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Investing in portfolio management software will inevitably come with certain costs. In addition to monetary costs, you need to consider the time you will spend learning to use the program. What it takes to configure the program, how easy it is to use and how well it can handle...

If there was any single financial concept I think investors should remember, it is the one above. The more investors bid up a stock’s valuation, the less room the company has for error. When a highly valued company does disappoint, the drop in a stock’s price can be significant....

With our Stock Investor Pro, timely data is combined with in-depth data (over 2,000 data fields per company) to help you keep abreast of the market. The monthly updates and weekly online downloads keep you well prepared to act—act in time to make that critical difference between...

You can keep tabs on the funds you own or are considering with AAII’s Quarterly Mutual Fund Update. Each issue includes a commentary by Charles Rotblut, AAII Journal Editor, that provides an overview of the reported quarter and quick synopsis of the markets behavior. See...

The AAII Stock Superstars Report focuses on the portfolio concept of investing. Periods of market volatility have made us all cognizant of the need for risk control. The best way to reduce portfolio risk comes from effective diversification. When building a stock portfolio, the...

Technical analysis studies the supply and demand in a market in the attempt to determine the future direction or trend. Technical analysts use charts and other tools to identify patterns that may suggest future activity. Read more »  ...

For most people, a financial planner is their quarterback and coach all rolled into one, calling the plays and designing the strategy that will help them reach their financial goals, and then executing the plan. You are looking for a mix of technical expertise and skill with bedside...

A subscription to Computerized Investing includes a quarterly printed newsletter, exclusive on-line features, weekly E-newsletters, and a special “subscribers-only area” on AAII.com, all of which aim to benefit your investing skills with respect to computers and the...

I am using a new stock screen that I’ve simply titled “Shopping List.” As the name implies, this screen identifies stocks with characteristics I want in a portfolio holding. This is a restrictive screen designed to both find potential investment candidates and eliminate those...

The primary source for the per share information is the firm’s annual financial reports. Corporate annual reports will include both summary and detailed financial statements, although even more detailed financial statements are available in a separate report, the 10K. Both...