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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.

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    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

  2. Computerized-investing »

    Value Investing Spreadsheet

    A simple method to help you invest periodically.

    July 2001 | Computerized-investing

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Computer Hardware for Investors

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

    November 2000 | Computerized-investing

  6. 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

  7. 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

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    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

  9. 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

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    Analyzing Internet Stocks: Cash Flow and the Burn Rate

    Stock Screening: The analysis of a company's cash position and its free cash flow helps to reveal whether it is self-sustaining and provides an indication of the need for future financing. As an investor, be careful around a firm with a high burn rate.

    May 2000 | Journal

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Listening to the Analysts

    How to track and use consensus earnings estimates to screen for promising stocks.

    March 2000 | Computerized-investing

  12. Features »

    Successful Stock Strategies: What Worked Best on Wall Street

    Stock Screening: Large cap, growth, and technology were the strong segments in 1999. The performance of these segments is reflected in the performance of the stock screens we have been tracking, which include well-known and successful investment pros.

    January 2000 | Journal

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Statements

    Fundamentals: Additional member questions and answers and the complete financial statement analysis series can be found on the AAII Web site in the section titled "Focus on Financial Statements" in the Stocks Education area.

    October 1999 | Journal

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    Financial Ratio Analysis: Putting the Numbers to Work

    Fundamentals: Financial ratio analysis uses historical financial statements to quantify data that will help give investors a feel for a firm´s attractiveness based on factors such as its competitive position, financial strength and profitability.

    August 1999 | Journal

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    A Look at the Corporate Cash Flow Statement

    Fundamentals: The cash flow statement can give valuable insight into how well a company is managing its growth. Ultimately, firms have to produce cash to do well in the long run.

    June 1999 | Journal