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Schwab Launches “Intelligent Portfolios” in 2015

The Charles Schwab Corporation had previously announced a new automated investment advisory service called Schwab Intelligent Portfolios. The company plans to make the service available to retail investors in the first quarter of 2015, with a white label version for Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) available shortly thereafter. Schwab President and CEO, Walt Bettinger, said, “Schwab Intelligent Portfolios...

TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch

As a triathlete of sorts I am always looking for technology to help me improve me improve my performance, however you don’t need to be a triathlete to take advantage of technology which is built to help you lead a better life. My latest acquisition is the TomTom Multisport watch which can track your performance running, swimming, biking or even on the treadmill. You may remember the TomTom brand from their...

Trends IV portfolio tracker

If you’re in the market for a new portfolio tracker and are willing to part with $29.95 of your hard earned money, then Trends IV might be of interest to you. Beyond being a portfolio tracker, the software offers some features that may be more unique. According to the company, you can select any company and automatically download 5 years of historical data including dividends paid. Most unique though about...

Product launches to look forward to in 2015

Since everyone else is doing lists, I decided to assemble a quick list of the product launches I am most looking forward to in 2015. I tried to work down towards the ones that I am most excited about. I hope you find it interesting! Phones with bendable screens Samsung is getting squeezed between Apple’s high design and expensive phones on the one side and cheap Android competitors on the other. They need...

One New Bearish Signal for Market Dashboard

For the week ending December 12, 2014, two CI Market Dashboard indicators were bullish, four were bearish and three were neutral.  Week in Review Investors hoping for a December Santa rally have only found, thus far, a lump of coal in their stockings. Fears over the strength of the global economy and the impact of prolonged low crude oil prices pushed U.S. equities decidedly lower this week. All of...

Bullish Sentiment Rebounds This Week

Bullish and bearish sentiment backed off recent extremes in the latest AAII Investor Sentiment Survey. After bullish sentiment fell to a seven-week low and bearishness rose to a seven-week high last week, both readings reversed course this week. Overall, the readings for December 11, 2014 are: Bullish: 45.02%, up 2.34 percentage points Neutral: 32.65%, up 1.27 percentage points Bearish: 22.34%, down 3.6 percentage...

New Bearish, Neutral Market Dashboard Signals This Week

For the week ending December 5, 2014, two CI Market Dashboard indicators were bullish, three were bearish and four were neutral.  Week in Review We are back after our Thanksgiving hiatus. I hope all of you had a happy holiday! This week kicks off the last month of 2014. Historically, December is one of the most bullish months of the year. According to Active Trader Magazine, for the 25-year period ended...

Bullish & Bearish Sentiment Hit 7-Week Extremes

Bullish & bearish sentiment hit 7-week extremes in the latest AAII Investor Sentiment Survey. Bullish sentiment fell to a seven-week low while the bearish reading was the highest in seven weeks. The bull/bear spread, which measures the difference between bullish and bearish sentiment, fell below 25% for the first time in seven weeks to 16.74%. Overall, the readings for December 4, 2014 are: Bullish: 42.68%,...

Happy Thanksgiving!

On behalf of the entire Computerized Investing staff, I want to wish all of you a happy and safe Thanksgiving! ...

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...