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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”

Biography:
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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Investment Characteristics of Firms With Dividend Reinvestment Plans

    Stock Analysis Workshop: Screening on the investment characteristics of firms with dividend reinvestment plans.

    June 1997 | Journal

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    Screening for Growth and Value Based on "What Works on Wall Street"

    Stock Analysis Workshop: Screening stocks based on James O'Shaughnessy's Cornerstone growth and value approaches.

    April 1997 | Journal

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    Out of the Wall Street Spotlight: The 1997 Shadow Stocks

    Feature: AAII's annual list of small firms that are not followed by many research analysts.

    February 1997 | Journal

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    Shadow Stock Rookies: Firms That Are New to the 1997 Listing

    Stock Analysis Workshop: A closer look at the 94 stocks new to AAII's 1997 Shadow Stock list.

    February 1997 | Journal

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    Using Price-to-Sales Ratios to Screen for Out-of-Favor Stocks

    Stock Analysis Workshop: Research suggests that the price-to-sales ratio may be a better determinant of undervalued stocks than price-earnings ratio. Building a screen based on the price-to-sales ratio.

    October 1996 | Journal