The AAII Cleveland Chapter presents...

Behavioral Finance and the Case for Systematic Decision-Making Processes

    Discussed by:

    Wesley R. Gray Ph.D.
    CEO and CIO, Alpha Architect LLC

Wesley Gray will make the case that humans are not 100% rational beings as some economists assume. He will show how our fundamental biases detract from optimal investing activities and argue, based on empirical evidence, that we should utilize systematic decision-making processes in our investing activities. He will highlight model-driven decision-making versus expert-driven, or “gut instinct” decision-making. Gray will also outline the argument that using simple models rather than expert recommendations should improve your investing outcomes.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
The fundamentals of human bias and its effects on decision-making
An overview of the academic studies related to the subject of model versus expert decision-making
An understanding of why simple models outperform experts

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
6:30 p.m.    Registration/Social/
7:00 p.m.    Program
Brecksville Community Center
1 Community Drive
Brecksville, OH 44141
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In Advance (by 1/13)
Member and Family,
Nonmembers, $15/person
At the Door
space permitting
Member and Family,
Nonmembers, $18/person

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West Side Financial Planning
Jim McIntyre, 440/356-3210 or jpmcintyre@
. Meets on the first Monday monthly at
7:00 p.m. at Strongsville Library, 18700 Westwood Drive, Strongsville.

Technical Analysis
John Sawczak, 216/676-0574 or Meets on the fourth Wednesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at the Westlake Porter Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake.

Tools & Techniques for Investors
Chuck Evans at 330/656-1798 or Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Akron Summit County Library, 50 S. Main St., Akron (at the intersection of Main and Market St.). Free parking is available after 6 p.m. off High St.

Cleveland Computerized Investing
Harry Adams, 440/232-8674 or Meets on the third Tuesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Mandarin Seafood Chinese Buffet, 2695 Creekside Dr., Twinsburg, OH 44087.

Mutual Fund Technical Analysis Group
Ian Abbott, 440/934-1617 or Meets 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Brecksville Library, 9089 Brecksville, Rd., Brecksville, OH 44141.

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