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James Cloonan

author Image James B. Cloonan is founder and chairman of AAII.


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    An Individual Investor's Guide to Managing Your Own 'Mutual Fund'

    A Matter of Opinion: There are many different approaches to managing your own portfolio of stocks, and the Beginner's Portfolio is a good example of one of the simplest methods.

    August 1996 | Journal

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    For Chronic Fundaholics: Becoming Your Own Stock Portfolio Manager

    A Matter of Opinion: There are numerous individuals who could earn for themselves that 1% to 2% advisory fee they are paying to someone else in a mutual fund.

    July 1996 | Journal

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    The Chance to Beat the Market Comes During Good Times, Not Bad

    A Matter of Opinion: You can't beat the market without taking on more risk, so if that is your goal, you must give more attention to return than to risk.

    June 1996 | Journal

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    1995 Will Be a Hard Act to Follow in the Election Year Cycle

    Assessing the impact of an election on the stock market is an interesting exercise, but don't place any heavy bets on the pundits.

    April 1996 | Journal

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    Stock Returns and Regulatory Relief: All in All, Not a Bad Year

    Actions by regulators and exchanges show some promise for individual investors in the areas of buy/sell spreads for small-cap stocks and frivolous lawsuits.

    January 1996 | Journal