Buying a Computer
Trends in the computing industry and issues to consider before purchasing a new computer or upgrading your current system.
Analyzing, selecting and trading exchange-traded funds
Using investor sentiment to indentify tops and bottoms in the market.
Market Breadth & Timing
Market breadth and momentum indicators to gauge the market's overall direction.
Mutual Fund Screening & Analysis
Screening for and analyzing mutual funds.
Online Discount Brokers
In-depth reviews of online discount brokers and their tools, features and flaws.
Constructing a portfolio of investments and the issues involved, including risk management.
In-depth reviews of some of the most popular investment-related software.
Stock Screening & Analysis
Using quantitative stock screening filters to identify possible investment and analyzing individual stocks.
Determining the "true worth" of a company.
Technical Analysis & Charting
Using technical indicators and charts to help time your buy and sell decisions.
Using computerized tools and resources to prepare and file your personal income taxes.
Feature: Computer Systems for the Individual Investor
If you are contemplating whether it’s time to replace your computer, you are not alone. A spate of PC replacement purchases is driving PC sales this year. Information technology industry research firm Gartner, Inc. estimates that almost 100 million personal computers will be replaced in 2004 and another 120 million or so in 2005. Overall, Gartner’s latest estimate calls for total PC shipments to be in excess of 187 million units in 2004, an increase of 13.6% over shipments in 2003. Gartner estimates that more than 30% of personal computers are now at least three years old and many have operating systems that are no longer supported or are about to lose technical support. Expanding mobile technologies are also driving consumers to purchase new computers.
Our annual computer guide is geared toward the mainstream investor who is performing investment tasks or analysis such as portfolio management, stock analysis, and charting, as well as general-purpose Web surfing, E-mail, word processing, and spreadsheet building.
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