You Could Spend More Years Being Retired Than Working

There might be a limit on how long humans can live. Jan Vijg, a geneticist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, published research in the journal Nature putting the upper limit for longevity at 115 years. More precisely, The New York Times quoted him as stating, “Humans will never get older than 115.” Vijg’s conclusion…

 

Common Investor Mistakes & Other Insights from John Bogle

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Mutual Fund Cash Dilemma Should fund managers let cash build in the absence of opportunities, or should they remain fully invested at all times? While most mutual fund managers are required to stay invested, some have the flexibility to raise their cash allocations,…

 

Computerized Investing September Edition

The September Edition of Computerized Investing is now available! This month’s edition includes: Editor’s Outlook: September CI’s Interview, Summary and Spreadsheet Spreadsheet Corner: Calculating Intrinsic Value in Excel An easy-to-use spreadsheet that allows you to perform independent analysis to determine a stock’s fair value and see whether it exceeds the market price. Interviews: Ten Questions…

 

The Earnings Quality Indicator Used by ETFs

Look under the hood of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) incorporating a quality factor and you will often find accruals being used. An accrual is an accounting entry recorded at the time a transaction occurs, regardless of whether not payment has been made. Accrual accounting allows businesses to report their sales and earnings performance without being beholden…