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.
Gauging Market Trends: Market Breadth Data
Stock prices do not exist in a vacuum. While many company- and industry-specific issues affect a given company’s stock price, the overall temperament of the market also plays an important role in dictating whether a stock price rises or falls. Gauging the overall health of the stock market can help you understand the forces impacting specific stocks in your portfolio. While popular indexes such as the S&P 500 help to indicate the direction of the largest companies, the movements of many stocks are not effectively captured by most market indexes. Investors turn to market breadth indicators to gain a feel for how widely the full range of stocks is participating in the movement of the market. Market breadth indicators are the aggregate of data from multiple stocks. They are oftentimes used to determine whether the market is in an uptrend or downtrend as well as to identify market tops or bottoms.
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