"What If: Investing Under Inflation, Deflation or No-Flation"
Our highly popular, annual, look-ahead December program will provide a new twist this year. The panelists will offer specific investment strategies for three major economic scenarios: a return to inflation, a slide into persistent deflation, or neither of the above—flat prices or “no-flation.” We will focus on what investors should do in each scenario. The question of price trends is bugging the Fed, thus we, as investors, need to focus on its effects, too. No investor would be prudent to commit 100% of their capital to a single strong viewpoint, but each portfolio should be constructed, monitored and adjusted with a predominant macro view in mind, and perhaps with some hedges built in: learn how! In addition to the panel discussion and lively Q&A opportunities, our December 13 event will include free entries to the 2011 market- and stock-prediction contests (come prepared with your ideas!), as well as holiday-season door-prize drawings. This would be an ideal time to introduce a family member or friend to AAII’s benefits, as we think about the new year ahead.
Mark Paller, CFP
Financial Planning Professional
Andre Ratkai, CFA
President and CIO, Praxis Advisory Group
Jerry Paul, CFA
Co-Founder, Essential Investment Partners LLC