Implications of the Declining Number of Stocks

Ten companies were expected to complete their initial public offerings this week. Normally, this would be ho-hum news unless it involved a very well-known company. [I doubt Blue Apron (APRN), which went public this morning, has enough name recognition outside of millennials to count as being well-known.] What makes this week notable is that if…

 

Tips for Using Academic Research About Investing

There is a constant stream of new academic research about investing. Some of the papers attempt to explain the key drivers of returns. Some are more focused on investor behavior. Many papers are focused on realizing higher returns (“delivering alpha”). For an investor seeking new ideas, these papers can range along a spectrum from being…

 

The Changes to Social Security Claiming Strategies

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlight these valuable AAII articles: A Satirical Take on Financial Terminology: Financial terms often mean the opposite of what they appear to signify. Poking fun can unveil weaknesses and risks not so apparent on first glance. The Changes to Social Security Claiming Strategies: Couples will no longer be able to…