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  Long-term readers know that I like to share my list of investing resolutions at the start each year. The list started in 2012 and has grown since. This year, I’ve added one additional resolution about protecting yourself when managing your finances online and on your computer. If...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how big of a percentage gain or loss the S&P 500 will realize in 2017. Just under three out of five respondents (59%) expect the large-cap index to post a gain next year. Slightly less than half anticipate...

  (Special note: I am out of the office this week. On behalf of everyone at AAII, have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.) Optimism among individual investors is ending 2016 on a high note. The latest AAII Sentiment Survey shows bullish sentiment rising to a five-week...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut recaps 2016 “Sells of the Week” Juno Therapeutics (JUNO), Valeant Pharmaceutical International (VRX) and BOK Financial Corp. (BOKF). He explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch what went right, what went wrong and how the risk/reward profile...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut recaps 2016 “Buys of the Week” Thor Industries (THO), Robert Half International (RHI) and Solaredge Technologies (SEDG). He explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch what went right, what went wrong and how the risk/reward profile of these...

  Happy holidays from everyone at AAII. We couldn’t continue our mission of helping individuals build their investment wealth without the support of our members and readers. We wish you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year in 2017. Sincerely, The AAII Staff ...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut spoke with Moe Ansari on Market Wrap about the Dow’s run towards 20,000 and whether reaching the milestone should matter to individual investors. Market Wrap is a nationally syndicated broadcast. Moe begins each Market Wrap broadcast with...

  All of the hoopla being given to the Dow Jones industrial average reaching 20,000 shows how bad we humans are at analyzing numbers. We’re drawn to the number, because it is recognizable and easy to remember. It also looks big compared to previous milestones such as 5,000...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what impact the possibility of additional rate hikes occurring in 2017 has on their market outlook. Slightly more than two out of five respondents (42%) say that the prospect of future rate hikes either doesn’t...

  Neutral sentiment rebounded from last week’s two-year low in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Furthermore, pessimism among individual investors declined, while optimism remained nearly unchanged. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next...