The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing - Power Investor Review
by Jason Kelly
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This is the software I use, and I love it. It's from the Investors Alliance, a nonprofit investment organization. A full year membership includes Power Investor, which alone justifies the cost of joining. You'll read more about Investors Alliance on page 179.
Power Investor covers 9,000 stocks, provides more information on each one than you'll find in U.S. Equities OnFloppy, ships on a single CD-ROM, and gives free unlimited updates over the modem. The cost? A mere $92 for a full year. When I first read about this deal, I didn't believe it. I assumed the software would be garbage. But the screen captures on the flier looked good, so I gave it a shot and it turned out to be the best stock database I've ever used. Its interface is more elegant than any other, its data more comprehensive, and its updates the most convenient. All I do is click a button, and the program dials over the modem, grabs the latest numbers, and hangs up. I can even schedule updates to happen unattended in the middle of the night when I'm in bed and phone rates are low. Whether I update the information every day, once a week, or once a month, I'm never charged extra.