Member News 2014
AAII Membership Includes Local Chapter Access
Learn about investing with folks in your area by attending an AAII Local Chapter meeting. Some of the best and brightest financial minds have given presentations at chapters across the country in the past year. The speakers’ topics run the gamut from investing basics to stock analysis. Speakers range from Morningstar’s Christine Benz describing how to create your ideal retirement paycheck to Stockr’s CEO, Vinny Jindal, giving insights on how social media is changing the landscape of investment. Former Barron’s associate editor Michael Santoli analyzed the current bull market for the Connecticut chapter, and S&P Capital IQ chief strategist Sam Stovall captivated the Washington D.C. Metro chapter with a detailed market outlook.
AAII staff regularly fly out to share their insights as well. Vice president and Journal editor Charles Rotblut recently traveled to the Pacific Northwest to deliver his presentation on “Smart Investing: Seeking Reward While Reducing Risk” to the Portland and Puget Sound chapters, while vice president and Computerized Investing editor Wayne Thorp shared his strategies on “Determining a Stock’s True Worth” to Austin, Houston and Dallas in March.
There is usually a nominal fee at each meeting to cover costs, but policies vary by chapter—some meetings are donation-only at the door, some are free, and some include a full dinner.
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