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.
Without a doubt, software and Web sites have made the lives of numerous investors easier by speeding the analysis process. One area that has seen notable improvement is chart creation. Instead of having to spend time each day manually updating charts—which limits the number of securities one can realistically track—investors can now create an endless array of charts in a matter of seconds with today?s technical analysis and charting services. Reviews of the top software and Web-based technical analysis and charting services can be found in the Computerized Investing archives.
The advent of computerized charting resources has also led to the emergence of some relatively obscure chart types, such as candlestick, equivolume, and point and figure. This article serves as an introduction to point and figure charting and also covers resources for creating and learning more about these charts.
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