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

Do Mutual Funds Still Work?

    Discussed by:

    Chuck Jaffe
    Senior Columnist, MarketWatch

Mutual funds have been rocked by management scandals and savaged by the bear market to where many investors dropped them and missed the rebound. They?ve been challenged by exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and abandoned by a lot of ordinary investors who question whether funds are an effective and real financial tool. For most investors, funds remain a great way to go, however. This session will help you pick the ones to look for, and the ones to look out for. It will help you decide between open-ended mutual funds and ETFs. It will give you tips on building a portfolio and it will help you avoid the common mistakes that have those other guys thinking that funds are dead.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
The fund decisions that you need to get right for yourself
How to avoid common mistakes with investing in mutual funds
Whether mutual funds or exchange-traded funds are better for you

Saturday, May 18, 2013
9:00 a.m.    Registration/ Social/Refreshments
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.    Program
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, Virginia 22204
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Advance Registration (before 5/15), $28/person
Late Registration (after 5/14), $33/person
Walk-In (At the Door) Registration (Space Permitting), $38/person

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Computerized Investing Special Interest Group (CISIG)
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., 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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