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Cara Scatizzi

author Image Cara Scatizzi is a former associate financial analyst at AAII.


Articles by this Author


  1. Investment Offerings »

    Mutual Fund to ETF Conversion

    Huntington Asset Advisors wants to convert one of its mutual funds to an ETF.

    August 2010 | Journal

  2. Stock Screens »

    Value on the Move: Screening for Low PEG Ratio Stocks

    Two low PEG strategies are outperforming the major stock indexes.

    July 2010 | Journal

  3. Investment Offerings »

    Equity-Indexed Annuities

    These annuities offer returns linked to a stock index.

    June 2010 | Journal

  4. Stock Screens »

    O'Shaughnessy's Tiny Titans Screen

    This strategy finds low-valuation micro-cap stocks with positive relative momentum.

    June 2010 | Journal

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Quicken Essentials for Mac

    Intuit recently released this personal finance program created exclusively for the Mac OS. The program was built from scratch and integrates the functionality of the financial management Web site Mint.com (which Intuit acquired in the fall of 2009).

    May 2010 | Computerized-investing

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    Investment Offerings »

    Faith-Based Investing

    An increasing number of mutual funds and ETFs incorporate religious principles.

    April 2010 | Journal

  7. Stock Screens »

    Adjusting for the Real World: Testing Variations of Piotroski's Screen

    The Piotroski screen has been one of AAII's top screens for many years, but it often identifies just a few stocks. See what happens when the criteria are relaxed.

    April 2010 | Journal

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    Computerized-investing »

    The Stockpiling Approach to Stock Trading

    A look at Phil Town’s book, “Payback Time,” and how to build a screen based on the approach.

    April 2010 | Computerized-investing

  9. Computerized-investing »

    Online Discount Brokers

    An in-depth look at the services offered at the five online discount brokers most used by AAII members.

    April 2010 | Computerized-investing

  10. Computerized-investing »

    Price-Earnings Ratios

    Understanding the price-earnings ratio and the differences between its various forms.

    April 2010 | Computerized-investing

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Comparison: Tax Preparation Services

    TurboTax, H&R Block At Home and TaxAct are similar in their step-by-step guidance and ability to find appropriate deductions and credits. Where the programs differ is in the presentation of information, the help available and the price.

    April 2010 | Computerized-investing

  12. Investment Offerings »

    Master Limited Partnerships

    Master limited partnerships provide tax-deferred cash distributions, but there are risks that need to be considered.

    March 2010 | Journal

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    Investment Offerings »

    State-Based Exchange-Traded Funds

    Two new exchange-traded funds that specifically invest in Texas and Oklahoma recently launched. Should you allow geography to influence your investment decisions?

    January 2010 | Journal

  14. Computerized-investing »

    “Risk-Wise” Risk Management

    A look at Michael Carpenter’s book on managing risk in your portfolio.

    January 2010 | Computerized-investing

  15. Computerized-investing »

    The Top Comprehensive Web Sites

    The Internet has become an invaluable source for investment information, tips, education and security data. There are thousands of sites that offer financial data. This comparison focuses on the best Web sites for comprehensive financial data coverage and tools.

    January 2010 | Computerized-investing