SV-AAII: 1. Where Do We Go From Here; 2. Market Update From SFO Federal Reserve, Shoup Park Garden House, Saturday, 12. January 2019

1. Where Do We Go From Here?
Al Zmyslowski and Bill Jump will be joined by members of the Silicon Valley board and present the key takeaways from the recent 2018 AAII Investor Conference and provide a market review as we enter 2019. Their presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Highlights from the 2018 AAII Investor Conference

An update on the markets looking into 2019

With a panel discussion: quiz your board members

Our speaker....

Al Zmyslowski,  Computerized Investing Chair, AAII Silicon Valley Chapter
 Al Zmyslowski is an individual investor, a long-time member of AAII and leader of the Silicon Valley chapter’s Computerized Investing is particularly interested in using computerized investing systems that result in good performance, infrequent trading and a low expenditure of time.

2. Market Update and San Francisco Federal Reserve
Liz Laderman’s presentation will focus on explaining the “dual mandate” goals of maximum employment and stable prices that Congress has given the Federal Reserve for monetary policy and reporting on where the U.S. economy is with respect to those goals and where it’s headed. She’ll look at the overall growth of the U.S. economy and the implications of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s forecasted growth rate for unemployment and inflation. She’ll also discuss what factors are influencing the economy and the San Francisco Fed’s forecast and compare baseline growth today with growth rates seen in the past.

What the Fed’s dual mandate for monetary policy really means

How the U.S. economy is doing with respect to the dual mandate goals, and where it is headed

What factors underlie the San Francisco Fed’s forecasts for U.S. growth, unemployment and inflation

Our speaker....

Liz Laderman,  Senior Outreach Economist, Economic Education and Outreach Department, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
 Liz Laderman is a senior outreach economist in the Economic Education and Outreach Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She speaks to outreach audiences on current economic conditions, the economic outlook and monetary policy.
Laderman also does research on household finance, small and new business finance and small and new business formation and employment. She has published over 50 research papers and articles.
Laderman has a B.A. in mathematics from Grinnell College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.


If you haven't been to the Garden House here is a photo of the interior...

You can take an interactive tour of the interior of the facility here.
You can take an interactive tour of the exterior here

Getting to the Garden House at Shoup Park

Below are a few maps with links to the Google maps -- starting with getting there from South San Jose...

Getting there from the east bay...

And from San Mateo...

And a close up once you get into the area...

and the layout of theinterior, parking and such...

We're webcasting this session live....

This season the chapter will be webcasting as many of our events "live" from our Shoup Park Garden House location  as circumstances allow.  We strongly encourage you to attend our events in-person if you're in the area and your schedule permits.  (We love seeing and interacting with our members.)  However, if you're out of area or your Saturday schedule can't afford the extra commute time, feel free to attend via webcast.
All participants will get the option to attend in person or remotely via the webcast -- the choice is yours!  

If you're participating live at our Shoup Park Garden House location our speaker will be presenting live just as in the past.  

If you're participating via webcast, you'll be able to interact with the speaker, ask questions, etc. via the webcast chat window.  (Board members will ask your questions on your behalf.)

With the speaker's permission, we'll have copies of the speaker's slides available for download at our website before the event begins

After the event all participants -- live at Shoup Park or remote via webcast -- will get access to recording of a session.

We're working hard to allow our members the choice to particpate live  or  via  webcast based on their needs.  We hope this makes our events both more enjoyable and accessible to you.

-- The AAII-SV Chapter Board

OK, so how does this webcast thing work???

It's pretty simple, really...

You buy your ticket, you get an email confirming your purchase, and we log your email address.

On the Thursday before the event we send you an email with the link to the event and directions on how to log on to Zoom (our webcast tool).  We'll repeat this email on Friday.

The morning of the event we'll send you the password to enter the event (you can enter starting at 8:30)

When you enter the webcast you'll see some of our slides on the screen.   (BTW, we'll mute your audio and disable your camera so there aren't any distracting pictures, videos or sounds.)

You can ask questions at any time via your chat window.  (You must use the Zoom applicaiton to use the chat window.)   Your hard-working Board members will capture your questions and ask our speaker your questions.

That's it!!

For those eager-beavers who just have to study ahead and find out more....

We'll be using Zoom as our webcast tool -- go ahead and check out their page

Here's how you can get started on a PC or a Mac

Go ahead and try out a test meeting ahead of time

Let us know if you have any questions!

More Information on the event...

If you haven't visited us in a while, You'll notice that we've lowered our pricing so early registration is $20 and late registration is $25

Students under 25 (with ID) enter Free. (No registration required, show ID at Registration Desk)

No refreshments (e.g., coffee) are provided -- plan accordingly.

To have a bit of fun, we raffle off investment books, event tickets and other items 

If you are a  4Ever ticket holder or hold a Guest Pass we ask you to register by mailing your 4Ever ticket or Guest Pass in with the registration form.  If you don't pre-register you can still bring your 4Ever ticket or event pass to the registration table -- but you're subject to space availability restrictions.

Our concierge table provides you with speaker and AAII-SV handouts, AAII information, a book swap area (bring a book, take a book), hand outs from past speakers, and other "good stuff".    Better yet, there is always a Board member or two present where you can ask questions, provide event feedback, make suggestions, etc.

8:30 AM   -  Registration (The webcast will be up at this time)
8:45 AM   -  Meet the Board Session
8:55 AM   -  Chapter Announcements, Speaker Introduction
9:00 AM   -  Presentation - 1
~10:15 AM -  Break
10:30  AM - Presentation - 2
11:30 AM  - Q & A

Saturday, 12. January 2019, Shoup Park Garden House, SV-AAII: 1. Where Do We Go From Here; 2. Market Update From SFO Federal Reserve

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