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The AAII Philadelphia Chapter presents...


"Are We Out of Danger Yet?"

    Discussed by:

    William Dunkelberg
    Professor of Economics, Temple University; Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Business

Almost 3 1/2 years have passed since the financial collapse that caused our worst recession in 80 years. The collapse was followed by a painfully slow recovery. Is our economy finally about to return to health? The chief economist of the National Federation of Independent Business, Dr. William Dunkelberg, will answer this very question. Are consumers and business owners becoming more optimistic, and how would that affect inflation and job creation? And speaking of job creation: GDP is now larger than it was at the 2007 peak. So why are we using 7 million fewer workers than we did then? Does this portend a permanent increase in unemployment? How will a European recession and a Greek default affect our still-fragile financial markets and real economy? Attend the March 27 meeting to listen to one of our favorite speakers give us the information we need to make intelligent investment decisions in 2012 and beyond.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
How our economy got into trouble and to what extent it has recovered
Whether our current awful employment situation is likely to improve in the near future or employment is in a permanently weak state
Whether the Greek debt debacle will precipitate a new financial crisis and an economic downturn to match

  MEETING DETAILS
Date:
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Time:
6:00 p.m.    Registration/Social
7:00 p.m.    Program
8:00 p.m.    Q&A
Location:
Radisson Valley Forge Hotel
1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 337-2000
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Payment:
In Advance (by 3/23), AAII Member, Member’s Family & Guests, $12/person; Non-Members, $15/person
At the Door (space permitting), Everyone, $17/person
No Refunds
  SUBGROUPS

Subgroups

Computerized Investing
Chris Morris, justachris@gmail.com
This group is dedicated to the art and science of technical analysis. We look at stock charts and indicators through the eyes of some of our members. The members comprise all levels of understanding, from the inexperienced to the seasoned investor. The experienced members are always willing to assist the less knowledgeable. We meet every third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please email justachris@gmail.com for information and directions.

Mutual Funds
John Kiernan, 215/348-8310
Meets at Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy., Wynnewood, PA, 610/642-7844, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. This is a working group that examines mutual fund newsletters, software, member portfolios (in percentage terms), decision processes and related topics.

Options and Strategies
Anthony Jankowski, 610/647-3712
Meets at Easttown Library, just south of US 30 at 720 First Avenue in Berwyn, PA, 610/644-0138, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., usually on the first Tuesday of the month. (For a map, visit www.easttownlibrary.org, then click the link: Directions:.) This SIG helps familiarize members with how options may be used in different aspects of portfolio management, including income supplementation and asset protection. It introduces the differing strategies in plain language and offers the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with fellow AAII members.

Value Investing
Bob Bolder, 267/467-4178
Usually meets 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. This group discusses the investment merits of (usually) two stocks, using the criteria established by such well-known investors as Warren Buffett, Mario Gabelli, Benjamin Graham and Peter Lynch. Please phone Bob Bolder to learn the meeting location.

IBD/CAN SLIM
Jim Brady, 610/453-1797, jim4stocks@msn.com
Meets on the fourth Monday of every month at the Easttown Library, just south of US 30 at 720 First Avenue in Berwyn, PA, 610/644-0138. This group focuses on the investment methodology known by the initials CAN SLIM, a stock screen that is very popular on the AAII.com website. Members review a different facet each month to show how these ideas can be used to select particular stocks and to create buy and sell signals. All levels are welcome.

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