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The AAII Journal

January 2010 Issue

Editor's Note »

Editor's Note

thumbnail for Editor's Note It is with great honor that I succeed Maria Crawford Scott as the AAII Journal editor. Maria recently retired after overseeing 286 issues. She left big shoes to fill, and I look forward to the challenge of building upon her successes. Since this is my first Journal issue, an introduction seems in order.

 

The First Cut »

Consensus: Stocks That Pass the Most Screens

thumbnail for Consensus: Stocks That Pass the Most Screens These 25 stocks were identified by four or more AAII screens.

 

Features »

The Portfolio Review: Why It Is Important and How to Do It

thumbnail for The Portfolio Review: Why It Is Important and How to Do It Since regular reviews are the foundation of successful investing, resolve to evaluate your portfolio. Julie Jason explains how.

 

Portfolio Strategies »

New Rules for Converting to a Roth IRA

thumbnail for New Rules for Converting to a Roth IRA The income restrictions have been lifted, but does converting to a Roth IRA make sense for you? Plus, find out why a recharacterization can give you even more flexibility for managing your tax exposure.

 

Stock Screens »

2009 Year-End Screening Review: The Bulls Stage a Rally

thumbnail for 2009 Year-End Screening Review: The Bulls Stage a Rally The stock screens on AAII.com took advantage of the rebounding markets to post strong gains. It was a relative newcomer, however, that delivered the best performance.

 

Hot Links »

Valuing Your Gold & Resources for the New IRA Rules

thumbnail for Valuing Your Gold & Resources for the New IRA Rules Where to go if you want to take advantage of the rise in gold prices and sell your unwanted gold jewelry, or calculate an updated value to ensure you have adequate insurance coverage. Also, links to help answer your questions about the new Roth IRA conversion rules.

 

Investor Professor »

Dogs of the Dow

thumbnail for Dogs of the Dow Every January, Dogs of the Dow draws attention. A look at the current list, and a suggestion of a better way to use the screen.

 

AAII Model Portfolios »

Model Shadow Stock Portfolio Contests 2007 for Best Annual Return

thumbnail for Model Shadow Stock Portfolio Contests 2007 for Best Annual Return The markets and the Shadow Stock Portfolio staged big rebounds, but both remain below their 2007 highs. The New Year brings both potential reward and risks.

 

Investment Offerings »

State-Based Exchange-Traded Funds

thumbnail for State-Based Exchange-Traded Funds Two new exchange-traded funds that specifically invest in Texas and Oklahoma recently launched. Should you allow geography to influence your investment decisions?

 
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