SIG Agenda for 10 January

– 08:30 AM –

Stock Market SIG: Al Robison will lead a discussion of the current
state of the market, which looks like it’s still trying to find a
bottom. But are there any stocks out there that are starting to look
like they might be compelling buys right now? Please bring your best
ideas to share with the group.

Derivatives / Advanced Options SIG: Topic to be announced.

Trading 101 SIG: Speakers will be John Godell and Ron Stockstill.
Their topic will be “Analysis of the Big Picture” and “Grading the
charts for trading.”

– 09:30 AM –

Special Situation SIG: Gregor Riesser’s SIG will not be held this

Getting Started SIG: Speaker: Leigh Anderson

Title: Run Your Own Hedge Fund for Fun and Profit

Abstract: The original idea of hedge funds was to provide modest but
steady returns over all market conditions. (That was before they
became the high-risk bad boys of Wall Street.) But even the best hedge
funds charge high fees, require large commitments, and operate with
limited transparency. As an alternative we present a surprisingly
simple, easy, and effective strategy you can implement yourself with

Mutual Fund SIG: Speaker: Jimmy Hixson whose topic will be “The Credit
Crisis –

Ideas to stabilize the economy in the short run & lay the ground work
for the recovery.”

Fixed Income SIG: John Bott’s (Tri-Star Financial) topic will be “Keys
to Identifying a Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme.”

– 10:45 AM –

Club Business:

– 11:00 AM –

Main Meeting: Guest Speaker will be John Godell.
The “Big Picture” Stock Market Index Analysis

This analysis is designed for the investor who is a little intimidated
by it all–who would like to be in the market at the right time and get
out at the right time. Through the science of chaos and non-linear
dynamics see how to distill and process seemingly random data into a
higher level of order. Learn how to invest in a Bull Market, and be
safely in the Money Market Funds when the Bear Market starts.


John is a leader of HIA’s “Trading 101´´ Special Interest Group and
has been a member of and teacher at HIA for 18 years.

John graduated from University of Texas in 1968 with studies in
Philosophy and Cultural Anthropology. He later returned to UT and
took accounting and business courses and passed the CPA exam in 1979.
He started teaching at HIA in 1992. He has taught Glen Neely’s
Mastering Elliott Wave, Bill William’s two books, Trading Chaos and
New Dimensions in Trading. Along with Ron Stockstill, John taught Van
Tharp’s book, Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom. He also taught
some of the work from Eric Prentis’ book, The Astute Speculator.

– 12:15 PM –

Technical Analysis SIG: Will not be held.