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.
Even a casual observer of the markets understands that the stock market moves both up and down—often in strong, but short bursts. Investors looking to commit funds to the market may be paralyzed with the fear of investing a significant sum of money just prior to a severe market downturn. However, by standing on the sidelines, investors lose out on participating in the long-term superior returns of the stock market. The issue is one of market timing, and no matter what the currently popular market prognosticator says, it is practically impossible to consistently call market tops and bottoms.
Dollar cost averaging and its variations, such as value averaging, offer investors an alternative to the all-or-nothing approach, allowing them to ease into the market over time, which reduces the timing risk. The mechanical aspects of averaging provide an investment discipline, require no market forecasts, and are relatively simple to initiate.
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