The AAII Journal

April 2016 Issue

Editor's Note »

Editor's Note

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Features »

Strategies for Selling Stocks, Including Guidelines From Experts

thumbnail for Strategies for Selling Stocks, Including Guidelines From Experts Disciplined rules for selling can consider a deterioration in the company’s prospects, preset targets and stop limits.

 

Stock Strategies »

Methods for Valuing a Stock Based on Profitability and Growth

By using different valuation methods, a range can be established for determining whether a stock is cheap or expensive.

 

Portfolio Strategies »

Retirement Readiness Is Being Assessed in the Wrong Manner

thumbnail for Retirement Readiness Is Being Assessed in the Wrong Manner No consensus exists on an acceptable risk of outliving savings, and current models don’t reveal the magnitude of the shortfall retirees face.

 

Bonds »

Interest Rate Sensitivity and Bond Pricing

thumbnail for Interest Rate Sensitivity and Bond Pricing A set of easy-to-calculate formulas can reveal how much a bond’s price will change in reaction to an increase or decrease in yield.

 

Bonds »

What Bond Calls Mean for Your Cash Flow

thumbnail for What Bond Calls Mean for Your Cash Flow Call provisions allow an issuer to redeem a bond. The type of call provision and the yield to call should be considered before purchase.

 

Financial Planning »

Assessing Your Life Insurer’s Financial Performance

thumbnail for Assessing Your Life Insurer’s Financial Performance The value of a policy depends on the financial performance of an insurer, which can be assessed by analyzing its financial statements.

 

AAII Model Portfolios »

Model Shadow Stock Portfolio: Many Opportunities Among Micro Caps

thumbnail for Model Shadow Stock Portfolio: Many Opportunities Among Micro Caps The price decline in micro caps made valuations more attractive. Plus, one shadow stock was deleted due to a lack of profitability.

 
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