About AAII

From the beginning, AAII has answered the question, "Where can you go to get unbiased facts and effective knowledge about investing?"

James Cloonan, Ph.D., founded AAII in 1978 because he firmly believed that individual investors armed with effective investment education materials and a bit of dedication could outperform the popular market averages. Over thirty years later, the 150,000 members of AAII report investment returns that are consistently higher than those of the stock market as a whole.

Further reinforcing Dr. Cloonan's point, AAII's Shadow Stock Portfolio (a real-money portfolio used to teach members about investing) has had lower risk scores and better returns than the S&P 500 for the last 10 years. According to Cloonan, "AAII's purpose is to assist individuals in becoming effective managers of their own assets through programs of education, information and research."

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Our organization's resources, our way of thinking, and the exclusive benefits of membership in AAII combine to give investors a powerful advantage.

Long-Term Investing Works!
AAII can help YOU outperform the institutions
and the popular market averages.

How much bigger would your "nest egg" be if you followed our guidance?

AAII provides the Shadow Stock Model Portfolio—complete with a getting-started kit and commentary—to all of our members.

  10-Year Total Return
AAII Shadow Stock Portfolio +187.4%
Overall Market ( S&P 500 ) +98.9%
Return periods ending 9/30/16.

Investing the "AAII Way" has always been about distilling current financial theory and academic research into knowledge that our members can act upon. Over the years we've learned quite a lot of investing "truths" and we take every opportunity to share them with our members.

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AAII is a totally independent nonprofit association. We don't accept advertising in any of our printed materials. All new membership orders come with our unconditional 100% money-back guarantee.

Annual dues for basic membership are $29, and shipping is FREE!

Join now and AAII will rush you a new member card and welcome kit. We will also email you a new subscriber code that allows you full access to the members-only areas of AAII.com.