The American Association of Individual Investors - AAII - provides investment education in investing basics, financial planning, and structuring investment portfolios of mutual funds and/or individual stocks. A not-for-profit organization, AAII arms individual investors with the understanding and tools needed to manage their finances more effectively and profitably.
Ian Abbott, Owner, Abacus Financial Services
Many people lost significant amounts of their retirement nest eggs when the market dropped 40% in 2008. Despite what Chairman Bernanke and other financial "experts" claimed, the problem was neither “contained” nor “unforeseen” and, as in the 1930s, was not due to a single event. Instead, the crisis followed a chain reaction of crashes and mini-crashes that extended for more than a decade.
Are we now standing at a similar precipice, the brink of another collapse? Can you afford to watch the market disintegrate without a plan to protect your assets from such events? Trusting your security to luck or inaccurate forecasts won’t solve the problem. Time to take action!
Attend this meeting and learn:
About Ian Abbott
Ian Abbott owns Abacus Financial Services, an Avon, OH, wealth-building firm concentrating on tax- and investment-management for individuals and small businesses since 1991. The company has achieved superior long-term performance and emphasizes keeping what you earn through proven, active-investment and risk-management methodologies that respond to changing business-cycle conditions.
A member of the AAII Cleveland Chapter since 1987, Ian served as President, 1999-2008, and founded or co-founded two SIGs that employ technical analysis to identify profitable, low-risk methods of managing investments. Before starting Abacus Financial Services, Ian was a broker/financial planner with WS Griffith Securities, Merrill Lynch, and American Express. He also worked with H&R Block and the Collection Division of the Internal Revenue Service. Ian is a Registered Investment Advisor and Registered Tax Return preparer. He graduated magna-cum-laude from Cleveland State University and has completed post-graduate coursework in finance, taxation, and accounting.
REGISTRATION/SOCIAL: 7:00 to 7:30 PM
COST: $10.00 by Saturday, 13 September 2014, or $14.00 at the door, space permitting.
Sorry, no refunds
Mail check, payable to AAII, in advance to:
2000 Ginoria Court
Export, PA 15632
Comfort Inn Conference Center
699 Rodi Road, Churchill 15235
Update/add your email address to the Chapter list
Access archived SIG presentations
The Chapter Picnic was held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Settlers Cabin Park.
There are no investing seminars scheduled at this time.
Like all chapters of the national AAII organization, ours is run by members who volunteer their energy, ideas and time. In return, they gain a unique opportunity to rub shoulders with eperienced investors/leaders and to contribute in educating both other members and themselves. You need no special qualifi cations to make a diff erence here, just a willingness to learn and to collaborate. In particular, we’re currently seeking someone to assist in preparing our meeting announcements. Several members contribute to the process, and the Announcements Coordinator role is straightforward: Transfer information into AAII’s web-based form. Please contact one of our leaders if you’d like to play on our team.
—Roy Taylor, Pittsburgh Chapter Vice President