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The AAII Journal

June 2008 Issue

Financial Planning »

Immediate or Income Annuities

thumbnail for Immediate or Income Annuities Annuities are primarily used as a means of securing a steady cash flow during retirement. Unlike a deferred annuity, an immediate annuity has no accumulation period--an investor simply pays the insurance company a lump sum, and then receives the stream of payments for the set time period.

 

First Cut »

The First Cut: Using Enterprise Value to Locate Bargains

thumbnail for The First Cut: Using Enterprise Value to Locate Bargains A starting point for investors. This issue's focus is on finding bargain stocks using a stock's enterprise value to gauge the worth of a company.

 

Offbeat Offerings »

Offbeat Offerings: Immediate or Income Annuities

thumbnail for Offbeat Offerings: Immediate or Income Annuities An investor reference for products that are not your typical offering. This issue's focus is on immediate annuities.

 

Insurance Products »

Insurance Products and Taxes: Keeping Uncle Sam at Bay

thumbnail for Insurance Products and Taxes: Keeping Uncle Sam at Bay Taxes are a fact of American life that impact many areas, including life and disability income insurance. Understanding the relationship between insurance and taxes is important. A look at several tax issues.

 

Mutual Funds »

Rolling the Currency Dice: Investing in International Bond Funds

thumbnail for Rolling the Currency Dice: Investing in International Bond Funds The search for yield and the weak U.S. dollar have prompted investors to consider investing in foreign bond mutual funds. However, these funds have unique risks that are magnified by the ebb and flow of the currency markets. A careful look is in order before you let your money travel overseas.

 

Investor Professor »

Market Barometers: A Look at Stock Indexes and How They Work

thumbnail for Market Barometers: A Look at Stock Indexes and How They Work You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows, but you do need a stock market index to know which way the stock winds are blowing. A look at stock market indexes and what they are telling you.

 

Features »

Buying Straight From the Source: AAII's 2008 Direct Purchase Plan Guide

thumbnail for Buying Straight From the Source: AAII's 2008 Direct Purchase Plan Guide Want a simple, low-cost way to invest in a firm? One approach is to go straight to the source, using direct purchase plans, which allow you to buy shares directly from the company without a broker. This year's annual guide lists over 430 plans.

 

Stock Strategies »

Direct Purchase Plans: The Foreign Option

With current growth rates overseas outpacing U.S. stocks' growth, many investors are casting a longing look at the foreign markets. One approach is to purchase ADRs, certificates that trade on a U.S. exchange but represent foreign firms. And now, several banks have set up direct purchase plans for their ADR firms.

 

Member News »

Member News: Our Annual Update on What's Going on at AAII

thumbnail for Member News: Our Annual Update on What's Going on at AAII An inside look at new developments at AAII and in our local chapter network over the last year.

 
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Cover Article »

Buying Straight From the Source: AAII's 2008 Direct Purchase Plan Guide

Want a simple, low-cost way to invest in a firm? One approach is to go straight to the source, using direct purchase plans, which allow you to buy shares directly from the company without a broker. This year's annual guide lists over 430 plans.


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