Wanger (Revised) Screen

Posted on January 27, 2012 | Stock Screens

The Wanger (Revised) screen is a contrarian small-cap strategy. It seeks out companies with strong operating margins, growth in sales and good financial ratios.

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AAII Sentiment Survey: Bullish Sentiment Stays Above Its Historical Average

Posted on January 26, 2012 | AAII Survey

This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey results – January 26, 2012:

Bullish: 48.4%, up 1.2 percentage points
Neutral: 32.7%, up 3.5 percentage points
Bearish: 18.9%, down 4.7 percentage points

Historical Averages:

Bullish: 39%
Neutral: 31%
Bearish: 30%

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Tax Breaks for Contributions of Appreciated Property

Posted on January 26, 2012 | AAII Journal

Donating appreciated assets to charities not only provides a tax deduction, but it also enables investors to sidestep capital gains taxes.

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CI Download of the Week

Posted on January 25, 2012 | Computerized Investing

Snowmint Budget

Recently, Computerized Investing subscribers have been requesting that we cover more Mac-based programs. With that in mind, this week we review Snowmint Budget, a personal financial management software program designed to help you track your various accounts.

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Model Shadow Stock Portfolio Rises

Posted on January 25, 2012 | AAII Journal

Though the market did not enjoy its typical pre-election-year rally, the Model Shadow Stock Portfolio ended November with a year-to-date gain.

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2011 Year-End Screening Review

Posted on January 24, 2012 | AAII Journal

Last year’s market turbulence hurt, with only 24 strategies posting gains, led by the T. Rowe Price screen.

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AAII Weekly Features 1/24/2012

Posted on January 24, 2012 | Weekly Features

This week’s AAII Weekly Features has been updated.
View this week’s “Top AAII Articles” , “Featured Stock Screen ” and “Member Question”.

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CI Sitelight and Reader Survey

Posted on January 23, 2012 | Computerized Investing

BlackGold iPad Edition – Track a variety of commodities on your iPad.

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This Week’s Question

Given a choice, which portable computing solution would you choose?
A) A “traditional” notebook/laptop
B) An Ultrabook (full-featured, highly portable Windows notebook)
C) A Macbook Air
D) An iPad
E) An Android-based tablet (Galaxy Tab, Xoom, etc.)
F) Other (click here
to tell us which portable computing solution you would prefer the most)

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Slicing Up the Stock and Bond Pies

Posted on January 23, 2012 | Classroom

At this stage in the allocation process, the goal is to try either to reduce those risks without substantially affecting overall return, or to enhance return without substantially adding to those risks—or both.

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Technical Analysis Resources

Posted on January 22, 2012 | Computerized Investing

A look at the wealth of education you can access at’s Technical Analysis area, plus the charting options found in our security research area.

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