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A stock screening methodology created by Charles Kirkpatrick that uses the best triggers found in his testing of relative value, relative reported earnings growth and relative price strength.
Which IRA Should You Contribute to and When?
Contributing to a Roth IRA early in a tax year results in the greatest ending wealth.
A Primer on Bank Sweep Programs
A recent Investor Bulletin from the SEC sheds light on these programs that are commonly offered by brokers.
My Investment Letter: Words of Advice for My Grandchildren
A letter from legendary investor Charles Ellis to his grandchildren, with 12 guidelines for how to become successful long-term investors.
Top AAII Articles
Though investing gurus differ in what they look for in a stock, there are five common traits we see across the AAII value-oriented screens.
Basing trading decisions on what feels emotionally satisfying often leads to the worst portfolio performance.
In the second part of our interview with John Bogle, he discusses how investors commonly put too much emphasis on past performance. Plus, he offers his views on high-frequency trading.
Since luck plays a bigger role than skill in influencing investment returns, investors need to focus on their portfolio management process.
The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures members who are bullish, bearish, and neutral for the next six months.
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AAII Model Portfolios
Throughout the year, AAII updates you on the holdings, performance and investment strategy behind our research portfolios.
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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 »