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 Car sales fell unexpectedly in March, boosting fears about bloated inventories and pricing pressure in an industry that many see as a key driver of the U.S. economy. This also reignited concerns about a subprime auto-loan bubble. Automotive industry analysts were expecting...

  A prelude to this week’s commentary: BlackRock made financial news headlines by announcing a change in how some of its active mutual funds will be managed. Rather than rely on human stock picking, the company is shifting to a heavy reliance on quantitative strategies....

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members to explain how the success or failure of the Trump administration’s proposed policies influence their outlook for stock prices. Responses were mixed. Nearly one out of four respondents (24%) think the president’s...

 Pessimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices rose to nearly 40%, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, optimism fell below 30%. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months,...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why TASER International (TASR) is his “Sell of the Week” for April 5, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Stocks With Attractive Accrual Ratios While most investors focus on earnings to measure profitability and company success, it can be insightful to see whether cash flow generation...

 Feature Article: Portfolio Strategies » Factors Allow Investors to Think Differently About Diversification Tilting a portfolio to a small number of factors, including value and size, can increase returns while at the same time reducing risk. In This Issue: Portfolio Strategies...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why F5 Networks (FFIV) is his “Buy of the Week” for April 4, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you...

 Last month’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members to describe the impact that the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes are having on their asset allocation decisions. More than half of all respondents (57%) said that the rate hikes are either not affecting...

 Equity allocations among individual investors rose to their highest level in nearly two years, while cash allocations fell to a two-year low. The March AAII Asset Allocation Survey also shows slightly lower fixed-income allocations. Stock and stock fund allocations rose 2.1...