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 Here are the Top 10 articles from AAII.com for July 2016 (based on unique page views):   The Top 10 Economic Indicators: What to Watch and Why Everyone wants to keep a pulse on the economy, but no one wants to wade through the massive volume of statistics. A look at...

Special Question

 Most of us take some type of risk every day. However, risk is very subjective. When it comes to investment risk, many factors come into play as to how much we are willing to accept. Age, current financial situation, etc., all play a role as to how much risk we are willing...

Special Question

 July’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members how Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union affected their allocation decisions. Nearly three-quarters of respondents (73%) said the referendum’s outcome either did not affect their portfolio...

Asset Allocation

 Individual investors held their largest exposure to fixed-income investments in more than three years, according to the July AAII Asset Allocation Survey. Equity allocations were unchanged, while cash levels rose. Stock and stock fund allocations stayed at 64.1% for a second...

SentimentSurvey

  Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market is at a four-week high, though continuing to remain below average, in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment rose back above 40%, while optimism slipped. Bullish sentiment,...

Special Question

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what industries or sectors they like right now. Health care topped the list, named by 43% of all respondents. (Included in health care is biotech, which was specifically named by 11% of all respondents.)...

sell

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Graco Inc. (GGG) is his “Sell of the Week” for July 27, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you...

Digest

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: Avoiding the Mistakes Made by Ineffective Investors Investors can often do more harm than good to their portfolios by chasing after IPOs, reaching for yield and not understanding what...

buy

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why TrueBlue, Inc. (TBI) is his “Buy of the Week” for July 26, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...

Special Question

 Last week we asked our readers what they consider to be the best long-term investment, and here is what they said: Of the 2,377 people who voted by 7:15 a.m. (Central) on Sunday, July 24, 70% view stocks or mutual funds as the best long-term investment. Real estate came in...