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 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why BlackRock, Inc. (BLK)  is his “Buy of the Week” for October 30, 2018, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

 Financial planning is a process that is tackled by many individual investors quite successfully on their own. But some individuals prefer to have someone else perform the task. The question then arises: How do you find a financial planner? The selection of a financial planner...

 A year ago, I wrote about why I favored corporate bonds instead of government bonds. I revisited the subject this week after doing my semiannual review of my workplace retirement savings account. One of the funds I hold in my 403(b) account is the Vanguard Intermediate-Term...

 Since we are holding our annual Investor Conference in Las Vegas starting tomorrow, this week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what they most like to gamble on. Slightly more than a fourth of all respondents (26%) say they gamble on stocks, particularly...

 Pessimism about the short-term direction of the stock market is at its highest level in six months. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows optimism among individual investors falling to an unusually low level. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Five-Cent Spread Program on Small-Cap Stocks Ends The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) terminated its small-cap stock pilot program which mandated minimum quotations...

  AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut spoke to Chuck Jaffe about why there is an argument to be made for buying a single Mega Millions lottery ticket. Charles explained how the expected value of a ticket is now above its $2 cost and why the eventual winner should opt for the...

  Covering the stock market as a broadcaster and columnist has given Dick Davis a unique perspective on the market—and investor behavior. Although these insights are over 30 years old, many of them are just as valid today as they were in 1984. Thoughts on How Adverse News...

  President Trump has been waging a one-sided war of words against the Federal Reserve in recent weeks. Last week’s statement that the Federal Reserve is “my biggest threat” was the latest in a series of negative comments directed at the central bank. “Because...

  As a follow-up to last week’s commentary about the recent bout of downside volatility and how many stocks are performing worse than the major indexes, I want to discuss strategies this week. Specifically, actionable steps you can take between now and the end of the year. None...