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Cara Scatizzi

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


Articles by this Author


  1. Offbeat Offerings »

    Donor-Advised Charitable Mutual Funds

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offering. This issue's focus is on charitable gift-giving programs offered through mutual funds.

    December 2009 | Journal

  2. Offbeat Offerings »

    Inverse and Leveraged ETFs

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offering. This issue looks at exchange-traded funds that use inverse and leveraged strategies.

    November 2009 | Journal

  3. Stock Screens »

    Finding Value Among the "Lows": The Walter J. Schloss Approach

    The name Walter J. Schloss means little to the average investor. But this Benjamin Graham disciple learned his lessons well: From 1956 to 2000, his investment fund earned 15.7% versus the market’s 11.2%, and Warren Buffett has called him a "super" investor. A focus on the elements that drive the Schloss investment philosophy.

    October 2009 | Journal

  4. Stock Screens »

    Adapting a Graham Disciple's Approach: AAII's Walter J. Schloss Screen

    How can individual investors implement the Walter J. Schloss approach? A look at AAII's stock screen based on Schloss' stock selection process.

    October 2009 | Journal

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    Features »

    The Individual Investor's Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds: 2009

    Our annual survey covers over 750 stock and bond exchange-traded funds, plus information on how they work and what you need to know about investing in them.

    October 2009 | Journal

  6. Offbeat Offerings »

    I Savings Bonds

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offering. This issue's focus is on I Savings Bonds--government bonds that pay both a fixed interest rate and an adjustable interest rate that corresponds with the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI).

    October 2009 | Journal

  7. Computerized-investing »

    Portfolio Management Software Programs

    An in-depth look at the top software program choices for managing, tracking, and measuring your investment portfolio.

    October 2009 | Computerized-investing

  8. Computerized-investing »

    Free Cash Flow

    Understanding and using a company’s free cash flow figure in your analysis of a firm’s growth potential.

    October 2009 | Computerized-investing

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    The Best of the AAII Journal »

    Build America Bonds

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offering. This issue's focus is on the new Buy America Bonds--taxable bonds that are issued by state and local governments.

    September 2009 | Journal

  10. Offbeat Offerings »

    Using Social Media for Investment Issues

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offering. This issue's focus is on using on-line social media resources for investment issues.

    August 2009 | Journal

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Using the Magic Formula for Investing

    Learning to successfully invest in the stock market is simple, according to Joel Greenblatt’s “The Little Book That Beats the Market” (Wiley, 2005). Greenblatt is the founder and a managing partner of Gotham Capital, a private investment partnership. He is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and holds a B.S. and an MBA from the Wharton School.

    August 2009 | Computerized-investing

  12. Computerized-investing »

    Using the Magic Formula for Investing

    Joel Greenblatt's simple investing approach is based on finding companies with high return on investment that are trading for less than they are worth.

    August 2009 | Computerized-investing

  13. Offbeat Offerings »

    Investing in Commodities

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offering. This issue's focus is on the many ways to invest in commodities.

    July 2009 | Journal

  14. Computerized-investing »

    Mutual Fund Screening Services

    An in-depth look at the top choices for filtering a universe of mutual funds to find the ones suited to your purposes.

    July 2009 | Computerized-investing

  15. Offbeat Offerings »

    Laddered Bond Portfolios

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offering. This issue's focus is on building a bond ladder.

    June 2009 | Journal