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Special Question

 Since the launch of the first public index mutual fund on December 31, 1975, mutual funds have been a popular vehicle for investors to invest in a basket of stocks as an easy means of achieving portfolio diversification. In the 23 years since the first exchange-traded fund...

Special Question

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what their comfort level is with the current valuations of stocks. Slightly more than half of all respondents (51%) described valuations as being too high. Among the reasons cited were insufficient earnings...

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 The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term outlook for stocks as “neutral” is at its highest level in two months, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, optimism is back below 30%. Pessimism is lower as well. Bullish...

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 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why World Fuel Services Corp. (INT) is his “Sell of the Week” for August 3, 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: AAII Model Portfolio Update: Introducing the Level3 Passive Portfolio AAII’s founder, James Cloonan, introduces his new Level3 Passive Portfolio, which is based on research carried...

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 The August 2016 AAII Journal is Now Available Online.  Feature Article: The Individual Investor’s Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds 2016 Detailed return information and data on 473 exchange-traded products, including an overview of the current trends in the ETF industry.  Also...

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 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) is his “Buy of the Week” for August 2, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you...

Top 10 Articles

 Here are the Top 10 articles from AAII.com for July 2016 (based on unique page views):   The Top 10 Economic Indicators: What to Watch and Why Everyone wants to keep a pulse on the economy, but no one wants to wade through the massive volume of statistics. A look at...

Special Question

 Most of us take some type of risk every day. However, risk is very subjective. When it comes to investment risk, many factors come into play as to how much we are willing to accept. Age, current financial situation, etc., all play a role as to how much risk we are willing...

Special Question

 July’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members how Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union affected their allocation decisions. Nearly three-quarters of respondents (73%) said the referendum’s outcome either did not affect their portfolio...