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.
The Stockpiling Approach to Stock Trading
In the September/October 2007 issue of Computerized Investing we highlighted the investing strategy outlined in Phil Town’s book “Rule #1” (Crown Publishers, 2006). Rule #1 investors seek out companies that offer a margin of safety by trading at a discount to calculated “fair value.” Town’s follow-up to “Rule #1,” the just-released book “Payback Time” (Crown Business, 2010), tries to benefit from the lessons learned from the market meltdown of late 2008 and early 2009.
Echoing many of the sentiments outlined with Rule #1, this book encourages investors to treat investments like they would a small business they owned. Town recommends very little diversification and buying more shares as prices fall (stockpiling). He advocates this as a long-term trading strategy based on the theory that if you are buying shares as the price falls, you need to have time to wait for the price to rise.
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