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The Volkswagen air pollution tests scandal is another high-profile example of corporate decisions causing steep losses for investors. Do you think financial analysts can anticipate the risk of such losses through the analysis of a company’s governance policies and internal controls?

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AAII Member Question Why do you think active investing has been unable to outperform passive investing in recent years?

A) Higher expenses of active management
B) Individual active managers cannot compete with the intelligence of the entire market
C) Short-termism on the part of active managers
D) Concentration of top-performing stocks
E) A lack of opinion diversity at active managers
F) A lack of thorough analytical diligence on the part of active managers
G) Other
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Annualized Return
3-Year Return 5-Year Return 10-Year Return
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Fund 12.0% 13.0% 6.3%
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AAII Local Chapters offer investment education to members in a "person to person" social setting located in your own community.

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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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