AAII Readers Look Past Social Media as a Research Tool

For do-it-yourself investors, investment analysis may include combing over earnings releases, quarterly and annual reports and analyst research. However, forming our opinions of a security is only half the battle; the other half is understanding the market’s perception of the security–and how that perception manifests itself in the security’s price. While many of us are…

 

How to Be a Real Contrarian Investor

This article originally appeared in the July 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. We’ve all heard that investors move and think like one big crowd, but there are really two crowds. The main herd, and the “anti-herd”—the main herd’s near mirror image. The media often call them “contrarians,” but the real contrarians are those who…