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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. Computerized-investing »

    Financial Information Services

    Fifteen sites that provide a multiple of services including portfolio management, stock and fund data and screening, and news.

    September 2000 | Computerized-investing

  2. Features »

    A Look at Different Measures of Short-Term Influences on Prices

    Stock Fundamentals: While the long-term investor with an open position can treat short-term supply and demand disruptions as market noise, the profitability of a given trade can be strongly influenced by short-term supply and demand imbalances.

    July 2000 | Journal

  3. Computerized-investing »

    Web-Based Screening Services

    Fourteen sites offer a range of stock screening services, from simple predefined screens to complex screens built using multiple variables.

    July 2000 | Computerized-investing

  4. Features »

    Analyzing Internet Stocks: Cash Flow and the Burn Rate

    Stock Screening: The analysis of a company's cash position and its free cash flow helps to reveal whether it is self-sustaining and provides an indication of the need for future financing. As an investor, be careful around a firm with a high burn rate.

    May 2000 | Journal

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Listening to the Analysts

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

    March 2000 | Computerized-investing

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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 firmĀ“s attractiveness based on factors such as its competitive position, financial strength and profitability.

    August 1999 | Journal

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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