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John Bajkowski

author Image John Bajkowski is president of AAII.

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Areas of Expertise: stock screening, dividend investing, model portfolios, Stock Superstars Report

Topics Presented in Speeches: “Finding a Stock Winner: First Step Screening” and “AAII Shadow Stock Portfolio: From Theory to Application”

John Bajkowski is president of AAII. As financial analyst for AAII, John writes a column on screening stocks. He also serves on the Dividend Investing and Stock Superstars advisory committees. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and management from DePaul University. He has been with AAII for 30 years.

Articles by this Author

  1. First Cut »

    Value Stocks With Upward Estimate Revisions

    These 16 stocks are profitable, have low price-earnings ratios and have rising earnings estimates.

    September 2016 | Journal

  2. First Cut »

    Graham Stocks With a Low Price Relative to Net Current Assets

    Applying Ben Graham’s philosophy, 25 profitable companies with cheap valuations made The First Cut.

    June 2016 | Journal

  3. Computerized-investing »

    Implementing the Weiss Blue-Chip Screen

    Deriving screen criteria from Geraldine Weiss’ approach of investing in blue-chip stocks to build a stock screen that gives a prospective list of stocks.

    June 2016 | Computerized-investing

  4. First Cut »

    Dreman’s Contrarian Screen

    The 19 stocks passing AAII’s Dreman Screen, ranked by their price-earnings ratios.

    November 2015 | Journal

  5. The First Cut »

    Wiley’s 52-Week Low Strategy

    Twenty-eight fundamentally strong stocks trading near their 52-week lows.

    October 2015 | Journal

  6. First Cut »

    Stocks With Low Price-to-Book Ratios

    Profitable companies whose price-to-book ratios rank in the bottom 10% of all stocks.

    September 2015 | Journal

  7. First Cut »

    High Buyback Yields

    These 25 companies are aggressively repurchasing their stock.

    March 2015 | Journal

  8. Computerized-investing »

    Amazon Echo

    Internet-connected speaker features voice-activated commands to ask questions, listen to music, create shopping lists in the cloud and more.

    March 2015 | Computerized-investing

  9. Stock Screens »

    Five Common Traits of Successful Value Screens

    Though investing gurus differ in what they look for in a stock, there are five common traits we see across the AAII value-oriented screens.

    July 2014 | Journal

  10. Stock Screens »

    Finding Value and Financial Strength Based on “What Works on Wall Street”

    Using James O'Shaughnessy's recent AAII Journal article as a basis, we identify stocks with favorable valuation, financial strength and earnings quality composite scores.

    March 2014 | Journal

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Calculating Mohanram’s G-Score Using SI Pro and Microsoft Excel

    Quantifying a strategy focused on separating the winners from the losers in high price-to-book-value stocks.

    January 2014 | Computerized-investing

  12. Stock Screens »

    Finding Winners and Avoiding Losers Among Glamour Stocks

    A scoring system designed to identify winning growth stocks by examining profitability, naive extrapolation and accounting conservatism.

    October 2013 | Journal

  13. First Cut »

    Combining Value and Momentum

    Low relative valuation ratios are combined with momentum indicators to find potentially winning stocks.

    July 2013 | Journal

  14. Stock Screens »

    Lowell Miller’s Best Dividend Screen

    Portfolio manager Lowell Miller says the best dividend stocks combine growth, reasonable valuations, financial strength and price momentum.

    June 2013 | Journal

  15. Stock Screens »

    Combining Quality Growth With Value and Momentum

    Quality growth, or a high ratio of gross profit to total assets, is a better predictor of future success and works well when combined with value and momentum indicators.

    April 2013 | Journal