Key PC Components 2014

November 15, 2014

A computer is a collection of components that influences the overall performance of the PC and your overall computing experience. The pieces of a computer, or the hardware, include processor(s), hard drives, optical drives such as DVD-ROM drives, and video and sound cards.

Knowing what each component does, and its relative impact on the performance of a computer, allows you to choose the best system for your budget.

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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

Investor Sentiment

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.

Portfolio Management

Constructing a portfolio of investments and the issues involved, including risk management.

Software Reviews

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.

Stock Valuation

Determining the "true worth" of a company.

Technical Analysis & Charting

Using technical indicators and charts to help time your buy and sell decisions.

Tax Preparation

Using computerized tools and resources to prepare and file your personal income taxes.

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