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Digest

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: Uses and Misuses of Ben Graham-Style Investing: Deep value investing has outperformed the market averages over long periods of time, so why wouldn’t everyone with a long time horizon...

buy

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Friedman Industries (FRD) is his “Buy of the Week” for June 7, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...

Special Question

 This week’s AAII special question asked whether individual investors believe financial services firms act in their (the investor’s) best interest. Perhaps not surprisingly, the vast majority–nearly 83%–feel that their interests are secondary to corporate...

Investor Update

  The subject of valuing stocks by their dividend is discussed in the June AAII Journal, which was posted to our website yesterday. Specifically, Computerized Investing editor Jaclyn McClellan takes an in-depth look at Geraldine Weiss’ approach. I’m going to extend the...

Special Question

 This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how big of an impact news and data about Europe, including Great Britain, is having on their outlook for the U.S. stock market. Nearly three out of five respondents (58%) said it was either not affecting...

SentimentSurvey

  Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stocks rebounded strongly in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. The rise followed two consecutive weeks of extraordinarily low levels of bullish sentiment. At the same time, neutral sentiment plunged after...

cover-june2016

 The June 2016 AAII Journal is Now Available Online.   Feature Article: The Weiss Approach to Value in Blue-Chip Stocks Geraldine Weiss’ approach seeks dividend-paying, blue-chip stocks with attractive yields, growth and financial soundness.  Also in This Issue: First...

Special Question

 May’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members if, given $50,000, how they would invest it today. Nearly two-thirds of respondents (65%) said stocks or stock funds. Dividend-paying stocks were a particular favorite, picked by more than 11% of all respondents....

Asset Allocation

 Exposure to fixed income in individual investors’ portfolios continued to rise last month, according to the latest AAII Asset Allocation Survey. May’s increase was the ninth in the past 10 months. Cash allocations rebounded, while equity allocations declined. Stock...

sell

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Monro Muffler (MNRO) is his “Sell of the Week” for June 1, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...