Advanced Investment Seminar - Chicago, Illinois

Advanced Investment Seminar - Chicago, Illinois

This seminar is aimed at doctors who have some knowledge and background in investments (although we realize there are always less experienced investors in the room who are looking to learn more about investing from someone who is not selling anything).  The goal is to get wealthy by investing our savings in a sensible long-term manner without letting investing take over our lives.

AGD Subject Code: 550 (Practice Management)
Teaching Method: Lecture

This seminar will focus on:

  • The straight forward, three common sense steps that make doctor families wealthy.
  • How to select great companies to invest in for the long-term.
  • How to tell when the great company’s stock price is right to purchase.  Even a great company will not be a good investment if we over pay for it.
  • A simple method for diversifying through mutual funds.
  • Bonds – What makes the most sense in the current market environment.  We’ll consider Treasury bonds, municipal bonds, corporate bonds, inflation protected bonds, laddered portfolios, mutual funds, etc.

Too many doctors experienceinvestment paralysis.  They are so unsure of what to do in these unsettling investment times that they let too much money build up, long term, in money funds and CDs.  This seminar will help you understand that there is always uncertainty in the markets.  It will help you understand how stocks and bonds work.  By using a financial calculator to work examples, it will help you to understand how to analyze the math underlying an investment you are considering.  It will help you to design an investment strategy that you are comfortable with (no one strategy is right for everyone), and that should help break through investment paralysis.

REMEMBER, WE DO NOT SPONSOR OR SELL INVESTMENTS, WE TEACH YOU HOW TO DO IT YOURSELF OR LEARN ENOUGH TO JUDGE WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING FOR (OR TO!) YOU.

 As in the past, we will highlight guest speakers who are experts in their respective fields.  This will be a “working” seminar.  We will present a course workbook for greater audience participation.  Please bring a financial calculator.  As in the past, the recommended pocket calculator is the Hewlett-Packard 12-C financial calculator.  It is a popular calculator and is generally available in most electronic and department stores.  If you cannot bring that one, be sure to bring another financial calculator.

Brandon S Collier
Brandon is an attorney for the dental profession. As President of Collier & Associates, he is a nationally renowned expert in representing doctors in all phases of practice transitions.  He writes the popular Collier & Associates Advantage Newsletter and lectures extensively at his own seminars and on behalf of many professional organizations. Brandon holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, a Juris Doctor Degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and a Masters Degree in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.

Marilyn Cohen
Envision Capital Management, Los Angeles - We are thrilled to have Marilyn Cohen at both Advanced Investment seminars this year.  She is one of the country's top bond managers. She began her financial career as a securities analyst at William O'Neil & Co, moved into bond brokerage at Cantor Fitzgerald, Inc., then founded Envision Capital Management 23 years ago. As Envision's CEO, Ms. Cohen and her company specialize in managing bond portfolios for individuals. During this same 23 years, she has written the bond column appearing in Forbes magazine, which is how we came to know her. Ms. Cohen is the author of four books - most recently; The Little Bond eBooklet: Must-Knows About Your Bond Portfolio. She is a popular guest on CNBC, FOX Business News, PBS and each of the major broadcast networks. Her comments--stated in plain English--guide individuals through the inner workings of the bond market.

Brian Chait
Lynx Capital Group Ltd., Cleveland - Brian has in excess of 30 years of investment experience with many different perspectives from working in the brokerage industry, portfolio manager of hedge funds and with a Multi-Billion-dollar wealth management firm as co-chief investment officer. He has spoken at several prior seminars and been well received.  He will give a comprehensive market overview with opportunities he perceives and areas he thinks one should avoid.  He will also talk on the "Worst Mistakes Investors Make."  As stock markets are governed by fear and greed there are no rules that work consistently.  Investors tend to throw out all logic and let their emotions control their investment decisions rather than sticking to a logical plan and rational decision making.  There are strategies investors can use to mitigate common mistakes that drain long-term portfolio returns.  

Lee Lowell
Smart Option Seller, LLC, Cleveland - Lee Lowell is owner & founder of Smart Option Seller, LLC, a website & newsletter focusing on the strategy of put-option selling.  Lee has been trading stock & commodity options for 27 years, starting out as a pit trader on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) concentrating on the crude oil and natural gas futures & options markets. For the past several years, he has been trading for his own account.  In 2008, Lee launched the successful options-trading newsletter called "The Instant Money Trader" which held a 95% "win rate" between 2008-2016, and currently runs his Smart Option Seller newsletter which held a 100% win rate in 2017 and the same so far in 2018. Lee has spoken at dozens of financial seminars around the country and has helped thousands of investors learn about options trading. His book, "Get Rich With Options" is a favorite with his readers and is usually found within Amazon's Top 25 list for options trading books.  Lee's articles can be found in mainstream alternative investment publications such as "Stocks & Commodities" and "Futures" magazines. 

Set atop Water Tower Place, the luxurious five-star Ritz-Carlton Chicago marks an exclusive retreat high above the Magnificent Mile in Chicago’s Gold Coast. Because the Ritz starts at Floor 15-30 of the Water Tower Place, the rooms are very quiet, and have a great view of the city with their large picture windows. Sumptuous décor of pewter or blue topaz colour schemes are skillfully blended with contemporary and traditional furnishings.

  • Fitness facilities offering weekday fitness classes
  • Spa, Sauna and steam room
  • Connected Concierge
  • Indoor lap pool & whirlpool
  • Down and Hypoallergenic pillows, refrigerated private bar
  • Complimentary basic wireless internet access
We have secured a terrific group rate of $235. You save money when you take advantage of our heavily discounted group rates compared to the rates provided elsewhere.

This rate does not include taxes and fees.

We can guarantee this rate only if you register before November 5, 2018, as rooms are often sold out before this date.

ABOUT THE AREA

Chicago offers an incredible array of activities and attractions, including:

  • Shopping and dining on North Michigan Avenue: Otherwise known as the “Magnificent Mile”
  • Chicago Museum of Art: 300,000 works of arts—ranging from ancient art through to work being created by today’s artists.
  • Science and Industry Museum: 400,000 sq. ft. of award-winning exhibits and experiences.
  • Shedd Aquarium: Featuring more than 8,000 aquatic animals.
  • Adler Planetarium: Dedicated to the study of astronomy.
  • Field Natural History Museum: Inspires curiosity about life on Earth while exploring how the world came to be.

Please arrive at the meeting room of The Ritz Carlton between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018, to sign in and receive course materials. Lectures will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (December 7-8, 2018) with question and answer periods before and after the meeting. Outlines will be used as a guide to the course.

It would be useful to have a list of specific questions ready, but we will cover the most commonly asked ones in detail during the seminar as well. All course material will be provided while checking-in on the first day. For complete candidness, tape recorders will not be allowed at the program.

Registration TypeSingleCouple
Early Bird$1200$1395
Regular$1250$1445
At The Door$1300$1495
  • Early Bird pricing is valid only until 60 days prior to the event. To receive Early Bird pricing, use promotion code EarlyBird50 at checkout.
  • Regular pricing is valid if registering within 60 days of the event.
  • At the Door pricing is applicable if registering on the day of the event.
  • Attendance at the programs is limited to doctors, spouses, and key office staff members, except by special permission.
CANCELLATION

We understand that emergencies arise. If you can’t make it to a seminar, please provide instructions in writing at least 30 days before the scheduled event date. The full registration fee (minus a $50.00 processing fee) will be refunded if we are notified of cancellation 30 days prior to the scheduled event date. No refunds are possible after this timeframe.  However credit will be given towards a future seminar.

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