The First Step

Posted on September 26, 2012 | Investing

Let’s suppose you are relatively new to your 401(k) plan. And like many new investors, you’ve started to read through investing guides that stress the importance of asset allocation—not only among the major categories of stocks and fixed-income investments, but also within categories such as large stocks, small stocks and international.

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Sell of the week 9/26/2012

Posted on September 26, 2012 | Podcast

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Bemis Co. (BMS) 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 you need to lead the MoneyLife.

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CI DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK

Posted on September 26, 2012 | Computerized Investing

KeePass Password Safe 2.20 – KeePass Password Safe is a Windows program that stores and encrypts a user’s passwords so that he does not have to face the hassle of remembering multiple passwords or the risk of using the same password on multiple accounts.

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How to Set and Revise Realistic Price Targets for Your Stocks

Posted on September 25, 2012 | Investing

An investor over time attaches some validity to his or her initial price objective, meaning that modifying that expectation becomes difficult for reasons totally contained only between one’s ears.

But stocks go where they want to, despite what any participants think is justified and despite what investors might wish would happen. Investors unable or unwilling to let go of original price opinions are doomed to lose, either through losses in positions that never come back, and/or from better opportunities elsewhere that have been lost.

There are two primary ways that investors get into trouble when setting price objectives:

The initial idea, including the selling-price objective, may have been wrong from the start.
If correct at first, the original idea can become outdated and, therefore, inaccurate as subsequent events transpire.
How, then, does one develop a realistic price target?

As we shall see in this article, selling-price targets should be based on logical analysis, which includes several dimensions and several elements. Hope, an emotion, is absolutely not a valid part of investment decisions (to buy, sell, or hold), and should never play any part in setting a realistic exit target. Price goals based even in part on a position’s original cost basis should be avoided, since they are based on the hopes of not losing money and of being able to feel happy or smart. That being said, however, investing is an art rather than a science, so investors should work diligently to do well, but not agonize over the impossibility of achieving perfect results.

Three Key Elements
Price objectives, both when set initially and when reconsidered later, should have three elements:

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Technical Analysis & Charting Programs

Posted on September 25, 2012 | Computerized Investing

What to look for in software that is dedicated to technical analysis and charting, and in-depth reviews of the top three programs in this area.

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AAII WEEKLY FEATURES 9/25/2012

Posted on September 25, 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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Buy of the Week 9/25/2012

Posted on September 25, 2012 | Podcast

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why United Therapeutics Corporation (UTHR) is his “Buy 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 you need to lead the MoneyLife.

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Sitelight AND READER SURVEY

Posted on September 24, 2012 | Computerized Investing

Intrade is a fascinating website for those who like to speculate. Specifically, Intrade is a prediction market that allows individuals to bet on the outcome of hundreds of real-world events.

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This Week’s Question

How many years will it be before information stored on your phone or mobile device will replace cash payments for a majority of purchases?
A) Within the next year
B) 1 year to less than 3 years
C) 3 years to less than 5 years
D) 5 years to less than 10 years
E) 10 years or more
F) Never

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How to Safely Navigate Through Crowded ETF Waters

Posted on September 24, 2012 | AAII Journal


The proliferation of ETFs has provided more choices, but not all offerings are good investments. Learn how to select the best ETFs for your portfolio.

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Using the Enterprise Value Ratio

Posted on September 23, 2012 | Computerized Investing

How to use enterprise value to evaluate a company.

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