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Two-Factor Authentication Now Available on myICLUB.com
By Doug Gerlach on 9/17/2018 5:51:41 PM

myICLUB.com now supports two-factor authentication for member logins.

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New Club Home Page for myICLUB.com
By Doug Gerlach on 9/17/2018 5:33:42 PM

We've just released a brand new look and several new features to the myICLUB.com Club Home Page.

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Should Companies Continue to File Quarterly Reports?
By Doug Gerlach on 9/16/2018 7:09:49 PM

The President of the United States recently tweeted a desire to enact a policy change regarding the reporting done by publicly-traded companies, switching from filing information reports four times a year to twice yearly. Is this a good idea?

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IAS Stock Pick Featured on TheStreet.com
By Doug Gerlach on 9/14/2018 7:04:13 PM

Another of our Investor Advisory Service team's stock picks was featured on TheStreet.com website.

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Suggested Change to Your Club Partnership Agreement
By Doug Gerlach on 9/14/2018 5:08:39 PM

IRS rules regarding partnerships have changed. Be sure to take action before year-end 2018 to protect your investment club.

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TheStreet.com: 8 Favorite Media Stocks
By Doug Gerlach on 8/14/2018 10:49:55 AM

Recently on TheStreet.com, an article spotlighted one of the Investor Advisory Service's subscriber recommendations.

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Double-Check Your Portfolio Growth and Return
By Doug Gerlach on 8/10/2018 1:36:54 PM

This one simple trick using Toolkit 6 can help ensure that your stock portfolio is on the right track to meet your objectives.

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SmallCap Informer Pick on Forbes.com
By Doug Gerlach on 8/7/2018 2:13:03 PM

In a Forbes.com article entitled, "Food And Drink Favorites From A Six-Pack Of Investing Experts," you can learn about one of our recent small company stock recommendation from our SmallCap Informer newsletter.

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Small-Cap Growth Now in Favor
By Doug Gerlach on 7/31/2018 7:40:26 AM

As the S&P 500 Index and Dow have suffered in recent weeks, small-cap stocks have been much less affected by turmoil in the markets. Year-to-date through the end of June 2018, the Russell 2000 Index is up 6.5%, compared to a 1.6% gain for the S&P 500.

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Your Investment Policy Statement
By Doug Gerlach on 6/28/2018 11:01:47 AM

Managers of mutual funds and other pools of money always develop investment policy statements (IPS) that govern how portfolio decisions are made. Financial advisor and brokers also work with clients to define similar rules to aid in security selection and management.

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Investing in Green Energy
By Doug Gerlach on 6/1/2018 2:29:36 PM

Many investors are interested in investing in companies that are involved in the production of energy through renewable (non-fossil fuels-based) means. Unfortunately, publicly-traded companies in this area that meet our criteria are difficult to find.

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IAS Named to 2017 Investor Newsletter Honor Roll
By Doug Gerlach on 12/20/2017 5:04:51 PM

Guess what investment newsletter made the grade for the 8th consecutive year?

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ICLUBcentral Now Offers IRS e-Filing of Club Tax Returns
By Doug Gerlach on 12/8/2017 10:09:06 AM

ICLUBcentral is pleased to announce that we are an authorized IRS e-Filing provider for investment club partnership tax returns.

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Join Me at These Upcoming Club Tax Webinars
By Doug Gerlach on 11/28/2017 5:19:23 PM

In the last few years, there have been significant changes to the proceess of filing federal and state income tax returns for investment clubs. Last year, the IRS changed the filing date for partnerships to March 15th, and many states have changed their dates as well -- including some that have only recently made the adjustment. And other legislative mandates have increased the complexity of investment club tax returns.

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2 New Stock Ideas in December 2017 IAS
By Doug Gerlach on 11/22/2017 4:40:37 PM

The December 2017 issue of the Investor Advisory Service stock newsletter has been released for subscribers.

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3 Reasons the Market May Go Higher
By Doug Gerlach on 11/20/2017 7:55:31 PM

The S&P 500 gained 2% in October, taking the market up 14% for the year. According to finviz.com, every sector registered gains, with financials and technology leading the way.

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The Best Small-Cap Opportunities for 2018
By Doug Gerlach on 11/20/2017 6:00:37 PM

With Thanksgiving just days away, stores are already full of holiday and Christmas decorations, party goods, foodstuffs, and gifts. Accompanying the year-end festivities will be the usual wrap-ups of financial markets and prognostications for the coming year.

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Announcing the SmallCap Informer Channel on YouTube
By Doug Gerlach on 11/10/2017 3:18:07 PM

The SmallCap Informer now has a channel on YouTube where we'll be sharing videos and webinar archives for subscribers and non-subscribers alike.

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IAS Homebuilder Stock Pick Featured on TheStreet.com
By Doug Gerlach on 10/31/2017 2:13:30 PM

A recent selection from the Investor Advisory Service stock newsletter appears on The Street.com in an article entitled "7 Amazing Investments on America's New Housing Boom."

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SmallCap Informer October 2017 Issue Published with 2 Small Stocks to Consider
By Doug Gerlach on 10/30/2017 8:25:16 PM

The October 2017 issue of the SmallCap Informer newsletter has been published with two stock picks and no sell recommendations.

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IAS Recommends 3 Stocks in November 2017 Issue
By Doug Gerlach on 10/26/2017 11:42:43 AM

The November 2017 issue of the Investor Advisory Service stock newsletter has been released for subscribers.

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IAS Named To Hulbert Honor Roll For 8th Straight Year
By Doug Gerlach on 10/26/2017 11:31:14 AM

As many know, the Hulbert Financial Digest shut down last year, but editor Mark Hulbert is back with a reconstituted "Investment Newsletter Honor Roll" and the Investor Advisory Service is on it for the eighth consecutive year.

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New Stock Ideas Resource on StockCentral
By Doug Gerlach on 10/25/2017 10:10:13 AM

We'e added a new resource for stock ideas to the StockCentral.com website: the myICLUB Investment Club Top 40.

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MoneyShow.com Features IAS Stock Pick from October 2017 Issue
By Doug Gerlach on 10/3/2017 9:14:57 AM

In MoneyShow's Top Pros' Top Picks column today, a recent pick from the Investor Advisory Service has been spotlighted.

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Two New SmallCap Stock Picks in the September 2017 SmallCap Informer
By Doug Gerlach on 9/28/2017 3:20:20 PM

The September 2017 issue of the SmallCap Informer newsletter has been published with two stock picks and no sell recommendations.

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Are Small-Cap Stocks Overvalued?
By Doug Gerlach on 9/28/2017 2:27:19 PM

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index ended August trading at a P/E ratio of 24.6 according to the website multpl.com. In August 2011, the P/E of the S&P 500 bottomed out at 13.8, and the climb since then to the current valuation is evidence of investors’ optimism in the large-cap market.

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October 2017 Investor Advisory Service Released
By Doug Gerlach on 9/22/2017 12:22:37 PM

The October 2017 issue of the Investor Advisory Service stock newsletter has been released for subscribers.

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New Homepage Experience for StockCentral
By Doug Gerlach on 9/1/2017 2:43:48 PM

Our engineering team has put together a new personalized homepage for StockCentral susbcribers.

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Is There Anything Left to Buy?
By Doug Gerlach on 8/30/2017 10:35:51 AM

The September 2017 issue of the Investor Advisory Service newsletter takes a look at the current state of the stock market, offering up some advice for investors in the current climate.

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What’s in Store for Small-Caps in the Rest of 2017?
By Doug Gerlach on 8/9/2017 9:58:33 PM

Just past the midpoint of 2017, small-cap stocks are lagging the broader market, with the S&P 500 Index up 10.3% year-to-date through July 30, 2017, and the Russell 2000 Index up just 4.9%. So what's the bull case for small-caps for the rest of 2017?

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SmallCap Informer Subscribers-Only Mid-2017 Webinar
By Doug Gerlach on 8/9/2017 5:02:28 PM

SmallCap Informer subscribers are invited to attend our exclusive mid-year 2017 subscribers-only webinar with SCI editor Doug Gerlach.

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Money Show Focuses on Investor Advisory Service Bank Pick
By Doug Gerlach on 8/3/2017 12:50:36 PM

There are a lot of small, cheap bank stocks. On MoneyShow.com today, a recent bank stock recommended in the Investor Advisory Service is in the spotlight. Read the article to find what makes this financial stock stand out from all the others.

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The July 2017 Issue of the SmallCap Informer Is Published
By Doug Gerlach on 7/31/2017 2:00:57 PM

The July 2017 issue of the SmallCap Informer newsletter has been published with two stock picks and no sell recommendations.

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Read the August 2017 IAS Newsletter Now
By Doug Gerlach on 7/26/2017 11:38:50 AM

The August 2017 issue of the award-winning Investor Advisory Service stock newsletter is available for subscribers.

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Have Lunch with Doug Gerlach, June 2017
By Doug Gerlach on 7/26/2017 11:32:34 AM

My Lunchtime Stock Club webinars are a great way to get new stock ideas and keep up with key market factors.

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Watch our 2nd Quarter 2017 IAS Subscriber Webinar
By Doug Gerlach on 7/26/2017 9:22:57 AM

The archived video of the Investor Advisory Service exclusive subscribers update video from the second quarter of 2017, held on May 31, 2017, is now available for viewing.

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5 Stocks That Can Thrive Despite DC Uncertainty
By Doug Gerlach on 7/17/2017 10:07:40 AM

The Bottom Line Personal newsletter interviewed Investor Advisory Service editor-in-chief Doug Gerlach to identify stocks covered by the IAS newsletter that have the potential of doing well regardless of what goes on in Washington, DC.

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SmallCap Informer Picks Perform Well in 2017
By Doug Gerlach on 7/17/2017 9:43:35 AM

Two of the SmallCap Informer stock picks profiled by The Money Show at the beginning of 2017 are among their best-performing stocks so far this year. In this interview, editor-in-chief Doug Gerlach discusses the rationale for both companies and provides an update on the current outlooks of both stocks..

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Unemployment Low, Short-Term Interest Rates Rising
By Doug Gerlach on 6/28/2017 10:21:49 AM

From the July 2017 issue of the Investor Advisory Service newsletter, here are some thoughts on the economy and interest rates and their impact on the stock market for investors.

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IAS Subscribers: View the Replay of the 2Q 2017 IAS Webinar
By Doug Gerlach on 6/15/2017 11:47:52 AM

The replay of our 2Q 2017 IAS Subscribers Exclusive Webinar is now available for viewing on demand for subscribers.

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Save the Roster as a PDF
By Doug Gerlach on 4/27/2017 2:34:50 PM

We have added the ability to save the current Roster of Quality of Companies on the StockCentral.com website as a PDF file.

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Free Online Presentation: 5 Great Stocks You Should Consider Now
By Doug Gerlach on 8/27/2014 1:24:30 PM
Looking for stock picks in the current market? Join me for a FREE online presentation this Thursday, August 28, 2014 on "Stock Picker's Paradise: 5 Great Stocks You Should Consider Now."
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New Requirements for Investment Clubs that Own Canadian Securities
By Doug Gerlach on 4/10/2013 9:41:07 PM
Investment clubs that hold stocks of Canadian companies may be asked by their brokerage firms to complete a form provided by the Canadian Revenue Agency. Here's what you should do.
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Using StockCentral's New Price Charts
By Doug Gerlach on 4/10/2013 9:38:55 PM
Our new price charts have been phenomenally popular! If you missed our first two introductory webinars with Saul Seinberg, here's how you can find the archived videos and handouts.
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New ADR Indicator in SSG Data for Toolkit 6
By Doug Gerlach on 2/5/2013 8:53:37 PM
We have just released a new feature in the data service for Toolkit 6 users, an indicator of whether or not a company’s stock trades as an American Depository Receipt (ADR).
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New “Frequently Asked Questions” Tool for Investment Club Tax Preparation
By Doug Gerlach on 12/11/2012 7:23:20 PM
Need help with preparing your club’s investment club tax forms? Have a problem accessing or printing the IRS forms? Can’t figure out how to handle a merger or spinoff in your club’s books? ICLUBcentral is here to help!
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Top Investing Ideas for 2013: Free Webinar
By Doug Gerlach on 12/5/2012 2:52:39 PM
Looking for the best stock and fund ideas for a long-term-oriented portfolio? Join me at the Retail Investor Conference for a free presentation on December 6, 2012.
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Why Should Our Investment Club Avoid REITs?
By Doug Gerlach on 10/1/2012 3:33:07 PM
In response to my BetterInvesting magazine article "Club Tax Returns: 10 Things You Gotta Know" in the February 2012 issue, a reader asks "I would like to ask if you might elaborate on the topic of 'workarounds and additional steps to properly report the tax liabilities' of these securities, with a particular focus upon REITs."
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Evaluate a Company's Return on Equity in Toolkit 6
By Doug Gerlach on 9/27/2012 4:02:35 PM
A key measure of management performance is gained from a review of a company's Return on Equity in Section 2 of the Stock Selection Guide, letting you know how much money a company makes in profits based on its net worth.
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Doug Gerlach's Introduction to ADRs and International Investing
By Doug Gerlach on 9/21/2012 2:23:11 PM
On September 18, 2012, several international public listed companies with American Depositary Receipts (ADR) programs presented their equity story in an engaging virtual conference environment at the Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts Virtual Conference. ICLUBcentral President Doug Gerlach opened the conference with an "Introduction to International Investing."
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Toolkit 6 Update -- Version 6.4.7 Released
By Doug Gerlach on 9/21/2012 1:52:59 PM
ICLUBcentral has released an update to Toolkit 6, its flagship stock analysis software. This update is free for registered users.
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Investor Advisory Service Featured in Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine
By Doug Gerlach on 9/12/2012 3:54:22 PM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine featured the Investor Advisory Service in the October 2012 issue. The IAS solid performance record was featured in an article entitled "Where to Get the Best Stock Research."
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Compare Any Company to Industry and Sector Averages
By Doug Gerlach on 8/31/2012 1:43:24 PM
StockCentral's Sector/Industry Average Browser is a powerful tool for seeing how your company stacks up against its peers and competitors in several key areas.
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Considering Dividends in Toolkit 6
By Doug Gerlach on 7/12/2012 2:02:04 PM
While BetterInvesting’s methods focus on company growth and the resulting share price appreciation, dividends can contribute to a portfolio's total return. Toolkit 6 can evaluate the history, safety, growth, and prospects of a company’s dividends.
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Introducing the Mutual Fund Informer
By Doug Gerlach on 6/25/2012 6:52:17 PM
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A Toolkit 6 Stock Study, Step-by-Step
By Doug Gerlach on 6/7/2012 1:23:23 PM
For a great overview of Toolkit 6 and how it can help you to analyze a stock, check out my recorded webinar.
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Incorporating Analysts' EPS and Sales Estimates in Toolkit 6
By Doug Gerlach on 4/24/2012 8:20:56 PM
One of the most popular new features in Toolkit 6 is the ability to plot analysts' EPS and revenue estimates on the Visual Analysis graph.
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New "Stocks Sold" Report on myICLUB.com
By Doug Gerlach on 3/26/2012 2:16:55 PM
Ever wonder what happened to a stock after your club sold it? Our "Stocks Sold" Report can provide some answers.
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Toolkit 6.4.6 Update Released
By Doug Gerlach on 3/24/2012 1:49:04 PM
ICLUBcentral has released a new free update to Toolkit 6. Toolkit 6.4.6 features eight minor changes and enhancements.
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Comparing Free Cash Flow to EPS in Toolkit 6
By Doug Gerlach on 3/21/2012 9:03:28 PM
Comparing a company's free cash flow to its earnings is a way to spot potential problems in how a company funds its growth and operations.
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Free Industry Analysis Workshop
By Doug Gerlach on 2/1/2012 2:12:35 PM
Join me at this week's free online Retail Investor Conference for a look at industry analysis for fundamental stock investing.
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One Year Ago in the Investor Advisory Service: Neustar, Inc.
By Doug Gerlach on 1/26/2012 4:18:59 PM
In the February 2011 issue of the Investor Advisory Service we recommended Neustar, a telecom infrastructure company. This midsized company had revenues in 2010 of $526.8 million, and has grown earnings per share at an annualized rate of 19.4% since 2003. How have the company and its stock performed in the year since it was recommended?
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"Investor Advisory Service" Named to Top Newsletter List for 3rd Year in a Row
By Doug Gerlach on 1/18/2012 1:40:42 AM
The "Investor Advisory Service" is proud to be named to the Investment Newsletter Honor Roll of the Hulbert Financial Digest for our third consecutive year of eligibility. In 2012, the IAS was one of just nine equity and mutual fund newsletters to receive this prestigious accolade.
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Toolkit 6.4.5 Update Released
By Doug Gerlach on 1/16/2012 3:42:47 PM
We have released an update for Toolkit 6, version 6.4.5.
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A Couple of "Investor Advisory Service" Stock Picks for 2012
By Doug Gerlach on 1/12/2012 1:02:18 PM
MSN Money columnist Michael Brush interviewed "Investor Advisory Service" analyst Dan Boyle for his year-end column on top picks for 2012.
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Free Webinar: Top Picks for 2012 from the Investor Advisory Service
By Doug Gerlach on 1/11/2012 1:56:30 PM
For my presentation at the January 2012 Retail Investor Conference online, I'll be providing some ideas for your stock portfolio from the "Investor Advisory Service." It's free to attend!
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Don't Forget to Back Up Your Investment Club and Stock Data
By Doug Gerlach on 1/10/2012 3:04:00 PM
ICLUBcentral's Sean Pulrang has some tips for making easy offline backups using new "cloud" technology.
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StockCentral Ratio Analyzer Updated
By Doug Gerlach on 1/6/2012 2:49:39 PM
We have just released an update to our Stock Ratio Analyzer on the StockCentral.com website.
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Free Video: The Basics of Stock Selection with Toolkit 6
By Doug Gerlach on 1/5/2012 3:11:55 PM
If you've ever wondered just how Toolkit 6 can help you to become a better stock investor, this free video is for you! It's the archive of a webinar that I presented as part of our ongoing Toolkit 6 User Group series. The video is about an hour long and covers the six steps of successful stock selection.
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Announcing the Release of the 2011 ICLUBcentral Investment Club Tax Printers
By Doug Gerlach on 1/4/2012 5:26:09 PM
The 2011 ICLUBcentral Investment Club Tax Printers have been released and are available for download.
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Top Investment Club Buys, Sells, and Holds for December 2011
By Doug Gerlach on 1/3/2012 3:10:11 PM
The myICLUB Investment Club Top 40 has been updated for December 2011 with all of the buys, sells, and top holdings of America's investment clubs. Are your club's holdings on the list?
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Closing the Investment Club's Books at Year-End
By Doug Gerlach on 12/21/2011 6:58:11 PM
Another year has passed, and it's time for club treasurers to close the books for 2011 and get ready to prepare the club's annual tax returns. My webinar has all the information that you need to take care of your club's year-end tasks.
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Using Toolkit 6 to Review Debt-to-Equity as a Measure of Company Quality
By Doug Gerlach on 10/20/2011 2:35:25 PM
One new feature of Toolkit 6 is the addition of the Stock Selection Guide of Section 2, line C, a ten-year review of a company's "% Debt-to-Equity".
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Toolkit 6 Tip: Using the Judgment Audit
By Doug Gerlach on 9/21/2011 2:18:39 PM
The Judgment Audit function in Toolkit 6 is a great way to check your work before completing your stock study.
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When to Buy a Stock in the "Investor Advisory Service"
By Doug Gerlach on 8/18/2011 8:10:45 PM
A subscriber to our award-winning "Investor Advisory Service" newsletter asks how to determine when to buy stocks that are covered by the Service.
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Investor Advisory Service Newsletter Posts Continued Stellar Performance
By Doug Gerlach on 8/3/2011 12:48:22 PM
The Hulbert Financial Digest recently published an update on the long-term performance of the investment newsletters that it covers, and the results for our "Investor Advisory Service" newsletter are terrific!
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Projecting Profit Margins in Toolkit 6's Revenue-Based EPS Estimates Tool
By Doug Gerlach on 7/6/2011 2:05:09 PM
The Revenue-Based EPS Estimates calculator in Toolkit 6 can help confirm or identify problems with trend-based earnings growth projections. Key to the success of this method is your assessment of what you expect a company's profit margins to be in the future. Here are some additional thoughts on considering a company's likely pre-tax profit margins.
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Updated Portfolio Review Report on myICLUB.com
By Doug Gerlach on 7/1/2011 6:13:16 PM
We've made some changes to the Portfolio Review Report on our myICLUB.com investment club website. This report should now be more useful than ever to clubs who are interested in sensible portfolio management techniques for their stock holdings.
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Prepare a Stock Selection Guide (SSG) with Take Stock
By Doug Gerlach on 6/30/2011 1:52:06 PM
The Take Stock tool at StockCentral is one of the easiest ways to analyze a stock — just enter a ticker symbol and the program does the rest! Now it's even better -- we've just re-released the tool with the option to display a completed Stock Selection Guide (SSG) for the company that you're analyzing
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New Website for Our "Investor Advisory Service" Newsletter
By Doug Gerlach on 6/28/2011 3:40:35 PM
We have just launched a new website and logo for our award-winning "Investor Advisory Service" website. You are invited to take a look!
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Making Sense of Take Stock, StockCentral, Toolkit 6, and IAS
By Doug Gerlach on 6/10/2011 8:05:12 PM
Are you confused about ICLUBcentral's software program, services, and other tools for investors, and how they can help you to invest more successfully in the stock market? In order to help you understand our product line better, here's an overview of several of our products, including Take Stock, the Investor Advisory Service, Toolkit 6, StockCentral, and the Roster of Quality Companies.
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A Bit of Market Trivia: Single-Letter Ticker Symbols
By Doug Gerlach on 5/5/2011 3:27:07 PM
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How Toolkit 6's Portfolio Summary Report Indicates if a Stock Is a Buy or Sell
By Doug Gerlach on 1/14/2011 5:50:57 PM
The Portfolio Summary Report in Toolkit 6 provides a quick overview of the companies in a selected portfolio, including whether or not each stock is a potential buy or sell. But the recommendation here doesn't always match the results of your stock study. Why not?
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Free Update to Toolkit 6 Released (Version 6.4)
By Doug Gerlach on 1/13/2011 2:19:52 PM
More than 30 new features, enhancements, and repairs have been made in version 6.4 of our popular Toolkit software program for fundamental stock analysis.
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Our "Investor Advisory Service" Newsletter Named Second-Best in U.S. for Long-Term Performance
By Doug Gerlach on 1/13/2011 1:40:04 PM
ICLUBcentral's stock investing newsletter, the "Investor Advisory Service," has been cited again by Hulbert Financial Digest for exceptional long-term performance in both up and down markets over the past 12 years.
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A Member of Our Investment Club Died -- How Do We Handle This?
By Doug Gerlach on 1/5/2011 5:26:50 PM
Harold writes to ask, "A partner in our investment club has died. Her husband wants to roll her shares into his account. How do we do this?"
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Improvements Coming to StockCentral Data Service
By Doug Gerlach on 12/9/2010 9:00:03 PM
In December 2010, the historical fundamental data used by StockCentral on the web site and downloadable into Toolkit 6 will be changing. Here's an overview of the improvements.
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Why Does Toolkit 6 Project 0% EPS Growth for a Company?
By Doug Gerlach on 11/19/2010 4:08:44 PM
The default judgment function we deployed in Toolkit 6 makes quick work of completing a preliminary stock study. But sometimes the program doesn't project any future growth for what at first glance are growth stocks. Why does this happen?
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About Our 2010 Investment Club Tax Prep Software
By Doug Gerlach on 11/19/2010 2:57:11 PM
By now, you have probably seen notice of ICLUBcentral's 2010 Club Tax Printers in BetterInvesting magazine, the StockCentral Gazette, or the ICLUBInsider. Here's what clubs need to know about our tax preparation software modules.
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"What's New in Toolkit 6" Webinar
By Doug Gerlach on 6/21/2010 5:29:16 PM
Here's a replay of my "What's New in Toolkit 6" Webinar from October 28, 2008.
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Free Update to Toolkit 6 Released (Version 6.3)
By Doug Gerlach on 6/8/2010 4:18:39 PM
More than 70 new features, enhancements, and repairs have been made in version 6.3 of Toolkit. This update is free to all registered users of the Toolkit 6, the world's most popular software for fundamental stock analysis!
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Our Award-Winning, Market-Beating Newsletter, the Investor Advisory Service
By Doug Gerlach on 5/23/2010 11:25:04 PM
I recently presented a webinar with analyst Scott Horsburgh about our award-winning, market-beating stock newsletter, the Investor Advisory Service. A replay of that session is now available -- along with details on how to save up to 50% on a subscription!
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Best Practices for Investment Club Portfolio Management
By Doug Gerlach on 5/7/2010 12:03:38 AM
My recent webinar on portfolio management for clubs was very well received by attendees. if you missed it, here are links to the archived webinar and handout.
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More Web Site Links for Toolkit 6
By Doug Gerlach on 9/16/2009 8:09:34 PM
Here are a few more links for Toolkit 6, our popular software for stock analysis, users to assist you in your investment research.
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Toolkit 6 Tip: Adding Company-Specific Web Sites for Research
By Doug Gerlach on 9/16/2009 7:22:30 PM
At last night's Toolkit 6 User Group webinar, there were lots of questions about using the Company-Specific web sites feature in the program, so I thought that I'd follow up with some instructions and tips on using this function.
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For Your Viewing Pleasure: Informative Webinars Now Archived!
By Doug Gerlach on 3/17/2009 10:56:28 PM
We've been conducting webinars twice a month from ICLUBcentral's world headquarters and other various outposts in our investing community, and now we've got quite a collection of archived sessions available for you to watch on demand.
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Introducing Toolkit 6 Webinar
By Doug Gerlach on 3/16/2009 2:06:30 PM
Earlier this month, I presented a free webinar to introduce our newest software release, Toolkit 6. For those who missed it, here's a replay.
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An Overview of StockCentral.com
By Doug Gerlach on 3/16/2009 2:03:45 PM
On October 14, 2008, I presented a live webinar entitled "An Overview of StockCentral.com." Here's the archived version for you to view at your convenience.
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Webinar Archive: Screening for Growth and Quality Stocks at StockCentral
By Doug Gerlach on 3/16/2009 2:02:01 PM
If you missed my webinar on Screening for Quality and Growth at StockCentral on November 11, 2008, here's a replay.
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Warren Buffett on an Auto Industry Bailout
By Doug Gerlach on 11/23/2008 11:24:40 PM
Warren Buffett appeared on Fox Business and was asked for his thoughts on bailing out the auto industry. Here's a clip from the interview.
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Webinar: "Searching for Stocks with StockCentral and Toolkit"
By Doug Gerlach on 11/20/2008 2:17:18 PM
Here's an online demonstration by StockCentral member Ken Peters of Michael Stigall's tutorial on searching for stocks using StockCentral's Stock Screener, and then transferring the results to Toolkit for further analysis.
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Searching for Stocks using StockCentral and Investor's Toolkit 5
By Doug Gerlach on 11/19/2008 10:56:32 PM
StockCentral member Michael Stigall has created a tutorial on searching for stocks using StockCentral's Stock Screener, and then transferring the results to Investor's Toolkit 5 for further analysis.
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How to Invest in Today's Turbulent Stock Market
By Doug Gerlach on 10/1/2008 6:25:41 PM
With all of the uncertainty in today's markets, it can be a confusing time to be an investor. On Monday, September 29, 2008, investors saw the largest point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in its 102-year history. On Tuesday, two-thirds of that loss was recovered. On Wednesday, who knows what could happen?
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Comparing Companies with StockCentral Data
By Doug Gerlach on 1/29/2008 10:37:52 PM
StockCentral member Ken Peters has prepared an online demonstration that uses StockCentral's Company Data Report to compare companies using Excel.
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Club Federal Tax Printers Released with Final Forms
By Doug Gerlach on 1/24/2008 8:53:50 PM
ICLUBcentral's 2007 Club Federal Tax Printers for Club Accounting 3 and myiclub.com have just been released with final forms.
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Don't Invest Like a Manhattan Taxi Driver in the Rain
By Doug Gerlach on 1/24/2008 4:42:10 PM
Ever wonder why you can't find a cab when it's raining? Don't let the market's stormy days
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First StockCentral User's Group Meeting!
By Doug Gerlach on 1/17/2008 5:00:46 PM
Coming in February 2008 to Minneapolis/St. Paul -- the first ever local StockCentral User's Group meeting! Mark your calendar and RSVP now!
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new test
By Doug Gerlach on 1/17/2008 4:40:41 PM
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new entry
By Doug Gerlach on 1/17/2008 4:40:03 PM
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Another Great Educational Presentation: Investing in REITs
By Doug Gerlach on 1/17/2008 1:35:02 AM
If you've ever thought about investing in real estate but didn't want the hassles of owning property, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) may be for you. Here's an educational presentation that reviews the benefits and features of REIT investing.
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Help for Investment Club Treasurers with Mergers and Spinoffs
By Doug Gerlach on 1/15/2008 11:41:52 PM
If you're an investment club treasurer, don't pull your hair out trying to properly record a complex merger or spinoff transaction. We've got the help you need right here.
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Introducing a New Column on Investment Clubs
By Doug Gerlach on 1/11/2008 3:43:15 PM
I'm pleased to welcome our newest contributor to StockCentral and ICLUBcentral, Amy Rauch Neilson, and her "Join the Club" column.
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Dividend History Now Available on StockCentral
By Doug Gerlach on 1/10/2008 3:11:18 PM
Investment club treasurers often find it difficult to locate ex-dividend dates when recording dividends in their club's books. The ex-dividend date is required in order to determine if a particular dividend qualifies for lower tax treatment by the IRS. Now you can find those dates easily on StockCentral.com
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Updated Stock Ideas List and Industry Averages
By Doug Gerlach on 1/10/2008 3:10:41 PM
Periodically, ICLUBcentral publishes a list of stocks to study, and a list of averages for 148 industry groups, generated using our Stock Prospector screener software. We've just updated both lists.
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Upcoming Classes in Savannah, GA
By Doug Gerlach on 1/9/2008 6:12:15 PM
On Saturday, January 26, 2008, I'll be traveling to Savannah to teach several educational sessions geared to help you become a smarter investor.
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"Investing on a Shoestring" Workshop
By Doug Gerlach on 1/8/2008 7:37:42 PM
Join StockCentral founder Doug Gerlach for a week-long online workshop on investing in stocks on a shoestring budget, starting January 7, 2008.
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Updated Investment Club Resources on ICLUB.com
By Doug Gerlach on 12/4/2007 7:34:13 PM
The ICLUB.com "Club Hub" has been updated and revised, with articles to help you start and run your own investment club.
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A New Tool for the StockCentral Toolbox
By Doug Gerlach on 11/15/2007 7:59:09 PM
We've added a new analysis tool to StockCentral.com -- our Ratio Analyzer. Now you can analyze important liquidity, cash flow, profitability, and other financial ratios for any stock. The results are color-coded and include plain-English descriptions to help you understand what's good -- and what's not so good -- about a stock that you're studying.
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Pre-Orders for Club Tax Printers Now Being Accepted
By Doug Gerlach on 11/8/2007 3:04:00 PM
ICLUBcentral is now taking pre-orders for the 2007 Club Tax Printers -- including software for two new states.
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Congratulations to the Savvy Investors of Falls Church, VA!
By Doug Gerlach on 11/1/2007 2:50:52 PM
Our recent offer of free investment club tax software has generated lots of responses, so we decided to do a little something special for the first club that signed up.
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Media Alert: Doug Live 10/31/2007 on WCCC-FM, Hartford
By Doug Gerlach on 10/30/2007 8:54:18 PM
Media Alert -- I'll be speaking with Sebastian and his crew on WCCC-FM's "Sebastian in the Morning" program on Halloween (October 31, 2007) at 9:00 am Eastern. You can listen live online at http://www.wccc.com/.
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Upcoming Workshop in Metro DC
By Doug Gerlach on 10/30/2007 4:27:31 PM
On Saturday, November 3, at the University of Phoenix campus in Rockville, MD (just outside of Washington DC), I'll be teaching two educational sessions geared to help you become a smarter investor
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Listen to Doug Gerlach online on Jordan Goodman's Money Answers Program
By Doug Gerlach on 10/30/2007 4:24:36 PM
I appeared on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel yesterday discussing StockCentral.com with Jordan Goodman on his Money Answers program. You can listen to the hour-long archived program on the VoiceAmerica web site.
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Free Investment Club Tax Software
By Doug Gerlach on 10/18/2007 1:53:55 PM
Learn how your investment club can get free 2007 Federal and/or state partnership tax filing software (an $89.99 value each!) from ICLUBcentral.
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Calling All Tuscon, AZ Investors!
By Doug Gerlach on 10/17/2007 2:48:53 PM
I'll be speaking in Tuscon, AZ, on Saturday, October 27, 2007. I'll be teaching a class on stock screening techniques, and holding a portfolio clinic where I'll be analyzing the holdings of investment clubs. I hope to see you there!
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StockCentral in the News
By Doug Gerlach on 10/15/2007 2:30:17 PM
StockCentral appears in an article today in Fortune as one investment club member's top pick for stock research.
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Media Alert: Doug Live on WKXL-AM, Concord, NH
By Doug Gerlach on 10/11/2007 2:38:02 PM
Media Alert -- I'll be appearing as a guest on WKXL-AM's "Financial Spectrum" with host Bill Kearney to discuss StockCentral.com on October 11, 2007 at 11:30 am Eastern. Financial Spectrum is a world-class program on personal finance, interviewing nationally prominent authors and business magazine editors, and appears each week on community radio station WKXL 1450-AM in Concord, NH.
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Analyze Any Stock for Free!
By Doug Gerlach on 7/25/2007 9:34:00 PM
I'm happy to introduce Take Stock Lite, a free stock analysis tool that can help anyone identify quality growth companies.
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Is Failing Eyesight Impeding Your Computer and Web Usage?
By Doug Gerlach on 6/22/2007 2:26:00 PM
While the increased wisdom you earn from age and experience is some consolation for growing older, deteriorating eyesight is definitely a downer. It's frustrating when your vision problems start to interfere with your computer usage. A larger monitor can help, but trying to hunt and peck on a regular-sized keyboard can turn your typing into the computer equivalent of chicken scratch.
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Investment Clubs Turn Up in the Most Unlikely Places
By Doug Gerlach on 6/12/2007 6:44:00 PM
While surfing the web, I came across a sample partnership agreement in a most usual place.
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How Should We Handle Inactive Members in Our Club?
By Doug Gerlach on 6/11/2007 9:31:00 PM
Donna asks, "We have a member who has requested that she be put on "inactive status" for a few months. Would she still be required to pay her membership fee each month?"
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New Account Management Feature for All ICLUBcentral Tools
By Doug Gerlach on 6/8/2007 9:39:00 PM
Our team of developers has added a new feature to StockCentral to help members manage their accounts for all of your ICLUBcentral subscriptions and tools.
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Early Bird Registration for InvestEd 2007 Extended!
By Doug Gerlach on 6/2/2007 3:06:00 PM
Have you registered yet for the InvestEd 2007 conference, to be held in Costa Mesa, CA this August? Special early bird registration has been extended, so don't delay!
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New Feature Added to StockCentral Stock Screener
By Doug Gerlach on 5/30/2007 4:47:00 PM
Our programmers have been busy, and one of the fruits of their labors is a useful addition to the StockCentral.com stock screener.
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ICLUBcentral on the Road to Ypsilanti
By Doug Gerlach on 5/9/2007 4:03:00 PM
ICLUBcentral will be on the road this weekend, making an appearance in Ypsilanti, MI.
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Storing the Investment Club's Financial Records
By Doug Gerlach on 5/7/2007 8:13:00 PM
Gary M. asks "How long should the treasurer retain the club records, monthly statements, tax returns, etc., for an investment club?"
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A Deal on Stock Analysis Software for Your Investment Club
By Doug Gerlach on 5/2/2007 12:32:00 PM
ICLUBcentral just announced a new deal for investment club members who buy our flagship stock analysis software, Investor's Toolkit 5.
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What's Beyond for Bed Bath and Beyond?
By Doug Gerlach on 5/1/2007 8:17:00 PM
StockCentral member Danny M. asks "What is your take on why BBBY has been stuck in the $36-$42 range for the past two to three years?"
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No Surprise at Wal-Mart's Midlife Crisis
By Doug Gerlach on 4/26/2007 8:40:00 PM
This week's (April 30, 2007) BusinessWeek cover story caught my eye: the headline is "Wal-Mart's Midlife Crisis," detailing the retailer's slowing growth and diminished prospects. I, for one, am not really surprised at this revelation. You see, our Investor Advisory Service newsletter followed Wal-Mart until nearly two years ago, June 2005, when it was recommended for sale from subscriber's portfolios.
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A Couple of Improvements to Take Stock
By Doug Gerlach on 4/25/2007 9:56:00 PM
In response to some member suggestions, we've added a couple of other bits of information to Take Stock.
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First Observations of Windows Vista
By Doug Gerlach on 4/18/2007 2:44:00 PM
My notebook computer recently bit the dust, and my only effective option for replacing the machine on short notice was to buy a computer with Windows Vista. While I expected to make the move at some point during 2007, I had been hoping to postpone the inevitable as long as possible. Here are some notes on my initial observations while installing and using our software programs on the new computer.
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Choosing between LLC and General Partnership for a Club
By Doug Gerlach on 4/5/2007 2:39:00 PM
Dan asks "Most of what I've read suggests forming an investment club as a General Partnership. However, many members of my group have a great deal of experience with Limited Liability Corporations and would prefer organizing under this structure. Does the software for purchase from ICLUBcentral handle the accounting for LLCs or is it specific to General Partnerships?"
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Investing Internationally at E*TRADE
By Doug Gerlach on 3/25/2007 2:38:00 PM
In February 2007, E*TRADE announced the launch of a new program that offers electronic stock trading on six foreign stock exchanges -- the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Euronext Paris, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and the London Stock Exchange. The company also offers broker-assisted trades on 36 other global exchanges, with the ultimate goal of offering online trades for each of those markets. But just because E*TRADE customers can now buy stocks on the Tokyo or Paris exchange, does that make it a good idea?
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