The Top AAII Stock Screens of 2017

  The Essence of the Benjamin Graham Approach Benjamin Graham has been called the father of value investing and is considered by many to be one of the most successful investors of all time. It’s good reason then that his stock selection methodology has been mimicked by other successful investors such as Warren Buffett. This…

 

Partisan Conflict and Market Volatility

Even with last weekend’s government shutdown, no agreed-upon budget and yet another debt ceiling increase needed, the major U.S. indexes continued to set record highs. While Mr. Market’s ongoing calm mood may seem paradoxical given what’s happening inside of the Beltway, one study suggests it is normal for volatility to be low. The study’s authors…

 

Quality Can Help Put the Odds in Your Favor

Let’s start this week’s commentary with a hypothetical scenario: A person you trust says they have two stock picks for you. Both stocks are expected to rise in price. The charts for each stock are showing similar formations and the recent news seems equally positive. You only have enough available cash to buy one of…