The Danger of Getting Out of Stocks During Bear Markets

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 generated from the compounding of returns, actions that severely…

 

The Three Pockets Approach to Investing

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, properly diversify across a variety of asset classes…

 

Real Returns Favor Holding Stocks

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” (fifth edition, McGraw-Hill, 2014). He spoke to about the importance of maintaining a significant allocation…

 

12 Steps to Drive Emotions Out of Investing Decisions

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 investment errors. There have been numerous articles dealing with how investors can…

 

How Can You Make Sure You Don’t Run Out of Money in Retirement?

This article originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. You’ve spent a lifetime investing and planning for your retirement. Utilizing intelligent cash flow strategies during your retirement will help you enjoy it. What factors do you need to take into account? the need for real, not nominal, cash flow (i.e., an…

 

Members Holding Portfolios Steady or Buying Stocks

January’s Asset Allocation Survey special question asked AAII members what, if any, allocation changes they plan to make this year. Nearly one-third of all respondents (32%) said they either are not intending to make any changes or will rebalance their portfolios as necessary. Many of these respondents indicated that they are following long-term strategies. Slightly…

 

How the Sequence of Investment Returns Affects Your Wealth

This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. It’s a fact that the order in which you experience positive and negative returns significantly impacts how your portfolio performs. The big uncertainty is what actual sequence of returns you will experience in the future. It is impossible to predict how the markets will perform…

 

Enjoying the Investing Experience: 4 Tips From a Long-Time Investor

This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. Experience is the best teacher. How true! I have been a professional investment manager for 62 years, mainly at David L. Babson & Co., where I managed portfolios for all kinds of individual and institutional clients and then served as president and chairman…