Actionable Steps for the Current Market

As a follow-up to last week’s commentary about the recent bout of downside volatility and how many stocks are performing worse than the major indexes, I want to discuss strategies this week. Specifically, actionable steps you can take between now and the end of the year. None of these will be purely tactical in nature (e.g., “reduce…

 

Some Thoughts About Allocating to Cash

One of the Briefly Noted columns appearing in next month’s AAII Journal will give tips on what to do during each of the five years leading up to retirement. In the column, we reference AAII founder James Cloonan’s Level3 withdrawal rules. Among those rules is allocating an amount equivalent to two to four years of…

 

The Level3 Withdrawal Strategy to Maximize Your Long-Term Wealth

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Strategies for Managing Required Minimum Distributions You are forced to spend down traditional IRAs at a steady rate after age 70½, whether you need the cash or not. The secret of required minimum distributions (RMDs)—that many people don’t realize until they are well into…

 

Reasons for Individual Investors to Be Grateful

In his TED Talk, David Steindl-Rast makes the case for happiness being directly tied to gratitude. The monk and interfaith scholar says people who are more grateful tend to also be happier people. I’m referring to it not only because it is a great talk (to be fair, I’m a fan of TED Talks in…

 

The November 2017 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

Feature Article » Birth of an Idea: How AAII Got Started by John Bajkowski , Charles Rotblut, CFA and James B. Cloonan James Cloonan shares what led him to start AAII, along with the inside story of AAII’s Model Shadow Stock Portfolio. Features » Media Talk About James Cloonan and AAII by AAII Staff A…