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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”

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.

Articles by this Author

  1. Stock Screens »

    Implementing a High-Yield Screen to Invest in Stocks With DRPs

    Many individuals are attracted to companies with DRPs as a low-cost way to buy shares. But limiting investment to only DRPs tends to exclude certain sectors from your portfolio, including higher-growth stocks.

    June 2003 | Journal

  2. Stock Screens »

    The Muhlenkamp Stock Screen: High ROEs at a Reasonable Price

    Muhlenkamp uses a bottom-up approach to selecting stocks, but adjusts his benchmarks based upon the broad economic environment, using prevailing inflation and interest rates to help establish his investment hurdles.

    May 2003 | Journal

  3. Computerized-investing »

    Portfolio Management Software Programs

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

    May 2003 | Computerized-investing

  4. Computerized-investing »

    Comparison: Portfolio Management Software Programs

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

    May 2003 | Computerized-investing

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Thoughts on asset allocation and computer tools that help track and analyze your portfolio.

    May 2003 | Computerized-investing

  6. Stock Screens »

    How to Use the CAN SLIM Approach to Screen for Growth Stocks

    AAII's interpretation of the CAN SLIM approach has been one of the most consistent and strongest-performing screens during both bull and bear markets. An update on the CAN SLIM strategy.

    April 2003 | Journal

  7. Computerized-investing »

    The CAN SLIM Approach: Revising a Screen

    A step-by-step guide to building a screen using William O’Neil’s recently updated approach. Three stock screeners are used to compare the practicalities of implementing screen criteria.

    March 2003 | Computerized-investing

  8. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Thoughts on re-examining the CANSLIM approach.

    March 2003 | Computerized-investing

  9. 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

  10. Computerized-investing »

    Editor's Outlook

    Comments on personal finance programs.

    January 2003 | Computerized-investing

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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