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…

 

What Is Your Investing Edge?

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   What Is Your Investing Edge? This is a commonly held view among value investors: You need to seek out stocks that are underfollowed, in hopes of gaining bits of information that the market is not currently pricing into the stock. This is a well-intended…

 

Members Weigh In on Stock Investing Strategies

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how, if at all, they have adjusted their stock investing strategies recently. Responses were very mixed. The largest group, 22% of all respondents, said that they have not made any change. Approximately 21% said that they’ve sold stocks and boosted their cash positions. Some of these…

 

Members Weigh in on Their Stock-Buying Criteria

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members about the most important qualities/characteristics they look for in a stock they wish to buy, and why. Roughly 22% of respondents said that they look for an attractive dividend yield or an increasing dividend payment. Approximately 12% of respondents said that they look for strong earnings…