(You may also read this notice on the web at http://houstoninvestors.com/wp/?p=378)
(See also main Meeting Notice at http://houstoninvestors.com/wp/?p=49)
Note: This month only the room assignments are different due to U of H conflicts. Changes noted in red below.
Houston Investors Association SIG Agenda May 9 2009
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Stock Market SIG: SIG Leader: Al Robison 118
Stock Market Discussion. Bring your latest ideas.
Derivatives / Advanced Options SIG: SIG Leader: Jim McWilliams 129
James McWilliams will discuss Strangles and Straddles
Trading 101 SIG: SIG Leaders: John Godell and Ron Stockstill 138
30 min presentation: Big Picture Analysis
30 min presentation: What does it take to become an expert??
— 09:30 AM —————————————————————————————— Room
Special Situation SIG: SIG Leader: Gregor Riesser
Getting Started SIG: SIG Leader Leigh Anderson 118
Buy and Hope – Can we do better?
We will continue looking at simple (and not-so-simple) timing strategies. See part one at http://tayara.com/hia/archives/139
The prudent investor is conventionally advised to hold a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds, periodically rebalancing to fixed asset allocations, and not to attempt to time the market. We are told to invest in “Stocks for the Long Run”, notwithstanding “In the long run, we are all dead.” The current financial crisis invites us to re-examine this conventional wisdom and look for alternative strategies that might be more effective in volatile bearish or sideways markets over the next several years. We look at research that suggests a simple timing strategy may improve returns and reduce risk.
Mutual Fund SIG: SIG Leader: Jimmy Hixson 129
The Bull Is Alive and Well? Happy Days are here Again?
Fixed Income SIG: John Bott (Tri-Star Financial) 138
Economic outlook after Obama’s 1st 100 Days !