Bond Basics for Individuals: A Guide to Buying and Selling

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Bond Basics for Individuals: A Guide to Buying and Selling While people speak of the bond market as if it were one market, in reality there is not one central place or exchange where bonds are bought and sold. This market is so vast…

 

What You Can Expect at the AAII Investor Conference

Those of you who regularly read my weekly commentary know that I attend conferences and other industry events. (So far this year, I’ve been to two conferences, one four-day seminar and various luncheons and I have even more upcoming events on my calendar.) The presentations are generally informative, but it’s the personal interaction that’s the…

 

Mr. Market Is Distorting Your Tolerance for Risk

When NPR’s update of the day’s headlines mentions the stock market’s lack of volatility, conditions must be extraordinarily calm. Such is the case right now. The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s Volatility Index (the CBOE’s VIX)—an obscure index to those who don’t focus on the financial markets—made the morning news. While most investors prefer calm conditions…