The AAII Los Angeles Chapter presents...

Lessons Learned From the Market Downturns of 2000–2002 and 2007–2009

    Discussed by:

    Leonard “Pat” Goodall, Ph.D., CFP
    Co-Editor, No-Load Portfolios

The presentation will include a discussion of the two most recent market crises and what the individual investor can learn from them. It will point out how the two differ and how they are similar. Special attention will be given to what investors should do differently in the future. The presentation will also cover new investment products and strategies investors can use to enhance portfolio return and, of equal importance, to reduce portfolio risk.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
What happened to the stock market in 2002 and 2007?
Were there similarities between the market crashes of 2002 and 2007?
What should investors do differently in the future?

The Writings of Warren Buffett

    Discussed by:
    Jeffrey Pierce, MBA and Kenneth Hanson, CFA
    Financial Advisors, Stifel, Nicolaus & Co.

This presentation will discuss Warren Buffett’s views on investing by examining the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report’s Letter to Shareholders. The speakers will examine modern portfolio theory (MPT) and the use of statistical measures such as variance and standard deviation to define risk. The speakers will also examine Buffett’s views on portfolio diversification.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
How modern portfolio theory has changed the way people invest
How modern portfolio theory defines risk
How Warren Buffett defines risk

Saturday, November 19, 2011
8:30 a.m.    Registration/Social
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.    Program
Skirball Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
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In Advance (by 11/14) Everyone, $8/person;
At the Door (space permitting only) Everyone, $10/person
No Refunds

  Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Mutual Fund Group
Gunter Hagen, 310/457-7504
Date/Time: First Saturday of odd-numbered months. Next meeting Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Craft Room at the Santa Monica Memorial Park, 1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica
Speaker: Orlo Elfes and Bryan Garris, UBS
Topic: “Get Back to Meeting Your Goals”
For more information, call Gunter Hagen at 310/457-7504.

UltraFS Users Group
Don Gimpel,
Date/Time: The first Saturday of even-numbered months, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Culver City Veterans Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City

Computerized Investors Group
Don Gimpel,
Date/Time: First Saturday of all even-numbered months, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Culver City Veterans Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City

Stock Selection Group
Norm Langhout, 310/391-6430
Date/Time: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fairview Branch, Santa Monica Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica

Neighborhood Subgroups

Pasadena Group
Ivan Wong,, 626/446-2486
Date/Time: The third Tuesday of the month, 7:00–9:00 p.m. No meeting in August or December.
Location: Pasadena Main Public Library, 285 East Walnut St., one block south of the 210 Freeway and two blocks east of Marengo St.
Speaker: TBD

AAII Desert Forum
Patti Gammino, 760/485-6161,
Date/Time: November 19, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Sunset View Club House, Sun City, Palm Desert
Speakers: Wade Slome, president and founder, Sidoxia Capital Management LLC; and Michael McGowan, president, Investor Education Series and publisher, Financial Foghorn Respective
Topics: “Prudent Investing in Volatile Times” and “Gold and Silver Shares”

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