The AAII Los Angeles Chapter presents...

"Trends and Outlook in the Economy and Investment Markets: a Challenging Year Ahead!"

    Discussed by:

    David Wright
    Principal, Sierra Investment Management Inc. and the Sierra Core Retirement Fund

The new year, 2012, is going to be a challenge for investors, to say the least. Should we look up, down or sideways? David Wright will discuss the key recent trends in global stock, bond and commodity markets. He will explain the key elements of his outlook for the economies of the U.S., Europe and emerging markets. While many sectors and markets will be down, some will be up. Come hear Wright’s always-insightful analysis of which sectors and markets look better and why.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
About David Wright’s forecast for 2012
Which investments look better and which look worse
What investors should do differently in 2012 to protect their nest eggs

"Investing 2012: Hope, Fear and Everything in Between"

    Discussed by:
    Tom Petruno
    Financial Writer and Columnist

Three years after the crash, we’re still looking over our shoulders, worried that another disaster is coming up fast. Those fears may not be overblown: Just look at the ongoing debt crisis in Europe. But you have to invest for different potential outcomes. One possible outcome in 2012 is that we avoid catastrophe. What then? A presentation from Petruno has become a January tradition for AAII Los Angeles, setting the scene for the new year.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
Whether the U.S. economy has any chance of achieving “escape velocity” soon
Which is the greater threat: inflation or deflation
What bond investors can expect from here

Saturday, January 21, 2012
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 1/16) Everyone, $8/person;
At the Door (space permitting only) Everyone, $10/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.


Members should check the LA chapter website for latest schedules. Click on for details.

Mutual Fund Group
Gunter Hagen, 310/457-7504
Date/Time: First Saturday of odd-numbered months. Next meeting Saturday, January 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Craft Room at the Santa Monica Memorial Park, 1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica
Speaker: TBA
Topic: “The Three Best Money-Making Ideas (Funds/ETFs) for 2012”
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. Next Meeting Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 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,
Suspended until further notice.

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