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 On behalf of everyone at AAII, I want to say thank you to all of you who have served or are currently serving in the military. The stock market will be open Friday, Veterans Day, but banks and government offices will be closed. Big, unexpected events commonly trigger strong...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how the possibility of a December rate hike by the Federal Reserve is impacting their sentiment towards stocks. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of respondents said that a rate hike will have no or only very little...

  Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of the stock market surged to its highest level since last November in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment plunged to its lowest level in more than 10 months. Bearish sentiment is lower as...

 Big, unexpected events commonly trigger strong emotional reactions. The wiring in our brains triggers us to quickly respond to new stimuli. The initial course of action is often the wrong one when we’re not in physical danger. This is particularly the case when it comes...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   A Financial Planner’s Guidance for Women on Planning for Retirement It is a fact that 90% of women will be single at some point during their retirement. According to the...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Flowserve Corp. (FLS) is his “Sell of the Week” for November 9, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (WYN) is his “Buy of the Week” for November 8, 2016, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter...

 In case you haven’t heard, on Tuesday, November 8, Americans will go to the polls to elect the 45th President and 48th Vice President of the United States. For many, the end of the current campaign season will not have come soon enough. As of Friday’s close, the...

 Where I grew up in mid-Michigan, there was a local Chevy commercial that had a jingle that went “Baseball, hot dogs, Applegate and Chevrolet.” This week the news cycle, at least here in Chicago, has been focused on baseball and the “lovable losers”—the Chicago Cubs—breaking...

 Weekly Market Summary The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell for the seventh straight session on Friday and ended the week down 1.5% at 17,888.28. This is the longest losing streak for the blue-chip index since August. For October, the index lost 0.9%. This week, the...