The AAII Atlanta Chapter presents...

Understanding Professionally Managed Futures

    Discussed by:

    Roger Shepherd
    Wealth Management Advisor, Vision Financial Markets LLC; President and CEO, Alpha Futures Inc.

Roger Shepherd will introduce commodities as an asset class (hard commodities like natural gas, unleaded gasoline, light sweet crude oil, aluminum, copper, gold and silver, as well as soft commodities like corn, wheat, coffee, sugar, live cattle, lean hogs and soybean oil) and then discuss how individual investors can use managed futures as an investment vehicle that buys and sells futures contracts on commodities. Shepherd will illustrate the risks and return potential for managed futures and show how adding them to your portfolio may allow you to enhance returns will reducing risk through the low-correlation nature of commodities when combined with stocks and bonds. Shepherd will discuss the nature of the commodity trading advisor (CTA) in the managed futures investment process.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
6:30 p.m.    Registration/Social
7:00 p.m.    Program
7:45 p.m.    Q&A
Cobb Galleria Centre–Room 103
Two Galleria Pkwy.
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
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  Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Please contact the group leader if you are interested in attending the subgroup meeting. More details will be provided in future chapter meeting announcements.

—Fixed-Income Investing
Stan Herndon,
Date/Time: February 28, 2012; $5, open to the public; Georgia State University–Brookhaven, Atlanta, GA;

—CAN SLIM Stock Investing
Emilu Bailies,
Date/Time: February 21, 2012; $5, open to the public; Georgia State University–Brookhaven, Atlanta, GA;

—Analytical Investing (Stocks)
James D. Hargreaves,
Date/Time: TBD; Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd Room B229, Roswell, GA

—Stock Investing
William Lyman,
Date/Time: February 27, 2012 (tentative); $5, open to the public; Georgia State University–Brookhaven, Atlanta, GA;

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