The AAII Journal

February 2009 Issue

Portfolio Strategies »

Retirement Income: Repairing the Damage to Assure the Flow

thumbnail for Retirement Income: Repairing the Damage to Assure the Flow If you are living off your retirement savings and have suffered a severe portfolio loss, what is your best course of action to ensure your savings can be sustained? A new T. Rowe Price retirement income study compared various withdrawal strategies.

 

The First Cut »

The Outcasts: Stocks Removed From the S&P 500

thumbnail for The Outcasts: Stocks Removed From the S&P 500 A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on stocks possibly neglected due to their removal from the S&P 500 index.

 

Hot Links »

How to Check Out a Broker On-Line

thumbnail for How to Check Out a Broker On-Line Broker information on the Web can be divided into two camps: Sites that provide disciplinary or background information about a broker or firm, and sites that provide customer evaluations of brokerage firms.

 

Investor Professor »

Where Credit Is Due: A Look at the Ratings

thumbnail for Where Credit Is Due: A Look at the Ratings There are many factors that individuals must consider when making investments in fixed-income securities. Current bond yields, current bond prices, and current as well as future interest rates all may have a big impact on the return of a fixed-income investment.

 

Stock Screens »

Finding a Stock's "True Value" Using The Price-Earnings Relative Screen

thumbnail for Finding a Stock's While the price-earnings ratio is a popular measure of value, ratios are not across-the-board comparable. How do you judge a company's price-earnings ratio? One approach is to look at price-earnings relative ratios.

 

Offbeat Offerings »

Convertible Bonds

thumbnail for Convertible Bonds An investor reference for products that are not your typical offerings. This issue's focus is bonds that can be converted into common stock.

 

AAII Model Portfolios »

Good-Bye and Good Riddance: 2008 Enters Stock Market History

thumbnail for Good-Bye and Good Riddance: 2008 Enters Stock Market History A performance review of the AAII Model Mutual Fund Portfolio shows the portfolio down 36.5%, as compared to -37.0% for the benchmark Vanguard Total Stock Market Index fund (VTSMX).

 

Broker Guide 2009 »

2009 Discount Broker Guide

AAII's annual survey can help you find the right broker. This year's survey covers 51 firms that refer to themselves as discount.

 
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