CI Download of the Week

Posted on October 23, 2012 | Computerized Investing

AVG AntiVirus 2013 is one of the largest players in the security software market, and delivers some of the best anti-virus products out there.

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Buy of the Week 10/23/2012

Posted on October 23, 2012 | Podcast

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) 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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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Portland

Posted on October 23, 2012 | Local Chapters


Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Topic: Commodities for the Individual Investor
Speaker: Jeffrey M. Christian, Managing Partner, CPM Group LLC

The presentation will discuss the suitability of commodities in investment portfolios, including the potential for profit generation and the effects of commodities investments on overall portfolio performance and relative stability. Discussions will include physical precious metals, futures and options across commodities, and commodities-related equity and structured products. The presentation will also discuss current conditions and trends in commodities markets as they relate to the present suitability of commodities investments.

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Denver

Posted on October 23, 2012 | Local Chapters


Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Topic: The Fiscal Cliff: Realities and Implications
Speaker: Harry J. Martin, Rochdale Investment Management

If the lame-duck Congress doesn’t act before the end of 2012, paychecks will be reduced notably starting January 1, 2013, due to a combination of automatically triggered tax increases and spending cuts, referred to as the fiscal cliff. How large a dollar and percentage blow to GDP will this cause? Can the U.S. avoid a new recession if the cliff is not avoided? What are the scenarios for avoiding this dangerous event once the election is past? What are the implications of kicking the can down the road again? Don’t miss this urgently important exploration of our near-term future.

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Sitelight AND READER SURVEY

Posted on October 22, 2012 | Computerized Investing

Stockpickr – Stockpickr, founded by Mad Money Host Jim Cramer, combines social networking with stock investment ideas to create a professional, yet incredibly open and useful service.

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This Week’s Question

How many text messages, on average, do you send per day?
A) 1–5
B) 6–15
C) 16–25
D) 26–50
E) More than 50
F) None

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The Third Quarter 2012 issue of QMFU is now available on-line

Posted on October 22, 2012 | Quarterly Mutual Fund Update

A Good Quarter for Fund Investors

If you held onto a mutual fund throughout the third quarter, it is likely that you made money. Almost every category we track had an average positive return last quarter. The sole exception was contra stock market mutual funds that bet against the stock market; they lost 8.1% on average, as would be expected for a period when the major indexes rose.

Stock funds mostly outperformed their bond counterparts. Two equity categories posted double-digit gains and a third stock fund category was just shy of a 10% gain. Many bond fund categories posted more modest returns. Four bond categories had returns of 1.0% or less—still positive, but not by much.

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Stock Data

Posted on October 21, 2012 | Computerized Investing

The wealth of resources you’ll find by typing a stock symbol into the ticker window on our website.

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10/20/2012 automatic update and SSG files are available

Posted on October 20, 2012 | Stock Investor Pro

Automatic update for Stock Investor Pro and SSG files as of 10/20/2012 are available.

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CI Weekly Features: October 20, 2012

Posted on October 20, 2012 | Computerized Investing

Stock Data
The wealth of resources you’ll find by typing a stock symbol into the ticker window on our website.

A Simple Valuation Spreadsheet
AAII’s valuation spreadsheet offers an easy-to-follow, systematic format for valuing a stock.

ChartSchool
Avid Computerized Investing readers know that StockCharts.com is a CI favorite for charting and technical analysis education. What makes it one of the best charting websites is that it provides a remarkable amount of valuable information for free.

Gadget Corner – Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung’s third phone from its Galaxy series gives the iPhone a run for its money.

Sitelight – Stockpickr

Stockpickr is a wholly owned subsidiary of TheStreet, which is best known for its founder, former hedge fund manager and current Mad Money Presenter Jim Cramer. Stockpickr combines social networking with stock investment ideas to create a professional, yet incredibly open and useful service.

This Week’s Question

How many text messages, on average, do you send per day?

A) 1-5
B) 6-15
C) 16-25
D) 26-50
E) More than 50
F) None

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 10/19/2012

Posted on October 19, 2012 | Dividend Investing

Dividend Investing alert for the week ending 10/19/2012 updated.

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