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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    The dangers of copy-protection software.

    November 2005 | Computerized-investing

  8. 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

  9. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Comments on the timelessness of Benjamin Graham's approach to stock picking.

    September 2005 | Computerized-investing

  10. Computerized-investing »

    Portfolio Management Software Programs

    An in-depth look at 10 disk-based portfolio managers best suited for individual investors.

    July 2005 | Computerized-investing

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Portfolio Management Software Programs

    An in-depth look at 10 disk-based portfolio managers best suited for individual investors.

    July 2005 | Computerized-investing

  12. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    The evolution of software documentation over the last 15 years and how it has affected the end user.

    July 2005 | Computerized-investing

  13. Computerized-investing »

    Feature: Changing the Holding Period of AAII Stock Screens

    What would happen to performance if you ran AAII stock screens quarterly or semiannually instead of monthly? The results may surprise you.

    May 2005 | Computerized-investing

  14. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Comments on "pharming" scams, where spoof sites are substituted for real sites when Web addresses are typed in a browser.

    May 2005 | Computerized-investing

  15. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Comments on using technical analysis in an investment program.

    March 2005 | Computerized-investing