What we're about

We are the Silicon Valley Chapter for the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) (http://www.aaii.com) and our mission is to educate and empower individual investors in their quest for achieving financial independence. To that end, we strive to bring compelling and accomplished speakers to present timely, relevant and actionable information on personal financial planning, wealth building, and investing.

Want to easily get started? Join this Meetup group and you will be notified of future meetings and events. Beginners and advanced investors are welcomed!

* See our website at http://www.siliconvalleyaaii.org

The AAII Silicon Valley Chapter holds several monthly events:

* Main Events features renowned speakers on a variety of topics! A nominal fee of $10 to attend covers the overhead of speaker costs, facility rental and event expenses.

* Free to attend: Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetups meet monthly on four topics: 1. Financial Planning SIG; 2. Investment Discussion SIG; 3. Computerized Investing SIG; and 4. FinTech SIG.

We are not here to sell anything - only to create an open and friendly environment for like-minded people to learn, share and explore investing. We are an all-volunteer organization and are always seeking additional members who can help with various planning and administrative issues.

We protect your privacy and work to prevent any spam from being posted to our website or to your email account.

Please join us!


Feel free to contact us at mailto:aaiichapter_siliconvalley@yahoo.com with any questions, comments or feedback. This is YOUR organization!

You can visit us at our Silicon Valley Chapter website (http://www.siliconvalleyaaii.org/). and at our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/sv.aaii/).

The American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) (http://www.aaii.com) is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1978 for the purpose of assisting individuals in becoming effective managers of their own assets through programs of education, information and research. National membership is $29 per year, but you do NOT need to be a member to attend our local Silicon Valley Chapter meetings and events.

Now for the legal stuff.... (sorry, it's required)

The AAII Silicon Valley Chapter and its directors offer their social media and website pages for educational purposes only. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of AAII or the AAII Silicon Valley Chapter, whose only intent is to provide a background for understanding investment, personal finance and wealth management theory and practice. Nothing on these sites should be considered solicitations or offers to buy or sell any financial instrument or specific trading advice for individuals. The appearance of information or links to other sites does not constitute endorsement by AAII, the AAII Silicon Valley Chapter or their directors. Investing and trading carry risk and may not be suitable for everyone; we recommend augmenting the information here with advice from a financial professional. Any investment information is provided without consideration of your financial sophistication, financial situation, investing time horizon, or risk tolerance. The AAII Silicon Valley Chapter and its directors make no representations of accuracy and assume no responsibility

Upcoming events (2)

January 2022 Investment Discussion Group Meeting

Online event

This is a FREE Event! Attend remotely on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632867962
AAII Silicon Valley Investment Discussion Group!
Lets explore and discuss dozens of investment ideas in a relaxed, small group setting with savvy investors!
* No December MEETING! What's next for COVID
* What’s happening in the correcting markets? Buying Opportunity?
* Value versus growth stocks?
* How will the SP500 perform in 2022?
* What will interest rates do in 2022?
* Individual investor sentiment? Current investment risks?
* What is the best dividend-paying stock, and why?
* What stock did you buy recently and what stock did you sell? Why?
* Inflation? Crypto currency? And much more...
Questions? Feel free to reply on Meetup or email AAII-SV at: [masked]
Please check out:
AAII-Silicon Valley website: http://www.siliconvalleyaaii.org/ and
AAII Silicon Valley Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sv.aaii/
AAII Silicon Valley YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/channel/UC4GepcU8lzx8rZMaWNBeJtA
AAII National: http://www.aaii.com/

February Main Event: (1) Preferred Stocks (2) Dividend Investing

Join us in February for two topics:
(1) Preferred Stocks: A Relatively Low-Risk Way to Earn 4%-7% Annually
(2) Dividend Investing: A Personal Journey

Be sure to register here to receive the Zoom link by email and to get a link to the recording after the meeting:


TOPIC 1: Preferred Stocks: A Relatively Low-Risk Way to Earn 4%-7% Annually
Harry Domash, publisher of DividendDetective.com and WinningInvesting.com

Harry Domash, known for his lively and highly interactive presentations, will tell you what you need to know to profitably invest in preferreds stocks and their cousins, "Baby Bonds." You will learn the advantages and risks of owning preferred stocks, how to identify the safest preferred stock plays, when to buy, and equally important, when to sell to maximize your total returns.

Harry Domash publishes DividendDetective.com, a website specializing in high dividend investing, and WinningInvesting.com, a free site featuring how-to investing tutorials and other resources focused on helping you be a better investor . A seasoned analyst, Domash's investing tutorials have appeared in newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle and on investing websites such as Seeking Alpha and MSN Money. His bestselling stock analysis book “Fire Your Stock Analyst, Analyzing Stocks on Your Own,” has been translated into Chinese and Japanese.

TOPIC 2: Dividend Investing: A Personal Journey
Andy Prophet, Long-Time AAII Member & Income SIG Leader of AAII Portland Chapter

Join us in a sharp departure from traditional investing to learn about investing for a steady income stream. Andy will walk through common tools and techniques to build and manage a portfolio. Since most AAII members are self-directed investors near or in retirement, learning how to set up a portfolio, minimize risk and grow income can be critical to a comfortable retirement. This presentation is a personal journey in managing a dividend Income portfolio and exploring guidelines for managing risk.

Andy Prophet is a long-time student of investing, a retiree and a member of AAII for over 30 years. Before retiring and moving to Portland, he was a member of our chapter board and presented and organized income investing programs for our chapter. He has been on a 18-year journey to build a steady growing stream of dividend stocks. To help, he draws on his management experience in business and engineering to construct a plan. By sharing this personal endeavor, he hopes to educate our membership on how he uses dividends for retirement income. Prophet spent 45 years in the high-tech industry, first as a design engineer and later as a senior manager. His final position was as the executive director of a trade association. He holds an MBA and advanced degrees in electrical engineering.

About This Meeting

Silicon Valley AAII will offer this Webinar for free, and encourage members who can to donate $5 or $10 to attend our main events. Funds from our main events help cover costs for our hosting services and other chapter activities including free meetups.

Be sure to register on Eventbrite here to receive email notices with the Zoom meeting link, as well as the link to the recording after the event.


While we will post the Zoom link on Meetup, we currently only email the recording link to registrants on Eventbrite, just so we don't spam the entire list here. Thanks!

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January Agenda: Retirement Part 1

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