AAII.com: AAII Investor Guides
by CI Staff
AAIIs collection of Investor Guides provides a continuing stream of how-to investment advice, knowledge and guidance. Updated annually, these on-line guides cover topics from an investors perspective. Most guides are free to all AAII members and can be accessed at www.aaii.com/guides. The first two guides listed below are available only to Computerized Investing subscribers.
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The staff of Computerized Investing compares and rates the top investment-related software and Web sites for computer users. Sections are devoted to portfolio management, stock screening, technical analysis, mutual fund screening and analysis, and on-line brokers.
Wayne A. Thorp, CFA, editor of Computerized Investing, discusses the issues facing computer buyers, outlines the latest tools available, and offers his current recommendations on computer systems for investors.
Looking for a low-cost, low-minimum-investment way to start investing in individual stocks? Currently, over 430 companies in the U.S. offer direct purchase plans, which allow you to buy shares directly from the company and bypass a broker. This guide provides a list of companies that offer direct stock purchase plans and includes links to purchase and contact information.
The popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has exploded in the past few years. Our Guide to ETFs is a complete list of exchange-traded funds with return data, plus a discussion of how these stock/mutual fund hybrid securities work.
Every year, tax season arrives with new laws and complications. AAIIs Tax Guide provides you with important tax information including tips on reducing your tax liability and changes to tax laws.
AAII staff share their picks for the best investment sites in the Top Web Sites Guide. Categories include: stock and mutual fund data and screening, technical charting, bond data, REITs, international investing, tax information, retirement planning, economic data and more.
The Discount Broker Guide offers a comparison table of fees and services and a discussion of important factors to consider when choosing a broker. Computerized Investing subscribers can access additional details for on-line brokers such as quote data provided, types of orders handled, and portfolio information available on-line.
Each year, AAIIs Top Mutual Funds Guide book includes the top 400 mutual funds by category along with a how-to guide for fund investing. The on-line Top Mutual Funds Guide is an expanded version of the book that includes performance data on over 1,300 no-load and low-load mutual funds.
The Lifetime Investment Strategy provides readable guidelines for successful long-term portfolio management.
The Investment Information Guide gives you quick access to information and resources you are likely to need as an investor.