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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 over 25 years.

Articles by this Author

  1. Computerized-investing »

    Listening to the Analysts

    How to track and use consensus earnings estimates to screen for promising stocks.

    March 2000 | Computerized-investing

  2. Features »

    Successful Stock Strategies: What Worked Best on Wall Street

    Stock Screening: Large cap, growth, and technology were the strong segments in 1999. The performance of these segments is reflected in the performance of the stock screens we have been tracking, which include well-known and successful investment pros.

    January 2000 | Journal

  3. Features »

    Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Statements

    Fundamentals: Additional member questions and answers and the complete financial statement analysis series can be found on the AAII Web site in the section titled "Focus on Financial Statements" in the Stocks Education area.

    October 1999 | Journal

  4. Features »

    Financial Ratio Analysis: Putting the Numbers to Work

    Fundamentals: Financial ratio analysis uses historical financial statements to quantify data that will help give investors a feel for a firm´s attractiveness based on factors such as its competitive position, financial strength and profitability.

    August 1999 | Journal

  5. Features »

    A Look at the Corporate Cash Flow Statement

    Fundamentals: The cash flow statement can give valuable insight into how well a company is managing its growth. Ultimately, firms have to produce cash to do well in the long run.

    June 1999 | Journal

  6. Features »

    Financial Statement Analysis: A Look at the Income Sheet

    Fundamentals: The goal of the income statement is to determine revenue for the period covered and then match the corresponding expenses to the revenue. It presents a picture of a company's profitability over the entire period of time covered.

    April 1999 | Journal

  7. Features »

    Financial Statement Analysis: A Look at the Balance Sheet

    Fundamentals: The items in financial statements help measure the performance of a company and its management as well as help investors gauge the worth of the stock price. A look at balance sheet items.

    January 1999 | Journal

  8. Features »

    Measures of Market Breadth: A Look at Trading Statistics

    Stock Analysis Workshop: Market breadth statistics attempt to measure how widely the full range of stocks are participating in stock market movement, and are more informative about market behavior than simply following changes in an index.

    October 1998 | Journal

  9. Features »

    Characteristics of the Dogs of the Dow Stocks

    Stock Analysis Workshop: The Dogs of the Dow approach takes advantage of the long-term positive returns associated with the market, and adds a contrarian bonus by focusing on only the highest-yielding stocks.

    August 1998 | Journal

  10. Features »

    Characteristics of Firms with Dividend Reinvestment Plans

    Stock Analysis Workshop: Common traits of firms in the 1998 dividend reinvestment guide, and how to build a screen based on DRPs.

    June 1998 | Journal

  11. Features »

    A Combination Approach: Screens for Value on the Move

    Stock Analysis Workshop: Screening just for stocks with low P/Es may leave you with a list of firms with no growth prospects. Adding growth screens can help you identify reasonably priced stocks with some momentum.

    April 1998 | Journal

  12. Features »

    Out of the Wall Street Spotlight: The 1998 Shadow Stocks

    Feature: AAII´s annual listing of smaller-capitalization stocks that are out of the glare of research analysts and institutional investors.

    February 1998 | Journal

  13. Stock Strategies »

    Shadow Stock Rookies: Firms That Are New to the 1998 Listing

    Stock Analysis Workshop: A closer look at the 105 stocks new to AAII´s 1998 Shadow Stock list.

    February 1998 | Journal

  14. Features »

    Screening for Stocks Using the Contrarian Investment Strategy

    Stock Analysis Workshop: Applying the David Dreman approach using the Stock Investor screening program.

    October 1997 | Journal

  15. Features »

    Seeking Stocks With Momentum: A Look at Relative Strength Measures

    Stock Analysis Workshop: Where to find a stock's relative strength and how this momentum indicator is calculated.

    August 1997 | Journal