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Kenneth Michal

Kenneth J. Michal .


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  1. Computerized-investing »

    Portfolio Management Software

    Descriptions and ratings on eight of the most popular software programs for tracking and measuring the performance of your portfolio.

    November 2001 | Computerized-investing

  2. Computerized-investing »

    Product Comparison: On-Line Portfolio Managers

    An in-depth look at the pros and cons of eight Web sites that provide portfolio tracking and monitoring.

    July 2001 | Computerized-investing

  3. Features »

    DRP Stock Characteristics and a High-Yield Contrarian Screen

    Stock Screening: Companies that offer dividend reinvestment plans tend to be larger and more mature firms, with a heavy concentration of cyclicals. Investing only in DRP companies would exclude firms in smaller, high-growth industries.

    June 2001 | Journal

  4. Features »

    Screening for Stocks Using the John Templeton Value Approach

    Stock Screening: Templeton was the constant comparison shopper--whether it was clothes, furniture, a home, or stocks, he always looked for the best-priced bargains.

    May 2001 | Journal

  5. Computerized-investing »

    Mutual Fund Screening Systems

    A survey of 6 disk-based and 8 Internet systems that allow you to search a universe of mutual funds on various criteria.

    May 2001 | Computerized-investing

  6. Features »

    Shadow Stock Rookies: Newcomers to the 2001 Listing

    Stock Screening: Sales growth rate is often used to confirm the strength of growth in earnings per share. The median sales growth rate for the Shadow Stock Rookies is noticeably above the median for the complete Shadow Stock group.

    February 2001 | Journal

  7. Features »

    Shadow Stocks 2001: Out of Wall Street's Glare

    Stock Screening: A total of 209 stocks passed the Shadow Stock screens in 2001. An Excel spreadsheet with detailed financials for all of these stocks is at AAII.com (go to the Files from AAII in the Download Library).

    February 2001 | Journal

  8. Computerized-investing »

    On-Line Discount Brokers

    Our annual survey covers 75 discount brokers that offer a variety of services on-line.

    January 2001 | Computerized-investing

  9. Features »

    Cyber-Investing: Rationality Hits the Internet Stock Market

    Stock Screening: What a difference a year makes for Internet stocks: The same characteristics the were ignored in the spring of 2000 became closely scrutinized by the fall. A look at the performance of Internet stocks as of October 2000.

    November 2000 | Journal

  10. Computerized-investing »

    Handheld PCs

    A look at the current market for personal digital assistants (PDAs) and their expanding adaptability as financial tools.

    September 2000 | Computerized-investing

  11. Features »

    Screening for Stocks Using the Dividend-Adjusted PEG Ratio

    Stock Screening: When investors begin to question the fundamentals of growth stocks, the principles of value investing are embraced. A look at the investment approach of value investor and noted contrarian, John Neff.

    August 2000 | Journal

  12. Features »

    Screening for Firms Offering Dividend Reinvestment Plans

    Stock Screening: Firms with dividend reinvestment plans offer investors advantages. But make sure you are optimistic about the stock's performance, not just enticed by the dividend reinvestment plan.

    June 2000 | Journal

  13. Computerized-investing »

    Personal Finance on the Web

    How to get the most out of the current crop of Internet tools for handling your finances.

    May 2000 | Computerized-investing

  14. Computerized-investing »

    Quicken 2000 vs. Money 2000

    An in-depth look at how these two popular personal finance programs stack up against each other.

    March 2000 | Computerized-investing

  15. Features »

    Out of Wall Street's Spotlight: Shadow Stocks 2000

    Stock Screening: A total of 257 stocks passed the Shadow Stock screens in 2000; however, these screens are only a starting point. AAII continuously presents articles illustrating how to analyze the prospects of specific stocks using secondary screens.

    February 2000 | Journal