The AAII Journal

April 2005 Issue

Stocks »

The Proxy Edge: Exercising Your Shareholder Rights

Many investors receive the annual proxy statement and simply throw it in the trash. But that is throwing away a vote, and the right to keep management's interest in line with your own. How to get the most out of a proxy statement.

 

Stocks »

Taking the Spin Out of Earnings Announcements

Public companies always want to put the best face on their quarterly financial results. But investors should not be distracted by excessive 'spin.' Tips to keep in mind when reviewing earnings announcements.

 

Mutual Funds »

The Top Funds Over Five Years: What Made Them Different?

thumbnail for The Top Funds Over Five Years: What Made Them Different? Mutual Funds: The last five years have provided a rigorous test track for mutual funds. A look at who made it to the top—and how they got there.

 

Tax Strategies »

The Alternative Minimum Tax: Coming to a Tax Return Near You

Tax Strategies: More and more individuals are getting hit with an unpleasant surprise at tax time—the alternative minimum tax. Will it affect you? Planning tips to help you to reduce your possible exposure to the AMT.

 

Financial Analyst »

Taking the Spin Out of Earnings Announcements

The Financial Analyst: Public companies always want to put the best face on their quarterly financial results. But investors should not be distracted by excessive 'spin.' Tips to keep in mind when reviewing earnings announcements.

 

Stock Strategies »

The Proxy Edge: Exercising Your Shareholder Rights

Stock Strategies: Many investors receive the annual proxy statement and simply throw it in the trash. But that is throwing away a vote, and the right to keep management's interest in line with your own. How to get the most out of a proxy statement.

 

Matter of Opinion »

Model Shadow Stock Portfolio: A Step Ahead of the Market

Feature: A performance update for the Shadow Stock Portfolio shows that the portfolio is still one step ahead of the market.

 

Stock Screens »

The Peter Lynch Approach: Investing in "Understandable" Stocks

thumbnail for The Peter Lynch Approach: Investing in AAII Stock Screens: Searching for attractively valued growth stocks that haven't yet captured the attention of Wall Street? The Lynch approach emphasizes a thorough understanding of the company and whether the stock can be purchased at a reasonable price.

 
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