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The AAII Journal

August 2007 Issue

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American Depositary Receipts

thumbnail for American Depositary Receipts An American depositary receipt (ADR) represents shares of a non-U.S. publicly traded company and is traded on the U.S. exchanges. ADRs make it easier for U.S.-based investors to buy and sell foreign stocks.

 

Features »

Will the Real P/E Please Stand Up?

thumbnail for Will the Real P/E Please Stand Up? There are many ways to calculate price-earnings ratios, and they provide a wealth of information about stock expectations.

 

Stock Strategies »

LBOs: Winners and Losers in the Buyout Game

The LBO boom shows no signs of abating, producing winners and losers among investors. A look at how some portfolio managers have been coping--and what it means to investors in general.

 

AAII Model Portfolios »

Model ETF Portfolio Adds Foreign Funds to the Mix

thumbnail for Model ETF Portfolio Adds Foreign Funds to the Mix A closer look at AAII's new experimental ETF portfolio, including which ETFs are in the portfolio, the selection rationale, and why foreign ETFs are being added.

 

Stock Screens »

A Top-Line Approach: The Price-to-Sales Ratio Screen

thumbnail for A Top-Line Approach: The Price-to-Sales Ratio Screen Price-to-sales ratios came into their own during the dot-com era, when earnings-based valuation models proved useless. Several years after the bursting of the Internet bubble, price-to-sales ratios continue to be a useful stock selection methodology. A look at one approach

 

AAII Model Portfolios »

Mutual Fund Portfolio Tracks Market, Stumbles and All

thumbnail for Mutual Fund Portfolio Tracks Market, Stumbles and All The Mutual Fund Portfolio is doing well year-to-date, up 9.7% compared to 7.5% for the total stock market. A portfolio review.

 

Insurance Products »

Protect Your Assets: Don't Neglect Disability Insurance

Disability insurance protects a valuable asset--a worker's ability to earn a living. What to look for in your disability coverage--and how to ensure that you have enough insurance.

 

Offbeat Offerings »

Offbeat Offerings: American Depositary Receipts

thumbnail for Offbeat Offerings: American Depositary Receipts An investor reference for products that are not your typical offerings. This issue's focus is on American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).

 

First Cut »

The First Cut: Low P/E Relative

thumbnail for The First Cut: Low P/E Relative A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on companies with the lowest current P/E relatives versus their five-year average.

 

Investor Professor »

Will the Real P/E Please Stand Up?

thumbnail for Will the Real P/E Please Stand Up? A brush-up on basic investing terms and concepts. This issue explores the many ways to calculate P/Es and the wealth of information they provide about expectations.

 

Hot Links »

Getting an Options Education On-Line

thumbnail for Getting an Options Education On-Line In the good old days, options primarily covered equities—in other words, the underlying instrument was a stock. But the option universe has expanded immensely. Where to go on-line to learn more.

 
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