April AAII Journal Update

The April 2018 AAII Journal is Now Available Online.   Feature Article » Are You Spending Too Little in Retirement? by Meir Statman While mental tools and self-control are useful when saving, in retirement, they can stop us from spending on ourselves and family.   Financial Planning » Social Security and Medicare Can Raise Retirees’…

 

The Essence of the Benjamin Graham Approach

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Volume Surges Have a Fading Impact on Returns Generally speaking, stock movements accompanied by spikes in volume are thought to be more meaningful and more likely to continue versus those movements made on relatively light trading volume. While new data from Australia shows that…

 

A Dividend Approach to Judging the Value of Stocks

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Effect of Dividend Changes on Expected Cash Flows Dividend announcements and changes are perceived as signaling information about a company’s financial prospects. However, new research points to a link between dividend announcements and future changes in cash flow volatility. A Dividend Approach to…

 

Using Sell Signals to Improve Results

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Model Shadow Stock Portfolio: Special Update and Rule Changes Ahead of the next quarterly review of the Model Shadow Stock Portfolio, which will take place at the end of this month, AAII’s chairman James Cloonan reveals some key changes to the selection rules used…

 

Value Investing Is Not Dead

Value investing was described as “losing its effectiveness” by The Wall Street Journal on Monday. The article was published approximately two months after Goldman Sachs issued a report entitled, “The Death of Value?” A quick glance at the recent numbers shows why such commentary is being written. For the 10-year period ending June 30, 2017,…

 

Chasing Dividend Yield for Income: Three Reasons to Be Wary

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Chasing Dividend Yield for Income: Three Reasons to Be Wary Relying on dividends for income is a strategy that has served investors well in the past. Who hasn’t heard of the proverbial elderly widow living off the steady stream of General Electric (GE) dividend…

 

Value Works, But You May Want to Add Additional Criteria

In its purest form, value investing involves solely buying cheap companies. Just cheap companies. Studies of valuation either use high minus low (buying the cheapest stocks and shorting the most expensive stocks) or separate stocks into deciles (10 evenly split groups) or quintiles (five evenly split groups) based on their relative valuation ratios. No consideration…

 

What Is Your Investing Edge?

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   What Is Your Investing Edge? This is a commonly held view among value investors: You need to seek out stocks that are underfollowed, in hopes of gaining bits of information that the market is not currently pricing into the stock. This is a well-intended…

 

Too Much Confidence Is Bad for Your Portfolio

Higher levels of confidence about one’s ability to invest lead to worse returns. I realize that this may seem counterintuitive to some of you, but this is the conclusion of a study accepted by the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance (an earlier version of the study is available on SSRN). It’s yet another example of…

 

AAII’s Most-Read Articles for September 2016

Here are the Top 10 articles from AAII.com for September 2016 (based on unique page views):   Why Buy Bonds If Interest Rates Will Rise? Starting a bond ladder creates income now and produces cash flow that can be used to reinvest if and when interest rates do rise. The Top 10 Economic Indicators: What…