While it will be a while until we touch on value investing in one of our sessions, I have posted
the notes (see: "MORE"--> "FILES" on our Meetup site) of the
Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger
in Omaha this past weekend, since it is timely. For those of you not
familiar, Berkshire's annual meeting has been called "Woodstock for
Capitalists", as thousands gather in Omaha to sit an listen to Warren
and Charlie answer questions for 6 or more hours (the actual annual
meeting part takes all of 5 minutes, before breaking into Q&A). It
is very insightful and very entertaining - if you haven't attended, you
may want to consider for next year. Video and audio recording are
prohibited, so the notes I posted were hand transcribed in real-time by
Eric Gordon and passed along to me with permission to re-distribute by
AAII is hosting their bi-annual AAII Investment Conferrence at the Orlando Loews Royal Pacific Resort from Friday 11/15 to Sunday 11/1. Early-bird registration rate of $295 ends on May 12 at midnight
($245 for spouse). After that, the price increases by $50. The events
hosts 25 seminars and 30 workshops. These are educational in nature and a
great way to learn, relax and meet other like-minded investors. Bring
the family and make an extended weekend out of it. See the lineup of
speakers and register at http://www.aaii.com/conference/speakers?a=ic0508.
For those of you interested in the CANSLIM Methodology (from William O'Neil of Investors Business Daily), there is a special IBD/CANSLIM meeting with Amy Smith in downtown Atlanta next Monday, May 13 at 7pm
. The event is free and you can bring along a guest - RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/amyibd/
for details. And of course, there is a local meetup dedicated just to CANSLIM, run by Emilu Bailes - next CANSLIM meeting is May 22 www.meetup.com/canslim
, and you can attend in-person ($5) or via webinar ($10) on your computer.
For those of you interested in the VectorVest stock methodology and software tools, the local Atlanta VectorVest Users Group Meeting is this coming Saturday, May 11, 10am-1pm at the Hembree Recreational Center (850 Hembree Road, Roswell, GA 30076). Cost is $5 and includes coffee and a donut.
And for those are who are interested in options, the Options Industry Council (OIC) is hosting two events - and intermediate options strategies session on Tuesday May 14 and an advanced options strategies session on Wedndesay May 15, both held at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. Both events are free but require registration via the following links: