December AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Fixed-Income Allocations Reach 11-Month High

Individual investors ended 2015 with their largest bond exposure since last January, according to the December AAII Asset Allocation Survey. Equity and cash allocations were both slightly down. Stock and stock fund allocations declined by 0.2 percentage points to 65.3%. The change was not large enough to prevent equity allocations from remaining above their historical…

 

Advocating the Paycheck Strategy for Lifetime Investing

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. The Paycheck Strategy for Lifetime Investing is outside of the current investment paradigm of professional investment advisers, but we believe it can be the basis for a strategy to ensure a flow of income. Instead of focusing on periodic investment gains and losses,…

 

AAII Investor Update: Binary Option Contracts, A Really Bad Idea

Companies are very aware of our tendency, as humans, to overestimate the odds of making money. They use this to their advantage by pitching products and services as money-making opportunities that in reality are highly effective tools for separating us from our money. One bad idea for a financial product brought to my attention in…

 

AAII’s Top 10 Articles for November 2015

Here are the Top 10 articles from AAII for November 2015 (based on page views):  Defining Your Investment Philosophy Without an easy-to-explain investment philosophy, you run the risk of chasing one investment fad to the next, losing the money along the way. Here are 10 questions that will help you determine that your personal investing philosophy…

 

AAII Weekly Features: Finding Bargains Among Stocks With Falling Prices

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlight these valuable AAII articles: The Model Shadow Stock Portfolio’s Long-Term Performance Understanding What Bond Market Liquidity Means for Your Portfolio Using Rational Value to Judge a Stock’s Worth Finding Bargains Among Stocks With Falling Stock Prices The featured AAII stock screen this week is the Zweig approach. Our Member…