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  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....

 The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stock prices as “neutral” is at a six-month high, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism pulled back this week, while pessimism rose slightly. Bullish sentiment, expectations...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Mattel (MAT) is his “Sell of the Week” for May 10, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information you...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   A Worksheet Approach to Selecting a Financial Planner Most individuals interview potential financial advisers before making a final selection to help them determine whether...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Tower Semiconductor (TSEM) is his “Buy of the Week” for May 9, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

 A Bloomberg article quoted a money manager as saying that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are “‘weapons of mass destruction’ that have distorted stock prices and created the potential for a market selloff.” According to the managers of the FPA Capital...

 When evaluating most investments, either initially or periodically, smart investors use financial statements, conduct credible analysis and seek genuine expertise. Cash-value life insurance (e.g., whole life, universal life, etc.) can be a terrific product, providing both...

  Special Note: We’re announcing today that Fidelity Investments’ senior investment strategist Bruce Johnstone will be a keynote speaker at this year’s upcoming AAII Investor Conference. Johnstone was previously ranked as the #1 equity-income fund manager...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members to share their thoughts about the NASDAQ recently rising above the 6,000 level for the first time. One out of four respondents (25%) described the achievement as meaningless or otherwise said that it does not...