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 »
Deciding whether to invest directly in individual bonds or to use bond funds involves considering many factors, including the desire for simplicity or a predictable return.
Historical data shows an advantage to keeping bonds in a diversified portfolio even when interest rates rise sharply.
Financial Planning »
Simple actions you can take now to focus on the things you can control and avoid making common investment mistakes.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS »
Growth can bring more money into a company and drive the stock price higher. Find out how to calculate and analyze growth rates.
THE FIRST CUT »
Ten stocks with fundamental factors exhibited by typical market winners.
Mutual Funds & Exchange-Traded Funds »
The losses of the last bear market were so severe, they continue to impact the five-year annualized rates of returns for stock funds.
Portfolio Strategies »
Using a rebalancing strategy over the past 25 years would have boosted returns, lowered volatility and kept the balance in one asset class from being drained.
Stock Screens »
More than 50 of the 64 screens tracked on AAII.com posted positive returns last year, led by the value-oriented Piotroski: High F-Score screen.
Stock Strategies »
Presidential terms, the calendar month and a basket of January indicators give insight into market direction.