October 2011 Webinar: An Introduction to Candlesticks, Part 1
Screening for Dividend Stocks
Birthday Freebies
InvestEd 2012

InvestEd Inc. Free Webinar
An Introduction to Candlesticks, Part 1 of 2
Sunday, October 16, 2011
9:00 PM-10:30 PM ET / 6:00 PM-7:30 PM PT
Instructor: Saul Seinberg
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Candlestick charts have become the default at many online charting websites and a prominent optional choice at other sites. Despite their popularity, candlesticks remain a mystery to many investors who might benefit from greater knowledge of this charting methodology.

Experienced growth investors who perform stock studies appreciate what is shown in the visual analysis because the graphs of sales, pre-tax profit, and earnings depicted there provide an excellent snapshot of a stock's underlying capability. In the same way, candlesticks visually aid an investor in effectively determining such capability on a price basis.

Each part of this webinar will focus on and explain several of the most effective and popular candlestick formations, with an emphasis on understanding these patterns and how they can be used to supplement traditional stock studies or classic western technical analysis.

You will not be overwhelmed. The candlestick patterns to be studied are not difficult to identify and, most importantly, can be understood by simply applying the logic inherent in their formation, as described in the webinar. And you'll be introduced to a website where popular candlestick patterns are identified for you on a daily basis. What a great learning tool this is!

The webinar will discuss how best to use these popular candlesticks and how to apply them for investment decision purposes. A homework assignment will be included for each part of the webinar to give adventurous attendees an immediate opportunity to apply what they are learning.

Saul Seinberg is an InvestEd instructor, presents InvestEd Inc. free online investor education webinars, and is an advisory director of the corporation. He is vice president of the online CGAB Alumni Investment Club. With degrees in electrical engineering and law, Saul spent most of his career as a corporate attorney.

Register now to attend this online investor education session. Space is limited.

Screening for Dividend Stocks
By Mary Ann Davis

Would you like to earn money while waiting for your stock to go up in price in this volatile market? If so, you need to find good fundamental growth stocks that pay a nice dividend.

The key to finding a reasonable number of good quality dividend stocks is to screen for stocks that meet your criteria. The easiest way to do that is by using a free advanced screening tool located at finance.yahoo.com. Click on Investing, and then click on Stocks in the drop down menu. Go to Research Tools on the right, and select Stock Screener. Click on Launch Yahoo Finance Stock Screener.

When the software appears, you will need to set the criteria, conditions, and values in the table. The following criteria were used for this article. Please explore and experiment to find what works best for you.

Under the box where you enter the criteria, you will see a box that says, "Return Top 25 matches." Set that box to 200, which is the maximum number allowed, so that you can see what number of stocks each line of criteria returns. Enter the first line of parameters and click Run Screen. Repeat the process for lines two, three, and four. You will notice a smaller number of stocks are returned after you run each new search. The list can be exported to an Excel file for review and sorting.

If you have technical analysis skills, look at each of those stocks on a price chart to identify stocks that are at, or near, the 50-day moving average (50 dMA), as those stocks are more likely to be in, or near, the buy zone on an SSG (Stock Selection Guide).

According to Investopedia.com, a Moving Average Chart is "A tool used by technical analysts to track the price movements of a security or commodity. It plots average daily settlement prices over a defined period of time, anywhere from a few days to a couple of years. Usually, when a stock price moves below its 50-100 day moving average, things are not in your favor. The opposite is true for stocks that protrude their moving average."

I am looking forward to seeing and meeting you at InvestEd 2012 in Charlotte. I will be happy to demonstrate the Yahoo Finance Stock Screener and explain how to use moving average charts to help identify a buy price that may improve your prospects for a profitable investment.

Mary Ann Davis is an InvestEd Inc. director, an InvestEd instructor, and leader of the Cyber Cafe. She has a passion for teaching at local through national levels, including at AAII events. She is a founding partner of the Ladies vs. Market Investment Club and a former member of the online CGAB Alumni Investment Club. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, she also studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the New York Institute of Finance with Ralph Acampora. Mary Ann is a retired teacher and photographer.

Birthday Freebies
By Judith Russ Leon

Kids of all ages look forward to celebrating their birthdays. Most of us wait all year for the one day when people have to be nice to us. So nice, in fact, that you, a child, relative, or friend can get a lot of free stuff just because it's your big day. Think free breakfasts, burgers, appetizers, dinners, desserts, ice cream, coffee, "surprises," and deals. Deals may be a BOGO, buy one get one free, or a monetary certificate towards a meal.

Although the following sample offers may not be available in your area, several comprehensive web sites are listed at the end of the article. Keep your eyes open for offers at the places you patronize.

Breakfast (a Grand Slam) is on the house at Denny's. Click on the red Open to Anything link near the top of the page. IHOP offers a free meal, and Ruby Tuesday treats you to a free burger and fries. Receive a free entree on your birthday at Houlihans, and Firehouse Subs antes up with a free sub. Baskin Robbins gives you a free ice cream cone.

For most freebies, you are required to sign up for a free email newsletter or register for a rewards card. Oftentimes, you'll receive additional coupons for the other 364 days of the year. Register two months or more before the celebrant's birthday to ensure your account is activated in sufficient time. You may be asked to show an ID when you turn in your coupons.

Typically, the offers are good any time during the week before and the week after your birthday, and some deals are valid for a month. Others must be redeemed on the day of your birthday. Carefully scrutinize the conditions and status of freebies on the company's website before you sign up and at the time you plan to use them. Offers are subject to change.

Don't want your email inbox stuffed with offers? Create a junk email address at one of the free web email services such as Gmail.

Simplify the registration process using the RoboForm.com automatic form fill feature. Brian White described it in the September 2011 InvestEd Inc. Monthly Newsletter article, Organized, Secure, and Smart With RoboForm. Scroll approximately two-thirds of the way down the page or use the "find" feature for "RoboForm" to locate Brian's article.

Related links to eat free at restaurants that offer free meals and treats on your birthday:

FLTV (Frugal Living TV)
About.com Frugal Living
Big List of Birthday Freebies
The Frugal Girls.com

Many happy returns!

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