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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. 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

  2. Stock Screens »

    Constructing Winning Stock Screens

    By combining primary and secondary criteria, a stock screen can be created to identify companies matching an individual’s investing objective and style.

    December 2012 | Journal

  3. Stock Screens »

    Adjusting the Benjamin Graham Enterprising Investor Screen

    This contrarian screen has produced impressive results, but is overly restrictive. A few small revisions make the strategy more useful for the real world.

    October 2012 | Journal

  4. First Cut »

    New Edge Stocks

    Ten stocks with fundamental factors exhibited by typical market winners.

    September 2012 | Journal

  5. Stock Screens »

    Screening for Stocks With Strong Secular Growth

    Secular growth companies increase earnings in both good and bad economic cycles. This screen is designed to identify such companies.

    May 2012 | Journal

  6. Computerized-investing »

    Tracking the Analysts

    Tracking earnings expectations, and their changes, is an important and a potentially rewarding strategy for stock investors.

    May 2012 | Computerized-investing

  7. First Cut »

    Firms With High Sustainable Growth

    These 30 companies have high return on equity and high earnings retention rates.

    April 2012 | Journal

  8. First Cut »

    Consensus: Stocks That Pass the Most Screens

    The 23 stocks that pass four or more of the screens tracked on AAII.com.

    January 2012 | Journal

  9. First Cut »

    Greenblatt’s Magic Formula

    These 30 stocks had the highest combined ranking based on Joel Greenblatt’s valuation and return on enterprise measures—the two key components of his Magic Formula.

    December 2011 | Journal

  10. First Cut »

    Cash Kings

    A starting point for investors. This issue’s focus is on finding companies with high levels of net cash per share relative to their share prices.

    October 2011 | Journal

  11. First Cut »

    Relative Strength and Positive Surprises

    Thirty stocks with improving price momentum, positive earnings surprises and rising earnings estimates.

    June 2011 | Journal

  12. First Cut »

    Thomsett's Fundamental Tests

    These 30 stocks pass the tests suggested by Michael Thomsett.

    April 2011 | Journal

  13. The First Cut »

    Consensus: Stocks That Pass the Most Screens

    These 25 stocks were identified by four or more AAII screens.

    December 2010 | Journal

  14. The First Cut »

    Cash Flow Kings With Rising Dividends

    These companies have both raised dividend payments and maintained positive free cash flow for the last seven years.

    November 2010 | Journal

  15. The First Cut »

    Low Price-to-Sales Ratio Stocks

    Low price-to-sales ratios may identify undervalued firms sooner than price-earnings ratios.

    September 2010 | Journal