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 The “Trump Rally” for stocks seemingly hit a wall this week. Optimism among investors following the election of Donald Trump has given way to more of a wait-and-see attitude and even animosity in the wake of several administration actions. There are times when stocks are...

 Weekly Market Summary Investor optimism waned this week following several controversial executive orders from President Trump. Chief among them was a move to restrict immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, which sent airline and technology stocks falling. The technology...

  We are currently in the heart of fourth-quarter earnings season. The release of results is clustered in the mornings and afternoons, particularly between Tuesdays and Thursdays. Depending on what’s in your portfolio, it can be tough to keep up with all of the news. For...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members to explain how, if at all, the Dow’s rise above 20,000 influences their expectations for the stock market. Over half of the respondents said that the Dow’s recent performance has little to no influence...

 The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term market outlook as “neutral” decreased from last week, while pessimism has now been above 30% for three consecutive weeks for the first time since the election, according to the latest AAII Sentiment...

 Last month’s AAII Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members what, if any, allocation changes they expected to make this year. An equal percentage of respondents indicated that they planned to increase their allocation to equity and indicated that they were...

 Stock and stock funds accounted for 66.0% of the average individual investor portfolio, according to the January AAII Asset Allocation Survey. Cash allocations fell last month to 17.7% of the average investor portfolio, 5.8 percentage points below the long-term average of...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Is Your Diversified Portfolio Truly Diversified? Mutual funds—and more recently, exchange-traded funds (ETFs)—have offered safety and diversification by allowing individual...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why DexCom (DXCM) is his “Sell of the Week” for February 1, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) is his “Buy of the Week” for January 31, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to...