The AAII Discussion Boards were created to allow our members to interact with each other. The boards are a place where like-minded individual investors can discuss investment ideas or ask questions.
Though the discussion boards have been around for a number of years, many members are unaware of their existence. Joining the boards is simple and discussions are grouped by topic for easy navigation.
To access the discussion boards, click “Discuss” at the home page of AAII.com. First-time users are brought to a screen to register for the discussion boards. The discussion boards are powered by a third-party tool, so using your regular AAII login information will not grant you access to the discussion boards.
All you need to input is your first and last name, email address, a password of your choice and the answer to a security question. Other information asked for can be provided, but it isn’t required.
Along the left-hand side of the discussion boards you will see a list of categories and sub-topics that have previously been created or commented on (Figure 1). For example, below the Portfolios category, you see two different titles: Stock Screens and Model Portfolios. Clicking Stock Screens shows a list of topic titles, also called conversation threads. These are presented in chronological order, with the most recent topic titles at the top. To the right of each topic title you will see the number of replies, who originated it, and when the last post was made to the thread. Users can search through different discussion topics to answer questions that may help other fellow investors or post questions of their own. In addition to discussions about our stock screens and model portfolios, there are also categories addressing AAII products Computerized Investing and Stock Investor Pro, and categories focused on a broad subject such as investing basics, funds/ETFs and more.