This annual issue is designed as a jumpstart guide to computer-assisted investing. First, Wayne Thorp gives the rundown on what to look for when buying a computer for investing, and then we provide our top investment software and Web picks for both Windows and Mac systems.
While it is possible to perform investment analysis and portfolio tracking without the aid of a computer, a computer frees investors from making many trips to the library and keeping an accounting track record of portfolio actions on a paper ledger. The Internet provides an extensive electronic research library that easily surpasses the traditional information available at your local library.
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