Most AAII Readers Go It Alone When Making Financial Decisions

The mission of AAII for nearly 40 years has been to help individual investors become better managers of their own assets. Our readers and members tend to be self-directed investors who do their own research and manage their own accounts. AAII Weekly Survey Question However, to get a clearer idea of exactly how self-directed our…

 

How to Check Out a Financial Advisor

Editor’s Note: Portions of this article were excerpted with permission of the publisher, John Wiley & Sons (www.wiley.com), from “Getting Started in Finding a Financial Advisor,” by Chuck Jaffe. Copyright 2010 by Chuck Jaffe. You would think figuring out who to turn to when you need financial help would be as simple as telling yourself,…

 

Researching Your Advisor

Most investors won’t buy a stock or mutual fund without doing some level of analysis or research beforehand. Yet, surprisingly, there are those who will follow the advice of a financial planner, insurance agent or other money professional without doing some type of background check. In a recent AdviceIQ article, Sterling Raskie offers some suggestions…

 

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 Journal Update: The Advantages of Simple Asset Allocation

The November 2015 AAII Journal is now available online. Feature Article This month’s feature article is The Advantages of Simple Allocation Strategies. Author Wesley R. Gray suggests that investors are better off reducing the number of asset classes in their investment portfolio since data shows that complex strategies do not significantly outperform simpler ones. This…