conversation....

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, they have recently adjusted their stock investing strategy. Half of the respondents (50%) said that they haven’t made any change to their strategy lately. Many of these respondents expressed...