Did you ever see the 1936 movie San Francisco, starring Clark Gable and Jeannette MacDonald? The film concludes with the amazing 1930s San Francisco emerging glorious out of the rubble of the 1906 earthquake. That’s kind of like the portfolios held by most of us: rising sublime after the shakedown of the 2008-09 Great Recession.
But why settle for the status quo set by the upward push of the S&P 500? With the help of a stellar cast of financial advisers who’ll be appearing at The MoneyShow San Francisco, a free Aug. 15-17 event at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, you may be able push your personal numbers up past Wall Street’s averages.
Among those who’ll be taking the stage will be Steve Forbes, publishing mogul and former presidential candidate, speaking on “Politics and Washington Policy”; Jim Rogers, author and co-founder of the Quantum Fund, on “Global Markets and Currency”; and Roger McNamee, venture capitalist and investor, on the “Forecast for Tech Stocks.”
In an earlier post, we gave you background on BetterInvesting’s own director of education and chapter development, Dennis Genord, who’ll discuss BetterInvesting’s approach to stock and mutual fund investing at The MoneyShow.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. and
Saturday, Aug. 17, 8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
On “Empowering Individual Investors”
- While the stock market has changed dramatically during the 20th and 21st centuries, at least one thing remains true: Companies that deliver constant profits for shareholders will see their share prices increase over the long-term. But what are the keys to successful fundamental stock selection? This introductory session discusses the rationale for long term investing in growth equities, and how BetterInvesting principles can be applied to become a successful investor.
But Dennis isn’t the only star we’ll be sending to San Francisco. Doug Gerlach, president of ICLUBcentral, will be making two appearances at The MoneyShow.
Douglas is the founder of StockCentral.com and president of ICLUBcentral, a subsidiary of BetterInvesting and makers of the popular Toolkit 6 stock analysis software. He’s the author of six books on investing and is currently editor-in-chief of several investing newsletters, including the Investor Advisory Service, a monthly stock newsletter founded in 1973, and the SmallCap Informer. He’s also been a member of investment clubs since 1993.
Here’s Doug’s schedule at The MoneyShow:
Friday, Aug. 16, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
“The Two Things You Must Know to Successfully Pick Stock”
- While the mechanisms and machinations of the markets have changed mightily since Benjamin Graham first came up with a practical method for analyzing stocks, or even since Peter Lynch racked up big wins picking equities for Fidelity’s Magellan Fund, at least this remains true: Companies that deliver constant profits for shareholders will see their share prices increase. But what are the keys to successful fundamental stock selection? (Hey, we’re not going to tell you; check out Doug’s presentation!)
Saturday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
“The Secrets of Small-Cap Stock Investing”
- According to sound investing principles, a significant amount of a stock portfolio should be invested in smaller companies. However, finding and analyzing these stocks is often more complex than for larger companies. Doug offers up tips, insights, and investing ideas for small-company stocks to help enhance your or your investment club’s portfolio. These five rules of small-cap stock investing, as well as common pitfalls to avoid in pinpointing small company opportunities, will help any investor increase his or her exposure to small-company stocks.
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In total, 150 free sessions, panel presentations and special events will be on offer, plus you’ll be able to roam through the Exhibit Hall, a global market marketplace for investors, featuring top financial products and services companies.
The MoneyShow San Francisco is free and you can register online, but if you can’t catch it live, watch the webcasts either in real-time or archived.
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.