Current State of the Market

Professional & Technical Consultants Association - PATCA
Professional & Technical Consultants Association - PATCA
Public group
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"The Current State of the Stock and Bond Markets ... really doesn't matter"

Are you worried about the recent inversion in the bond yield curve, or the volatility of the stock and bond markets due to Presidential tweets or the Trade Wars? Most Self-Employed persons play close attention to their investment accounts in preparation for retirement, or to maintain their accounts in retirement.

Fred Smith has been giving talks to individual investors for many years now via the AAII (American Association of Individual Investors) local Silicon Valley Chapter. His presentation will focus on the best strategies to minimize risk in investment in the market while giving a reasonable return and requiring only a small amount of time to implement.

Bring your questions to learn more about why to implement such a strategy for yourself and be introduced to how to do it.

Cost: $15 Online Signup, $20 at the door. SPACE IS LIMITED SO ACT NOW!


6 PM to 6:30 PM - Informal Networking

6:30 PM - Formal Networking

6:45 PM - Presentation and Q&A

8:30 PM - End of Meeting

A light dinner that includes a Sandwich, Cookie and Soda will be served during the networking time before the talk.

Our presenter, Fred Smith, retired in 2006 from a career in the semiconductor industry to run his financial planning practice in Los Gatos for ten years. He is a long-term board member of the local chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors. Currently, he leads a monthly discussion group on a broad range of financial topics for the AAII (see local website below). In his spare time, Fred enjoys hiking, photography, and travel to exotic places.

The American Association of Individual Investors is a national organization with the mission to provide unbiased education to individual investors. There are approximately 50 local chapters throughout the United States. For information on events and resources please visit for the national website, and for the local chapter.