AAII’s Top Articles for March 2016

Here are the Top 10 articles from AAII.com for March 2016 (based on unique page views):

Everyone wants to keep a pulse on the economy, but no one wants to wade through the massive volume of statistics. A look at the top 10 economic indicators can help you narrow your focus.

The founder of Vanguard explains how investors can maximize long-term wealth and gives advice for how to get grandchildren interested in investing.

Tracking cost basis becomes complicated when splits, mergers or spin-offs occur. Merck provided a real-life example of how to do it.

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 question every investor wants to know is: How well am I doing? Although some people are satisfied simply watching the dollars grow, most investors want that translated into a performance figure. A look at two methods for calculating your portfolio’s return.

Health care has not only remained the best-performing category, it now boasts seven of the 10 funds with the highest five-year returns.

No matter the cause of interest rate movements, the impact on the bond investor is the same: Rising interest rates reduce existing bond values and falling interest rates increase existing bond values. But knowing how much bond prices can change when interest rates change will help you keep your bond risk to a level you can live with.

AAII’s annual tax and financial planning guide is designed to help you assess your current tax situation and plan for any changes that may improve your tax liability both this year and next.

Commissions, fees and taxes can influence what your first investments should be.

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