Steps To Take When A Stock’s Price Falls

Posted on April 27, 2012 | AAII Journal

By identifying why the price is falling, you are far better equipped to decide if it is time to sell or purchase additional shares.

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AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism at Lowest Level Since Last September

Posted on April 26, 2012 | AAII Survey

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

Bullish: 27.6%, down 3.5 percentage points
Neutral: 35.0%, unchanged
Bearish: 37.4%, up 3.6 percentage points

Historical Averages:

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

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Bloomberg TV+

Posted on April 26, 2012 | Computerized Investing

Live and on-demand financial news on your iPad.

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Current Conditions Alter Future Expectations

Posted on April 26, 2012 | AAII Journal

Expectations for future events are influenced by current conditions as individuals alter their forecast based on prevailing data.

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CI DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK

Posted on April 25, 2012 | Computerized Investing

RssReader is a program that allows users to view, in one dedicated location, all of the RSS feeds they are subscribed to—without cluttering other programs such as Microsoft Outlook.

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Rule #1 Investing Screen

Posted on April 25, 2012 | Stock Screens

This screen searches for companies that meet Town’s “Four Ms”—meaning, moat, management, and margin for safety.

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THE First QUARTER 2012 ISSUE OF QMFU IS NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE

Posted on April 25, 2012 | Quarterly Mutual Fund Update

Commentary: Rally Propels Tech and Financial Funds

The first-quarter rally in stock prices led to double-digit gains in most stock fund categories. Technology and financial/banking sectors were particular standouts, with both sectors realizing average gains of nearly 20%.

Most bond funds also posted positive returns last quarter, though the gains were considerably less. The best-performing bond fund category was convertible bond, which gained 7.9%.

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII New York City

Posted on April 25, 2012 | Local Chapters

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Topic: Can Income Be Increased Without “Yielding” to Temptation and Will Equities Catch a Second Wind?
Speaker: Sam Stovall, Chief Equity Strategist, S&P Capital IQ

Sam Stovall will explain why he believes that the half-speed growth projection for the U.S. is threatened by the expected European recession and soft landing (at a minimum) in China. In this economic context, he will discuss whether earnings will rise 6% in 2012 as estimated or whether fluctuating currencies, flagging economies and faltering profits will result in a decline in the S&P 500. In either case, he foresees interest rates remaining near zero through 2014. Thus, increasing returns in equities without major risk, whether through capital gains or dividend income, becomes a major issue for investors.

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Computer Investing Products

Posted on April 24, 2012 | Computerized Investing

A personal finance program, a stock investing site, an IRS Schedule D creator, and a charting tool. Plus, Quicktakes on sites and services you might want to check out.

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Think Twice, Even Thrice, Before Trading

Posted on April 24, 2012 | AAII Journal

A study of newsletter advisers found that most would have achieved better returns if they reduced the number of buy and sell transactions.

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