Each year for 62 years, BetterInvesting has pulled together at its national convention people who want to learn how to make their cash cook in the stock market. This year’s bash is in Pittsburgh, from Sept. 19-22, at the riverfront Sheraton Station Square Hotel, where you can learn how to make your portfolio more appetizing than ever.
And luckily Pittsburgh isn’t just conveniently located for a big chunk of the U.S. population. The city’s also the birthplace of some integral American cuisine, including Heinz Tomato Ketchup — that bottleful of the 57 varieties, which residents might dump liberally on a 1967 local invention, the Big Mac.
But more later on Pittsburghers — and their food.
It’s not too late to sign up for the full convention, which features class tracks catering to anyone from the beginning investor to the folks who really know their way around BetterInvesting’s fabled Stock Selection Guide.
Or, if you’re within driving distance and just want to attend the free public classes on Saturday, jump on the bandwagon — or should we say food truck — here.
Now, before we give you the skinny on the Saturday free session, we’re going to serve one more amazing food fact: The banana split was invented in LaTrobe, Pa., not far from Pittsburgh in 1904.
Minus the cherry on top, BINC’s Saturday free session includes:
- Morning Feature Presentation: “Natural Gas: An Energy Game Changer” Ron Muhlenkamp, founder and president of Muhlenkamp & Company, Inc., will explain what’s taking place with natural gas from the viewpoint of a landowner, consumer, environmentalist, and investment manager.
- Corporate presentations and an opportunity to talk with corporate representatives at their booths.
After lunch on your own, the learning continues with:
- Empowering Individual Investors: Discussing the rationale for Long-Term Investing in Growth Equities
- Smart Investors are Better Investors: Explore Online Resources to Inform Your Investing Research
- Maximizing the Value of the Corporate Investor Relations Function
- Stock Ideas: The Investor Advisory Service
- Principles of Better Investing in the Stock Market
- Raise Your Financial IQ
- Afternoon Feature Presentation: “The Evolving Role of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission” Elisse Walter, commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will discuss the mission of the SEC, smarter regulation for stronger capital markets, and the importance of retail investors to a healthy and well-functioning economy.
Now, all that education may mean you’ve worked up an appetite so if you want to munch on a Pittsburgh treat, an appropriate choice is a Clark bar (1886). Or find a Primanti Bros., legendary local eateries because all sandwiches have been topped with tomatoes, cole claw and french fries since the 1930s.
And now we conclude with a recipe, for an authentic Pittsburgh salad. Take a salad. Dump those french fries on top. We are not making this up!
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.