Computerized Investing Blog

Harnessing the power of technology to help individuals become more effective managers of their investments.

TipRanks Launches Website

TipRanks provides tools that you can use to see the measured performance of any analyst or financial adviser by simply looking up their name. Uri Gruenbaum, CEO of TipRanks, compared this to “knowing the stats.” Individuals follow analysts’ recommendations without knowing their performance over time. Why would you follow the advice of an analyst who rarely recommends winning stocks? Naturally, you wouldn’t....

CI Editor Speaking on East Coast

Wayne A. Thorp, editor of Computerized Investing, will be speaking at the AAII Long Island Local Chapter on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Bertucci’s Restaurant in Melville. He will also be speaking at the AAII Connecticut Local Chapter on Thursday, September 18, at The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s II in Darien. Thorp’s presentation, “Determining a Stock’s True Worth,”...

Market Dashboard: One New Neutral, Bearish Signal This Week

For the week ending September 12, 2014, one CI Market Dashboard indicator was bullish, four were bearish and four were neutral. Two indicators triggered new signals this week, as a bullish signal switched to neutral and another bullish signal flipped to bearish. There were no confirming bullish or bearish signals. Week in Review The Federal Reserve, valuations and a touch of exhaustion had investors...

Bullish Sentiment Sees Biggest 2-Week Decline in Over a Year

Bullish sentiment fell again this week, notching its largest two-week decline since July/August 2013 in the latest AAII Investor Sentiment Survey. Bullishness fell 4.29 percentage points but remained above its long-term average (39.0%) for the fifth week in a row. Over the last two weeks, bullish sentiment has fallen 11.54 percentage points, the biggest two-week slide since July 25 to August 1, 2013. The...

Apple Unveils New Apple Watch and Two New iPhones

Today was a big day for Apple Inc. (AAPL), which released two new iPhones today – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7 inch screen and sells between $199 and $399 with a two-year contract. The iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5 inch screen and is priced between $299 to $499.  The devices will be available for pre-order September 12 and ship on September 19.  The new phones come with a custom...

TED Talk: What’s wrong with your pa$$w0rd?

Lorrie Faith Cranor studied thousands of real passwords to figure out the surprising, very common mistakes that users — and secured sites — make to compromise security. And how, you may ask, did she study thousands of real passwords without compromising the security of any users? That’s a story in itself. It’s secret data worth knowing, especially if your password is 123456 … Click here...

Market Dashboard: One New Bearish Signal This Week

For the week ending September 5, 2014, three CI Market Dashboard indicators were bullish, three were bearish and three were neutral. One indicator triggered a new signal this week, as a neutral signal flipped to bearish. There were no confirming bullish or bearish signals. Week in Review With markets closed on Monday for Labor Day, Tuesday marked the first trading day of September, which historically...

Gadget: Satechi Flexible LED Desk Lamp

Satechi Flexible LED Desk Lamp $59.99 (Current Special Price from Satechi; regularly $69.99) LED desk lamp with adjustable brightness, adjustable neck and USB charge port. Several months ago I reviewed the Satechi Smart LED Desk Lamp, which still holds a place of distinction on my desk in my home office. This is a great choice for someone looking for a quality desk lamp. However, some people may balk at paying...

Bullish Sentiment Backs Away from 2014 High

Bullish sentiment backed off its 2014 highs in the latest AAII Investor Sentiment Survey. Bullishness fell 7.25 percentage points but remained above its long-term average (39.0%) for the fourth week in a row. The bull/bear spread, which measures the difference between bullish and bearish sentiment, dipped to 20.71%. However, this was the third week in a row the spread was above 20%, the first such streak since...

Gadget: Winegard FlatWave Indoor HDTV Antenna

Winegard FlatWave Indoor HDTV Antenna (non-amped) $39.99 Dual-band HDTV indoor antenna captures over-the-air broadcast signals up to 35 miles. A couple of years ago I joined a growing number of people who “cut the cord” and ditched my cable TV subscription. I was tired of the hassle of dealing with poor-quality equipment from Comcast/Xfinity, but more importantly I did not think I was getting my money’s...