10 Questions to Ask About a Fund Manager

Performance statistics are probably the single most scrutinized feature of any mutual fund. These figures are, of course, important indicators of how well a portfolio manager has performed in the past. As such, they can serve as useful flags of a possibly good manager or a possibly bad manager. But the question facing any prospective…

 

Steps to Take When Your Stock’s Price Falls

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Stocks With Attractive Accrual Ratios While most investors focus on earnings to measure profitability and company success, it can be insightful to see whether cash flow generation corresponds with earnings. Earnings are calculated under the principles of accrual accounting, while cash flow measures the…

 

How to Take Your Emotions Out of the Sell Decision

Facing criticism from a colleague over modifications he made in his economic analysis, the famous British economist John Maynard Keynes once said: “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” Keynes’ question is a relevant one for investors. Unless you are a buy-and-hold-forever investor, you will frequently be faced with…