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 If you are like most individual investors, you track your investments carefully. For your stock investments that means watching the share price, and for bonds that means watching the bond price. What about mutual funds? Many individuals track the fund’s net asset value (NAV)....

  The familiar 1040 tax form is getting a big makeover. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will release a new Form 1040 this week: “It will be a postcard as we’ve promised.” As of early this afternoon, nothing about it had been...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members if oil prices are affecting their outlook for the stock market. Nearly two-thirds of respondents (66%) say no, oil prices are not affecting their outlook. Many of these respondents add (without any prompting...

 Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices is above 40% for just the second time this year. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey also shows a large drop in optimism and a decrease in the percentage of investors describing their outlook...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Impact of Saving Versus Return on Wealth The dramatic impact on wealth from compound returns really starts to pick up after an investing period of 20 to 25 years. Older...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) is his “Buy of the Week” for June 26, 2018, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...

 Like it or not, we all make mistakes, albeit some are more impactful or costly than others. I just moved to the far west suburbs of Chicago, so I am still learning to get around. That means I am making my fair share of wrong turns these days, which add a few minutes to whatever...

 Whether you are planning for a major purchase, financing an education or planning for retirement, an analysis structure that explicitly considers investment returns, cash flows and horizon is crucial to your eventual success. Expected inflation and variability of investment...

  General Electric Co.’s (GE) long run as a member of the Dow Jones industrial average will end on Tuesday morning. As you have probably already heard, the stock is being replaced by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA). General Electric was an original member of the Dow,...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what they thought about the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) potentially raising interest rates one or two more times this year. Nearly half of all respondents (48%) think it is a good idea. Many of these...