Top AAII Articles

  • AAII’s <em>Computerized Investing</em>

    AAII’s Computerized Investing

    Top 9 Sites for Company, Industry & Sector and Economic News and Analysis

    The editors of AAII’s Computerized Investing have compiled their list of the top sites for company, industry/sector and economic news and analysis. This time-saving service lets you cut through the “noise”—sites with mediocre information—and focus on those that offer the best information to help in your investment analysis.

  • Investor Professor

    Investor Professor

    Earnings Estimates and Their Impact on Stock Prices

    How often have you seen a stock’s price fall after the company announced increased earnings, or rise after it announced that earnings fell? Expectations play a key role in determining a stock’s price. A look at how earnings estimates can impact price.

  • Charles Rotblut

    Charles Rotblut

    Analyzing a Stock by Its Dividend and Shareholder Yield

    Both dividends and stock buybacks can be used to assess a stock’s attractiveness; higher relative shareholder yields have historically led to better stock returns.

  • AAII Blog

    AAII Blog

    Earnings Estimates: A Primer

    Earnings surprises and earnings estimates revisions can drive stock price momentum.

AAII Member Question

Previous Week’s Results
What is your primary reason for selling a fund (ETF or mutual fund)?
Performance compared to the market : 20% - Votes: 284

Performance compared to peers : 19% - Votes: 270

Performance compared to expectations : 15% - Votes: 207

Other : 11% - Votes: 148

Change in your risk tolerances and expectations : 11% - Votes: 156

I do not invest in mutual funds or ETFs : 9% - Votes: 126

Changes to the fund (strategy, management team, expenses, etc.) : 9% - Votes: 131

Performance relative to historical performance : 5% - Votes: 65

This Week's Question
AAII Member Question How much of an impact does the trend in consensus earnings estimates or upward and downward earnings revisions have on your decision to buy or sell a stock?

A) No impact
B) Slight impact
C) Significant impact
D) I do not invest in individual stocks
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Sentiment Survey

The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures members who are bullish, bearish, and neutral for the next six months.

AAII Sentiment Survey
Are you BULLISH?
AAII members are:

(as of 8/24/2016)
   Bullish: 29.42%
   Neutral: 40.94%
   Bearish: 29.64%
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AAII Model Portfolios

Throughout the year, AAII updates you on the holdings, performance and investment strategy behind our research portfolios.

Model Portfolio
(For Members Only)
Annualized Return
3-Year Return 5-Year Return 10-Year Return
Shadow Stock -0.8% 13.4% 11.1%
Fund 7.6% 9.7% 6.6%
Data as of 7/31/2016.

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AAII Stock Screens

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Oberweis Octagon

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"Nest-Egg Survival: Investing and Spending in Retirement"
Maria Crawford Scott, Former editor, AAII Journal
"Today's Investment Outlook"
Sam Stovall, Chief investment strategist, S&P Equity Research Services

"The Importance of Tax Diversification: What You Need to Know"
Christine Fahlund, senior financial planner, T. Rowe Price, Inc.

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