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Lately, friends and acquaintances have been bringing up the stock market’s volatility in conversation. While it’s always possible for me to be an outlier, I suspect in this case that I’m not. The magnitude of the moves is one reason market volatility is a topic of conversation....

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Model Shadow Stock Portfolio: Insights and a New Stock Following the quarterly review of the Model Shadow Stock Portfolio, a stock was removed from the portfolio while a new stock...

The April 2018 AAII Journal is Now Available Online.   Feature Article » Are You Spending Too Little in Retirement? by Meir Statman While mental tools and self-control are useful when saving, in retirement, they can stop us from spending on ourselves and family.   Financial...

Let’s start this week’s commentary with a hypothetical scenario: A person you trust says they have two stock picks for you. Both stocks are expected to rise in price. The charts for each stock are showing similar formations and the recent news seems equally positive. You only...

  Feature Article » Polar Opposite: MAGNET Complex Goes From Bottom to Top in 2017 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA Our annual review of the AAII screening strategies finds MAGNET Complex on top after being the worst performer in 2016.   Portfolio Strategies » Insights on...

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Model Shadow Stock Portfolio: Special Update and Rule Changes Ahead of the next quarterly review of the Model Shadow Stock Portfolio, which will take place at the end of this month,...

Feature Article » Birth of an Idea: How AAII Got Started by John Bajkowski , Charles Rotblut, CFA and James B. Cloonan James Cloonan shares what led him to start AAII, along with the inside story of AAII’s Model Shadow Stock Portfolio. Features » Media Talk About James Cloonan...

Many individual investors embody value investing—Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett immediately come to mind. Among investment management firms, perhaps none is as devoted a follower of the principles of value investing as Tweedy, Browne Company. In his book “Smarter Stock Picking”...

A prelude to this week’s commentary: BlackRock made financial news headlines by announcing a change in how some of its active mutual funds will be managed. Rather than rely on human stock picking, the company is shifting to a heavy reliance on quantitative strategies. Commentary...

Feature Article: Portfolio Strategies » Factors Allow Investors to Think Differently About Diversification Tilting a portfolio to a small number of factors, including value and size, can increase returns while at the same time reducing risk. In This Issue: Portfolio Strategies...