April 2010 - AIA Advocate for Absolute Returns

The AIA "Advocate For Absolute Returns", an on-line publication of The Association for Investor Awareness, Inc., tracks market trends, industry news, the SEC, global trade and finance and Washington developments for you because they affect your investments. But who doesn't? Many sources simply report these issues as abstract facts.

We feel that's not enough. The AIA Advocate's job is to warn you of what's important and how these developments translate to ground-level forces and threats that directly affect your wealth as well as your current investment opportunities. Not just information, but information you can use. Until next time…

  • Association for Investor Awareness - Week of 04/29/2010

    Special Report
    Protect Your Stocks
    From A Correction

    In This Issue:

    A Stock Market Downturn Is Overdue
    Stop-Loss Orders Can Save A Portfolio
    Safeguard Your Blue Chips With LEAPS
    Some Funds Go Up During Downturns
    We Don't Recommend Short Sales
    An All-Weather Fund For Cautious Investors
    The Bottom Line This Week

    Since the bull market started last March 9, the stock market has been on a tear. For the 13 month period, the Dow rose 68.7% and the Nasdaq shot ahead 94.8%. After the unpleasant losses investors endured from late 2007 to early 2009, the rebound was especially sweet.

    Although we think the bull market has further to go, we also think the near-term downside risks are becoming significant. Consequently, we are devoting this issue of the AIA Advocate to strategies that you can use to protect your portfolio while remaining invested for whatever additional profits are on the way.

  • Association for Investor Awareness - Week of 04/01/2010

    In This Issue:

    Economic Momentum Is Increasing
    Expect A Marathon, Not A Sprint
    Stocks Are Leading The Way Back
    Black Swans Do Exist
    Index Funds Shine
    The Bottom Line This Week

    Something odd is occurring on the way to Armageddon that the army of doom and gloom predictors never expected. Instead of suffering a meltdown, Wall Street and Main Street are throwing parties.

    We'll be the first to admit that the gaiety isn't setting any records. Nevertheless, economic growth is a healthy 4% and may be somewhat higher. We won't know until the Fed shakes the numbers out after the first quarter ends today. We should get the verdict next week.