1/21/2012 Weekly updates and SSG files are available to download

Posted on January 21, 2012 | Stock Investor Pro

Weekly updates for Stock Investor Pro and SSG files as of 1/21/2012 are available to download.

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CI Weekly Features: January 21, 2012

Posted on January 21, 2012 | Computerized Investing

This Week’s CI email features:
Technical Analysis Resources
A look at the wealth of education you can access at AAII.com’s Technical Analysis area, plus the charting options found in our security research area.

footnoted.com
Accounting scandals of the past have brought to light a number of companies with questionable accounting practices. Although the issue is not as prevalent as it was during the days of Enron, there are still companies that engage in aggressive accounting, pay out excessive compensation, and practice questionable self-dealing. footnoted.com, now a part of Morningstar, takes a closer look at companies’ financial statements and routine SEC filings to find this buried information so that investors can be well informed.

Beating the Market With Charles Kirkpatrick
The market downturn over the last year or so has been a nightmare for many investors. On one end of the spectrum are the “buy and hold” investors who saw their portfolios battered by the broad-based decline in equities.

Gadget Corner – Monster Cable Products Outlets to Go Power Strip With 4 Outlets
Portable power strip.

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

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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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Chicago

Posted on January 21, 2012 | Local Chapters

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2012
Topic: Fear, Greed and Volatility in the Capital Markets: Its Impact on Investing and Estate Planning
Speaker: T. Lawrence Doyle, Executive Vice President, Vestor Capital Partners, LLC

This presentation will explore the impact that emotions, investor behavior and other, less obvious, variables have on investment results in the capital markets and identify how specific estate planning techniques can be utilized in order to benefit from the current market volatility. We’ll also identify a number of areas of concern where both novice and professional investors have significant, and potentially unknown, levels of capital exposure…

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Orange County

Posted on January 21, 2012 | Local Chapters

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2012
Topic: How the Election Will Mess up Your Portfolio
Speaker: Jonathan Lansner, Business Columnist, Orange County Register

Jonathan Lansner will share with us his opinion of the investment market and the economy from a fact-based, journalistic point of view. He will emphasize how to manage your money in a tough market environment impeded by the rhetoric of an election year…

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Stock Superstars alert for the week ending 1/20/2012

Posted on January 20, 2012 | Stock Superstars Report

Stock Superstars alert for the week ending 1/20/2012 updated.

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Gadget Corner – Scosche IDR656md

Posted on January 20, 2012 | Computerized Investing

Noise-isolating earphones with inline three-button remote and mic for iPod, iPhone and iPad

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January 2012 AAII Journal

Posted on January 20, 2012 | AAII Journal

Features include our annual stock screen review, REIT correlations, and a new series on how to analyze financial statements.

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AAII Sentiment Survey: Bullish Sentiment Stays Above Its Historical Average

Posted on January 19, 2012 | AAII Survey

This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey results – January 19, 2012:

Bullish: 47.2%, down 1.9 percentage points
Neutral: 29.2%, down 4.5 percentage points
Bearish: 23.6%, up 6.4 percentage points

Historical Averages:

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

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Laddered Bond Portfolios

Posted on January 19, 2012 | Investing

Laddering a bond portfolio involves building a portfolio of individual bonds with staggered maturities, so that a portion of the portfolio will mature each year.

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Shadow Stock Portfolio Rules

Posted on January 18, 2012 | Model Portfolios

See the criteria used for determining which stocks to add to and sell from the Model Shadow Stock Portfolio.

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