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This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey results – December 22, 2011: Bullish: 33.7%; down 6.5 percentage points Neutral: 38.0%; up 11.9 percentage points Bearish: 28.2%; down 5.4 percentage points Historical Averages: Bullish: 39% Neutral: 31% Bearish:...

Mutual fund investors should avoid unnecessary charges whenever possible. After all, the bottom line in any investment is how it performs for the investor, and that performance includes consideration of all loads, fees and expenses. Read more »  ...

Flair Finance Flair Finance is a personal financial management program with an intuitive user interface that can assist you in tracking your income and expenses. Read more »  ...

Wayne A. Thorp, CFA, editor of Computerized Investing, reveals his favorite online spreadsheet service, Zoho. While not as robust as software-based spreadsheet programs such as those from OpenOffice and Microsoft, you can access online spreadsheets from any computer and, if you...

This week’s AAII Weekly Features has been updated. View this week’s “TOP AAII ARTICLES” , “Featured Stock Screen ” and “Member Question”. Read more »  ...

The Standard & Poor’s depositary receipts (SPDRs) offered at Select Sector SPDRs are a useful investment for individuals looking to round out their portfolio. These SPDR exchange-traded funds (ETFs) divide the S&P 500 into nine sectors (consumer discretionary, consumer...

David Dreman is a well-known contrarian investor. AAII’s Dreman Screen follows his approach by searching for companies with strong earnings, but low valuations. Read more »  ...

mSecure Password Manager Android app protects personal information such as account numbers, usernames and passwords. Read more » This Week’s Question Do you have a solid state drive (SSD) in your desktop or laptop? Would you be willing to pay the steep price premium for the...

If you are brand new to investing, the question you are probably asking yourself is: “What should I do first?” It is not an easy question to answer for someone who is just starting to manage their portfolio. There are many options available, with just subtle differences between...

Henning’s approach is based on the belief that using mathematical models to select stocks can eliminate the guesswork and emotion from the investment process. Read more »  ...