The Five Questions to Ask a Financial Adviser

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Seven Steps to Protect Against Cognitive Aging One of the first signs of cognitive aging is problems managing one’s own finances. Even in the absence of disease, it can become progressively more difficult to balance a checkbook, properly review a credit card statement or…

 

12 Characteristics to Look for From a Dividend-Paying Stock

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Dividends Are Still Valuable Though certainly not as sizeable a contributor so far in the 21st century, over time, dividend income and its reinvestment has comprised a significant portion of long-term stock gains. Even better, over the long term, dividend-paying stocks have delivered relatively…

 

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…

 

Closed-End Bond Funds Versus Individual Bonds – A Case Study

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   What Bond Calls Mean for Your Cash Flow In a falling interest rate environment, or in one where interest rates have fallen in the not-too-distant past, it is especially important for investors to understand bond calls if they own individual bonds, bond funds, annuities…

 

Protect Your Capital – Never Chase High Yield

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Interest Rate Sensitivity and Bond Pricing How can it be that there are times when “safe” assets such as high-quality corporate bonds or U.S. Treasuries exhibit levels of price volatility that may normally be associated with the stock market? This article outlines a set…

 

Screening for Dividend Income

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Reinvesting Dividends The approach used in managing AAII’s Dividend Investing portfolio is to allocate proceeds received from dividend payments to cash. The cash, along with any proceeds from the sale of holdings in excess of the average size of all DI holdings, is then…