InvestEd 2013: Curriculum, Curriculum, Curriculum
January 2013 Webinar: Raising Your Financial Awareness with FINVIZ Maps
How Can Investors Grow Their Wealth in This Volatile Stock Market? Part 2
Wichita, KS June 7-9, 2013
Hyatt Regency Wichita
The InvestEd comprehensive curriculum has over 50 sessions geared to every level of investing expertise: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Many of these sessions are new this year; others are updated topics popular with attendees. Session topics include stock study analysis, sell decisions, financial report analysis, technical analysis, use of software, and much more.
Attendees consistently praise the expertise and teaching skills of InvestEd's nationally renowned instructors and their presentations. In addition, these instructors are available outside of session times to answer your questions, discuss stock study candidates, and personally tutor you.
The highly-rated Newbie Program trains new investors and also serves as a refresher course to build confidence of experienced investors when needed. The Friday Bonus sessions include techniques that encourage attendees to sharpen their computer skills.
A special new option for attendees on Sunday afternoon will be hands-on Google computer sessions in the lab. Daniel Rivera will be leading sessions on Google Drive and Google Plus. Take advantage of these sessions to upgrade your general computer skills.
A Sampling of New InvestEd 2013 General Sessions
Adding Judgment to the Stock Selection Guide - Brian White
How to Sell Options for Clubs and Individuals - Mary Ann Davis
Why You Really MUST Use Technical Analysis - Don Cassidy
A Company's Checkbook: The Statement of Cash Flow - John Diercks
Fear and Courage are Brothers - Brad Taylor
Dealing with Risk in Options - Saul Seinberg
A Sampling of New InvestEd 2013 Friday Bonus Sessions
Social Media for the Rest of Us - Joe Craig
Evernote: A PDF Clipper's Best Friend - Saul Seinberg
Creating and Managing Online Passwords - Randy Wilkes
How Smart is Your Smartphone? - Brian White
Google Chrome Browser - Daniel Rivera
Early Bird Registration Rate Ends March 31, 2013
Early bird registration is $389. Registration received after March 31 is $409. Full-time students with a valid school identification card pay $359.
You must register by March 31, 2013, to receive paper copies of session handouts. All attendees receive a CD of the handouts.
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InvestEd Inc. Free Webinar
Raising Your Financial Awareness with FINVIZ Maps
Sunday, January 27, 2013
8:00 PM-9:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM-6:00 PM PT
Instructor: Saul Seinberg
Maps represent an increasingly popular form of visualization that allows browsing through and analyzing large amounts of stock data. This webinar will explore the data covered by FinViz market maps, such as the S&P 500, world stocks (ADRs listed on US exchanges), and all US stocks. Join us to learn how to best navigate and utilize FinViz maps.
Register now to attend the InvestEd Inc. free online investor education webinar. Space is limited.
Saul is an InvestEd Inc. advisory director and a conference instructor. A former vice president for education of InvestEd, he teaches at local through national investor education events. He is a former director and vice president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of BetterInvesting. With degrees in electrical engineering and law, Saul spent most of his career as a corporate attorney. In addition, he served as an adjunct professor at Albany Law School in New York.
How Can Investors Grow Their Wealth in This Volatile Stock Market? Part 2
Part 1 of this article, which appeared in the December 2012 InvestEd Newsletter and may be accessed here, focused on the great bull market of 1982-2000. Part 2 focuses on the secular bear market of 2000 to date. Part 3, which will appear in the February 2013 InvestEd Newsletter, will focus on investing in high quality growing dividend companies.
Secular Bear Market: 2000 to?
With the dotcom crash in 2000, the Secular Bull Market ended and a Secular Bear Market began. A Secular Bear Market is composed of mini bull and bear markets, but in the end, the overall stock market remains basically unchanged from where it started. So what were the major drivers causing this bear market?
1. The Terrorist Attack of 9/11
The 9/11 terrorist attack resulted in a shift from peace time to war time and, with a new Homeland Security Agency, increased defense spending both abroad and domestically. This meant more dollars being spent on defense and thus fewer available to spend on capital investments to grow the economy.
2. Increased Spending and the Size of our Government
Government spending has increased dramatically despite lower Treasury revenues, largely due to the recessions of 2002 and 2008. This has resulted in a growing annual deficit that now has resulted in a debt level of over $16T and requires over $200B annually simply to pay the interest on this debt.
3. Aging Demographics of the US population
Our birth rate in the US has declined, and a large number of post WWII baby boomers now are retiring at a rate of about 10,000 per day. This trend is expected to continue for many years. Thus, we have fewer workers in the 18 to 65 age group and an increasingly larger percentage of those 65 and older. Economists report that senior people tend to produce less goods and services and to spend less. This means consumer spending, which historically contributed about two-thirds of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) spending, faces a strong headwind until this demographic trend reverses, which will be many years from now.
4. Fed Monetary Policy
In trying to stimulate the economy, very low interest rates and easy credit were made available, resulting in booming home prices, followed by an abrupt crash in 2008, along with a financial crisis. This wiped out a significant portion of consumers' savings in their homes and caused them to recognize the need to save for their future and thus reduce spending, which provided another headwind to growing GDP. In short: lower consumer confidence.
So much for history and where we are. Investors, however, know their future returns will be based upon future events. So as difficult as this may be, in Part 3 of this article, which will be in the next newsletter, we will explore what may be happening that could affect our investing approach.
Dan is an InvestEd author and an individual investor residing in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has been utilizing fundamental investing, as learned from the teachings of George Nicholson, for many years and more recently has combined this with technical analysis. His career was spent with a large multinational firm in both product development and business management that provided an insight into the economies of Asia and Europe, as well as those of the United States.
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Sandy is a director, secretary, and lead editor for InvestEd Inc.
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