Credit Spreads Aren’t a Reason to Alter Bond Allocations

A year ago, I wrote about why I favored corporate bonds instead of government bonds. I revisited the subject this week after doing my semiannual review of my workplace retirement savings account. One of the funds I hold in my 403(b) account is the Vanguard Intermediate-Term Investment-Grade Fund Admiral Shares (VFIDX). As the name implies, it invests…

 

Revamped AAII Stock Ideas

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Five-Cent Spread Program on Small-Cap Stocks Ends The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) terminated its small-cap stock pilot program which mandated minimum quotations and trading increments for stocks of certain smaller companies. Companies Surpassing Industry Norms These 15 stocks are cheaper than their peers…

 

The October 2018 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

COVER ARTICLE Getting the Same Return With Less Risk: The Power of Factors By Larry Swedroe, Charles Rotblut, CFA Using factors to diversify a portfolio can pull in extreme annual returns without lowering long-term expected returns.     Editor’s Note By Charles Rotblut, CFA Two articles this month tackle the issue of how to manage…