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January 2009 Issue

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Stocks for the Long Term: Why Prospects Are Rosy

thumbnail for Stocks for the Long Term: Why Prospects Are Rosy You already know the bad news concerning stocks. The good news is that based on today's depressed prices, long-term stock prospects appear above average. A look at some of the evidence that supports a rosy multi-year stock outlook, and a framework for applying these forecasts.

 

The First Cut »

All-Star Stocks That Pass the Most Screens

thumbnail for All-Star Stocks That Pass the Most Screens A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on finding companies that passed the most AAII Stock Screens.

 

The Best of the AAII Journal »

The Muni Market Turmoil Continues: What's Going on and How to Respond

There have been a number of very bad years in the municipal bond market. But 2008 is in a league of its own--without any doubt, the worst year ever in the municipal bond market. And the most likely outlook is continued volatility. What lies behind the current declines, and a look at what actions investors may want to consider.

 

Investor Professor »

All Averages Are Not Created Equal

thumbnail for All Averages Are Not Created Equal Average returns are reported in many different types of listings. Most individuals assume those averages are all calculated in the same way. In fact, they are not. A look at the different "averages," and how they are calculated.

 

Stock Screens »

2008 AAII Stock Screen Roundup: Piotroski Strategy Defeats the Bear

thumbnail for 2008 AAII Stock Screen Roundup: Piotroski Strategy Defeats the Bear For many investors, 2008 cannot end soon enough, with the S&P 500 index down 40.3% for the year (through early December). During periods like this, very few long-only stock selection strategies generate gains, including AAII’s stock screens. However, one screen proved to be the exception--the low price-to-book-value strategy developed by Joseph Piotroski gained 32.6% through December 5.

 

Hot Links »

Monitoring Bank Safety On-Line

thumbnail for Monitoring Bank Safety On-Line Bank failures and the ongoing turmoil in the financial markets have many individuals concerned about the stability of their own banks. Of course, even in the face of a bank failure, investors have some protections.

 

Offbeat Offerings »

Foreign Ordinaries

thumbnail for Foreign Ordinaries An investor reference for products that are not your typical offerings.

 

AAII Model Portfolios »

Bear Market Punishes Shadow Stocks But Qualifying Stocks Abound

thumbnail for Bear Market Punishes Shadow Stocks But Qualifying Stocks Abound The stock market is punishing every sector, and it is punishing its favorite children--micro-cap and extreme value stocks--the most. Year-to-date (through November 30, 2008) the Model Shadow Stock Portfolio is down 51.1%. On the other hand, this quarter, there were over 90 candidates that qualified on our basic criteria--easily a record.

 
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Stocks for the Long Term: Why Prospects Are Rosy

You already know the bad news concerning stocks. The good news is that based on today's depressed prices, long-term stock prospects appear above average. A look at some of the evidence that supports a rosy multi-year stock outlook, and a framework for applying these forecasts.


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