The AAII Philadelphia Chapter presents...

"Beating the Yield Chasers: Scoring High Yields in the World’s Safest Companies for 2011 and Beyond"

    Discussed by:

    Roger S. Conrad
    Co-Founder, Capitalist Times; Editor, Conrad's Utility Investor

Short-term interest rates have been near zero for the last three years and will likely stay there for at least two more. On the day this announcement was prepared, the highest-yielding five-year bank CD displayed by paid a hideous 2.34% per year and 30-year U.S. Treasury bonds paid a miserly 3.54%. If earning interest rates below inflation doesn’t appeal to you, then attend our October 25 meeting to learn about investments that pay decent dividend yields today and that offer the possibility of capital gains and ever-rising dividends in the future. Roger Conrad will explore a range of investments, from Canadian high-income stocks to U.S. utilities and master limited partnerships and will highlight his favorites. Our meeting might be your only opportunity to learn about investments paying enough income to keep up with or even exceed inflation.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
About the top sectors for earning high income safely in 2012 and well beyond
How to choose the best investments that an income-producing sector has to offer
About overly hyped income graveyards to avoid like the plague

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
6:00 p.m.    Registration/Social
7:00 p.m.    Program
Radisson Valley Forge Hotel
1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 337-2000
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In Advance (by 10/20), AAII Member, Member’s Family & Guests, $12/person; Non-Members, $15/person At the Door (space permitting), Everyone, $17/person No Refunds

Season Subscriptions: The Philadelphia Chapter is once again offering season subscriptions to its chapter meetings. The cost is $50 for all meetings in the fall 2011 to spring 2012 season. There will be either five or six regularly scheduled meetings – most likely held on the last Tuesdays of October and November 2011 and March, April, May and/or June 2012. When you own a season subscription, you will avoid the bother of registering separately for each chapter meeting. Simply show your I.D. at the registration table (there are no tickets or passes for you to remember to bring). Also, you will pay only $50 ($38 if you attended the September meeting), rather than $60 for five or $72 for six meetings. Please note that only AAII members, members of their families, and their guests are eligible to purchase season subscriptions. Use the advance registration form for the September meeting to purchase your season subscription.

Use the advance registration form for the October meeting to purchase your season subscription. Please enclose a check for:
1. $50 if you did NOT attend the September meeting or
2. $38 ($50 – $12 = $38) if you DID attend the September meeting

  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.

Computerized Investing
Chris Morris,
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 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, 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.

Jim Brady, 610/453-1797,
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 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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