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What is Apple Pay Anyways?

It was not that long ago that Apple Pay was introduced, but how has it been adopted by stores? Towards the end of October drug store chain Rite Aid Inc. reportedly stopped accepting Apple Pay, shortly after CVS Pharmacy stores followed suit. Why accept Apple Pay and then change your mind? Well it turns out that the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), which both Rite-Aid and CVS belong to, is launching its own...

Rapoo E9180P Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad

Bluetooth keyboards seem to be a dime a dozen these days, but some definitely seem more promising than others. The Rapoo E9180P wireless touch keyboard seemed to be a more promising version. It’s very minimalist and sleek style is attractive without being pretentious. At its tallest, the keyboard is about ¾” tall and weighs about a pound. The keyboard is compatible with desktops, laptops and even gaming...

New Confirming Bearish Signal from Market Dashboard

There will not be a Market Dashboard update next week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. I hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving! I’ll be back the week ending December 5. For the week ending November 21, 2014, four CI Market Dashboard indicators were bullish, two were bearish and three were neutral.  Week in Review With earnings season all but over, investors and traders shifted their...

Active Trader Magazine is No More

Active Trader magazine is no longer taking subscription or subscription renewal orders because it ceased publication with the December 2014 issue. I must say we were surprised when we received a note from publisher Bob Dorman stating, “Unfortunately the purpose of this message is to inform you that we’ve decided to cease publishing Active Trader magazine. The December 2014 was the last issue. There...

Is that an Echo I hear?

It isn’t for sale yet but a few reviews have been posted and surprisingly, given Amazon’s (AMZN), shall we say, mixed track record of hardware products (Fire phone for $0.99 anyone?), the Echo is receiving very good reviews. What the heck is the Amazon Echo, you might ask? Glad you asked. The Amazon Echo is basically a home virtual assistant that can also play music. You want more details? It’s...

Bull-Bear Spread Over 25% for 5th Week in a Row

The bull-bear spread was once again above 25% in the latest AAII Investor Sentiment Survey. The marks the 5th week in a row where the reading was over 25%, the longest streak since November-December 2005. It is also tied for the 5th longest streak since 1987. However, the bull/bear spread, which measures the difference between bullish and bearish sentiment, did fall to 25.5% from 38.62%. Overall, the readings...

Apple a $1 Trillion dollar company?

That’s what an executive at hedge fund Omega Advisors Inc said based on his calculations. Steve Einhorn says that Apple’s (AAPL) market cap will hit $1 trillion “eventually”. Michael Corcelli of Alexander Alernative Capital agreed and was more certain about when; the company could hit a $1 trillion market capitalization next year, he believes. “Right now Apple is the most obvious...

Das Keyboard 4 Pro, The Best Mechanical Keyboard (IMHO)

For November, Computerized Investing’s Gadget Corner tackled the Das Keyboard 4 Professional mechanical keyboard. What we discovered is that it is, arguably, the best mechanical keyboard on the market today. This title does not come cheaply, but for people who spend their days in front of a computer, consider it an investment in improved productivity. To read the full review, click here.     ...

Ready to Quip?

Microsoft’s (MSFT) Office products have been dominant for so long its hard to imagine what life would be without them and yet, in recent years, more and more competitors have been encroaching on their ‘Office’ turf. First it was Google (GOOG) docs, which was promising but has only been able to steal a small slice of the market. Then we had Apple (AAPL) announce it would give away its competitor...

Uber and Spotify Join Forces

Rumors began last week regarding a partnership between Uber and Spotify, and now the deal is “officially” sealed. Users of Uber can link their paid streaming music account from Spotify to Uber’s mobile software to opt into the program. Once linked, you can set your music before you get into your Uber ride and control the music once inside the car. According to Engadget.com, the collaborative effort is...