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The AAII Journal

April 2004 Issue

Stocks »

The Big Picture: How to Decipher What the Market Is Saying

A look at some key market indicators that provide a lens into how the market is behaving--and what it is saying right now.

 

Stocks »

Your Order Please: A Guide to the Different Ways to Buy and Sell Securities

There are many ways to give buy and sell instructions to a broker--and just as many ways to get burned if you mess up. A rundown of the most common orders.

 

Stock Strategies »

Your Order Please: A Guide to the Different Ways to Buy and Sell Securities

There are many ways to give buy and sell instructions to a broker--and just as many ways to get burned if you mess up. A rundown of the most common orders.

 

The Markets »

The Big Picture: How to Decipher What the Market Is Saying

A look at some key market indicators that provide a lens into how the market is behaving--and what it is saying right now.

 

Hot Links »

Where to Get Investment Information on Emerging Markets

thumbnail for Where to Get Investment Information on Emerging Markets Web sites that provide information on foreign markets classified as emerging, including economic and business statistics and major exchanges and indexes.

 

Stock Strategies »

The Importance of Dividends in a Low-Return Environment

Many analysts believe stock returns over the next several years will be well below the historical average. What strategies worked in previous low-return environments? A look at the last flat market--1965 to 1982.

 

Tax Strategies »

Good News/Bad News: For Dividends, New Tax Law Means Lower Rates But More Headaches

Most dividend income is now taxed at more favorable rates, but investors may be surprised at nuances of the new rules. What to watch out for under the Tax Relief Act of 2003.

 

Stock Screens »

The Weiss Approach: Finding Value in Dividend-Paying Blue Chips

thumbnail for The Weiss Approach: Finding Value in Dividend-Paying Blue Chips A review of the Geraldine Weiss screen to identify sound companies trading at reasonable dividend yield valuation levels.

 

Matter of Opinion »

AAII's Shadow Stock Portfolio: An Update

AAII's do-it-yourself approach to nano-cap stocks is holding its own.

 

Mutual Funds »

The Emerging Markets Re-Emerge: Funds Get Hot Again

thumbnail for The Emerging Markets Re-Emerge: Funds Get Hot Again Emerging markets stock and bond funds are re-emerging to reclaim their status as true growth investments. But they are still relatively exotic, and appropriate only for investors with longer horizons and an understanding of the risks.