Check out AAII's new companion Web site geared toward investors with 401(k) retirement plans.
Investing Pathways is an AAII publication designed to deliver quick, easy investment education to individuals with a special eye towards investing for retirement.
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New Benefit Aids Retirement Planning: InvestingPathways.com
Those who participate in employee-sponsored 401(k) retirement plans often find there is nowhere to turn for guidance. AAII now paves the route to smart 401(k) investing through a new Web site called Investing Pathways, located at www.investingpathways.com.
Free to all AAII members, Investing Pathways provides the education and advice 401(k) investors need. The focus is squarely on topics crucial to retirement planning—the basics of investing, the trade-off between risk and reward, and the fundamentals of asset allocation.
The Professional Portfolio Observer is one of the sites best features. You can review specific portfolio allocations for investors of different age groups as recommended by financial planners.
In the Portfolio Makeover area, you get an inside look at how actual investors manage their finances. Read what professionals have to say about the portfolio—a concise evaluation of the good and bad, along with realistic steps that can be taken to correct deficiencies. In many cases, youll find subtle ways to improve your own portfolio through these makeovers.
The Guides and Classroom areas help you with the tough decisions 401(k) plan investors face. Guides include: The Ultimate Asset Allocation Guide, the Money and Investing Guide, Guide to Mutual Fund Investing, and Guide to the Top Web Sites. Classrooms include interactive quizzes and take you step-by-step through basic investing concepts.
50 Free Stock Screens On-Line
Uncovering promising stocks is always a challenge, and even more so in turbulent times. So why not turn to your friends at AAII for trusted advice and guidance? AAII has done the legwork for you by examining over 50 stock investing strategies, including those of well-known professionals.
The Stock Screens area provides a wealth of stock-picking approaches for members to use. Each screen comes with a description of the stock-picking approach, the reasoning behind the strategy and the criteria used to whittle down a universe of stocks to a manageable number of companies for further analysis. Plus, each month, we update the screens to show you the resulting picks.
The available stock screens run the full spectrum, from value-based to growth. We also highlight a significant number of investment professionals whose strategies have been examined and successfully mimicked by AAII—professionals such as Warren Buffett, William ONeil, Philip Fisher, Peter Lynch and James OShaughnessy.
By visiting the Stock Screens area, you can peruse these strategies and choose the ones that mesh with your personal investing needs and philosophy. Step-by-step explanations allow you to quickly and easily incorporate any of the screens into your investing approach. Or, use the knowledge you gain at the Stock Screens area to fashion your own practical, disciplined approach to choosing stocks.
For your convenience, AAII produces a list of companies that pass each screen. These stock lists are updated each month and posted to the Stock Screens area. You can review the lists to compare the types of stocks identified by the various strategies, as well as how many stocks pass the screens and how often stocks change on the lists.
AAII also reports on the performance of each screen. Returns are calculated using the month-to-month closing price and plotted on performance charts that reveal each screens performance over time. Our detailed return calculations and performance charts allow investors to easily track results and gain deeper insight into the forces that impact the success of each screen.
Visit the AAII Stock Screens area at and make the most of this free member benefit.