Houston Investors Association Meeting, 14 May

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The monthly meeting of the Houston Investors Association will take place Saturday, May 14, 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

Main Meeting:

Speaker: Jeff Friedberg

Jeff earned degrees in Geology and Geophysics from MIT and Caltech. He worked for several years at the Aero Service division of Western Geo[hysical interpreting and processing aeromagnetic data. He founded Friedberg Investment Management in 1979 and his firm presently manages approximately $190 million for about 300 investors.

Topic: “Three Quiet Revolutions”

He will discussion of how new developments are changing the face of energy exploration and production, manufacturing productivity and treatment of disease.

HIA’s May 14, 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.

Derivatives / Advanced Options SIG: Speaker: Jim McWilliams

Topic: Examing the Greeks

Jim will provide a simple explanation of the Greeks and how they affect your options trading.

Trading 101 SIG: Speakers: John Godell & Ron Stockstill

Topics: To be announced.

— 09:30 AM —

Evidence-Based Investing SIG: Speaker: Leigh Anderson

Topic: Small and Cheap

Investing orthodoxy touts the superior performance of small-cap and/or value stocks. Can passive investors use small-cap and value ETFs to outperform other equity classes? Can active investors pick the OTC company that will be the next Google?

ETF & Market Outlook SIG: Speaker: Jimmy Hixson

Topic:  “Warning signs that told you Risk is Rising”

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

Topic: Will not be held this month.  Will be back June 11.

— 10:45 AM —

Club Business: Speaker: Gus Salinas

— 11:00 AM —

Main Meeting: Speaker: Jeff Friedberg

Topic: “Three Quiet Revolutions”

He will discuss how new developments are changing the face of energy exploration and production, manufacturing productivity and treatment of disease.

Jeff earned degrees in Geology and Geophysics from MIT and Caltech. He worked for several years at the Aero Service division of Western Geo[hysical interpreting and processing aeromagnetic data. He founded Friedberg Investment Managem! ent in 1979 and his firm presently manages approximately $190 million for about 300 investors.

— 12:45 PM —

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

Topics: “To be Announced.”

see also the  Downloads from April 2011 HIA meeting | Houston Investors Association


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

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Houston Investors Association Monthly Meeting 14 Feb.

The monthly meeting of the Houston Investors Association will take place Saturday, 14 February, 2009 at Melcher Hall, on University of Houston Campus 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX. The main presentation begins at 11:00 AM, and the SIG meetings begin at 8:30 AM. Check the websiteThursday prior to the meeting for the SIG topics and meeting room schedules.

Featured Presentation:
Jeff Friedberg
Economic Outlook and Picks for 2009

Jeff will give us his annual outlook for the economy and some current investing ideas. Jeff’s talk is always one of the most interesting and well-received of HIA’s offerings. Jeff is a successful Houston money manager and long-time contributor to HIA. He is principal at Friedberg Investment Management, Inc. From his web site:

Jeffrey L. Friedberg was raised in a small coal-mining town in eastern Pennsylvania. He graduated first in his high school class, earned Dean’s List while at MIT and was awarded a graduate Fellowship at Caltech. Although his degrees were in Geology and Geophysics, Friedberg became actively involved in the stock market while pursuing a rewarding career in Geophysics. In 1979, Friedberg decided to become registered and licensed as an Investment Advisor in order to invest other people’s money as he was investing his own. He thus founded FIM, in effect transforming an enjoyable sideline into a successful business endeavor.