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AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Air Methods Corp. (AIRM) is his “Buy of the Week” for January 19, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...

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This article originally appeared in the March 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. Individual retirement accounts (IRAs), 401(k)s, and other qualified accounts are popular ways to save for retirement. Contributions effectively lower your taxable income, but as with any benefit there...

The stock market has gotten off to a bad start this year, and to say Mr. Market is in a rotten mood today may be an understatement. Uncertainty about the Chinese economy and falling oil prices are to blame. For all the growth China has experienced, its economy and its stock market...

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David Bowie, who died from cancer recently at the age of 69, will always be primarily remembered for his music, but he also made history as a pioneer in the world of finance. David Bowie is credited as the first musician to securitize the royalties from his music catalog into a...

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This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. Building a retirement portfolio that won’t run out before we do is a significant challenge of the new “living longer” era. How important is diversification across asset classes to this goal? A recent...

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Winning the lottery or otherwise suddenly coming into a large sum of money creates a set of challenges from a financial and estate planning standpoint. While it’s a problem many of us would like to have, it is a challenge nonetheless. Just one or two improper decisions at the...

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This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how concerned they are about the performance of the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ being driven by a relatively small number of stocks. About 40% of respondents said they are not concerned. Some said they are more focused...

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Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices fell to a nearly 11-year low in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, pessimism rose to a nearly three-year high and neutral sentiment remained above its historical average. Bullish...

Dreaming about winning the big Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot? Before you buy several lottery tickets, consider this bit of guidance from AAII president John Bajkowski: There is a 93% chance of losing everything you spend on Mega Million tickets and a 96% change of losing everything...

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AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Olympic Steel (ZEUS) is his “Sell of the Week” for January 13, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you...