The October 2018 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

COVER ARTICLE Getting the Same Return With Less Risk: The Power of Factors By Larry Swedroe, Charles Rotblut, CFA Using factors to diversify a portfolio can pull in extreme annual returns without lowering long-term expected returns.     Editor’s Note By Charles Rotblut, CFA Two articles this month tackle the issue of how to manage…

 

The June 2018 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

Feature Article » Making Better and More Rational Decisions by Charles Rotblut, CFA and Annie Duke Thinking about the various ways the future could play out can help you prepare for unfavorable outcomes and avoid irrational decisions. First Cut » Hagstrom’s Essential Buffett Stocks by John Bajkowski These 25 stocks have characteristics matching Warren Buffett’s…

 

Implications of the Declining Number of Stocks

Ten companies were expected to complete their initial public offerings this week. Normally, this would be ho-hum news unless it involved a very well-known company. [I doubt Blue Apron (APRN), which went public this morning, has enough name recognition outside of millennials to count as being well-known.] What makes this week notable is that if…

 

The June 2017 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

Feature » Piotroski Price-to-Book Screen by John Bajkowski The ranking system’s highest scores work well for high price-to-book stocks, but F-Scores of 6 to 7 work better for low price-to-book stocks. Financial Statements » Using Accruals to Judge How Persistent Earnings Will Be by Charles Rotblut, CFA Accruals can be described as forecasts of future…

 

The Influence of Perception on the Urge to Trade

Consider this scenario: You are presented with two market environments. In the first, the S&P 500 has risen nearly 10% and is holding onto its gain heading into what should be a good earnings season. In the second, the S&P 500 has not only pulled back, but also closed below its 50-day moving average for…

 

Insights From Conversations With Great Investors

Warren Buffett said that among the lessons he learned from Benjamin Graham was that “price is what you pay, value is what you get.” Though Buffett used the phrase in a discussion about bonds and stocks in his 2008 letter to Berkshire-Hathaway shareholders, the adage applies to many other objects. One such object is the…

 

AAII Journal September 2016 Issue

The September 2016 AAII Journal is Now Available Online. Feature Article: The Top ETFs Over Five Years: Health Care Loses Some Ground Six of the 10 top-performing ETFs are from the health care category; homebuilding, consumer staples and bond funds are also on the list. Also in This Issue: Portfolio Strategies: Investing to Avoid the Consequences…

 

12 Steps to Drive Emotions Out of Investing Decisions

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: Avoiding the Mistakes Made by Ineffective Investors Investors can often do more harm than good to their portfolios by chasing after IPOs, reaching for yield and not understanding what they are buying. But who knew that a decades-old episode of Leave it to Beaver could offer…

 

Think Twice Before Making Your Own Market (Br)exit

There is an old investing adage: “the market is always right.” Investors would be wise to question this adage in light of last week’s Brexit referendum. If the market is always right, then why were traders bidding stocks up as the British were voting to leave the European Union? For that matter, why did stocks…

 

What Investors Should Do In Reaction to Brexit

Given the outcome of yesterday’s referendum, which calls for Great Britain to leave the European Union, the question is what’s next? The only honest answer right now is “we don’t know.” BBC News has a good article explaining the vote and the exit process. No country thus far has left the European Union. Greenland previously…