InvestEd 2011 in San Diego

September 2010 Webinar: How I Analyze a Company: Abbott Labs

Contacting Investor Relations


Laptop Computers for Sale

InvestEd 2011 in Paradise

San Diego CA, May 13-15, 2011

Marriott Mission Valley Hotel

Filled with the charm of its Spanish settlers, San Diego is a vacationer's paradise. Mild climate, white sandy beaches, mountains, and lakes are there for your enjoyment. Known as a world-class destination, no wonder they call it "America's Finest City."

A multitude of attractions beckons all age groups with a wide array of interests. Exquisite Balboa Park is the site of the famed San Diego Zoo, museums, an arboretum, theaters, concerts, and much more.

Old Town reflects the city’s early Spanish history and satisfies the appetite for good food and entertainment. The historical Gaslamp Quarter lights up with nightlife and restaurants in vibrant downtown San Diego. SeaWorld, shopping, surfing, Coronado Island, and InvestEd 2011: a primo combination.

Building Better Futures at InvestEd 2011

Listen. Question. Collaborate. Decide. Act.

Ask questions, collaborate, and receive advice in the immediacy of face-to-face sessions and interactions with instructors, attendees, corporate sponsors, computer lab personnel, as well as in the fun-filled educational Cyber Cafe.

“We’ve attended InvestEd the last three years, and every conference has been excellent. We enjoy the sessions, and we are amazed how much training we receive over a weekend. InvestEd recharges us to re-examine our investing philosophies and strategies. It’s rewarding to spend a weekend every year for this purpose.”     - Rick J., Welcome, NC

Early Registration Savings, $25 Rebate Offer, and Guest Room Discount

Early InvestEd 2011 registration is $369 and includes all conference activities, including five meals: breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday plus dinner on Saturday. Full-time students with a valid school identification card pay $359.

Attend InvestEd 2011 and receive a $25 referral rebate when you bring friends or family members who did not attend InvestEd 2010. Referrals must provide your name when they register. After the 2011 conference, you will receive a $25 rebate for each person you refer who attends the conference. Spread the word about the InvestEd brand of quality investor education, please your friends, and rack up your rebates.

InvestEd attendees pay only $115 plus tax for a single or double room in the InvestEd room block at the Marriott Mission Valley Hotel. A limited number of rooms are available.

Plan to recharge in San Diego. Make your reservations early and meet-up with other investors at InvestEd 2011 for Investor Education at Its Best™.

InvestEd Inc. Free Webinar

How I Analyze a Stock: Abbott Labs

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 9 PM -10:15 PM EDT/6 PM -7:15 PM PDT

Instructor: Bob Adams

Topics: Internet Research Sources; Augment and Confirm Judgment Decisions

Register Now Space is limited.

Bob Adams demonstrates the step-by-step method he devised to analyze potential stock investments and confirm judgments using multiple Internet websites.

Bob’s presentation is revised significantly from earlier versions, clearly describes a procedure applicable to almost any stock study, and covers material beyond a basic stock study. In addition, Bob suggests guidelines for making judgments to help build confidence in your stock analyses.

Bob Adams, an InvestEd instructor and a director of InvestEd Inc., teaches a variety of classes at local, regional, and national investor education events. Bob is a member of the online CGAB Alumni Investment Club and the Up the Ante club in Seattle WA.

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Contacting Investor Relations

As I complete my stock studies, I often come to a point where I have questions about data. What happened to cause such a big drop in sales in 2007? What logic was behind the merger in 2008? Why did the company decide to start paying a dividend last year? Will the share buyback program continue into the future? These are some examples of questions I have asked a company’s investor relations (IR) representatives.

Investor relations departments at companies are available to answer your questions. Whether you are a prospective investor or a current investor, IR should take time to thoughtfully and fully answer your questions. While phoning the IR department is a common way to contact IR, I have found the best method to ask questions is through email. Finding the appropriate email address for IR should be fairly simple. If it is not simple, I am concerned about the transparency of the company and its willingness to communicate with shareholders. 

Log on to the company’s website. If you do not know the website address, entering the name or ticker symbol into your search engine should yield quick results. At the website, locate the Investor Relations link. Preferably it is near the top of the page. If you can’t find it there, you should be able to locate it at the bottom of the webpage or among the listing of links along the side of the page. At the IR page, if you do not see a direct link to IR, look for a Contact Us or a similar link.

After receiving a reply to your questions, decide if the IR answers make sense. Has the representative taken your questions seriously and taken the time to answer your questions completely?  If not, you might decide you would rather study a different company.

Brian Altschul is an InvestEd instructor and secretary of InvestEd Inc.

PDFtoWord: Convert PDF Files to Word Documents

Have you ever had a Portable Document Format (PDF) file you wanted to change, and you do not own expensive Adobe Acrobat software? Wouldn't it be nice if you could open that PDF file and then edit it with Word or your favorite word processing program?  

Well . . . you can!  

Meet, a website that will, for free, convert your PDF file to a Word document or a document in Rich Text Format (RTF).  

Using PDFtoWord is very easy. Browse to the PDFtoWord website, upload a PDF file from your computer, enter your email address, and click the Convert button.

A Word version of the document will be emailed to you. Be prepared to wait as much as a few hours for the converted file if the website is busy. Open the attachment as you would any other attachment you receive in an email message.

If you find this service useful, be sure to use it appropriately, respecting copyrights, and refraining from using the material of others as your own. As always, document the source.

Check it out. PDFtoWord is a great little tool for being able to grab text or images from a PDF file and then use them for your own purposes.

Joe Craig is a director of InvestEd Incorporated and an InvestEd conference instructor. He is a member of the online CGAB Alumni Investment Club.

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Ready for a New Computer?

InvestEd has a few remaining Dell laptop computers for sale. For our conferences, we purchase a significant number of computers to use in the computer lab and for instructors in our session rooms. At the conclusion of the conference, we sell these computers at our cost, plus shipping.

The 2010 cost is $610 plus $30 shipping. View our original notification regarding the specifications for these Dell Inspiron 1545 computers on the InvestEd 2010 website. Treat yourself to a new computer with a 250GB hard drive and 3GB of RAM. These computers come with Office 2010 Home & Student software installed.

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