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Charles Rotblut

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Topics Presented in Speeches: Portfolio management, behavioral finance, stock selection

Books: "Better Good than Lucky: How Savvy Investors Create Fortune with the Risk-Reward Ratio"


Charles Rotblut is a vice president with the American Association of Individual Investors. He is the editor of the AAII Journal, co-created AAII's Dividend Investing, helps to manage the Stock Superstars Report portfolio and authors the weekly AAII Investor Update newsletter. Charles is a Wall Street Journal expert panelist and a regular guest on MoneyLife with Chuck Jaffe. His book, "Better Good than Lucky: How Savvy Investors Create Fortune with the Risk-Reward Ratio," was published in November 2010.

A holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, Rotblut has analyzed both publicly traded and privately held companies. His experience includes working for Zacks Investment Research, an investment research firm; INVESTools, an investment education company; Curian Capital, a money management firm; and McClure, Schumacher & Associates, a business valuation firm. Charles holds a bachelor's of science in journalism from the University of Kansas.

Charles regularly speaks to the media, including The Wall Street Journal Radio Network, Canada’s Business News Network, and Reuters. He has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg Television, and Fox Business.

Articles by this Author

  1. Beginning Investor »

    Active Versus Passive: Which Do You Choose?

    Active management provides more control, but passive management reduces expenses.

    December 2010 | Journal

  2. Tax Strategies »

    Year-End Tax Considerations

    Five tax issues that individual investors should consider before December 31.

    December 2010 | Journal

  3. Stock Screens »

    How I Find Lower Risk/Higher Reward Stocks

    Charles details his stock screen, which helps identify stocks based on four key attributes: valuation, financials, business model and diversification.

    December 2010 | Journal

  4. Editor's Note »

    Editor's Note

    A look at what's in the November 2010 AAII Journal.

    November 2010 | Journal

  5. Editor's Note »

    Editor's Note

    A look at what's in the October 2010 AAII Journal.

    October 2010 | Journal

  6. Editor's Note »

    Editor's Note

    A look at what's in the September 2010 AAII Journal.

    September 2010 | Journal

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    Commodities »

    Gold’s Investment Attributes

    Gold Investment Attributes: An interview with Thomas Winmill. The manager of the Midas Fund explains why gold provides protection against depreciating currencies and how to allocate your portfolio to the precious metal.

    September 2010 | Journal

  8. Beginning Investor »

    Investment Vehicle Attributes

    Learn the characteristics of the most commonly used investment vehicles.

    September 2010 | Journal

  9. Economic & Market Analysis »

    Which Economic Indicators Matter?

    An interview with Aaron Smith. Learn which data best gauges the health and the direction of the economy from a senior economist at Moody’s

    September 2010 | Journal

  10. Stock Screens »

    Screening for Stocks With High Relative Dividend Yields

    This screen identifies stocks with yields that are above their historical averages and that have histories of rising dividend payments.

    September 2010 | Journal

  11. Editor's Note »

    Editor's Note

    A look at what's in the August 2010 AAII Journal.

    August 2010 | Journal

  12. Investment Offerings »

    Mutual Fund to ETF Conversion

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

    August 2010 | Journal

  13. Editor's Note »

    Editor's Note

    A message from the editor of the AAII Journal.

    July 2010 | Journal

  14. Investor Professor »

    Determining Your Allocation at Retirement

    There is no strategy for retirement allocation that universally applies to all investors. The best place to start is to determine your needs.

    July 2010 | Journal

  15. Beginning Investor »

    Asset Classes Defined

    The unique characteristics of each asset class lower risk when combined in a portfolio.

    July 2010 | Journal