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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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  1. 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

  2. First Cut »

    Relative Strength and Positive Surprises

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

    June 2011 | Journal

  3. First Cut »

    Thomsett's Fundamental Tests

    These 30 stocks pass the tests suggested by Michael Thomsett.

    April 2011 | Journal

  4. The First Cut »

    Consensus: Stocks That Pass the Most Screens

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

    December 2010 | Journal

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. The First Cut »

    Stocks With Low Risk/Reward Scores

    Using Charles Rotblut’s risk/reward scoring system to find stocks.

    July 2010 | Journal

  8. The First Cut »

    Attractively Priced Dividend Growth

    Identifying high-yield stocks with a record of dividend growth.

    June 2010 | Journal

  9. The First Cut »

    Tortoriello's Quantitative Strategies

    Applying Richard Tortoriello's strategies to find investment candidates.

    May 2010 | Journal

  10. The First Cut »

    Socially Responsible Stocks

    The 30 stocks most widely held by socially responsible mutual funds.

    April 2010 | Journal

  11. The First Cut »

    Consensus: Stocks That Pass the Most Screens

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

    January 2010 | Journal

  12. The Best of the AAII Journal »

    Low P/E Stocks With Positive Earnings Surprises

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on stocks that have had a significant positive quarterly earnings surprise since September, and that sport a below-average forward price-earnings ratio.

    December 2009 | Journal

  13. The First Cut »

    Attractively Priced Share Buyback Stocks

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on finding stocks that have recently repurchased their shares, and have below-average price-to-book-value ratios.

    November 2009 | Journal

  14. The First Cut »

    Stocks on the Move With Price Momentum

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on finding stocks with improving relative strength percentage rankings, and the highest prices as a percentage of their 52-week highs.

    October 2009 | Journal

  15. The First Cut »

    Financially Stable Stocks With Low Prices

    A starting point for investors. A recent study found that portfolios of low-priced stocks outperformed higher-priced stocks, and the excess performance was not explained by firm factors such as size or valuation. With that in mind, this issue's First Cut focuses on stocks that are selling at prices below $5 per share and that have indications of both long-term financial stability and financial strength.

    September 2009 | Journal