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 Earlier this month, global computer networks were hit with the “Wannacry” ransomware cryptoworm. The attack started on Friday, 12 May 2017, and within a day was reported to have infected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries. WannaCry spreads across...

 I spent the first half of this week at the CFA Institute’s Conference in Philadelphia. The conference is targeted toward CFA charterholders and covers a very wide range of topics. It’s also an international conference, with the third biggest delegation of attendees, behind...

 This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members how first-quarter earnings have influenced their outlook for stock prices. Nearly two out of five respondents (39%) said the quarterly profit reports had no or only a minimal impact on their outlook. Many of...

 Nearly one out of three individual investors expect stocks to rebound over the short-term as optimism rebounded strongly in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. At the same time, both neutral sentiment and pessimism pulled back. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices...

 This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Common Questions About Medicaid and Medicaid Planning Medicaid is a needs-based medical assistance program administered by federal and state governments. However, state and...

 Senior Financial Analyst Wayne A. Thorp, CFA explains to Chuck Jaffe why Macy’s Inc. (M) is his “Sell of the Week” for May 24, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the...

 Senior Financial Analyst Wayne A. Thorp, CFA explains to Chuck Jaffe why McKesson Corp. (MCK) is his “Buy of the Week” for May 23, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the...

 The term “fake news” has entrenched itself in our daily vernacular. Sadly, there was a time the only fake news I came across were stories sent to my by my sister from The Onion, a well-known news satire site. In the aftermath of the U.S presidential election,...

 Computerized Investing’s new May content is now available! This month includes: Learn the Market With Equities Lab Henry Crutcher, founder of Equities Lab LLC, gives an overview of the Equities Lab tool and how it aids the individual investor. Spreadsheet Corner: An...

 We all want to achieve retirement security—and to maintain our sanity during volatile market periods. If we could only predict tomorrow’s markets, we would handily satisfy these needs—we would be able to sell before a market decline and buy at the bottom. Truth be...