The AAII Journal

August 2010 Issue

Editor's Note »

Editor's Note

thumbnail for Editor's Note One of the things I always encourage investors to do is question any opportunity that presents itself. If it is a mutual fund, read the prospectus. If it is an annuity, ask whether the fees and restrictions justify the return and stream of income. If it is a stock or corporate bond, look at the financial statements.

 

Financial Planning »

Family and Finances: Start the Dialogue

thumbnail for Family and Finances: Start the Dialogue Protecting family wealth involves discussing all aspects of financial planning, including long-term plans, with both parents and children.

 

Trading Strategies »

The Covered Call: An Income-Generating Options Strategy

Writing covered calls can add extra income to a buy-and-hold strategy, but it limits profits on the underlying stock.

 

Portfolio Strategies »

Preferred Stocks: An Overlooked Alternative

thumbnail for Preferred Stocks: An Overlooked Alternative Preferred stocks can augment income strategies with priority access to dividends, but expose investors to interest rate and credit risk.

 

Investment Offerings »

Mutual Fund to ETF Conversion

thumbnail for Mutual Fund to ETF Conversion Huntington Asset Advisors wants to convert one of its mutual funds to an ETF.

 

Stock Screens »

A Technical-Fundamental System for Stock Selection

thumbnail for A Technical-Fundamental System for Stock Selection Momentum and value are combined in this active trading strategy based on Grant Henning’s book, “The Value and Momentum Trader.”

 

AAII Model Portfolios »

Bear Market Bites Model Fund Portfolio and Stock-Based Mutual Funds

thumbnail for Bear Market Bites Model Fund Portfolio and Stock-Based
Mutual Funds Weakness in May and June hurt the model fund portfolio’s return. Virtually all stock-based mutual funds now have negative three-year returns.

 

Features »

Financial Metrics Shenanigans

thumbnail for Financial Metrics Shenanigans Companies can use financial metrics to mislead investors. Being alert and paying attention to the definitions can expose such tricks.

 
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Cover Article »

Financial Metrics Shenanigans

Companies can use financial metrics to mislead investors. Being alert and paying attention to the definitions can expose such tricks.


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