A Checklist Can Make You a Better Investor

In discussing how his company responded to last week’s engine failure on flight 1380, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly was quoted by The Wall Street Journal as saying, “Everybody has a checklist.” Checklists have been shown to work across a variety of fields, including aviation, health care, construction and, yes, investing. Value investors Guy Spier…

 

Computerized Investing’s New March Content

Computerized Investing’s new March content is now available! This month includes: Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin: What are They? An introduction to cryptocurrencies and how they work. Eight ways Online Retirement Planning is Superior to That Printed Reported Stashed Somewhere in Your Desk The founder and CEO of NewRetirement, an online retirement planning service, describes concrete ways…

 

Retirement Readiness Is Being Assessed in the Wrong Manner

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Mathematics of Retirement Portfolios This article deals with several important retirement questions: “How much money do I need in my investment portfolio at the start of retirement?” and “How much can I safely withdraw from my investment portfolio during the retirement years?” Retirement…

 

AAII Survey: Readers Weigh In on Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin has been grabbing a lot of headlines in recent weeks as its price has risen from $5,000 in mid-October to an all-time high of more than $16,600 last week before settling at $14,490 on Friday, according to Bloomberg. While many people have heard the terms bitcoin, cryptocurrency and block-chain, far fewer know exactly what…

 

Bond Basics for Individuals: A Guide to Buying and Selling

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Bond Basics for Individuals: A Guide to Buying and Selling While people speak of the bond market as if it were one market, in reality there is not one central place or exchange where bonds are bought and sold. This market is so vast…

 

Would You Pay $800 for an Asset Worth $432?

Under most circumstances, an investor offered an asset worth $432 would refuse to pay $800 for it. Such a premium is difficult to justify, especially for an asset with a transparent, easily determinable value. Yet when mania is mixed with other compounding factors, logic can be tossed out the window. The Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC)…