AAII Journal January 2017 Issue Now Available

Feature Article: Downward Estimate Revisions Screen Tops Unconventional Year Bucking its historical trend during a year marked by unusual events, Estimates Revisions Lowest 30 Down was the top-performing AAII screen of 2016.   In This Issue: Stock Strategies: Deep Value Investing Has Not Gone Out of Style An updated version of Benjamin Graham’s Deep Value…

 

Jeopardy! Shows Humans Don’t Maximize Profits

One of the common behavioral biases is anchoring. Anchoring is basing expectations and viewpoints on previous, often recent, information. An example would be the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. The benchmark bond yielded 1.59% today. If it were to rise over the short term to, say, 2.0%, your opinion would likely be that rates…

 

Strategies for the Irrational Investor

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 the odds of winning are low? Ironically, part of the reason…

 

10 Basic Axioms to Follow to Reach Your Retirement Goals

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlight these valuable AAII articles: Increasing Retirement Withdrawal Rates Through Asset Allocation: The optimal equity allocation depends on market valuations, though a fixed 60% stock/40% Treasury bill allocation works well overall. The Individual Investor’s Guide to the Top Mutual Funds 2016: AAII’s annual mutual fund guide provides information and performance…