The Impact of “Fake News” on Investment Research

The term “fake news” has entrenched itself in our daily vernacular. Sadly, there was a time the only fake news I came across were stories sent to my by my sister from The Onion, a well-known news satire site. In the aftermath of the U.S presidential election, though, “fake news” has taken on a life of its…

 

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…

 

Nine Rules to Better Stock Investing

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 of the Aquamarine Fund, believes that the best way to overcome the shortcomings…