The Index Fund Approach: Tracking the Market

The goal of many individual investors is to beat the market. A large number, however, don’t—particularly when the costs of trying to do so are considered. One alternative is to apply the old adage, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” The index fund concept allows investors to do just that. A portfolio of stocks…

 

An Inside Look at ETFs

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been one of the most successful financial innovations in recent years. Since the introduction of ETFs in the early 1990s, demand for these funds has grown markedly in the United States, as both institutional and individual investors have increasingly found their features appealing. In the past decade alone, total net assets of ETFs…

 

AAII’s Most-Read Articles for November 2016

Here are the Top 10 articles from AAII.com for November 2016 (based on unique page views): The Top 10 Economic Indicators: What to Watch and Why 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…

 

How to Keep Headlines From Driving Your Portfolio Decisions

On behalf of everyone at AAII, I want to say thank you to all of you who have served or are currently serving in the military. The stock market will be open Friday, Veterans Day, but banks and government offices will be closed. Big, unexpected events commonly trigger strong emotional reactions. The wiring in our…

 

AAII Journal November 2016 Issue Now Available

The November 2016 AAII Journal is Now Available Online.   Feature Article: Competition Has Made Indexing a Winner’s Game Better analysis, more trading and more professional investors have made it even easier to lose at active investing, and win by indexing.     Also in This Issue: Portfolio Strategies: Conversations on Picking Good Stocks and Funds…

 

AAII Weekly Features: Finding Bargains Among Stocks With Falling Prices

This week’s AAII Weekly Features highlight these valuable AAII articles: The Model Shadow Stock Portfolio’s Long-Term Performance Understanding What Bond Market Liquidity Means for Your Portfolio Using Rational Value to Judge a Stock’s Worth Finding Bargains Among Stocks With Falling Stock Prices The featured AAII stock screen this week is the Zweig approach. Our Member…