A bull market has more would-be investors stampeding to a Florida educational fair held by a local chapter of the national nonprofit organization BetterInvesting, the Fort Lauderdale-based South Florida SunSentinel reports.
“More South Floridians are venturing to a local nonprofit all-volunteer group to find out about investing as the stock market continues to surge, according to the group’s volunteer leaders,” the article notes. Also:
“About 50 percent more people showed up Saturday to attend the annual EduFair and annual meeting of the Southeast Florida Chapter of BetterInvesting in Plantation, said Philip J. Keating, the founding president of the group.
The attendees wanted to hear about how they can educate themselves on investing, including Stan Yanowitz of Coral Springs, a Miami-Dade high school teacher who brought two of his students.
“‘It was excellent. They went into the fundamentals of investing, such as researching if stocks are overpriced,” Yanowitz said. ‘The kids really enjoyed it, even if it’s not a kid’s thing.’”
BetterInvesting’s goal is not to push particular stocks or investment strategies but to teach how people can find quality stocks, said Joni Hansen, the group’s events coordinator and registrar.
“Volunteers, for example, teach people how to read companies’ balance sheets and how to find growing companies to invest in.”
BetterInvesting is a national nonprofit organization that has been empowering individual investors since 1951. Founded in Detroit, the association (formerly known as National Association of Investors Corporation) was born out of the conviction that anyone can become a successful long-term investor by following commonsense investing practices. BetterInvesting has helped more than 5 million people become better, more informed investors by providing webinars, in-person events, easy-to-use online tools for analyzing stocks and mutual funds, a monthly magazine and a community of volunteers and like-minded investors. For more information about BetterInvesting, visit its website at http://www.betterinvesting.org/investing/landing/openhouse/blog/index.html or call toll free (877) 275-6242.