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.
While there have been numerous successful value investors throughout the years, Warren Buffett is probably the most famous. According to Mr. Buffett, there are only two rules to investing: Rule #1: Don’t lose money, and Rule #2: Don’t forget rule #1. In a new book, “Rule #1” (2006, Crown Publishers), author Phil Town lays out an investment strategy that attempts to follow Mr. Buffett’s rules.
In this article we develop and apply a stock screen based on Town’s book “Rule #1.” Also, additional information on the Rule #1 methodology, including the backtesting results of our use of this screen, will appear in the October 2007 issue of the AAII Journal.
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