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Special Question

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what factors are most influencing their six-month outlook for stocks. The top two factors were the U.S. presidential election (listed by 45% of respondents) and global economic uncertainty (named by 39%). More...

SentimentSurvey

  Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices is near a three-month high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Pessimism pulled back for a third consecutive week, while neutral sentiment rebounded. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock...

buy

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Apogee Enterprises (APOG) is his “Buy of the Week” for July 5, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...

sell

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why SUPERVALU (SVU) is his “Sell of the Week” for July 6, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the...

Special Question

 The global markets were caught somewhat off guard to the June 23 vote in the U.K. to leave the European Union. In the days that followed, stock markets around the globe first retreated strongly only to rebound, nearly erasing the “Brexit” losses. While most long-term...

Fourth

  From everyone at AAII, we wish you and your family a happy and safe Independence Day!  ...

Top 10 Articles

 Here are the Top 10 articles from AAII.com for June 2016 (based on unique page views): Achieving Greater Long-Term Wealth Through Index Funds John “Jack” Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group of mutual funds, chats with AAII Journal editor Charles Rotblut about why he...

cover-july2016

 The July 2016 AAII Journal is Now Available Online.  Feature Article: Using the Z-Score to Assess the Risk of Bankruptcy The Z-Score predicts the likelihood of bankruptcy or financial distress. A discussion with its creator reveals how to use the model and new variations...

Special Question

 Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members what, if any, allocation changes they expect to make during the second half of this year. One out of three respondents (33%) intend to increase their equity exposure. Several of these respondents...

Asset Allocation

 Individual investors boosted their exposure to equities while reducing their fixed-income and cash allocations last month, according to the June AAII Asset Allocation Survey. The majority of the results were recorded prior to the Brexit vote. Stock and stock fund allocations...