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The AAII Journal

April 2007 Issue

Features »

Rodney Dangerfield Investing: Closed-End Opportunities

thumbnail for Rodney Dangerfield Investing: Closed-End Opportunities Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are relative newcomers compared to closed-end funds, yet ETFs are mushrooming in popularity and press coverage. Like Rodney Dangerfield, closed-end funds still don't get the respect they deserve. But "no respect" can translate into opportunities.

 

First Cut »

The First Cut: Low Price-to-Book Firms

thumbnail for The First Cut: Low Price-to-Book Firms A starting point for investors. This issue’s focus is on non-financial, exchange-listed stocks with price-to-book-value ratios among the lowest 10% of all stocks.

 

Stock Strategies »

The Secrets of Picking Great Growth Stocks

Investing is simply common sense, along with a focus on the key factors that drive the greatest stocks. A look at the four factors that seem to be common, identifying traits of the greatest companies and stocks.

 

Offbeat Offerings »

Offbeat Offerings: Preferred Stock

thumbnail for Offbeat Offerings: Preferred Stock An investor reference for products that are not your typical offerings. This issue's focus is on preferred stock.

 

Stock Screens »

Dow Dogs Make Their Mark With Pure Mechanical Approach

thumbnail for Dow Dogs Make Their Mark With Pure Mechanical Approach The Dow Dogs methodology emphasizes out-of-favor Dow stocks that are possibly underpriced relative to others, as indicated by high dividend yields. It is a mechanical approach that forces strict discipline, and requires no investment decision-making expertise--a highly appealing strategy to many individual investors, particularly market neophytes.

 

AAII Model Portfolios »

Model Shadow Stock Portfolio Survives Market Volatility

thumbnail for Model Shadow Stock Portfolio Survives Market Volatility The Shadow Stock Portfolio is doing better than the market in what is either a resumption of the long-term uptrend or a short-term respite from a lengthier downtrend. Although the market trend will soon be clear, for buy-and-holders it doesn't make much difference.

 

Mutual Funds »

Mutual Fund Marathon: The Top Funds Over Five Years: 2002-2006

thumbnail for Mutual Fund Marathon: The Top Funds Over Five Years: 2002-2006 Mutual funds are judged by their track records, and for long-term investors it is the five-year marathon that is key. Who were the top performers, and what allowed them to survive the marathon run and come out on top? A look at the winners--and how they did it.

 
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    Member questions and comments on recent AAII Journal articles.
Cover Article »

Rodney Dangerfield Investing: Closed-End Opportunities

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are relative newcomers compared to closed-end funds, yet ETFs are mushrooming in popularity and press coverage. Like Rodney Dangerfield, closed-end funds still don't get the respect they deserve. But "no respect" can translate into opportunities.


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