Houston Investors Association Meeting, 9 April

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The monthly meeting of the Houston Investors Association will take place Saturday, April 9, 2011 at  University Center on University of Houston Campus, Houston, TX.

  • Remember the new meeting location at University Center Building
  • The meeting rooms are the Atlantic Rm 74, Caspian Rm 87, and Pacific Rm 90. All rooms are underground. See Room Map

HIA’s April 9, 2011 Agenda

— 08:30 AM —

Stock Market SIG: Speaker: Al Robison

Topic:  “Market Discussion”

Al will lead a discussion of this still difficult market and how we might conceivably make some money in it. Please bring your own best ideas, and we’ll talk about as many of them as possible.

Trading 101 SIG: Speakers: John Godell & Ron Stockstill

Topics: Review the Big Picture and look at various markets for trading signals

using all of Bill Williams Signals.

— 09:30 AM —

Derivatives / Advanced Options SIG: Speaker: Jim McWilliams

Topic:   Jim Mcwilliams will discuss a profit and loss graph. This will be a refresher for the advanced and a good class for beginners.  (For this month only the SIG will be held at 9:30 in the Atlantic Room)

Evidence-Based Investing & ETF & Market Outlook SIG: Speaker: Leigh Anderson

Topic: “Portfolio Diversification Strategies: Evidence for what works and what doesn’t.”

Are commodities, gold, TIPS, or REITs good inflation hedges? Should you hold inverse funds? Diversify with “volatility exposure”? Asset allocation in the face of disaster? A quick tour through conventional ideas and objective evidence.

(Evidence-Based Investing and ETF & Market Outlook SIGs are combined this month.)

Fixed Income SIG: Speaker: John Bott (Tri-Star Financial)

Topic: Will not meet this month.  John will be the featured speaker at the Main Meeting.

— 10:45 AM —

Club Business: Speaker: Gus Salinas

— 11:00 AM —

Main Meeting:

Speaker: John Bott (Tri-Star Financial)

Topic: “Porter Stansberry’s “End of America” Prophesy or Flim Flam?”

John Bott is a regular on KSEV 700 with Lance Roberts.

John has worked with investment securities for over 27 years. He is a well-known financial educator in the Houston, Texas area and taught on the adjunct faculty at the University of Houston School of business for a number of years. In his 27+ years in the field of Finance, Business and Economics, he was also financial consultant for the Gulf Coast Financial Managers society. As a business owner, Mr. Bott was the advisor and speaker for Pennsylvania Independent Bankers Association, West Virginia Independent Bankers, and the Michigan Association of Community Bankers. Mr. Bott has also been a frequent guest on “The Money Man Report” with Daniel Frishberg.

As an author, Mr. Bott has written a highly regarded newsletter “Trendtracker” for over 18+ years, giving remarkable insights to the economic and financial markets. Mr. Bott has been used as the source for articles for Bloomberg magazine and a guest columnist for “Changing Times” magazine, and economic editorialist for the “New Enterpriser” Newsletter.

Mr. Bott’s community activities in Houston include: Founder of the Northwest Coalition of Civic Organizations, Executive Director of Playhouse 1960, Board Member of Starmakers of the Northwest, as well as baseball, soccer, football and basketball coach for Inwood Dad’s Club, Walnut Bend Recreational Center, and Candlelight League.

An Alumnus of the University of Houston and Southwest Texas State University, Mr. Bott lives in Northwest Houston with his wife Debra. They have 7 children, 4 grandchildren (and 2 more on the way).


— 12:45 PM —

Future/Commodities SIG: Featured Speakers: Gus Salinas & Phil Langford

Topics: “To be Announced.”

Coffee and doughnuts at HIA meetings are generously provided by John Bott of Tri-Star Financial.

The Houston Investors Association, founded in 1981, is a non-profit association of active investors with a wide range of investment experience and interests. Members meet monthly to exchange investment knowledge and ideas in an informal and friendly environment.

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Leigh Anderson
HIA Communications Director
Questions? Email leigh@houstoninvestors.com