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Maria Scott

author Image Maria Crawford Scott is the former editor of the AAII Journal.


Articles by this Author


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    An Interview With Frederick Reynolds, Portfolio Manager, Reynolds Blue Chip Growth

    Feature: A search for growth among the world's leading companies.

    May 1999 | Journal

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    An Interview With John Bender, Portfolio Manager, Strong Corporate Bond Fund

    Feature: Finding value in corporate bonds: A focus on medium-quality credits.

    April 1999 | Journal

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    An Interview With Kenneth E. Willmann, Portfolio Manager, USAA GNMA Trust

    Feature: How one professional follows the rate trend while avoiding risk when investing in Ginnie Mae securities.

    February 1999 | Journal

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    An Interview With L. Roy Papp, Portfolio Manager, Papp America-Abroad Fund

    Feature: A different approach to the international route focuses on investing at home through U.S. multinational companies.

    January 1999 | Journal

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    Are International Stocks Still Useful in Your Portfolio?

    Portfolio Strategies Workshop: A long-term look at the performance record indicates that the benefits of international diversification are still evident. In the long run, a country's performance will be based on its economic growth and productivity.

    November 1998 | Journal

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    The Common Traits of Successful Investment Strategies

    Stock Analysis Workshop: Although there are many investment approaches, they share common traits--in particular seeking quality companies with good growth prospects that can be purchased at a reasonable price.

    November 1998 | Journal

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    Covering All Your Bases: Diversifying in the U.S. Markets

    Portfolio Strategies Workshop: Firms of different market capitalizations behave differently and their complementary behavior can significantly reduce risk for investors who diversify.

    October 1998 | Journal

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    An Interview With Eric McKissack, Portfolio Manager, Ariel Appreciation Fund

    Feature: A search for quality and value in the mid-cap market sector.

    October 1998 | Journal

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    Investment Characteristics of Stock Screening Strategies

    Stock Analysis Workshop: AAII has developed stock screens based on the investment approaches of several well-known, successful investment professionals. Comparing the strategies and tracking their performance.

    September 1998 | Journal

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    Cash Benefits: A Dual-Purpose Asset Class

    Portfolio Strategies Workshop: Cash may seem boring to investors concentrating on long-term return attributes, but it plays two important roles in any investment portfolio--providing liquidity and tempering downside risk.

    September 1998 | Journal

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    An Interview With G. Paul Matthews, Portfolio Manager, Matthews Pacific Tiger & Asian Convertibles

    Feature: International investing: A view from the Asain market trenches. Seeking long-term growth in a volatile region.

    September 1998 | Journal

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    How Much Diversification Does Your Portfolio Need?

    Portfolio Strategies Workshop: Precious metals, real estate and commodities are sometimes suggested as useful additions to your portfolio. Do they bring more diversification? And how practical is investment in them?

    August 1998 | Journal

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    An Interview With Steven A. Chamberlain, Portfolio Manager, INVESCO European Fund

    Feature: A bottom-up search for growth stocks in the European marketplace.

    August 1998 | Journal

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    Blue-Chip Value Investing: The Dogs of the Dow

    Stock Analysis Workshop: The purely mechanical nature of the Dow Dogs approach forces strict investor discipline and requires no investment decision-making expertise.

    July 1998 | Journal

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    Retirement Spending Rules: What Can Go Wrong?

    There are a number of approaches to determining how much savings a retiree can spend each year, but each has pitfalls. Recognizing the risks of your spending plan.

    July 1998 | Journal