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.
At some point in your investment experience, you will probably come across a stock you either hold or are considering buying that is upgraded by a brokerage firm or analyst, boosting its stock price by several percentage points, if not more. For a stock you are watching, the question is whether it is a good idea to buy the stock or pass on it, given the price spike. For a stock you already own, the question is whether or not this is the time to sell the stock.
Academic studies have shown that positive surprises, upward earnings revisions and analyst upgrades can result in outperformance that can be observed up to a year after the initial event takes place. But these studies assume that you are buying every stock with an upgrade or surprise.
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