The AAII Denver Chapter presents...

The Fiscal Cliff: Realities and Implications

    Discussed by:

    Harry J. Martin
    Rochdale Investment Management

The Fiscal Cliff: an unusually blunt phrase coined by the typically softspoken Ben Bernanke. More than merely extending the so-called “Bush tax cuts” is involved. Automatic federal spending cuts, non-renewal of the 2% Social Security tax cut, a rise in the estate tax, and severe effects on the alternative minimum tax are involved. And, not surprisingly, the debt ceiling must again be raised. All in a partisan political year! If the lame-duck Congress doesn’t act before the end of 2012, paychecks will be reduced notably starting January 1, 2013. How large a dollar and percentage blow to GDP will this cause? Can the U.S. avoid a new recession if the cliff is not avoided? What are the scenarios for avoiding this dangerous event once the election is past—depending on any of three possible outcomes (one-party sweeps vs. ongoing divided government)? What are the implications of kicking the can down the road again? Don’t miss this urgently important exploration of our near-term future. And why not bring a friend to share the benefits that AAII offers investors?

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
Learn the size and details of this looming economic event
Think about how election results could shape avoiding it
Ask questions of a politico-economic expert
Formulate your “what-if” portfolio strategies in advance

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
6:20 – 7:00 p.m.    Registration/Social
7:00 – 8:45 p.m.    Program
during presentation    Q&A
Koelbel Library
5955 South Holly St.
Southwest corner of Holly & Orchard, one mile west of I-25 on Orchard
Centennial, CO
[ Map This Location ]
In Advance (registrations must be POSTMARKED by 10/23 to
qualify for $8 and $13 rate)
AAII Member & Member’s Family, $8/person; Nonmembers,
$13/person; Late, $15/person
At the Door
(space permitting)
Everyone, $15/person

  Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Topic/Date/Place info for all SIG events is listed at

Book Discussion Group—Ken Van Pala,

Monday Breakfast Group—Horace Martin,
Second Mondays, 7 a.m.

Tuesday Breakfast Group—Nettie McGrath,, 303/237-2154
First Tuesdays.

Trading & Technical Analysis Group—Warren Cramer,

Boulder Group—Barry Copeland,, 303/828-0950 or Clint Heiple,, 720/562-8067

Colorado Springs Group—Doug Diederich, or Rod Schlater,
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

  • September 25—Jim Poole on “Financial Crisis of 2007–2008”
  • October 23—Larry Booth on “Investing Ideas From the Financial Planner’s Conference”

Return to Denver Chapter home page
Denver PLAIN TEXT template
Denver Review Speaker template
Speaker Notification template

NEW HTML template!!!!