SentimentSurvey

Neutral sentiment rebounded back above its historical average as pessimism continued to pull back from its recent high in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism declined, continuing the streak of fewer than three out of 10 investors expecting gains in the stock market. Bullish...

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This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. The Wall Street machine acts as a huge distraction that creates noise and confusion in the markets—and in our own brain chemistry—that makes long-term investing more difficult. Guy Spier, manager...

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This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. Experience is the best teacher. How true! I have been a professional investment manager for 62 years, mainly at David L. Babson & Co., where I managed portfolios for all kinds of individual and institutional...

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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...

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This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. One of the longest-running debates in finance centers on the most critical part of investing: allocation. Opinions vary on what asset classes to allocate to, how much should be put into each asset class...

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I decided recently to reread some of the investing books that helped shape my investment philosophy and see if they are still relevant for individual investors today. Peter Lynch’s 1989 book “One Up On Wall Street” offered investors wonderful insight into the mind of one of...

Weekly Features

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...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why The Navigators Group (NAVG) is his “Buy of the Week” on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

Lesser-known but notable events that not only have led us to the present day, but also had an impact beyond the financial markets. If you are like most people, you learned history in classes that largely covered facts related to dates, places, and people…and you probably...