AAII WEEKLY FEATURES 9/17/2013

Posted on September 17, 2013 | Weekly Features

This week’s AAII Weekly Features has been updated.
View this week’s Top AAII Articles, Featured Stock Screen and Member Question.

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Philadelphia

Posted on September 17, 2013 | Local Chapters

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Topic: How to Earn Extra Dividends on Your Stocks by Writing Covered Calls
Speaker: Alan Ellman, President, The Blue Collar Investor Corp.

Are you satisfied with the sub-atomic particle-sized income generated by CDs and money market funds? If not, you should attend our meeting, at which Alan Ellman will teach you his easy-to-understand approach to mastering covered call writing. Learn how to generate monthly cash flow by purchasing stocks while selling options. This presentation will take the mystery out of an investment approach that the government permits you to use in your self-directed IRA.

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Rochester

Posted on September 17, 2013 | Local Chapters

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Topic: Hometown Honeoye: Discovering the Pot of Gold in Your Own Backyard
Speaker: Chris Carosa, President of Carosa Stanton Asset Management, LLC

Mark Twain once said an expert is just “an ordinary fellow from out of town,” implying we often ignore the experts living right down the street. Could the same be true when we invest? Chris Carosa has made a career researching, investing in and making money with local publicly traded companies. His efforts to discover the secrets of our local heritage even inspired him to write the book “50 Hidden Gems of Greater Western New York” (Pandamensional Solutions, 2012).

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Albuquerque

Posted on September 17, 2013 | Local Chapters

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Topic: Determining a Stock’s True Worth
Speaker: Wayne A. Thorp, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, AAII

AAII has been developing and testing a variety of stock screens for more than 10 years. While many members follow these screens, a common question once they have their list of passing companies is “What now?” Using real-world examples and some of today’s most useful financial websites, Wayne will show you how to perform a step-by-step analysis of a company using popular online research and data sources to decide whether it’s right for your portfolio.

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Interpreting the Sharpe Ratio

Posted on September 17, 2013 | Computerized Investing

How to calculate one of the most popular financial ratios and use it to compare the risk/return trade-off of investments.

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Denver

Posted on September 16, 2013 | Local Chapters

Date: Monday, September 23, 2013
Topic: Determining a Stock’s True Worth
Speaker: Wayne A. Thorp, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, AAII

In a bull market already 54 months old and with momentum and volatility seeming to rule in the short term, it is important to focus back on real basics like “true value.” Wayne Thorp will provide that perspective, offering specific quantitative tools for members’ use. While many investors follow the popular AAII screens, a common question once they have a list of passing companies is “What now?” Using real-world examples and some of today’s most useful financial websites, he will show us how to perform a step-by-step analysis of a company to decide whether a stock is right for your portfolio.

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Valuations, Inflation and Real Returns

Posted on September 16, 2013 | AAII Journal

The Yale economics professor explains why he looks at 10 years of earnings and the importance of factoring in inflation when valuing assets.

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Sitelight and Reader Survey

Posted on September 16, 2013 | Computerized Investing


Yourtradingcoach.com is a trading web site run by Lance Beggs, an Australian author and trader who has written several books on trading.

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This Week’s Question

Which company do you feel, today, has the most innovative technology?

A) Acer
B) Apple
C) Dell
D) Lenovo
E) Microsoft
F) Samsung
G) Other
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Cloud-Based File Synchronization Services

Posted on September 15, 2013 | Computerized Investing

An in-depth look at the major cloud services that synchronize your files for access on any of your computers or devices.

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII San Francisco

Posted on September 14, 2013 | Local Chapters

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Topic: Investment Opportunity: The Last Two Hundred Years, and the Next Eight
Speaker: Bill Ragsdale, Editor, Good Fortune Advisory Letter

Ragsdale will show how the integration of social trends developed by William Strauss and Neil Howe, the company valuation of Michael A. Alexander, the market valuation from Robert J. Schiller and the Reinhart and Rogoff debt theories present a consistent picture of stock bull/bear market periods and show the way for the next decade. Ragsdale will examine the investment opportunities and appropriate methods to face the difficulties still ahead. He will pass on a tip on how to spot major market reversals at two to four intervals.

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