The AAII Pittsburgh Chapter presents...

"Demystifying the Federal Reserve"

    Discussed by:

    Marvin Goodfriend
    Professor of Economics, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Marvin Goodfriend, former member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will introduce investors to the usually unseen world of the Federal Reserve system. He will describe the organization’s general operations and indicate why individual investors should pay attention to Fed activities. He will also explain the role of the “Shadow Open Market Committee,” of which he is a member, and how the committee evaluates, monitors and publicizes Fed activities. Goodfriend worked directly under Alan Greenspan for many years and will share an insider’s view of the motives and goals of the United States’ central bank and its appointees.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
What the likelihood is that the U.S. dollar may lose its status as the world reserve currency
Where investors may seek to minimize the effects of possible inflation and/or faltering GDP growth
Where and how individual investors can monitor Federal Reserve activities

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.    Registration/Social
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.    Program
Comfort Inn Pittsburgh East
699 Rodi Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
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In Advance (by 3/14), Everyone, $10/person
At the Door space permitting, Everyone, $14/person
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All SIG meetings are held at the Comfort Inn Pittsburgh East, except where noted below. See the chapter website at for upcoming dates and topics.

NEW! Home Investing SIG (held at leader’s residence in Murrysville)
Joanne DiRinaldo,
Start time: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2013

IBD SIG (held at Panera Miracle Mile)
Brett Pechersky,
Start time: 7:00 p.m., Thursdays, February 28 and March 28, 2013

Rational Investing/VectorVest SIG
Herb Geissler,
Start time: 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013

Seeking Value SIG (held at Sewickley Library)
Larry Coudriet,
Start time: 7:00 p.m., dates to be announced.

Technical Analysis/MetaStock SIG
Buck Gray,
Start time: 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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