A Balanced Approach: Less Risk, But Lower Potential Return

Posted on December 27, 2011 | AAII Journal

Combining stocks and bonds reduces volatility by 40% over an all-stock portfolio, but reduces annualized returns by 13.7%.

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CI Sitelight and Reader Survey

Posted on December 26, 2011 | Computerized Investing


Credit.com provides consumers with educational resources and information on credit products and services. The site offers users a free credit report card and allows you to compare credit cards and loans according to your individual credit score.

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This Week’s Question
How much of your shopping do you do online versus in traditional brick-and-mortar stores?

A) I do not do any of my shopping online
B) Less than 25%
C) Between 25% and 50%
D) Between 51% and 75%
E) More than 75%

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Grant Henning’s Fundamental-Value Stock Trading System

Posted on December 25, 2011 | Computerized Investing

After Henning developed a technical-momentum approach to stock-picking, he discovered that there are times when value stocks with strong earnings do better. A look at Henning’s ranking system using a fundamental-value approach.

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12/24/2011 Weekly updates and SSG files are available to download.

Posted on December 24, 2011 | Stock Investor Pro

Weekly updates for Stock Investor Pro and SSG files as of 12/24/2011 are available to download.

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CI Weekly Features: December 24, 2011

Posted on December 24, 2011 | Computerized Investing

This Week’s CI email features:
Grant Henning’s Technical-Momentum Stock Trading System
After Henning developed a technical-momentum approach to stock-picking, he discovered that there are times when value stocks with strong earnings do better. A look at Henning’s ranking system using a fundamental-value approach.

Wall Street Scanner
Any investor should view with healthy skepticism any service claiming to predict future stock direction. That is exactly what the Wall Street Scanner app purports to do. Using algorithms that scan nearly 16 million financial websites each day, the app gives you the probability of where the stock price is headed the next trading day.

Using Relative Strength Analysis to Invest in ETFs
A look at Leslie Masonson’s approach to constructing a portfolio of exchange-traded funds based on how they rank on relative strength.

Gadget Corner – Apple iPod touch (2011)

Several weeks ago, I reviewed the new Apple iPod nano, which had been updated for 2011. Around that time, Apple released a “new” iPod touch, which, like the nano, saw changes to the user experience but not to the physical device. I was given a new iPod touch to review after having used a second-generation touch for a few years. My experience confirms that the iPod touch is the best portable media player I have ever used.

Sitelight – Credit.com
Credit.com provides consumers with educational resources and information on credit products and services. The site offers users a free credit report card and allows you to compare credit cards and loans according to your individual credit score.

This Week’s Question

How much of your shopping do you do online versus in traditional brick-and-mortar stores?

A) I do not do any of my shopping online
B) Less than 25%
C) Between 25% and 50%
D) Between 51% and 75%
E) More than 75%

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GADGET CORNER – ZAGGfolio for iPad 2 Keyboard Case

Posted on December 23, 2011 | Computerized Investing

All-in-one multi-function keyboard and case for Apple iPad 2.

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Your Company’s Stock: A Good or Bad Bet for Your 401(k)?

Posted on December 23, 2011 | Financial Planning

There are upsides and downsides to owning company stock in your plan, including incentives offered by your employer and the fact that you are dependent on your employer’s future for your job security.

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AAII Investor Update: A Tough Year for Stocks

Posted on December 23, 2011 | Investor Update

This year was supposed to be better. Among the four years of the presidential term, the third has historically been the best-performing one for stocks. Yet, the total return for the S&P 500, which includes dividends, is barely positive. A small rise in prices between now and December would qualify as a win for the presidential cycle in the history books, but it wouldn’t be much consolation for investors.

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12/23/2011 Stock Superstars Report (SSR) Weekly Report is updated.

Posted on December 23, 2011 | Stock Investor Pro

Stock Superstars Report (SSR) Weekly Report is updated.

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Tax Preparation Services

Posted on December 22, 2011 | Computerized Investing


Online services provide an easy way to prepare and file your tax returns, plus they have systems in place to double-check your work.

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