The AAII Washington D.C. Metro Chapter presents...

"Big Yield Hunting on Deadly Ground"

    Discussed by:

    Roger Conrad
    Editor, Canadian Edge; Editor, Utility Forecaster; Co-Editor, MLP Profits

In an era of slow and jagged economic growth and rock-bottom bond yields, Roger Conrad will argue that buying and holding dividend-paying stocks is the only way investors can live off their portfolios—as well as the surest road to wealth-building for savers. Many companies, however, are struggling to keep up with dividend payments—and if they do cut payouts, investors will lose both income and principal, as share prices head south. The keys to getting the most out of dividend-paying stocks, and avoiding the pitfalls, are diversification, balance and focusing on quality. Conrad will explore a range of sectors drawn from the extensive coverage universes of his advisories, from Canadian high-income stocks to U.S. utilities and master limited partnerships, highlighting the best and worst.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
How to pick the best dividend-paying stocks for 2012 and well beyond
How to use the techniques of portfolio balance and diversification to limit the risk of unforeseeable single-stock or single-sector disasters to your overall portfolio
How to spot overly hyped “income graveyards” to avoid

Saturday, February 18, 2012
9:00 a.m.    Registration/ Social/Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Program
Marriott Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South
4641 Kenmore Ave. (at 395 and Seminary Rd.)
Alexandria, VA 22304
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Advance Registration (before 2/15), $53/person
Late Registration (after 2/14), $58/person
Walk-In (At the Door) Registration (Space Permitting), $63/person

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Subgroup 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 Special Interest Group (CISIG)
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at McLean Government Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101
The CISIG generally meets on the fourth Saturday of the month. For more information, go to If you have a question, you may contact Bob Bigrigg at or Atul Agrawal at

Maryland Investment Special Interest Group (MISIG)
Location: Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 29814
The MISIG generally meets on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, go to If you have a question, you may contact Sondra Katz at or Ferd Hassler at

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