Computerized Investing’s New July Content

Important Note: Dear Subscriber, Starting with the September 2018 edition, Computerized Investing will be merging with the AAII Journal. Computerized Investing was originally created when computers, and using a computer to research investments, were a new option for individual investors. In today’s environment, most consider using a computer to analyze investments a necessity. As such,…

 

Computerized Investing’s New February Content

Computerized Investing’s new February content is now available! This month includes: CI’s Best of the Web for Personal Finance, Retirement Planning and Tax Resources An update of the websites that offer the best guidance and tools for personal financial planning issues, including budgeting, handling your taxes and getting ready for retirement. Classic Technical Indicators: Advanced…

 

Using Sell Signals to Improve Results

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, it is equally key to understand when…

 

The Stock Market and the Media: Turn It on, But Tune It Out

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Deep Value Investing Has Not Gone Out of Style One of the fundamental tenets of value investing, first outlined by Benjamin Graham in his seminal work “The Intelligent Investor” is the concept of margin of safety. Margin of safety simply refers to how much…

 

Why Technical Analysis Matters

Technical analysis is a bit of a misnomer since it is really not that technical. A better name for the use of charts to make investment decisions might be risk/reward analysis or even market psychology. Sure, there are some complex mathematical concepts involved with some of its more esoteric indicators. But at its core, technical…

 

Bears Retreat as U.S. Stocks Heat Up

Weekly Market Summary U.S. stocks awoke from their mid-Summer slumber this week. The Dow Jones industrial average hit multiple record highs this week and the S&P 500 hit another new all-time close, too. Meanwhile, tech stocks posted a strong week, too, as the Nasdaq Composite enjoyed its best week since December. Stocks received a boost…

 

CI Market Dashboard Holds Steady Over Flat Week

Weekly Market Summary The U.S. stock market was relatively flat over this holiday-shortened week as gains in financials and a slight rebound in tech stocks were offset by losses in energy stocks as the price of oil continued to decline. Bank stocks have been on the rise over the last couple of weeks since the…

 

Bears Advance in Market Dashboard as Health-Care & Tech Have Banner Week

Weekly Market Summary A strong week by health-care stocks boosted the major U.S. indexes even as energy continued its downward slide. Shares of pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology firms posted gains this week, following some encouraging data on drug development. Health-care companies joined the climb, including Thursday when Senate Republicans unveiled their plans to overhaul the…

 

Bulls Recover But Sentiment Divided in Latest CI Market Dashboard

Weekly Market Summary The holiday-shortened week started off rather muted but picked up steam as it progressed. U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday following the Memorial Day holiday, as financials and energy stocks pulled the broad indexes lower. However, the range in which the indexes are moving continued to be quite narrow. Some analysts point…

 

CI Market Cashboard: Neutral Sentiment in Command

Weekly Market Summary The U.S. investors and traders started the week encouraged by the victory of centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election and liberal candidate Moon Jae-in emerged victorious in South Korea’s presidential election. As it turned out, however, it appears that the results had already been priced into the market. Instead,…