Making Your First Investments

Posted on March 19, 2012 | Classroom

To begin a basic investment program, you need to go through the whole asset allocation process—first determining your allocation among the major asset categories and then further down among the major stock market segments. And you come up with this mix: cash, 10%; intermediate-term bonds, 10%; and stocks, 80%—with the latter split 80% in a “core” holding of large-capitalization stocks (which would be 64% of your total portfolio), 10% in the stocks of smaller firms, and 10% in international stocks (8% of your total portfolio in each).

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Featured App and Reader Survey

Posted on March 19, 2012 | Computerized Investing

Candlestix: Stock Charting for Android-Basic candlestick charting and technical analysis for Android devices.

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Denver

Posted on March 19, 2012 | Local Chapters

Date: Monday, March 26, 2012
Topic: Weird Things Money Does Inside Our Heads: Live Webcast
Speaker: Kathleen Vohs, Ph.D., Psychology/Marketing Professor, University of Minnesota

When we see it, hear about it, think about it, or even smell it, money does some strong subconscious things inside our brains. We must understand not only the financial markets but also our own psychological makeup as we think about money and investing. What we don’t know can easily drive or bias us to do or not do things; we cannot remain ignorant of this if we want to raise our success level.

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Introduction to Candlestick Charting

Posted on March 18, 2012 | Computerized Investing

An overview of a technical analysis technique similar to bar charting, but with added nuances.

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3/17/2012 Weekly updates and SSG files are available to download

Posted on March 17, 2012 | Stock Investor Pro

Weekly updates for Stock Investor Pro and SSG files as of 3/17/2012 are available to download.

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Chicago

Posted on March 17, 2012 | Local Chapters

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Topic: Morningstar’s Best Ideas for 2012 and Beyond
Speaker: Christine Benz, Director of Personal Finance, Morningstar

Christine Benz will present Morningstar’s stock market outlook based on bottom-up stock, fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) research. She will discuss which sectors or parts of the style box are looking cheap or dear, as well as what market valuations look like for wide-, narrow- and no-moat companies. Based on that research, Benz will take a look at some of the mutual funds, ETFs and stocks that fit well with those themes.

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CI Weekly Features: March 17, 2012

Posted on March 17, 2012 | Computerized Investing

Introduction to Candlestick Charting
An overview of a technical analysis technique similar to bar charting, but with added nuances.

MyMoney.gov
MyMoney.gov is a U.S. government website dedicated to teaching the basics of financial education. The site has three separate sections—Life Events, My Resources and Tools. Each provides useful features and articles that assist with financial decision-making. The site organizes financial education resources from over 20 different federal websites in one place.

Rule #1 Stock Screening
Translating Phil Town’s Rule #1 approach into a stock screen for finding “wonderful” companies at attractive prices.

Gadget Corner – Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder

Pocket-sized recorder delivers stereo sound and high-definition video.

Featured App – Candlestix: Stock Charting for Android
Basic candlestick charting and technical analysis for Android devices.

This Week’s Question

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C) What’s Pinterest?

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Stock Superstars alert for the week ending 3/16/2012

Posted on March 16, 2012 | Stock Superstars Report

Stock Superstars alert for the week ending 3/16/2012 updated.

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GADGET CORNER – Verbatim Easy Riser Bluetooth Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse

Posted on March 16, 2012 | Computerized Investing

Ultra-slim, adjustable Bluetooth mouse for Macs and PCs.

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IBD Stable 70 Screen

Posted on March 16, 2012 | Stock Screens

Based on the CAN SLIM system, this screen finds companies with strong growth in earnings on both a year-on-year and a quarter-on-quarter basis.

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