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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. Stock Screens »

    Stock Strategy Performance: Winners and Losers in 2002

    The Graham Enterprising Investor screen led the pack in 2002 in total gains. This value approach looks for dividend-paying stocks with low price-earnings ratios.

    January 2003 | Journal

  2. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Comments on personal finance programs.

    January 2003 | Computerized-investing

  3. Computerized-investing »

    Feature: Building a Computer for Investing

    Our annual look at the hardware you'll need for most typical computer investing tasks and how much you can expect to pay.

    November 2002 | Computerized-investing

  4. Stock Screens »

    Dividends Count: Screening for Undervalued Stocks With Lower Risk

    If a stock's price rises faster than its dividend, the dividend yield will fall, indicating the price may have been bid up too far. Conversely, if the yield rises to a high level, the stock may be poised for an increase.

    October 2002 | Journal

  5. Stock Screens »

    Building a Screen for Reasonably Priced ADRs

    Performance of an ADR will closely monitor that of the underlying stock traded on a foreign exchange. And for U.S.-based investors, ADRs are subject to the same currency risk as the underlying stock.

    September 2002 | Journal

  6. Computerized-investing »

    Retirement Planning Web Sites

    A look at how four Web sites with interactive calculators help you to check the progress of your retirement goals.

    September 2002 | Computerized-investing

  7. Fundamentals »

    EBT, EBIT, EBITDA: Will the Real Earnings Figure Please Stand Up?

    All of the various earnings measures have their value, especially when applied consistently across a given industry. But they must still be examined in the context of all three corporate financial statements.

    August 2002 | Journal

  8. Stock Screens »

    Which Stock Strategies Did Best? A Mid-Year Performance Review

    So far the top-performing screens during 2002 were also the leading strategies during 2001: The Piotroski value screen, the Philip Fisher growth & value screen, and O'Neil's CANSLIM growth screen.

    July 2002 | Journal

  9. Computerized-investing »

    Fundamental Stock Screening on the Web

    Fourteen Web sites for stock screening offer a wide range of data elements and screening options to choose from.

    July 2002 | Computerized-investing

  10. Stock Screens »

    Analyzing a Stock as a Business: The Buffett Approach to Screening

    Warren Buffett's strategy is easy to understand, but its successful implementation requires a considerable amount of time, effort, and judgment. You need to thoroughly analyze the business and quality of management.

    May 2002 | Journal

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Comprehensive Investment Web Sites

    Compare the differences between 13 all-in-one sites that offer a range of financial information and tools.

    May 2002 | Computerized-investing

  12. Features »

    Stock Strategy Performance: The Winners and Losers in 2001

    Stock Screening: The best-and worst-performing strategies of 2001 both showed strong reversals from their 2000 performance, highlighting the danger of blindly investing in the prior year's best performer.

    January 2002 | Journal

  13. Features »

    Using Price-to-Sales Ratios for Out-of-Favor Stocks

    Stock Screening: Proponents of price-to-sales ratios argue that sales-based valuations are better than earnings-based ones because sales is subject to fewer assumptions, interpretations and manipulations.

    October 2001 | Journal

  14. Computerized-investing »

    Fundamental Stock Screening Systems

    Comparing and rating four software-based and 15 Internet-based services that offer stock screening and company data for analysis.

    September 2001 | Computerized-investing

  15. Features »

    Finding the Winners Among Low Price-to-Book-Value Stocks

    Stock Screening: Simple value screens that look only for low prices relative to value tend to produce lists that include a few winners among many losers. One promising new system seeks low-valued stocks that also have solid financials.

    August 2001 | Journal