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ETFs and the Model Fund Portfolio

Comments posted to “Frontier Markets Exposure Added to the Model Fund Portfolio,” by James B. Cloonan, in the August 2013 AAII Journal:

Is there a pure ETF portfolio in which we could inve

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Richard Smith from Illinois posted 7 months ago:

I couldn't find out how to send a note regarding another subject, so I took this avenue. I subscribe to Dividend Investors. Whenever I sign on, I go directly to that website. I wanted to make a comment about Stock Screens, but "couldn't get there from here".

My question is regarding the September 2013 issue. I am quite interested in stock screening as I thought using on would be a great help for someone like myself that doesn't have a lot of experience in dividend stock selection. I was thrilled to find this issue mentioned the process on the inside cover.

In my naivety, I thought all one had to do was enter the stock symbol and the software did the rest. I am now a little better educated, but still do not know what to do to utilize the program. What do I do now? Thanks,

Richard Smith (please don't print this, thx)

Jean Henrich from Illinois posted 7 months ago:

Richard Smith,
As the article explained, you can use the Stock Screen Characteristics table to help you choose a screen that fits your investing philosophy - there are a couple of dividend screens. Then, you can go to that screen's page (by clicking on the screen name) and choose "Passing Companies" to see a list of stocks that currently meet the criteria for your chosen screen. Use these lists to choose stocks that you think merit further investigation. Go to for more help on how to use the AAII Stock Screens. Thanks for your interest.
-Jean at AAII

Larry Taylor from South Carolina posted 7 months ago:

Good morning, I am interested in providing a mortgage of 130K on a office building.
20yr @ 6% 5 year Balloon.
I have a Roth IRA which I would like to use for this purpose.
It's asset allocation is very diversified containing US Stocks International Stocks Bonds and Cash.
What would be the best way to achieve this?

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