Members Welcome Fed’s Rate Hike

With the Sentiment Survey during the week before Christmas, we asked AAII members for their thoughts about the Federal Reserve’s recent rate hike. More than 37% of respondents agreed with or approved of the rate hike. Nearly 29% said it was either about time to raise rates or that the rate hike was overdue. About…

 

Investor Update: Two Key Points About the Fed’s Rate Hike

Much of the chatter about yesterday’s interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve overlooks two key points. First, over the past 61 years, stocks have tended to rise during the 12-month period following the first rate hike. Secondly, it’s different this time. Put asterisks by both of those statements. I’ll start with the reassuring news….

 

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…

 

Weekly Features–The Advantages of Simple Allocation Strategies

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlight these valuable AAII articles: The Advantages of Simple Allocation Strategies David Dreman’s Contrarian Approach to Stock Selection Why Your Financial Advisor Should Be a Fiduciary Defining Your Investment Philosophy The featured AAII stock screen this week is the Dreman With Estimate Revisions approach. Our Member Question for this week is:…

 

AAII Weekly Features: 16 Financial Ratios for Analyzing a Company’s Strengths and Weaknesses

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlights these valuable AAII articles: 16 Financial Ratios for Analyzing a Company’s Strengths and Weaknesses Managing Cash Flow in Retirement Quantitative Strategies for Selecting Stocks 18 Recommendations for Minimizing Inheritance Conflict The featured AAII stock screen this week is the InvestWare Quality Growth approach. Our Member Question for this week…

 

AAII Weekly Features: How Interest Rates Affect the Price of Bonds

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlights these valuable AAII articles: Frontier Markets Offer Growth From a Very Diverse Set of Economies How Interest Rate Changes Affect the Price of Bonds Driving Emotions From Your Investment Process: A 12-Step Program A Look Inside Exchange-Traded Funds The featured AAII stock screen this week is the Graham Enterprising…