AAII maintains a library of 60 stock screens that are tracked on an ongoing basis. We have recently added three new screens to the AAII.com online database: Kirkpatrick Growth, Value and Bargain screens.
These three screens are based on the investing models outlined in Charles Kirkpatrick’s book “Beat the Market: Invest by Knowing What Stocks to Buy and What Stocks to Sell” (FT Press, 2008). He discusses the shift to defined-contribution retirement plans, which require investors to decide the makeup of portfolios. Kirkpatrick acknowledges that since most individuals are not investment professionals, this task can be very difficult. He knows that most people will invest in mutual funds, but believes the best returns can come from individual stocks.
The three screens are based on Kirkpatrick’s analysis of “relative” data elements (data compared to other data). Kirkpatrick uses relative price-to-sales, earnings growth, and price strength.
The screen criteria based on Kirkpatrick’s Growth model consist of
The Bargain screen looks for stocks meeting the following criteria:
You can learn more about the new stock screens by going to www.aaii.com/stockscreens and choosing “All Screens.” You will find performance data, passing company lists and an overview article on the screens.
Subscribers of Stock Investor Pro can learn how to implement these screens at: www.aaii.com/stockscreens/kirkpatrick_sipro_criteria.cfm. [Note to Stock Investor Pro subscribers, we do not currently plan to add these screens to the program.]
You can now access audio recordings from the AAII Investor Conference.
If you were unable to attend the conference, you can subscribe to the AAII Conference Audio Collection for $149. Members who attended the conference can access the recordings for free (click on AAII Conference Audio from the left-side menu bar under the Publications heading). AAII’s streaming audio collection provides an easy and convenient way for you to learn more about investing. The audio can be played directly from AAII.com, downloaded to your computer, or played as an MP3 on any device.
The Investor Conference Audio area of AAII.com features recordings from 54 sessions in addition to PDFs of presentation materials. Highlights include presentations on building a portfolio by Lewis Altfest, what investment surprises are ahead by Ken Fisher, and income investing in 2010 by Forbes columnist Richard Lehmann—plus sessions given by CI staffers Cara Scatizzi and Wayne Thorp.
To order the audio recordings, go to: www.aaii.com/conferenceaudio. Subscribers can play the audio at the Web page or download the files to a computer. To download the files, right-click on “Download the Audio” and select “Save Target As” (or “Save Link As”). The audio clips are presented by day and labeled as speaker presentation or exhibitor workshop.