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.
Feature: Investor Sentiment as a Contrarian Indicator
Sentiment describes the opinions, emotions or views of a group of people. In investing, sentiment can be a powerful determinant of security prices, especially in the short run. Here, emotions—whether rational or irrational—can drive market prices. The price at which an individual security trades is the sum total of the sentiment of all market participants. If you could forecast changes in sentiment, you should have an advantage in determining changes in the market. The problem with sentiment is that it’s really only known after the fact.
Market sentiment—the summation of all expectations for the market as a whole—often directly reflects where the market has been, not where it is going. When market sentiment is low, the majority believes the market will fall, while high market sentiment means that the majority feels the market will rise in value.
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