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Cara Scatizzi

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


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  1. 529 College Savings Plan image

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    529 College Savings Plan

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offering. This issue's focus is on 529 plans for college savings.

    May 2009 | Journal

  2. Computerized-investing »

    Stock Screening With Walter Schloss

    Many individual investors may not be familiar with the investment guru that Warren Buffett calls a “super investor.” Walter J. Schloss studied under Ben Graham in 1935 and started his own fund in 1955. Schloss’ son joined the fund in 1973 and subsequently renamed it Walter & Edwin Schloss Associates.

    May 2009 | Computerized-investing

  3. Life Cycle Funds  image

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    Life Cycle Funds

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offering. This issue's focus is on life cycle funds.

    April 2009 | Journal

  4. Convertible Bonds  image

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    Convertible Bonds

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offerings. This issue's focus is bonds that can be converted into common stock.

    February 2009 | Journal

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    Foreign Ordinaries

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offerings.

    January 2009 | Journal

  6. Computerized-investing »

    On-Line Discount Brokers 2009

    A comprehensive listing of 43 on-line discount brokers can help you pinpoint the ones that offer the rates and services you need. Plus, year-end results of AAII's member survey of broker satisfaction.

    January 2009 | Computerized-investing

  7. Offbeat Offerings »

    Offbeat Offerings: Credit Union CDs

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offerings. This issue's focus is on credit union CDs, which often offer higher rates than other CDs.

    November 2008 | Journal

  8. Features »

    The Individual Investor's 2008 Exchange-Traded Fund Guide

    Our annual guide this year features over 700 exchange-traded funds. Included is a compete listing of all existing stock and fixed-income exchange-traded funds, plus information on how they work and what you need to know about investing in them.

    October 2008 | Journal

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    Offbeat Offerings: Exchange-Traded Notes

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offerings. This issue's focus is on exchange-traded notes--a new, but risky, structured product that provides an alternative way to invest in the commodities and currency markets.

    October 2008 | Journal

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    Offbeat Offerings: Mortgage-Backed Securities

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offerings. This issue's focus is on mortgage-backed securities, in particular pass-through securities backed by Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

    September 2008 | Journal

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Comprehensive Web Sites

    The Internet has become an invaluable source for investment information, tips, education and security data. However, there are thousands of sites that offer financial data.

    September 2008 | Computerized-investing

  12. Offbeat Offerings »

    Offbeat Offerings: LEAPS

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offerings. This issue's focus is on Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities (LEAPS).

    August 2008 | Journal

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    On-Line Portfolio Managers

    An in-depth look at the best portfolio trackers on the Web. These eight services provide a handy place to easily record transactions and track performance, allowing you to keep tabs on your portfolio on a day-to-day basis.

    July 2008 | Computerized-investing

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    Offbeat Offerings: Certificates of Deposit

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offerings. This issue's focus is on certificates of deposit (CDs).

    July 2008 | Journal

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    Offbeat Offerings: Immediate or Income Annuities

    An investor reference for products that are not your typical offering. This issue's focus is on immediate annuities.

    June 2008 | Journal