AAII Survey: Half of Readers Hold Alternative Investments

When it comes to diversifying an investment portfolio, most people probably think of stocks and bonds, as well as investing across different sectors and industries. However, there is a category of investments gaining in popularity that offer additional diversification benefits: alternative investments. Investopedia defines an alternative investment as “an asset that is not one of…

 

Building a Balanced Portfolio: An Unconventional Allocation

It is easy to make money when the stock market is soaring. You really don’t need to read this article to prosper during those favorable environments. However, as experienced investors know, the key to long-term financial success is to survive the troughs. How does your portfolio perform during severe downturns? How vulnerable is it to…

 

4 in 10 Surveyed Largely Unaffected by Oil Prices

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how oil prices are affecting their outlook for the stock market. Slightly more than four out of 10 respondents (42%) said oil prices were not having an impact or were only having a small impact. Some pointed to the recent stabilization in oil prices, while others…

 

Forgotten By Some, Inflation Is Far From Gone

In an article for InvestmentNews, Rusty Vanneman reminds investors to be mindful of inflation. The reason being is that, although inflation has been a non-issue for the last several years, there are some signs that inflation may be starting to return. The Core Consumer Price Index (Core CPI) is nearing 2% year-over-year growth, ignoring food…