The AAII Los Angeles Chapter presents...

"Commission-Free ETFs: Are Individual Investors Better Off?"

    Discussed by:

    Jim DiLeillo
    Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, Pepperdine University

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become an excellent vehicle for investors seeking targeted investment programs, and commission-free ETFs have gained a prominent profile. This discussion will outline a variety of other factors for ETF investing that can marginalize obvious results for commission-free products. This discussion investigates how investment amount, account size, trading volume, holding period and other relevant factors can affect the cost calculus of commission or commission-free ETFs.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
What factors to consider in evaluating ETF investing plans
A broader perspective on commission-free ETFs
Clarify ETF conditions for both individuals and financial planners

"Wall Street Is Using Social Media (And You Should Too)"

    Discussed by:
    Vinny Jindal
    President and CEO, Stockr

Carl Ichan tweeted about Apple, and the stock gained $17 billion in market cap in one day. Netflix, Google, CBS and other major corporations use Facebook, Google+ and Stockr to communicate directly with the investing public. As market pundits and public companies disseminate information through a wider array of social channels, investors who rely on traditional channels will increasingly miss out on important investing news and information. Former Wall Street analyst and Stockr CEO Vinny Jindal will discuss social platforms being used by the investment community and how you can use social media to make better investment decisions.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
How using social media can make your investment research easier
Why Fortune 100 companies’ investor relations departments are using social media
How to build an online network of like-minded investors at Stockr

Saturday, June 21, 2014
8:30 a.m.    Registration/Social
9:00 a.m.    Program
Skirball Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
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In Advance, 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.


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NEW! Retirement Group
Evan Press,
Richard Erkes,
Date/Time: First Saturday of odd-numbered months, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Culver City Veterans Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City

NEW! Strategic Investing 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

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.

Mutual Fund Group
The chapter needs a volunteer to coordinate meetings. Please contact
Howard Staniloff at
Neighborhood Subgroups
Pasadena Group
The chapter needs a volunteer to coordinate meetings. Please contact
Howard Staniloff at

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