The AAII Journal

July 2009 Issue

Features »

Bear Market Grads: What You Should Learn From the Financial Crisis

thumbnail for Bear Market Grads: What You Should Learn From the Financial Crisis Stock indexes remain substantially below their peaks, banks are in lousy shape, and governments around the world are running huge deficits. The market has been a brutal teacher, but there are important lessons to be learned from the crisis--and positive steps investors can take going forward.

 

The First Cut »

Stocks With a Competitive Edge

thumbnail for Stocks With a Competitive Edge A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on firms with positive sales growth and above-average profit margins.

 

Offbeat Offerings »

Investing in Commodities

thumbnail for Investing in Commodities An investor reference for products that are not your typical offering. This issue's focus is on the many ways to invest in commodities.

 

Portfolio Strategies »

Bear Market Start May Offer a Strong Finish for Young Investors

thumbnail for Bear Market Start May Offer a Strong Finish for Young Investors Would you rather start investing for retirement during a bull market or a bear market? While some young investors may be warily viewing stocks right now, in the past such downturns have presented investors with rare opportunities to benefit from healthy future returns. A new study by T. Rowe Price.

 

Hot Links »

Medicare Health Insurance Coverage

thumbnail for Medicare Health Insurance Coverage Do you need help understanding Medicare benefits? These Web sites offer the best information relating to basic coverage issues, benefits offered, how to enroll, how to choose your options and how to compare plans.

 

Investor Professor »

Munis vs. Taxables: How to Determine the Taxable Equivalent Yield

thumbnail for Munis vs. Taxables: How to Determine the Taxable Equivalent Yield Munis offer income that is sheltered from federal taxes, but at yields that are typically lower than taxable bonds. How do you compare bonds yields that receive different tax treatments? A relatively simple formula puts the yields on an equal tax footing.

 

Stock Screens »

2009 Mid-Year Stock Screen Review: Is a Market Rebound in Progress?

thumbnail for 2009 Mid-Year Stock Screen Review: Is a Market Rebound in Progress? Only time will tell whether we are experiencing a true turnaround, but the typical exchange-listed stock is up over 27% for the year, and many of the AAII stock screens have turned in performances that dwarf the broader market.

 

AAII Model Portfolios »

Rebound: Model Shadow Stock Portfolio Strongly Up, But Still Playing Catch-Up

thumbnail for Rebound: Model Shadow Stock Portfolio Strongly Up, But Still Playing Catch-Up The good news: The Model Shadow Stock Portfolio is up 30.1% year-to-date, and way ahead of the S&P 500. But bear market math is brutal: When you are down 50%, you have to go back up 100% just to get even, and for that, we still have quite a ways to go.

 
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Bear Market Grads: What You Should Learn From the Financial Crisis

Stock indexes remain substantially below their peaks, banks are in lousy shape, and governments around the world are running huge deficits. The market has been a brutal teacher, but there are important lessons to be learned from the crisis--and positive steps investors can take going forward.


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