May 2016 Chapter Meeting

It’s What You Learn After You Know It All That Counts


Paul Townsend, Associate VP and Investment Officer,
Wells Fargo Advisors

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:00AM

After 17 years as a stockbroker, Paul Townsend thought he had it all figured out, but in 2011 he had an epiphany. Using just a few simple yet powerful stock trading disciplines, he was able to improve his total return. In this presentation, Townsend will open up his toolbox and playbook and teach us about some valuable trading ideas such as the pocket pivot, buyable gap-up and the seven-week hold rule. He also advises stocks offer long-term growth potential, but may fluctuate more and provide less current income than other investments. An investment in the stock market should be made with an understanding of the risks associated with common stocks, including market fluctuations.

Attend This Meeting and Learn

  • How to spot high-probability buy signals with stocks.
  • About relative strength: identifying potential leaders and avoiding potential laggards.
  • When to take profits, and how to help minimize losses.

About our Speaker

Paul Townsend is an associate vice president and investment officer with Wells Fargo Advisors LLC in the East Lansing, Michigan, branch office.  A native of Southern California, he has a background as a high school math teacher and has been a stockbroker since 1994.  Townsend is a frequent and popular speaker, having presented at over 20 AAII chapters around the country since 2002.  He coached a team of high school students to a first-place finish in the Wachovia Securities “National Stock Market Game” in 2005.

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