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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. The First Cut »

    The First Cut: Navellier's Growth Stock Winners

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on stocks that meet Louis Navellier's eight tried-and-true fundamental factors.

    February 2008 | Journal

  2. The First Cut »

    Positive Surpries With Below-Average P/Es

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on stocks with below-average price-earnings ratios whose recent quarterly earnings reports surpassed the consensus forecast.

    January 2008 | Journal

  3. First Cut »

    The First Cut: Positive Surprises With Below-Average P/Es

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on stocks with below-average price-earnings ratios whose recent quarterly earnings reports surpassed the consensus forecast.

    January 2008 | Journal

  4. First Cut »

    The First Cut: Hot Technology Stocks

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on technology companies with sustainable growth potential.

    November 2007 | Journal

  5. First Cut »

    The First Cut: Socially Responsible GARP

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on companies acceptable to many "socially responsible investors" that are profitable and trading at attractive prices relative to expected growth rates.

    October 2007 | Journal

  6. First Cut »

    The First Cut: Low Price Relative to Net Assets

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on companies whose stocks are trading at a price that is low relative to their net current assets per share.

    September 2007 | Journal

  7. First Cut »

    The First Cut: Low P/E Relative

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on companies with the lowest current P/E relatives versus their five-year average.

    August 2007 | Journal

  8. First Cut »

    The First Cut: Top-Line Growth and Value

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on companies with strong and consistent sales growth that they are able to convert into above-average profits, and that remain attractively valued.

    July 2007 | Journal

  9. First Cut »

    The First Cut: Insider Activity

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on companies with insider buys that exceeded insider sells over the last six months.

    June 2007 | Journal

  10. First Cut »

    The First Cut: High and Consistent Growth

    A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on exchange-listed stocks that have increased revenue and earnings per share in each of the last five fiscal years.

    May 2007 | Journal

  11. First Cut »

    The First Cut: Low Price-to-Book Firms

    A starting point for investors. This issue’s focus is on non-financial, exchange-listed stocks with price-to-book-value ratios among the lowest 10% of all stocks.

    April 2007 | Journal

  12. First Cut »

    The First Cut: Investing in Vice

    A starting point for investors. This issue’s focus is on the 30 stocks with the lowest dividend-adjusted PEG ratios that are in the alcohol, tobacco, or casino/gaming industries.

    February 2007 | Journal

  13. Computerized-investing »

    The Magic Formula Approach to Stockpicking

    Joel Greenblatt’s simple two-step strategy for finding high-return stocks selling at low prices.

    January 2006 | Computerized-investing

  14. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    The dangers of copy-protection software.

    November 2005 | Computerized-investing

  15. Computerized-investing »

    Graham’s Simplest Approach to Selecting Stocks

    How would Benjamin Graham’s classic value investing approach to choosing stocks have fared since 1998? A look at the results of a hypothetical portfolio.

    September 2005 | Computerized-investing