The joint Puget Sound IBD Meetups meeting with Ted LaPlatt from IBD as the speaker was a great success. We had about 40 people attend. Ted spoke on technical chart patterns, CANSLIM and portfolio management with a special bonus topic on selling stocks short. He answered a lot of questions from the audience which stayed with him even though the evening wore on. Session 3 of the IBD Outreach program is on April 7th. The details are on the calendar. Please RSVP right away.
The next regular monthly meeting is March 19th at the Newport Way Library. It is also on the calendar so get that RSVP in too. I plan to cover a case study of my own analysis and shorting of Apple computer in March and perhaps a couple more along with a few of the stocks on my watch list which look good for purchase if the market rallys. I also have a 11 minute video that does a good job of a simplifying the explanation of the origins of the financial crisis. I also can review an article on how to get CANSLIM research out of other online resources. These are both back up topics if we have any time left after your questions and stocks to analyze.
I have scheduled the May meeting on the 15th at the Newport Way library and have the notice on the calendar soon.
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Steve Swadley Organizer [masked] [address removed]
Individual Investors meeting monthly to discuss the stock market & investing in growth stocks.We are trying to become more sophisticated investors and put more eyes on the market. We share ideas on which stocks are ready to move in price and review the results of our previous picks. The meeting is focused on education and skill building in fundamental and technical analysis of stocks meeting the primary characteristics of the Greatest Winning Stocks of All Time as described in William O'Neils book-How To make Money In Stocks
As long as the discussion remains within the framework and context of the Investors Business daily(IBD) Canslim research methodology, the agenda is flexible to topics of interest to those who attend the monthly meeting.
The meeting is usually scheduled to start at 6:30 pm but we usually have the doors open by 5:00pm. You are welcome to come early to socialize or network with others in the group.
The meeting usually begins with introductions and a listing of questions or topics members of the group want covered at the meeting. I will present a stock market review and overview of the progress of the big liquid leader growth stocks. You are invited to share your CANSLIM stock picks or ideas from your holdings or watch list for analysis at the meeting as well. We usually have a special presentation on some basic and advanced IBD portfolio management techniques. I always try to leave you with one or more stocks that I think may turn out to be a good investment in the next few days.
Some of you will want to participate in the discussion, and we encourage it ,but you may also just listen. I f you would like to send me questions or topics you wish covered at the meeting in advance please send them to me by e-mail.
Anyone interested in sharpening their investing knowledge and skill should attend. Newcomers are always welcome. I suggest you look at some of the basic educational materials free at www.investors.com or jump into William O'Neils books ,How to Make Money In Stocks and the The Successful Investor, in order to avoid being lost at the beginning of the meeting. As time goes on,you will learn advanced stock picking,trading and portfolio management techniques. You will also meet others who are trying to be their own portfolio manager or independent trader.
You are encouraged to e-mail or call the organizer with your suggestions for the agenda, meetings or group activities.