Investor Library

You don't need shelves of thick, complicated textbooks to become a better, smarter investor.

All you need are the big ideas found inside the AAII Investor Library.

Each of these three books is written by our editorial staff, in the clear, understandable style you expect from AAII publications. We've made liberal use of charts, graphs and tables to explain and illustrate important concepts. And we use actual stock, bond and mutual fund examples, so you can more easily grasp how to "do the math" for your own situation.

If you want to increase your investment success—if you want to have a ready reference to help you with virtually any investment decision—these are the books to own. You can order one, two, three, or all four books at entirely no risk, because your purchase is backed by AAII's no-quibble Money-Back Guarantee.


Investing Basics...and Beyond

A complete "how-to" investing resource you'll turn to time and time again. You'll quickly learn:

  • Balancing risk and return
  • Reducing risk through diversification
  • Determining your own personal investment profile
  • Guidelines for asset allocation
  • Implementing your investment plan
  • Possible stock selection strategies
  • Special considerations when investing for income
  • Monitoring and maintaining your portfolio
  • Finding out more about mutual funds
  • How to choose outside investment expertise

The single product price is $12 for members; $15 for non-members.

Portfolio Building

Helps you put asset allocation theory into practice to improve your portfolio's returns. You'll thoroughly understand:

  • Differences between portfolio combinations
  • How life cycle changes affect asset allocation
  • Which assets should be included in your investment portfolio
  • Calculating your current asset allocation
  • Making the transition to a new allocation strategy
  • Strategies to reduce your tax liability
  • Monitoring your stock-picking ability
  • Measuring your portfolio's performance
  • Fine-tuning your portfolio during working years
  • Keeping your portfolio in balance during retirement years

The single product price is $12 for members; $15 for non-members.

Retirement Planning

Here's everything you need to know about planning a successful retirement, from the independent source you trust. You'll easily grasp:

  • Determining how much you need to save
  • Understanding your various income sources
  • What role Social Security will play
  • Developing an investment plan for your retirement savings
  • Advantages of investing in a 401(k) plan
  • Interpreting your 401(k) plan statements
  • Making the most of your 401(k) plan participation
  • Whether Guaranteed Investment Contracts are appropriate for you
  • How IRAs might figure into your retirement picture
  • Whether or not a Roth IRA is right for you

The single product price is $12 for members; $15 for non-members.