The AAII Chicago Chapter

» Upcoming Chapter Meetings:
Saturday, January 21, 2017 »
Gary Antonacci, Author, "Dual Momentum Investing"

"Dual Momentum Investing for More Profit With Less Risk "


» Past Chapter Meetings:

Saturday, November 12, 2016
"Quantitative Momentum "
Jack Vogel, Ph.D, Co-CIO and Managing Member, Alpha Architect
Saturday, October 22, 2016
"Trust the Numbers, Not Just Management "
Brian Nelson, President, Valuentum Securities
Saturday, May 14, 2016
"7 Keys to a Successful Retirement Portfolio Plan "
Christine Benz, Director of Personal Finance, Morningstar
Saturday, April 23, 2016
"What's New in the Options Market "
Russell Rhoads, CFA, Instructor, Options Institute
Saturday, March 19, 2016
"Quality, Value and Momentum Factors "
Peter Hecht, Ph.D., Managing Director and Senior Investment Strategist, Evanston Capital Management LLC
Saturday, February 27, 2016
"Risks and Opportunities After the 30-Year Bond and 7-Year Stock Bull Market"
Ignatius L. Smetek, President and Chief Investment Officer, Arcataur Capital Management
Saturday, January 23, 2016
"Behavioral Investing in 2016"
Werner De Bondt, Ph.D., Founding Director, Richard H. Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance
Saturday, November 14, 2015
"Year-End Tax Planning Strategies"
Scott K. Laue, CFP, Financial Adviser, Savant Capital Management
Saturday, October 10, 2015
"Finding A Stock Winner: First Step Screening"
Jaclyn McClellan, Assistant Financial Analyst, AAII; Editor, Computerized Investing
Saturday, May 16, 2015
"Is The Party Over?"
Charles Carlson, CFA, CEO, Horizon Investment Services LLC
Saturday, April 11, 2015
"High-Probability Investing"
Robert B. Drach, Founder, Drach Market Research Advisors
Saturday, March 21, 2015
"It’s What You Learn After You Know It All That Counts"
Paul Townsend, Associate Vice President and Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
Saturday, February 21, 2015
"Smart Investing: Seeking Reward While Reducing Risk"
Charles Rotblut, CFA, Vice President, AAII; Editor, AAII Journal
Saturday, January 24, 2015
"Stock Screens and Market Anomaly Investing "
John Spears, Private Investor and Electrical Engineer

  Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Subgroup Meetings

Herb Brandwein, 847/933-9190,
Meets year round at 7000 N. McCormick Blvd., Lincolnwood, North of Peterson & Lincoln/South of Touhy, at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month (second Tuesday in November and December).


Victor Grossi, 847/826-3799,

Meets at 7:00 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce Building, 2002 Walters Ave., Northbrook.


Northwest Suburban
Chuck Kitzman, 630-773-6936,
Usually meets the fourth Wed. of the month at the Palatine Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine, from 7:00 p.m.

Larry Wachowiak,
Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Fridh Room inside Stewart Square in downtown Rockford at the SW corner of State Street and Main Street. Enter the building through Kryptonite Bar. For information, contact Larry Wachowiak at

South Suburban
Marge Street, 708/798-4099
Usually meets from 10:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at the Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor.