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This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. It’s a fact that the order in which you experience positive and negative returns significantly impacts how your portfolio performs. The big uncertainty is what actual sequence of returns you will experience...

Behavioral Finance

This interview originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. What impact does active trading have on portfolio performance? Terrance “Terry” Odean, professor of Finance at the University of California, Berkeley, has done quite a bit of research into the...

Mature couple talking to financial planner at home

This article originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. Michael Falk is a partner with Focus Consulting Group and the chief strategist on a global hedge fund. His background includes extensive asset allocation research and portfolio development expertise...

Investor Update

Mr. Market started 2016 on the wrong foot, and his mood has gotten worse throughout this month. Barring a big rebound next week, this will be the third consecutive year the S&P 500 has declined in January—something that has only happened two other times since 1950. The index...

Special Question

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what impact the market’s weak start to 2016 has had on their six-month outlook for stock prices. More than four out of 10 respondents (42%) said this month’s decline in stock prices has had a negative impact....

SentimentSurvey

Pessimism about the short-term outlook for stocks moved closer to 50% in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism improved a little, while neutral sentiment plunged to a five-month low. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rose...

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This article originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. Like mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a way for investors to participate in the stock, bond and commodity markets; achieve a diversified portfolio; and gain access to a broad array of...

sell

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why BOK Financial Corp. (BOKF) is his “Sell of the Week” for January 20, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...

Weekly Features

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlight these valuable AAII articles: Being Wrong and Still Making Money: An analysis of nearly 31,000 trades found that successful professional investors all adopted the same habits of execution. The Individual Investor’s Guide to Personal...

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AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Air Methods Corp. (AIRM) is his “Buy of the Week” for January 19, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...