The AAII Journal

April 2011 Issue

Editor's Note »

Editor's Note

thumbnail for Editor's Note Investors constantly hear that they should analyze a stock by its fundamentals. This guidance means looking at the financial statements and the valuation to ensure the stock is attractive. It is good, and valid, advice. Unfortunately, it can also be vague. What exactly should you look at? How do you analyze the numbers?

 

Stock Strategies »

Four Fundamental Tests Every Stock Investor Should Use

thumbnail for Four Fundamental Tests Every Stock Investor Should Use Four indicators are key to stock analysis and can help evaluate a company relative to both its past and its peers.

 

First Cut »

Thomsett's Fundamental Tests

thumbnail for Thomsett's Fundamental Tests These 30 stocks pass the tests suggested by Michael Thomsett.

 

CI in the Journal »

Favorite Online Spreadsheet Service

Zoho lets you access a spreadsheet from any computer and share it with others.

 

Portfolio Strategies »

The Advantages of Diversification and Rebalancing

thumbnail for The Advantages of Diversification and Rebalancing Annually rebalancing to maintain proper diversification increases returns and lowers volatility.

 

Portfolio Strategies »

Investing for Retirement Requires a Disciplined Approach

thumbnail for Investing for Retirement Requires a Disciplined Approach Maintaining a substantial equity exposure before and during retirement helps you achieve long-term financial goals.

 

Stock Screens »

Tweedy, Browne: “What Has Worked in Investing”

thumbnail for Tweedy, Browne: “What Has Worked in Investing” Mutual fund company Tweedy, Browne takes a Benjamin Graham approach by looking for smaller companies trading at low valuations.

 

Financial Planning »

How to Check Out a Financial Advisor

thumbnail for How to Check Out a Financial Advisor Before hiring an advisor, make sure he is the right person for the job. Here are some questions to ask.

 

Beginning Investor »

Brokerage Accounts: Where to Open One?

thumbnail for Brokerage Accounts: Where to Open One? Determine what services you will need before choosing a brokerage firm.

 

AAII Model Portfolios »

Shadow Stock Portfolio Rewards Investors Who Stayed in Stocks

thumbnail for Shadow Stock Portfolio Rewards Investors Who Stayed in Stocks The Model Shadow Stock Portfolio ended February above its pre–bear market high. Plus, see which two stocks were added to the portfolio.

 
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