Reviewing Readers’ Predictions for 2018, Looking Ahead to 2019

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: Financial Literacy Tied to Greater Retirement Savings An analysis of employee retirement plans found evidence supporting a link between greater financial literacy and greater retirement wealth. Those who are more literate about financial and investment concepts allocate more to stock funds, own portfolios with higher…

 

A Big Argument for Buying and Then Monitoring

A study showing that most stocks have failed to outperform one-month Treasury bills has been the topic of some discussion this year. The analysis, conducted by Arizona State University finance professor Hendrick Bessembinder, found that slightly more than four out of seven stocks have realized worse returns than one-month Treasuries. The finding drew attention, but…

 

Keeping Track of Your Portfolio – What to Monitor and When

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Allocating to Manage Risk: A Case Study A follow up to analysis AAII published 20 years ago of a fictional couple’s exposure to downside risk that looked to see what would happen to the couple’s portfolio should financial markets suffer a severe drop. More…

 

Keeping Track of Your Portfolio: What to Monitor and When

Setting up a reasonable and workable investment plan is one of the most important decisions an investor can make. But once that decision is made, an investor’s work is only half done. An equally important task consists of monitoring the portfolio to make sure it is conforming to your original plan. How do you go…