American Investment Services, Inc. (AIS) is an S.E.C. Registered Investment Adviser founded in 1978.
AIS is a fee-only financial advisor located in Western Massachusetts, with clients across the U.S. and globally. We primarily use investment products provided by Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), Vanguard, and other low-cost providers.
We provide independent Asset Management Services to individuals (including IRAs), estates, trusts, retirement plans and charitable organizations.
AIS is wholly-owned by the non-profit scientific and educational organization the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER). Our investment approach is consistent with AIER's scientific research findings, as described in their popular book How to Invest Wisely. We are governed by a Board of Directors appointed by AIER.
We publish the Investment Guide, a monthly newsletter. We are also the developers of a rigorously researched, disciplined approach to large-cap value stock selection which we call the "High Yield Dow" strategy and one of a select group of advisors specifically qualified to provide clients with access to fund products from Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA).