Houston Investors Association April Meeting Agenda
HIA's April 12, 2008 Agenda
-- 08:30 AM --
Stock Market SIG: Al Robison will lead a discussion of the current state of the market, which is starting to look a lot better than it did at the time of our last meeting. Please bring your best ideas to share with the group.
Derivatives / Advanced Options SIG: James McWilliams will discuss "New Items in the Thinkorswim Trading Platform."
Trading 101 SIG: John Godell & Ron Stockstill request you compile monthly worksheets using Bill Williams Chaos Attractors and have your sheets completed. We will discuss your summary observations on the ETF S&P.
We will again look at the detail of Trade #1.
-- 09:30 AM --
Special Situation SIG: Gregor Riesser will discuss examining Special Situations in Stocks, Closed End Funds and Mergers. As always, audience participation and suggestions are strongly encouraged.
Getting Started SIG: Leigh Anderson's SIG will not be held this month.
Fixed Income SIG: John Bott, CFA, Partner, Tri-Star Financial topic will be "It's the economy, stooped!"
-- 10:45 AM --
Tom Bulkowski, the author of definitive books on chart patterns, including the Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns has generously donated his newest book on candlestick patterns to HIA for a door prize raffle. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5.00/ticket. Joe Landry and Cleve Fontenot have had an opportunity to review it and it's an excellent book laying out backtested results of the most profitable chart patterns. The street price of the book is $150 and is described below. The drawing will be held on Sat. April 12th at the general meeting. See Tom's site Bulkowski's Watch List
-- 11:00 AM --
Main Meeting: Guest speaker will be Byron Haven whose topic is " M is for Market."
Mr. Haven personally finds the Market to be the most ambiguous component of CANSLIM. However, because it is such a critical element of the method, it is essential to determine what phase the market is in before one invests. William O'Neil explains that during market tops, volume and price patterns of the major indices (such as the Dow Jones) demonstrate distribution, and during market bottoms, accumulation. Still, most of the time the market is neither bottoming nor toppingit is trending. One should attempt to be fully invested during an up-trend, and remain in cash or go short in a down-trend.
Byron Haven has been registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a Registered Representative since 1986 and as a Registered Principal since 1993. He has a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College and spent twelve years with Chevron as a Chemist and Systems Analyst. He worked as a part-time stockbroker for six years before retiring from Chevron and founding Fortune Quest Financial in 1992. In 2001 Fortune Quest Financial merged with Rhino Asset Management to form Hg Capital Advisors, LLC to focus on proprietary investment programs.
-- 12:15 PM --
Technical Analysis SIG: Ralph Brunet topic to be announced.
-- 1:45 PM --
Internet SIG: Ralph Brunet topic to be announced.