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If there is a common theme we are seeing in second-quarter earnings reports, it’s the adverse impact the stronger dollar and the weaker global economy are having. Many companies are blaming both for dampening profits. The slowing economy is curtailing spending. Earlier this...

Automatic update for Stock Investor Pro and SSG files as of 7/27/2012 are available. Read more »  ...

Bernie Madoff is now behind bars. But the uncovering of his enormous and long-running Ponzi scheme, and the fraud committed by several other financial hucksters, highlight the importance of asking the right questions and doing your own due diligence before selecting an advisor...

Bullish sentiment rebounded, but stayed below an unusually low level of 30% for the second consecutive week in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, rebounded by 5.9 percentage points to 28.1%. Even...

Stocks are risky because stock prices go up and down all the time—sometimes wildly so—and if you have money invested in stocks, the value of your original investment can drop substantially. Read more »  ...

A look at Theodore Wong’s research into building a moving average crossover system and testing it against a buy-and-hold approach. Read more »  ...

Internet Quotes Assistant – Internet Quotes Assistant (IQA) is a basic, yet useful program that helps users keep track of their investment portfolios. Read more »  ...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is his “Sell of the Week” on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

Jemstep is a free online portfolio guidance and management system designed for individual investors. According to Jemstep, the website uses technology to provide objective, transparent ratings for more than 20,000 mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Jemstep takes into...

Mutual fund investors are constantly warned against chasing short-term performance, and the dangers of doing so were exemplified in the second quarter. What worked very well in the first quarter, didn’t work well in the second quarter. Conversely, some of the first quarter’s...