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The AAII Journal

May 2002 Issue

Mutual Funds »

Fund Investors' Biggest Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

thumbnail for Fund Investors' Biggest Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them Fund investors are not immune to mistakes, and fund managers can compound mistakes made by fund owners. One of the biggest mistakes is overconfidence, and the stock market is highly effective at deflating overblown egos.

 

Stocks »

Evaluating the Performance Claims of Investment Approaches

While all honest research helps to shed light on successful approaches, there are weaknesses in research methods that you need to take into account. In some cases, flawed research may be used to intentionally lead you astray.

 

Mutual Funds »

Fund Investors' Biggest Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

thumbnail for Fund Investors' Biggest Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them Fund investors are not immune to mistakes, and fund managers can compound mistakes made by fund owners. One of the biggest mistakes is overconfidence, and the stock market is highly efffective at deflating overblown egos.

 

Portfolio Strategies »

Liquidating Retirement Assets in a Tax-Efficient Manner

thumbnail for Liquidating Retirement Assets in a Tax-Efficient Manner When you enter retirement, you retire from work, not from decision-making. For example, which assets should you withdraw first--taxable or tax-deferred? Decision rules for a typical retiree to keep tax liabilities to a minimum.

 

A Matter of Opinion »

Evaluating the Research on Historical Performance

While all honest research helps to shed light on successful approaches, there are weaknesses in research methods that you need to take into account. In some cases, flawed research may be used to intentionally lead you astray.

 

Technical Analysis »

When Nothing Says Something: Understanding Price Gaps

The size of a gap in trading can provide an indication as to future price activity. The wider the gap, the less apt prices are to follow through in the direction of the gap.

 

Stock Screens »

Analyzing a Stock as a Business: The Buffett Approach to Screening

thumbnail for Analyzing a Stock as a Business: The Buffett Approach to Screening Warren Buffett's strategy is easy to understand, but its successful implementation requires a considerable amount of time, effort, and judgment. You need to thoroughly analyze the business and quality of management.

 

Portfolio Manager Interview »

An Interview With Clifford A. Gladson, Portfolio Manager, USAA Tax-Exempt Bond

A look inside funds that use a steady, diversified approach to investing in the municipal bond market.

 

Insurance Products »

Does It Make Sense to Sell Your Life Insurance Policy?

Policy sellers beware: Life-settlement firms are pursuing their own financial interests, and have extensive pricing expertise to do so--an advantage that individual policyholders can't match when evaluating a possible sale.