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One cannot simply look at the price of a security and determine if the price is enticing: A $10 stock may be more expensive than a $100 stock when the price is related to current and expected dividend payments, growth and capital appreciation. The dividend yield is a basic, but...

Computerized Investing’s new November content is available! This month includes: “Getting Started in Investing, Part 1” If you want to invest, but don’t know how to start, these tips and links can get you going. Part 1 of a new series—written by Computerized...

The Alliance for Investor Education is sponsoring a free Investor Boot Camp on Tuesday, December 5, at The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. Attendees of Funding Your Future: The 2017 Investor Boot Camp will hear from experts on a range of investing topics, explore free resources,...

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been one of the most successful financial innovations in recent years. Since the introduction of ETFs in the early 1990s, demand for these funds has grown markedly in the United States, as both institutional and individual investors have increasingly...

There are three elements of successful portfolio management: buying, holding and selling. Yet many investors focus their energies almost exclusively on buying and fail to make a plan for selling. It is crucial to find the best stocks and buy at the right time, but to keep profits,...

Computerized Investing’s new October content is now available! This month includes: Best of the Web: The Top 6 Sites for Portfolio Tracking, Analysis and Optimization In this installment of Best of the Web, CI editors highlight six sites that help you keep an eye on your portfolio...

Performance statistics are probably the single most scrutinized feature of any mutual fund. These figures are, of course, important indicators of how well a portfolio manager has performed in the past. As such, they can serve as useful flags of a possibly good manager or a possibly...

When you go through a complete market cycle—from the start of a new bull to the bottom of the next bear—your real objective is to nail down as much of the profits you’ve built as possible. But most investors give back more of their profits than they should, and too many...

It may not be comforting, but individuals are rewarded over the long term for investing in stocks because stock prices can go up or down. Short-term market volatility and uncertainty creates a risk premium to entice investors to buy and hold stocks. It is important to note, however,...

In mutual fund investing there are no immutable laws to guide us, as we have in physics. But then again, it’s not professional wrestling either. Some of what follows distills the collective experience of mutual fund investing; some of it has empirical evidence pointing its...