1/26/2013 automatic update and SSG files are available

Posted on January 26, 2013 | Stock Investor Pro

Automatic update for Stock Investor Pro and SSG files as of 11/26/2013 are available.

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CI Weekly Features: January 26, 2013

Posted on January 26, 2013 | Computerized Investing

The Top Technical Analysis & Charting Websites
Comparing the best online technical tools for their charting options, technical indicators and educational resources.

Dividend Resources
Websites devoted to providing information on dividend-paying stocks and tools for selecting among them.

Wifi Analyzer for Android
Turn your Android device into a Wi-Fi analyzer.

Gadget Corner – Philips Wake-up Light Operated by iPhone App (HF3550)

Sunrise simulation wake-up light with gentle alarm options and iPhone/iPod control.

Sitelight – SmartMoney.com

SmartMoney.com is a personal finance resource which offers a wealth of helpful tools as well as financial news and advice.

Featured Download – Microsoft Compatibility Pack

This Microsoft Compatibility Pack allows you to continue using older versions of its programs, but still be able to open, edit and save files that were created in the new Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats.

This Week’s Question

Do you own a TV that is HD (high-definition) capable?

A) Yes
B) No

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 1/25/2013

Posted on January 25, 2013 | Dividend Investing

Dividend Investing alert for the week ending 1/25/2013 updated.

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STOCK SUPERSTARS ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 1/25/2013

Posted on January 25, 2013 | Stock Superstars Report

Stock Superstars alert for the week ending 1/25/2013 updated.

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GADGET CORNER – Philips Wake-up Light Operated by iPhone App (HF3550)

Posted on January 25, 2013 | Computerized Investing

Sunrise simulation wake-up light with gentle alarm options and iPhone/iPod control.

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An Alternative Source for Income

Posted on January 25, 2013 | Investor Update

One alternative source of income you may not be familiar with is exchange-traded debt (ETD). Also referred to as preferred equity traded (PET) bonds, these are debt instruments that trade like stocks. Like any other investment vehicle, they have unique risks that should be considered before purchase.

ETDs are debentures, notes and bonds. Unlike traditional bonds, which trade on the bond markets and are listed by CUSIP numbers, ETDs trade on stock exchanges and are listed by ticker symbols, just like stocks are. ETDs have par values of $25, instead of the typical $1,000 par value bonds are issued with. You can trade an ETD through an online broker just as you would a stock.

Though they trade like stocks, ETDs pay interest, not dividends. This means the coupon payments are taxable at ordinary income rates, not the discounted 15%/20% tax rate qualified dividends are eligible for. The coupon payments are made quarterly, where as traditional American bonds pay interest on a semiannual basis.

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Predicting the Market’s Future With O’Shaughnessy

Posted on January 24, 2013 | Computerized Investing

James O’Shaughnessy looked at historical long-term trends to predict where the market is heading and designed four new stock approaches based on his research. Learn how to implement the O’Shaughnessy stock screens using AAII’s Stock Investor Pro.

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AAII Sentiment Survey: Bullish Sentiment Reaches a Two-Year High

Posted on January 24, 2013 | AAII Survey

Bullish sentiment rose to its highest level in two years, while bearish sentiment fell to its lowest level in about a year in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey

Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, jumped 8.4 percentage points to 52.3%. The last time optimism was this high was January 13, 2011. This is also the eighth time in nine weeks that bullish sentiment is above its historical average of 39%.

Neutral sentiment, expectations that stock prices will stay essentially unchanged over the next six months, plunged 5.3 percentage points to 23.4%. This is a seven-week low. It also puts neutral sentiment below its historical average of 30.5% for the 15th consecutive week and the 17th time in 19 weeks

Bearish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will fall over the next six months, fell 3.1 percentage points to 24.3%. This is the lowest level of pessimism registered by our survey since February 9, 2012. It is also the sixth time in seven weeks that bearish sentiment is below its historical average of 30.5%.

Bullish sentiment is at an unusual, but not extraordinarily, high level. In statistical terms, optimism is more than one standard deviation above the historical average. A good start by stocks to the New Year, action by Congress to avert the fiscal cliff and raise the debt ceiling (at least temporarily), continued economic growth, better-than-forecast fourth-quarter earnings and seasonality are all contributing to individual investors’ optimistic moods.

This week’s special question asked AAII members what economic trends they are currently watching. Responses varied widely and several members listed more than one trend. U.S. fiscal policy, and the political fight over it, was named by the largest number of members. Employment data and housing data tied for second of the most mentioned data. These indicators were followed by interest rates and the direction of stock prices, which tied for third place

This week’s AAII Sentiment Survey results:

Bullish: 52.3%, up 8.4 percentage points
Neutral: 23.4%, down 5.3 percentage points
Bearish: 24.3%, down 3.1 percentage points

Historical averages:

Bullish: 39.0%
Neutral: 30.6%
Bearish: 30.6%

The AAII Sentiment Survey has been conducted weekly since July 1987 and asks AAII members whether they think stock prices will rise, remain essentially flat, or fall over the next six months. The survey period runs from Thursday (12:01 a.m.) to Wednesday (11:59 p.m.) The survey and its results are available online at: http://www.aaii.com/sentimentsurvey



AAII WEEKLY FEATURES 1/22/2013

Posted on January 23, 2013 | 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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Sell of the week 1/23/2013

Posted on January 23, 2013 | Podcast

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut Editor explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Lululemon Athletica (LULU) 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.

Audio url: Sell of the week





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