MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Individual investors will learn how to make sense of Wall Street and build successful portfolios at the BetterInvesting National Convention, Sept. 13-16 at the Marriott Houston Westchase in Houston.
The BetterInvesting National Convention focuses on empowering Main Street investors to follow commonsense long-term strategies by drawing on more than 60 years of education. "The volunteers who organize the convention and teach the sessions are dedicated to the idea that anyone can learn to be a successful investor," says Joe Parks, the convention's chairman. "With the future of Social Security in doubt and company pension plans disappearing, individuals need to take more control over their financial future. Educational events such as this are an important step toward that goal."
The convention offers 72 sessions on selecting stocks and mutual funds, planning for retirement, managing a portfolio and more. Investors of all experience levels can find sessions to meet their interests, from the basics of investing in stocks to discussions of bonds, exchange-traded funds and options.
On Saturday, Sept. 15, the public is invited to attend a free day of investment education that includes corporate presentations from PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, CVS Caremark, BBVA and other prominent companies that want to reach individual investors along with a Corporate Expo. Keynote speaker Mike Tian, senior equity analyst and equities strategist for the Morningstar Opportunistic Investor newsletter, will detail how to identify investment-worthy growing companies. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission will be there to discuss Wall Street reform, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) will lead a session on recognizing and avoiding fraud.
The convention is the premiere education event of BetterInvesting, a nonprofit investment education association. The association's BetterInvesting Volunteer Advisory Board, comprising volunteers who are passionate about the association's mission, conducts the annual event. For more information about the convention, go to: www.betterinvesting.org/biconvention
BetterInvesting is a national nonprofit organization that has been empowering individual investors since 1951. Founded in Detroit, the association (formerly known as National Association of Investors Corporation) was borne out of the conviction that anyone can become a successful long-term investor by following commonsense investing practices. BetterInvesting has helped more than 5 million people become better, more informed investors by providing webinars, in-person events, easy-to-use online tools for analyzing stocks and mutual funds, a monthly magazine and a community of volunteers and like-minded investors. For more information about BetterInvesting, visit its website at www.betterinvesting.org or call toll free (877) 275-6242. For additional BetterInvesting data and news releases, visit the Media Center at www.betterinvesting.org/mediacenter.