Two Strategies for Limiting Investing Mistakes

Posted on February 28, 2013 | Investor Update

Too often the focus of investing is picking the absolute best security for today, rather than avoiding the common mistakes that hurt portfolio returns year after year. Failing to have a system in place to avoid behavioral errors can adversely impact your returns. This is particularly important when it comes to hand-picking stocks and bonds because the ability to think differently and limit mistakes is what will lead to market-beating performance.

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII New York City

Posted on February 27, 2013 | Local Chapters

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Topic: Navigating Today’s Interest Rate Markets
Speaker: Steven Nadler, Executive Director Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley LLC

Nadler will discuss the intermediate- to long-term outlook for interest rates. He will consider such issues as breakeven time, bond premiums, call provisions, junk bonds and bond funds. All of these will be analyzed in the context of how the individual investor can find his way through these complexities to a meaningful and acceptable risk/return on his fixed-income portfolio.

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII St. Louis

Posted on February 26, 2013 | Local Chapters

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Topic: Finding a Stock Winner: First Step Screening
Speaker: Joe Lan, CFA, Assistant Financial Analyst, AAII

While successful money managers may differ in their investing philosophy, a disciplined approach to selecting and pruning investments is a common characteristic. Joe Lan, assistant financial analyst at AAII, will show how computerized stock screening systems can be used to reduce a large universe of stocks into a manageable group of prospects that match your investment style. He will walk through the process of developing and implementing both a value and a growth screen using AAII’s Stock Investor Pro fundamental analysis database and screening program.

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Posted on February 22, 2013 | Dividend Investing

The minutes from the Federal Reserve’s January Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting gave traders a bit of indigestion.

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Posted on February 22, 2013 | Stock Superstars Report

Stock Superstars alert for the week ending 2/22/2013 updated.

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Guarding Against Identity Theft

Posted on February 21, 2013 | Investor Update

Identity thieves may be getting more brazen. Over the weekend, Computerized Investing editor Wayne Thorp forwarded me a Reuters article about a mail carrier in Florida who was gunned down by members of an identity theft ring. The thugs were after the carrier’s master mailbox key.

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CI Download of the Week

Posted on February 20, 2013 | Computerized Investing

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TradeTrakker 2.93 – TradeTrakker is a user-friendly program for managing your portfolio.

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Corporate Announcements

Posted on February 20, 2013 | Computerized Investing

Which sites will keep you informed about company actions and earnings forecasts.

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Featured App and Reader Survey

Posted on February 20, 2013 | Computerized Investing

Voxer for iOS and Android – Voxer lets you send instant audio, text and photo messages to individuals or groups via your smartphone.

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This Week’s Question

What of the following steps can Apple take to provide shareholders with the highest risk-adjusted return on the company’s excess cash balance?

A) Common stock dividends, including a one-time or a series of special dividends
B) Share repurchases
C) Acquisitions
D) Current capital-investment policy
E) Issuance of preferred stock, as proposed by hedge fund manager David Einhorn

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Columbus

Posted on February 20, 2013 | Local Chapters

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Topic: Hey Bernie! NO! NO!
Speaker: Tom Atzberger, J.D., Compliance Attorney, Alan Mooney’s Money Foundation

This talk will outline the actions of Bernie Madoff in his 40-some year career and how his massive fraud developed and finally unraveled. It will provide insight into the strategy he used to attract clients and keep them befuddled. It will show how a small differentiating element in his practice leveraged his power in the market.

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