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This article deals with several important retirement questions: “How much money do I need in my investment portfolio at the start of retirement?” and “How much can I safely withdraw from my investment portfolio during the retirement years?” While it’s not possible to...

Selling is arguably the most difficult aspect of investing in individual stocks. Many of us spend a good amount of time researching possible stock investments before pulling the trigger. Often, however, very little thought is put into when it is time to sell. Do you sell if the...

A Chicago Tribune article by Kiplinger’s Anne Kate Smith discusses the impact of asset allocation on portfolio performance. It states that research has shown that 88% of a portfolio’s movement is attributable to asset allocation. While the article also says that research...

Discipline is a characteristic that many of the world’s greatest investors have in common. Part of that discipline entails being able to stick with your investment strategy, even through periods of underperformance. Jumping from strategy to strategy, in essence, chasing returns...

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, they have adjusted their investing strategy recently. More than half of all respondents (55%) said they are focusing on or have shifted more into stocks, particularly value and dividend-paying stocks....

Here are the Top 10 articles from AAII.com for July 2016 (based on unique page views):   The Top 10 Economic Indicators: What to Watch and Why Everyone wants to keep a pulse on the economy, but no one wants to wade through the massive volume of statistics. A look at the top...

This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. One of the biggest risks to investors’ net worth is the portfolio decisions they make. Failing to adhere to an appropriate long-term strategy has a significant damaging impact on wealth. Since wealth is...

This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. The secret to investing successfully is no secret; many investors have heard it already. The problem is that too many investors still do not practice it. Simply put, if you invest over a period of time,...

This article originally appeared in the August 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. Jeremy Siegel is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, the senior investment strategy advisor to WisdomTree Investments and the author of the best-selling book, “Stocks for the Long Run”...

This article originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. There is a large body of research showing that investors depend on emotions and anecdotal information when making decisions. You are no doubt aware of this and are familiar with the resulting cognitive...