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The AAII Journal

October 2003 Issue

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Four Basic Steps to Gauging a Firm's True Financial Position

A basic understanding of a company's "true" financial position can be gleaned by starting with a company's cash flow statement. Four initial steps you can use to analyze a firm's financial statements.

 

Mutual Funds »

What You Need to Know About Fixed-Income Exchange-Traded Funds

thumbnail for What You Need to Know About Fixed-Income Exchange-Traded Funds A look at the four newcomers to the exchange-traded fund universe--what bond indexes they track and how they work.

 

Financial Statements »

Four Basic Steps to Gauging a Firm's True Financial Position

thumbnail for Four Basic Steps to Gauging a Firm's True Financial Position A basic understanding of a company's "true" financial position can be gleaned by starting with a company's cash flow statement. Four initial steps you can use to analyze a firm's financial statements.

 

Stock Screens »

IBD Stable 70: Surviving Downturns With Long-Term Earnings Growth

thumbnail for IBD Stable 70: Surviving Downturns With Long-Term Earnings Growth The IBD Stable 70 screen has easily outperformed the small-, mid- and large-cap indexes over the last five years. It looks for firms equipped to withstand downturns by isolating those with strong & stable long-term earnings growth.

 

Bonds »

Are Junk Bonds for You? A Look at High-Yield Bonds

thumbnail for Are Junk Bonds for You? A Look at High-Yield Bonds One-year returns of junk bond funds averaged 20% in 2003 after a two-year slump, tracking the stock market rebound. Is now a good time for indviduals to invest in this sector?

 

Portfolio Makeover »

A Full Financial Planning Plate: Kids, Parents and Retirement

A couple in the "sandwich generation" faces financial concerns ranging from aging parents, children not yet in their teens, and their own financial support when they retire. A financial planner gives advice on juggling these concerns.

 

Mutual Funds »

The Individual Investor's Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds

thumbnail for The Individual Investor's Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds Our comprehensive listing covers 130 exchange-traded funds that track almost every index imaginable. They range from the broad-based to single sectors, REITs, domestic and international, and even fixed income.