Behavioral Finance

If you are like the typical investor, cognitive biases, emotions and reactive thinking inevitably influence your decisions to some extent. The result can often be subpar portfolio returns. Some of the most obvious examples of behavioral errors are lotteries. Why do we play when...

Investor Update

Before you give into any temptation to follow analysts’ recommendations, consider this conclusion from three researchers: “On average, analysts’ revisions are not highly correlated with subsequent long-run returns, indicating that analysts do not provide new information that...

Special Question

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what their comfort level is with the current valuations of stocks. Slightly more than one out of four respondents (26%) view stock prices as being overvalued. An additional 22% said that they are either uncomfortable...

SentimentSurvey

For just the third time in the past 23 weeks, at least one in three individual investors say they are optimistic about the short-term direction of stock prices, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Meanwhile, neutral sentiment is above 40% for a sixth consecutive week. Bullish...

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AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Neogen Corp (NEOG) is his “Sell of the Week” for April 20, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the...

Weekly Features

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlight these valuable AAII articles: Qualitative Guidelines for Mutual Fund Selection: Looking at the type and frequency of communications, portfolio holdings, manager stability and expense ratio caps can help with the fund selection process. Retirement...

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AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Dillard’s (DDS) is his “Buy of the Week” for April 19, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you...

speaker blue

Just as a rising tide lifts all boats, a rising market tends to lift all stocks. Well, almost all stocks. Upward price individual stock performance during a strong market may represent only average performance while a minor stock price decline during a major bear market represents...

Investor Update

When was the last time you looked at a company you never heard of? How about a company whose name sounded somewhat familiar, but you can’t recall why and otherwise you don’t know anything about? If your answer is rarely, never or not in a long while, you’ve got plenty of...

Special Question

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what they thought about corporate inversions. Nearly 31% of respondents said that Congress should change the tax code. Several in this group said reform should include lower taxes or measures to ban or discourage...