The Level3 Withdrawal Strategy to Maximize Your Long-Term Wealth

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Strategies for Managing Required Minimum Distributions You are forced to spend down traditional IRAs at a steady rate after age 70½, whether you need the cash or not. The secret of required minimum distributions (RMDs)—that many people don’t realize until they are well into…

 

The October 2017 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

Feature Article » Stock Strategies Stock Market Retreats and Recoveries by Sam Stovall Only six months, on average, have separated the end of one decline and the start of the next one, but recoveries have been quick. AAII InvestoGraphic » Stock Market Volatility by AAII Staff Large-company stocks can experience big price swings on a 12-month…

 

AAII’s Best of the Web – Portfolio Tracking, Analysis & Optimization

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Model Shadow Stock Portfolio: Handling Major Financial Statement Revisions Major revisions to financial statements have been rare among Shadow Stocks; their mere occurrence is not reason alone for a stock’s removal. Jim Cloonan offers his latest quarterly review of the AAII Model Shadow Stock…

 

Too Much Complexity Isn’t a Good Thing

A year ago, I began including doodles with my weekly commentary. The first one was a sketch discussing the impact of changes in earnings forecasts on stock prices. The purpose was to visually highlight and graphically explain one of the points I was making. Being a writer who thinks in terms of communicating by text…

 

AAII Journal April 2017 Issue Now Available

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 » Asset Allocation, RMDs and Portfolio Survival A diversified portfolio not only increases return…

 

Limiting Required Minimum Distribution Costs

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Retirement Withdrawal Calculator A withdrawal rate is a function of how much money you withdraw from your retirement fund each year. But what if you choose the wrong initial rate? If you choose a rate that is too high, you face possible shortfall risk…

 

Market Meltup Creates Pressure to Own Stocks

One term used to describe the market’s post-election move is “meltup.” It’s a financial industry antonym for meltdown. During both meltups and meltdowns, there is a strong element of psychology at play. Market observers have attributed the ongoing post-election rally to the election of President Donald Trump. Regardless of what you think of his policies,…

 

AAII Journal February 2017 Issue Now Available

Feature Article: The Individual Investor’s Guide to the Top Mutual Funds 2017 The online version of our annual mutual fund guide has all new features, including reports for each fund. In This Issue: Briefly Noted Cognitive Aging Creates Financial Obstacles Strategies for Unneeded RMDs Implementing an Age-Banded Approach to Retirement Withdrawals Piotroski F-Score Works Well…