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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 over 25 years.

Articles by this Author

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Features »

    A Basic Value Rule of Thumb for Screening Stocks

    Stock Screening: Every value investor should seek high growth and high dividends at a bargain price, but trade-offs are necessary. A fundamental value rule of thumb combines earnings yield, earnings retention, and dividend yield.

    July 2001 | Journal

  8. Computerized-investing »

    Value Investing Spreadsheet

    A simple method to help you invest periodically.

    July 2001 | Computerized-investing

  9. Features »

    Performance Review 2000: Which Strategies did Best

    Stock Screening: The Graham Defensive Investor (Utility Sector) Screen was the best-performing strategy last year, while the Michael Murphy Technology screen lost the most. The results were almost a mirror image of 1999.

    January 2001 | Journal

  10. Computerized-investing »

    Screening on Dual Cash Flow

    A twist on cash flow analysis focuses on the strength and quality of a firm’s cash flow.

    January 2001 | Computerized-investing

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Computer Hardware for Investors

    What you need to know before buying a computer system for investment-related activities.

    November 2000 | Computerized-investing

  12. Features »

    Evaluating Valuations Using Price-Earnings Relatives

    Stock Screening: Price-earnings relatives can establish benchmark comparisons to help identify firms that have deviated from their normal valuation levels, assuming nothing has fundamentally changed in the company, industry or market.

    October 2000 | Journal

  13. Computerized-investing »

    Financial Information Services

    Fifteen sites that provide a multiple of services including portfolio management, stock and fund data and screening, and news.

    September 2000 | Computerized-investing

  14. Features »

    A Look at Different Measures of Short-Term Influences on Prices

    Stock Fundamentals: While the long-term investor with an open position can treat short-term supply and demand disruptions as market noise, the profitability of a given trade can be strongly influenced by short-term supply and demand imbalances.

    July 2000 | Journal

  15. Computerized-investing »

    Web-Based Screening Services

    Fourteen sites offer a range of stock screening services, from simple predefined screens to complex screens built using multiple variables.

    July 2000 | Computerized-investing