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Dropbox Announces More Storage Space, Better Sharing Options for Pro Subscribers

I received a pleasant surprise when I opened my email this morning: Dropbox is adding more storage space and better sharing options to its Dropbox Pro service, intensifying the cloud storage wars. The company’s new pricing matches similar moves by Google and Microsoft and makes Dropbox Pro one of the cheapest ways to get a terabyte of storage. Dropbox is simplifying its tiered pricing structure and offering one...

Bullish Sentiment Hits Another 2014 High

For the second week in a row, bullish sentiment reached a new 2014 high in the latest AAII Investor Sentiment Survey. After rising 5.82 percentage points this week, bullishness is the highest it has been since since December 26, 2013 (35 weeks). The bull/bear spread, which measures the difference between bullish and bearish sentiment, rose to its highest level of 2014 as well to +32.69 percentage points. Overall,...

No Changes to Market Dashboard

For the week ending August 12, 2014, three CI Market Dashboard indicators were bullish, two were bearish and four were neutral. There were two new bullish signals this week as two previously-bearish signals went positive. Week in Review The market reacted to a steady stream of geopolitical developments, economic data and comments from central bank officials this week. Investors pushed the markets higher...

Intuit Releases Quicken 2015 for Mac

  Intuit released Quicken 2015 for Mac, the first new version of the software in seven years. According to an article on AppleInsider.com, the new program is fairly similar to its previous version, though some features have been omitted. The article said, “Among those missing are they ability to create a 12-month budget, show loan amortization and pay bills directly within the application.” The software...

Supply Snag for Apple iPhone 6 Screen

If you were hoping to snag a new iPhone 6 after its introduction in early September, you may have to wait a bit. According to a Reuters’ report, Apple suppliers are “scrambling” to make sure there are enough screens for the newest iPhone. The problem stems from the need to redesign a key component, which disrupted production of the panels, supply chain sources said. The article goes on to say...

Bullish Sentiment Hits 2014 High

Bullish sentiment reached its highest level of the year in the latest AAII Investor Sentiment Survey. After rising 6.3 percentage points this week, bullishness is the highest it has been since since December 26, 2013 (34 weeks). The bull/bear spread, which measures the difference between bullish and bearish sentiment, rose to its highest level in 10 weeks to +22.46 percentage points. Overall, the readings...

CI Market Dashboard: Two New Bullish Signals This Week

For the week ending August 15, 2014, three CI Market Dashboard indicators were bullish, two were bearish and four were neutral. There were two new bullish signals this week as two previously-bearish signals went positive. For much of this week, eroding tensions in the Middle East and in the Ukraine soothed the nerves of jittery traders and investors, even as economic data coming out of Europe cast doubt...

Free Computational Investing Course @ Coursera

If you are interested in furthering your investment knowledge, AAII is here with numerous tools and education to do that. But there are other websites which also occasionally offer tools that can be very useful for individual investors. One such website is a free education website called Coursera (www.coursera.org) which says it is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide,...

Potential Accounting Scandal at Alibaba As It Plans IPO

The Wall Street Journal reported that Alibaba Group Holding has discovered potential accounting irregularities at the film-production arm it recently bought, the latest red flag for investors as the e-commerce giant prepares for what could be the largest initial public offering in U.S. history. Alibaba Pictures disclosed it would delay its financial results while it investigated what it called “possibly...

Bearish Sentiment Has Biggest Weekly Drop Since August 2013

Bearish sentiment had its biggest one-week drop since the week of August 29, 2013, in the latest AAII Investor Sentiment Survey. In addition, bullish sentiment had its biggest one-week increase since mid-February. The bull/bear spread, which measures the difference between bullish and bearish sentiment, rose to its highest level in six weeks to +12.85 percentage points. Overall, the readings for August 14,...