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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 30 years.

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  1. The First Cut »

    Stocks With Low Risk/Reward Scores

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

    July 2010 | Journal

  2. The First Cut »

    Attractively Priced Dividend Growth

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

    June 2010 | Journal

  3. The First Cut »

    Tortoriello's Quantitative Strategies

    Applying Richard Tortoriello's strategies to find investment candidates.

    May 2010 | Journal

  4. The First Cut »

    Socially Responsible Stocks

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

    April 2010 | Journal

  5. The First Cut »

    Consensus: Stocks That Pass the Most Screens

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

    January 2010 | Journal

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Stocks With Possible

    The First Cut »

    Stocks With Possible "Hidden" Earnings

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on firms with possible "hidden" earnings, indicated by a record of positive free cash flow that is currently greater than earnings and that are trading with low price-to-free-cash-flow ratios.

    August 2009 | Journal

  11. The First Cut »

    Stocks With a Competitive Edge

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on firms with positive sales growth and above-average profit margins.

    July 2009 | Journal

  12. The First Cut »

    High Quality + High Yield + High Growth Stocks

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on Lowell Miller's strategy for investing in high-quality growth stocks with high and growing dividends.

    June 2009 | Journal

  13. The First Cut »

    Magic Formula Stocks

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on Joel Greenblatt's "Magic Formula" for picking stocks: high returns on capital, and a low price-to-enterprise valu

    May 2009 | Journal

  14. The First Cut »

    Benjamin Graham Bear Market Stocks

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on stocks with low prices relative to a firm's net current assets, a basic Benjamin Graham approach to finding stocks trading well below their instrinsic value.

    April 2009 | Journal

  15. The First Cut »

    The Outcasts: Stocks Removed From the S&P 500

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on stocks possibly neglected due to their removal from the S&P 500 index.

    February 2009 | Journal