February Changes to the SSR Portfolio

We have posted our monthly changes to the SSR tracking portfolio. For more information on this month’s deletion and addition, read the February SSR Monthly Report. January Market Recap With only two trading days remaining in the month, U.S. stocks are on pace for their best January in four years. Through the close on Friday, January…

 

David Dreman’s Contrarian Approach to Stock Selection

David Dreman is a famous investor whose name is linked with the definition of “contrarian.” Contrarians think independently, as opposed to going along with the crowd. Dreman feels that irrational behavior in the markets tends to push a stock’s value away from its true value. The savvy contrarian investor executes a value investing approach with…

 

9 Rules for Better Stock Investing

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: Why Value Beats Growth: A Brief Explanation The various characteristics of stocks that generate higher returns than what the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) would predict are known as “stock market anomalies.” Two of the most famous anomalies are size and value. This article sets out…

 

Using ETFs to Identify Quality Stocks

If one were to survey investors about what traits make a stock attractive, the top of the list would include an attractive valuation, a reasonable expectation of a price increase (particularly sooner rather than later), a sound underlying business model and good fundamentals. The first two traits are easy to identify: seek out below-average valuations…

 

Constructing Winning Stock Screens

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: Going From Stock Screen to Real Portfolio Today, quantitative stock-picking screens are just about everywhere. A few clicks on any of a myriad of financial websites, and you’ve got it. AAII and other sites even have a number of guru-inspired screens. But choosing a good strategy…

 

Investment Wisdom From Wall Street’s Legends

This article by Frederik Vanhaverbeke originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. “A country of security analysts would still overreact. In short, even the best-trained investors would make the same mistakes that investors have been making forever, and for the same immutable reason—that they cannot help it.” —Seth Klarman The vast majority…

 

AAII Weekly Features–To Trend or Not to Trend

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlight these valuable AAII articles: “What Works”: Key Findings on Stock Selection Social Security Strategies for Singles To Trend or Not to Trend Calculating Intrinsic Value With the Dividend Growth Model The featured AAII stock screen this week is the Buffettology: Sustainable Growth approach. Our Member Question for this week…

 

AAII Weekly Features: 16 Financial Ratios for Analyzing a Company’s Strengths and Weaknesses

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlights these valuable AAII articles: 16 Financial Ratios for Analyzing a Company’s Strengths and Weaknesses Managing Cash Flow in Retirement Quantitative Strategies for Selecting Stocks 18 Recommendations for Minimizing Inheritance Conflict The featured AAII stock screen this week is the InvestWare Quality Growth approach. Our Member Question for this week…