Best of the AAII Journal
My favorite articles are listed below. In hand-picking the commentaries for this list, I sought out a mix of articles that covered various aspects of investing strategies and portfolio management.
Beginning Investor »
Strategies to keep you focused on the long term in the face of tough market conditions.
Muni bond yields are reasonably attractive relative to Treasury yields, and fears about a rise in defaults remain totally misplaced.
Financial Planning »
Your estate plan can both leave a lasting legacy of love and prevent disputes, if a combination of psychology, good lawyering and common sense are used.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS »
The first article in this new series explains what the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement are and how they are interconnected.
THE FIRST CUT »
These 30 companies have high return on equity and high earnings retention rates.
Mutual Funds & Exchange-Traded Funds »
Out of the 10 top-ranking mutual fund categories, nine are in the bond arena, thanks to falling interest rates and weak five-year returns for stocks.
Portfolio Strategies »
Allocating a portfolio into three buckets for use in specific retirement time periods can help investors feel more confident that their savings will last.
Stock Screens »
Last year’s market turbulence hurt, with the AAII screens posting a median loss of 3.8%. Twenty-four screens did post gains, however, led by the T. Rowe Price screen.
TRADING STRATEGIES »
Three candlestick formations—the abandoned baby, white soldiers and black crows, and the engulfing pattern—can signal changes in price trends.