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The AAII Journal

May 2004 Issue

Portfolio Strategies »

Maintaining the Flow: Will Foreign Stocks Help Your Retirement Portfolio?

thumbnail for Maintaining the Flow: Will Foreign Stocks Help Your Retirement Portfolio? Portfolio Strategies: Recent studies call into question the risk-reduction benefits of international diversification. Retirees want to know if foreign stocks can improve their portfolio performance enough to allow them to withdraw more each year.

 

Bonds »

Foreign Interest: A Closer Look at the International Bond Markets

thumbnail for Foreign Interest: A Closer Look at the International Bond Markets Bonds: Over the past few years, returns from all types of international bonds have ranged from good to spectacular. As always after good returns from a sector, the question arises: Is there still a case to be made for investing in international bonds?

 

Stock Strategies »

To Find Small Caps, Don't Neglect the Large: Spin-offs for Fun and Profit

Stock Strategies: Spin-offs can offer unique investment opportunities in good markets and bad. However, not all spin-offs are created equal--you must do your homework to separate the attractive from the mediocre.

 

Portfolio Manager Interview »

An Interview With Richard F. Aster Jr., Portfolio Manager, Meridian Growth Fund

Feature: A mid-cap fund that searches for growth stocks with reasonable valuations.

 

Stock Screens »

Overseas Investing at Home: Screening for Reasonably Priced ADRs

thumbnail for Overseas Investing at Home: Screening for Reasonably Priced ADRs AAII Stock Screens: One way to invest in individual international stocks is through American depositary receipts (ADRs). AAII's screen for ADRs looks for firms trading with a low PEG ratio that show strong recent price momentum.

 

Hot Links »

Retirement Spending Calculators

thumbnail for Retirement Spending Calculators Hot Links: Where can you turn for a quick estimate of how much of your retirement savings you can safely spend each year? A look at the investing Web sites with retirement spending calculators.

 

Industry Spotlight »

Keep on Trucking: Sunlight or Headlights at the End of the Tunnel?

Industry Spotlight: Over the past year, trucking stocks have been discovered by investors. But skepticism abounds with concern that the industry will revert to its old status as a highly competitive, capital-intensive commodity service.

 
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