Computerized Investing’s New October 2017 Content

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 and analyze its efficiency. Classic Technical Indicators: Inside…

 

AAII Readers Reveal How They Select Mutual Funds & ETFs

A mutual fund is an investment vehicle made up of a pool of funds collected from many investors for the purpose of investing in securities such as stocks, bonds, money market instruments and similar assets. An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is an investment fund traded on stock exchanges, much like stocks. An ETF holds assets such…

 

Market Factors Making Bigger Impact on Outlook Than Fiscal Matters

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members if a market-related factor or if a fiscal policy-related matter has a greater impact on their six-month outlook for stocks. Nearly two-thirds of respondents (64%) said market-related factors, particularly citing monetary policy, earnings and valuations. Less than a third of respondents (31%) said that a fiscal…

 

Members Slogging Through Sluggish Growth

This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members for their opinion of the current pace of economic growth. About one out every five respondents (21%) expressed disappointment or frustration, using words such as anemic, sluggish, lackluster and poor. Nearly 17% said growth is slow. An additional 13% said economic growth is either very slow…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Pessimism Falls to a Three-Month Low

Pessimism among individual investors fell to a three-month low in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Optimism declined as well, while neutral sentiment rose. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, pulled back by 3.4 percentage points to 34.1%. The decline follows last week’s reading of 37.5%, which was the…

 

Millennials and Retirement Planning

In a CNBC commentary, Evan Kirkpatrick, founder and chief executive of Wendell Charles Financial, discusses what millennials need to know about retirement planning. As of the first quarter of 2015, according to the Pew Research Center, millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. With the explosion of “FinTech,” Kirkpatrick points out that millennials…