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The AAII Journal

September 2012 Issue

Editor's Note »

Editor's Note

thumbnail for Editor's Note If you ever have heard or seen "transports" mentioned in market commentary, you have been exposed to Dow Theory. Dow Theory is a concept developed by Charles Dow (the "Dow" in "Dow Jones") that is frequently referred to, but often not explained.

 

Features »

Charles Dow’s Theory Still Valid for the 21st Century

thumbnail for Charles Dow’s Theory Still Valid for the 21st Century Dow Theory relies on both the Dow Jones industrial average and the Dow Jones transportation average to determine whether a true market trend exists.

 

Stock Strategies »

Uncovering Opportunities in a Tumultuous Market

Opportunities exist for investors willing to seek out stocks with discounted valuations and wide business moats.

 

Stock Strategies »

The “New” Edge: Characteristics of Winning Stocks

Strong-performing stocks often have new products, new management or lead a new industry. These companies have strong growth and high ROE.

 

First Cut »

New Edge Stocks

thumbnail for New Edge Stocks Ten stocks with fundamental factors exhibited by typical market winners.

 

Financial Statements »

16 Financial Ratios for Analyzing a Company’s Strengths and Weaknesses

These 16 ratios enable investors to compare the fiscal strength, profitability and efficiency of two or more companies.

 

Portfolio Strategies »

Stocks vs. Bonds: Why and When?

thumbnail for Stocks vs. Bonds: Why and When? When choosing between bonds and stocks, investors should consider the enormous variation among individual assets within each asset class.

 

Exchange-Traded Funds »

The Top ETFs Over Three Years: Real Estate Dominates

Five real estate funds led all ETFs in terms of three-year returns. Dividend-focused ETFs led many equity fund categories.

 

Stock Strategies »

Using Quantitative Strategies to Pick Winning Mid-Cap Stocks

The co-manager of a top-performing mid-cap mutual fund explains how a quantitative process leads to better stock selection and portfolio management.

 
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Charles Dow’s Theory Still Valid for the 21st Century

Dow Theory relies on both the Dow Jones industrial average and the Dow Jones transportation average to determine whether a true market trend exists.


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