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Much of the chatter about yesterday’s interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve overlooks two key points. First, over the past 61 years, stocks have tended to rise during the 12-month period following the first rate hike. Secondly, it’s different this time. Put asterisks by...

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlight these valuable AAII articles: Exploring the Optimal Equity Allocation for Retirees An In-Depth Look at the Tax Consequences of Asset Allocation Clueless: What Graduates Need to Know About Making Financial Decisions The Individual Investor’s...

As the calendar draws to a close on 2015, many of us will participate in an age-old tradition: drafting our New Year’s resolutions. The other tradition is to abandon those resolutions within the first few weeks of the New Year, or even sooner. However, a data from Fidelity...

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlight these valuable AAII articles: Stock Buybacks: Misunderstood, Misanalyzed and Misdiagnosed Nine Rules for Smarter Investing How to Measure the Skills of Your Fund Manager The Individual Investor’s Guide to Personal Tax Planning...

This year has seen a spike in market volatility. While this may have made for some sleepless nights among investors, Charles Reinhard points out at InvestmentNews.com that this same volatility is offering investors an opportunity for year-end tax-loss harvesting. Tax-loss harvesting...

The December 2015 AAII Journal is now available online. Feature Article This month we feature the Individual Investor’s Guide to Personal Tax Planning for 2015. The AAII editorial staff has put together our annual tax and financial planning guide that is designed to help you...

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlight these valuable AAII articles: The Individual Investor’s Guide to Personal Tax Planning 2015 Exploring the Optimal Equity Allocation Path for Retirees Keeping Transactions Clean from the Wash-Sale Rule Social Security: Delay Benefits...

With about five weeks left to go in 2015, now is a good time to give your tax situation a review. You will have enough time to take any desired action if you analyze your taxes now. You’ll also have the ability to start planning for 2016. A good place to start is to look at your...

In a recent article for Financial-Planning.com, Kimberly Foss discusses the basics of tax-loss harvesting, something many investors may be facing as the end of the year draws near. Tax-loss harvesting occurs when an investor sells a position for a loss. These losses can first be...