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John Bajkowski

author Image John Bajkowski is president of AAII.


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Areas of Expertise: stock screening, dividend investing, model portfolios, Stock Superstars Report

Topics Presented in Speeches: “Finding a Stock Winner: First Step Screening” and “AAII Shadow Stock Portfolio: From Theory to Application”

Biography:
John Bajkowski is president of AAII. As financial analyst for AAII, John writes a column on screening stocks. He also serves on the Dividend Investing and Stock Superstars advisory committees. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and management from DePaul University. He has been with AAII for over 25 years.

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  1. Stock Screens »

    Finding Value and Financial Strength Based on “What Works on Wall Street”

    Using James O'Shaughnessy's recent AAII Journal article as a basis, we identify stocks with favorable valuation, financial strength and earnings quality composite scores.

    March 2014 | Journal

  2. Computerized-investing »

    Calculating Mohanram’s G-Score Using SI Pro and Microsoft Excel

    Quantifying a strategy focused on separating the winners from the losers in high price-to-book-value stocks.

    January 2014 | Computerized-investing

  3. Stock Screens »

    Finding Winners and Avoiding Losers Among Glamour Stocks

    A scoring system designed to identify winning growth stocks by examining profitability, naive extrapolation and accounting conservatism.

    October 2013 | Journal

  4. First Cut »

    Combining Value and Momentum

    Low relative valuation ratios are combined with momentum indicators to find potentially winning stocks.

    July 2013 | Journal

  5. Stock Screens »

    Lowell Miller’s Best Dividend Screen

    Portfolio manager Lowell Miller says the best dividend stocks combine growth, reasonable valuations, financial strength and price momentum.

    June 2013 | Journal

  6. Stock Screens »

    Combining Quality Growth With Value and Momentum

    Quality growth, or a high ratio of gross profit to total assets, is a better predictor of future success and works well when combined with value and momentum indicators.

    April 2013 | Journal

  7. Stock Screens »

    Constructing Winning Stock Screens

    By combining primary and secondary criteria, a stock screen can be created to identify companies matching an individual’s investing objective and style.

    December 2012 | Journal

  8. Stock Screens »

    Adjusting the Benjamin Graham Enterprising Investor Screen

    This contrarian screen has produced impressive results, but is overly restrictive. A few small revisions make the strategy more useful for the real world.

    October 2012 | Journal

  9. First Cut »

    New Edge Stocks

    Ten stocks with fundamental factors exhibited by typical market winners.

    September 2012 | Journal

  10. Stock Screens »

    Screening for Stocks With Strong Secular Growth

    Secular growth companies increase earnings in both good and bad economic cycles. This screen is designed to identify such companies.

    May 2012 | Journal

  11. Computerized-investing »

    Tracking the Analysts

    Tracking earnings expectations, and their changes, is an important and a potentially rewarding strategy for stock investors.

    May 2012 | Computerized-investing

  12. First Cut »

    Firms With High Sustainable Growth

    These 30 companies have high return on equity and high earnings retention rates.

    April 2012 | Journal

  13. First Cut »

    Consensus: Stocks That Pass the Most Screens

    The 23 stocks that pass four or more of the screens tracked on AAII.com.

    January 2012 | Journal

  14. First Cut »

    Greenblatt’s Magic Formula

    These 30 stocks had the highest combined ranking based on Joel Greenblatt’s valuation and return on enterprise measures—the two key components of his Magic Formula.

    December 2011 | Journal

  15. First Cut »

    Cash Kings

    A starting point for investors. This issue’s focus is on finding companies with high levels of net cash per share relative to their share prices.

    October 2011 | Journal