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Behavioral Finance Articles from AAII
AAII’s collection of articles on behavioral finance can help you understand the biases that lead us to make irrational investment decisions.
5 Suggestions for Not Outliving Your Savings
Five ways retirees and those who are still working can reduce the odds of outliving their savings.
Index Funds Influence Activist Investors
A recent study shows that the presence of large passive shareholders influences the actions of activist shareholders.
Top AAII Articles
Investors can often do more harm than good to their portfolios by chasing after IPOs, reaching for yield and not understanding what they are buying. But who knew that a decades-old episode of Leave it to Beaver could offer key investment lessons? Read this article to find out how.
We’ve all heard investors move and think like one big crowd, but Ken Fisher believes there are really two crowds: the main herd, and the “anti-herd”—the main herd’s near mirror image. The media often call them “contrarians,” but the real contrarians are those who see through both herds, think independently and do something different. Not opposite! Just different. This is one key to avoiding common pitfalls and investing successfully over time.
There is a large body of research showing that investors depend on emotions and anecdotal information when making decisions. Unfortunately, industry professionals apply techniques and enact policies that encourage investors to continue making emotional decisions. So even if investors wanted to drive emotions out of the investment process, the industry is set up to encourage them to do otherwise. To help you make this transition, here is a 12-step program showing how to drive out emotions and thus make it possible for you to make superior investment decisions.
Peter Lynch’s 1989 book “One Up On Wall Street” offered investors wonderful insight into the mind of one of the greatest modern investors. Lynch strongly believed that individuals could not only succeed at investing, but they also had a distinct advantage over Wall Street and professional money managers. But Lynch was careful to warn his readers that it was important to first analyze oneself before spending any time analyzing companies. He even provided a list of the most important qualities it takes to succeed.
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AAII Local Chapters offer investment education to members in a "person to person" social setting located in your own community.Recent meetings have included:
"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.
Retirement Planning: Misconceptions About Life in Retirement
"Some people spend more time planning a two-week vacation than they do retirement planning."
Retirement is a passage from one lifestyle to another. One way to think of the term "retire" is by placing a hyphen between the 'e' and the 't' and creating a new term—re-tire: To put on new treads.
Those who take the voyage seriously and do the right kind of retirement planning usually have a smoother trip and more fun.
Discussions with seasoned retirees indicate that there are many myths and misconceptions about retirement. Often you will hear these myths stated as fact. Here are some of the most common ones.Read More »