The AAII Milwaukee Chapter presents...

"Efficient Portfolio Selection and How It Applies to the Milwaukee AAII"

    Discussed by:

    Gil Adams
    AAII Member, Chicago Chapter

If you were to craft the perfect investment, you would probably want its attributes to include high returns coupled with low risk. The reality, of course, is that this kind of investment is next to impossible to find. Not surprisingly, people spend a lot of time developing methods and strategies that come close to the “perfect investment.” But none is as popular, or as compelling, as modern portfolio theory (MPT). Gil will give a brief history and explanation of MPT. He will evaluate portfolios under three different sets of assumptions: equal weightings, long only positions with unequal weightings and long/short positions with unequal weightings. The expected returns can vary from mild to wild.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
About the benefits, detriments and weaknesses of modern portfolio theory
To understand the two measures of performance and how they interact: mean & volatility
About the differences of systematic and unsystematic risk

Thursday, October 20, 2011
6:00-7:00 p.m.    Registration/Cash Bar/Refreshments/Social
7:00 p.m.    Program
Midway Hotel
1005 S. Moorland Rd.
Brookfield, WI
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AAII Members and Family, $15/person; Non-members,
Students, $10/person
At the Door space permitting
Everyone, $20/person
No Refunds

  Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

SIG meetings do NOT require advance registration (some may request an RSVP). Most are free of charge. Contact the group leader if you need additional information to attend.

Madison Subgroup
Contact: Jared Bessert, 608/298-9008,
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 6:00 p.m. (Check-in begins 5:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: Sequoya Branch of the Madison Public Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison, WI, 53711, 608/266-6385. The new Sequoya Branch of the Madison Public Library is located in the Midvale Shopping Center, about half way between the Beltline and University Avenue. Enter the library from either Tokay Blvd. or from the center’s parking lot.
Topic: “Retire Early and Forever”
Speaker: Kevin McKinley, CFP, founder and principal/owner of McKinley Money LLC
Cost: No charge, FREE and open to the public.
Summary: Kevin’s fast-paced and informal presentation will show you how to find out if and when you can retire, how much you can spend in retirement, and what to do before and after you retire to survive the bad times and thrive in the good times. Kevin’s unconventional advice will help you answer the tricky tax, investment, and cash flow questions that every current and future retiree should have.
Attend our October meeting to:
—Learn why prospective retirees may want to take Social Security sooner, rather than later.
—Find out the big mistake many homeowners make when they retire.
—Get a handle on how much you will need to retire and what the best steps are to get there.
—Learn guidelines to help in deciding which investment options are the best ones for retirement.
—Ask questions of an experienced retirement financial planner.
Kevin McKinley, CFP, is the principal/owner of McKinley Money LLC, with offices in Eau Claire and Madison. He specializes in pre- and post-retirement financial planning and investment strategies, and he works with people on either an ongoing fee-based relationship, or on an hourly planning basis. His book “Make Your Kid a Millionaire” (Simon & Schuster, 2002) became one of America’s best-selling money books for parents. His show On Your Money airs each Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. statewide on Wisconsin Public Radio. Kevin writes a weekly newspaper column and monthly magazine column, and he has served on the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy.

Mutual Fund Subgroup
Contact: Brian Harden, 414/347-5546,; or Karen Hager 262/255-2849
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Brookfield Library, 1900 North Calhoun Rd., Brookfield, 262/782-4140. Take I-94 to the Moorland Road north exit. Go past the Brookfield Mall and turn west (left) on Blue Mound Rd. Go one mile to Calhoun Rd. and turn north (right). Go two miles north. The library is on the east (right) side, next to City Hall.
Topic: TBA
Speaker: TBA
Cost: FREE—No pre-registration necessary, guests welcome.
Future Meetings: Wednesday 1/25, 3/28, 5/23, 9/26 and Thursday 11/29

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