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 The March edition of Computerized Investing is now available! This month includes: An Overview of the Major Tax Prep Services 2017 March’s Main Feature: a look into this year’s most popular options for preparing your taxes, whether online or through downloadable...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why TripAdvisor (TRIP) is his “Sell of the Week” for March 22, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Top Mutual Funds Over Five Years: Health Care’s Dominance Is Weakening While health care mutual funds had a rough 2016 compared to other category averages, health care...

 AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Sodastream International (SODA) is his “Buy of the Week” for March 21, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter...

 Many people hop in and out of investments all too frequently. That’s due in part to the fact that mutual fund advice and information are so freely available that individuals often are persuaded to switch from their more prosaic funds to those that have been delivering...

 To the surprise of almost no one, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced that it raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points (0.25%) to the range of 0.75% to 1.0%. This was the third interest rate hike in a decade, but the second since December. This...

 Weekly Market Summary The biggest story-non-story of the week was the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it was raising its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points (0.25%) to the range of 0.75% to 1.0%. This was the third interest rate hike in a decade, but the second...

  Yesterday’s interest rate hike by the Federal Open Market Committee was the third in a 15-month period. More notably, it was just the third rate hike since the financial crisis. The rate hike represents another step in the (so far) very gradual removal of stimulus. At current...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how fourth-quarter corporate earnings results have impacted their outlook for stock prices. Forty-three percent of investors said that it has no to little impact on their outlook for stock prices, or that they...

 Pessimism among individual investors fell from last week’s AAII Sentiment Survey, while bullish and neutral sentiment rose. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rose over the next six months, rose 1.2 percentage points, to 31.2%. Despite the slight increase,...