Rocket Science For The Home Stock Picker

For years, sophisticated computerized stock-picking has been the province of Wall Street's rocket scientists. But the development of powerful investment software for the home market is enabling more small investors to tap their personal computers to help them make investment choices. With programs once available only to experts, "almost anything a professional can do on Wall Street, an individual investor can do at home," says Frederic Shipley, associate finance professor at Chicago's De Paul University.

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