Finding Bargains Among Stocks With Falling Stock Prices

  Finding Bargains Among Stocks With Falling Stock Prices Underperforming stocks may seem unappealing, but the price weakness can turn them into bargains with upside potential. The Essence of the Benjamin Graham Approach A cut-to-the-chase synopsis of Graham’s rules, which were based on buying stocks trading with a margin of safety.   52-Week Highs Perform…

 

Risk Tolerances Change With Both Age and the Market

An investor’s willingness to invest in stocks varies with the level of the S&P 500 index and other major indexes. Similarly, in aggregate, older investors tend to be more conservative than younger investors. Neither statement should be a surprise to those of you who have been investing for a long time and/or are familiar with…

 

The Essence of the Benjamin Graham Approach

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Volume Surges Have a Fading Impact on Returns Generally speaking, stock movements accompanied by spikes in volume are thought to be more meaningful and more likely to continue versus those movements made on relatively light trading volume. While new data from Australia shows that…

 

Two Important Rules Go Into Effect on Monday

Starting on Monday, industry regulator FINRA will require brokers to ask for a trusted contact when an individual investor opens an account or a firm is updating client information. A trusted contact is a person the brokerage firm can contact if financial exploitation is suspected. A brokerage firm may also rely on the trusted contact…

 

The Top AAII Stock Screens of 2017

  The Essence of the Benjamin Graham Approach Benjamin Graham has been called the father of value investing and is considered by many to be one of the most successful investors of all time. It’s good reason then that his stock selection methodology has been mimicked by other successful investors such as Warren Buffett. This…

 

Two Ways to Build and Preserve Wealth

For all of the chatter coming out of the financial industry about building wealth, I continue to believe that two of the best methods for individual investors are process and automation. The likelihood of success is enhanced when a good process is put in place and automation is used when it is both reasonable and…

 

The January 2018 AAII Journal is Now Available Online.

  Feature Article » Polar Opposite: MAGNET Complex Goes From Bottom to Top in 2017 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA Our annual review of the AAII screening strategies finds MAGNET Complex on top after being the worst performer in 2016.   Portfolio Strategies » Insights on Using the 4% Withdrawal Rule From Its Creator by…