BI-DFW Chapter

September 18, 2009 12:50 ET

DFW Area Chapter of BetterInvesting to Host Annual Investor Fair on September 25th and 26th

'The Time Is Now'

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - September 18, 2009) - The DFW Area Chapter of BetterInvesting (formerly the National Association of Investors Corporation, NAIC) has announced that it will host its annual Investor Fair: Westin Park Central, 12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, TX.

Many individual investors have withdrawn from the stock market during the economic and stock market downturn in late 2008 and 2009. Economists and professional investors feel it is time to come out of hiding and return to the stock market -- but with lessons learned from the recent past.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25th at the Westin with an exhibitor's showcase. A wine and cheese reception starts at 6:15 p.m. and will spotlight Encore Wire of McKinney, TX, one of the metroplex's Top Total Return companies for 2008. Encore, a manufacturer and supplier of both residential and commercial copper electrical wire and cable, achieved this even with construction being down significantly. What do they have that made this happen? Come hear their presentation.

On Saturday, September 26th, the Investor Fair will start at 7:15 a.m. with registration, a continental breakfast and exhibitor's showcase. Gary Ball, a national BetterInvesting presenter, will do a stock study using BetterInvesting methodology at 8:30 a.m. Gary has been featured in Smart Money, Consumers Digest and Fortune magazines.

Mr. Dana Johnson, Chief Economist for Comerica Bank, will be the featured speaker for lunch which begins at 11:45 a.m. Mr. Johnson is frequently quoted in the news and will provide his latest economic outlook.

At 3:30 p.m., a panel discussion will be held featuring two of North Texas' top professional stock pickers, Craig Hodges, President and Portfolio Manager of Hodges Capital Management (HCM), and Rich Erwin, founder of Investor Asset Management (IAM). HCM was rated #1 by Lipper in 2006 and 2007 and IAM has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 for the past ten years. They will share their process and insights.

NYSE listed companies making presentations Saturday are Shell Oil, SAP and TSYS. An Emerging Growth Markets session with be held with speakers from Xtreme Oil & Gas, a Dallas based energy company focused on acquisition and redevelopment of proven producing oil and gas properties, and Ronn Motors located in Horseshoe Bay, TX, a design and manufacturing company focused on leading edge engineering of eco-friendly, finely built premium automobiles and technology. Other companies exhibiting and participating in the Investor Fair are General Mills, General Electric,, Optical Systems, Inc., Brush Engineering, McCormick, Procter & Gamble, National Retail Properties and Dominion Resources.

The two day event is open to the public. Registration is $40.00, $25.00 for students, $25.00 for Friday only, and $35.00 for Saturday only.

BetterInvesting is the brand identity of the National Association of Investors Corporation, a national, nonprofit association with members consisting of investment clubs and individual investors. Founded in 1951 and with headquarters in Madison Heights, Mich., BetterInvesting is considered the pioneer of the modern investment club movement, as well as the voice of the individual investor. BetterInvesting is dedicated to providing a sound program of investment education and information to help its members become successful long-term, lifetime investors. The BetterInvesting community currently consists of nearly 90,000 individual members, and more than 8,000 investment clubs. On average, BetterInvesting members add a collective $130 million of new investment capital to their portfolios each month, and boast combined portfolio assets in excess of $117 billion. For more information about BetterInvesting, visit its website at or call toll free (877) 275-6242. For additional BetterInvesting data and news releases, visit the Newsroom website at

Contact Information

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    Ms. Joél Maxie
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