The AAII Journal
May 2006 Issue
Financial Planning »
Stock Screens »
Ronald Muhlenkamp, lead manager of the Muhlenkamp Fund, takes a total return approach to investing, using a bottom-up strategy to select stocks, but adjusting benchmarks based upon the broad economic environment. AAII’s screen using the Muhlenkamp approach was one of the top-performing growth and value screens for 2005.
Stock Strategies »
Mental short-cuts simplify our complex world and help individuals form rules of thumb that work for many decisions. But they don’t work perfectly and can give rise to misperceptions that lead to decision-making errors. Worse, most people are unaware these biases exist. Fifteen common mental mistakes that lead to money-losing investment decisions.
Trying to buy or sell municipal bonds? If so, you may need some help cutting through the fog of bond market pricing and trading. Shopping for bonds is not nearly as clear-cut as shopping for individual stocks. How to shop for municipal bonds, using the Internet both as a source of bonds for purchase, as well as for information.
Hot Links »
Employees of companies both large and small have seen the traditional pension plan gradually replaced by defined-contribution plans. Where to look on-line for information to help you make the most of your retirement plan.
Insurance Products »
Individuals’ altruistic instincts are being tapped by a life insurance marketing scheme that has been coined “investor-initiated life insurance.” Although it may sound intriguing, this is something that you want to avoid.
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