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February 2000 Issue

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What Every Investor Should Know About Mutual Funds

thumbnail for What Every Investor Should Know About Mutual Funds Stock funds at the top of the performance lists may continue outperforming in the next period. But what is more telling is that bad funds tend to continue to be bad. Mutual fund pearls of wisdom.

 

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What Every Investor Should Know About Mutual Funds

thumbnail for What Every Investor Should Know About Mutual Funds Mutual Funds: Stock funds at the top of the performance lists may continue outperforming in the next period. But what is more telling is that bad funds tend to continue to be bad. Mutual fund pearls of wisdom.

 

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A Concession on 'Small Caps' as Micro Caps Stage a Comeback

thumbnail for A Concession on 'Small Caps' as Micro Caps Stage a Comeback Opinion: Through much of 1999, it looked as if large-cap stocks would outperform, but the micro-cap stocks came back and beat the S&P 500. Over the long term, micro-cap stocks continue to outperform large-cap stocks by 2% a year.

 

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College Savings Plans: A Guide to How They Work

thumbnail for College Savings Plans: A Guide to How They Work Financial Planning: Savings placed in a section 529 account grow tax-deferred until the designated beneficiary withdraws funds to pay for college, at which time accumulated earnings are taxed to the beneficiary at the beneficiary's tax rate.

 

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Out of Wall Street's Spotlight: Shadow Stocks 2000

thumbnail for Out of Wall Street's Spotlight: Shadow Stocks 2000 Stock Screening: A total of 257 stocks passed the Shadow Stock screens in 2000; however, these screens are only a starting point. AAII continuously presents articles illustrating how to analyze the prospects of specific stocks using secondary screens.

 

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Shadow Stocks 2000: Characteristics of the Rookies

thumbnail for Shadow Stocks 2000: Characteristics of the Rookies Stock Screening: Earnings per share growth is one of the main benchmarks used for measuring company performance. But look at year-to-year trends as wells as overall growth to uncover variability and risk.

 

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An Interview With W. George Greig, Portfolio Manager, William Blair International Growth

thumbnail for An Interview With W. George Greig, Portfolio Manager, William Blair International Growth Feature: A search for real growth in the international markets.

 

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Performance Components: Investment Policy Is Key

thumbnail for Performance Components: Investment Policy Is Key Investment Newsletters: A portfolio's performance is a function of three factors: investment policy, market timing, and security selection. A study of newsletters indicates which factor contributes the most to a portfolio's bottom line.

 

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Investment Strategy Claims: Don't Fall Into the Data Mine

thumbnail for Investment Strategy Claims: Don't Fall Into the Data Mine Stock Selection Strategies: Data mining is the practice of finding forecasting models by searching through databases for correlations, patterns, or trading rules. But does it offer true predictive abilities?

 
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What Every Investor Should Know About Mutual Funds

Mutual Funds: Stock funds at the top of the performance lists may continue outperforming in the next period. But what is more telling is that bad funds tend to continue to be bad. Mutual fund pearls of wisdom.

Cover Article »

A Concession on 'Small Caps' as Micro Caps Stage a Comeback

Opinion: Through much of 1999, it looked as if large-cap stocks would outperform, but the micro-cap stocks came back and beat the S&P 500. Over the long term, micro-cap stocks continue to outperform large-cap stocks by 2% a year.

Cover Article »

College Savings Plans: A Guide to How They Work

Financial Planning: Savings placed in a section 529 account grow tax-deferred until the designated beneficiary withdraws funds to pay for college, at which time accumulated earnings are taxed to the beneficiary at the beneficiary's tax rate.

Cover Article »

Out of Wall Street's Spotlight: Shadow Stocks 2000

Stock Screening: A total of 257 stocks passed the Shadow Stock screens in 2000; however, these screens are only a starting point. AAII continuously presents articles illustrating how to analyze the prospects of specific stocks using secondary screens.

Cover Article »

Shadow Stocks 2000: Characteristics of the Rookies

Stock Screening: Earnings per share growth is one of the main benchmarks used for measuring company performance. But look at year-to-year trends as wells as overall growth to uncover variability and risk.

Cover Article »

An Interview With W. George Greig, Portfolio Manager, William Blair International Growth

Feature: A search for real growth in the international markets.

Cover Article »

Performance Components: Investment Policy Is Key

Investment Newsletters: A portfolio's performance is a function of three factors: investment policy, market timing, and security selection. A study of newsletters indicates which factor contributes the most to a portfolio's bottom line.

Cover Article »

Investment Strategy Claims: Don't Fall Into the Data Mine

Stock Selection Strategies: Data mining is the practice of finding forecasting models by searching through databases for correlations, patterns, or trading rules. But does it offer true predictive abilities?


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