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 Weekly Market Summary U.S. stocks ended April higher, buoyed by strong corporate earnings. The week started off strongly in the wake of the results of the French presidential elections, which had the centrist candidate winning the first round. The Dow Jones industrial average,...

  There is one portfolio deletion and one portfolio addition for the SSR tracking portfolio in May. For more information on this month’s portfolio changes, read the May SSR Monthly Report. April Market Recap Geopolitics dominated the financial headlines in April. Rising...

 With May starting in just a few days, those of you who are sensitive to the market’s semiannual cycles may be reciting the chorus of The Clash’s 1982 hit, “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” A better question would be “Should I Stay or Should I Rotate?” Staying would...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion about the current pace of economic growth. Forty percent of respondents described the pace of growth as slow, too slow or sluggish. Several of the respondents believe that the pace of...

 Optimism among individual investors about the short-term direction of stock prices rebounded to its highest level in two months. At the same time, the percentage of investors describing their outlooks as either neutral or pessimistic fell. All three sentiment indicators are...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Adobe Systems (ADBE) is his “Sell of the Week” for April 26, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Model Shadow Stock Portfolio: Handling Major Financial Statement Revisions Major revisions to financial statements have been rare among Shadow Stocks; their mere occurrence...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) is his “Buy of the Week” for April 25, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you...

 For many investors, dividends are an excellent means of generating income for their portfolio. Depending on where you are in your investment lifecycle, you may reinvest those dividends or you use the income on various expenses. AAII Weekly Survey Question However, depending...

 There is a common notion that stocks, at least if held for a long-time, usually outperform other assets, so that stocks should be the cornerstone of any long-term portfolio. If, when this idea is presented, you protest: “Wait a minute. Stocks are also risky!” the...