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Welcome to the Puget Sound Chapter of the
American Association of Individual Investors

We are a grassroots, nonprofit organization with a mission to provide honest, unbiased investment information to individual investors in the Puget Sound area.

We are managed by a board of directors that is entirely made up of volunteers. We sponsor an educational seminar in every odd-numbered month. Members, their guests and non-members attend our seminars.

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Our next seminar:

How to Make Your Portfolio Muscular

Brian Livingston
May 12, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Brian Livingston
Brian Livingston

For decades, the financial services industry has sold risky investments, claiming that greater risk was the only path to greater gains. But high-risk strategies are vulnerable to huge losses that can devastate your portfolio. The key to wealth is to keep your losses small during bear markets. This gives you outperformance of the S&P 500 over complete bear-bull market cycles.

Brian Livingston’s new book Muscular Portfolios reveals the latest scientific evidence behind what experts call the Index Investing Revolution. The Muscular Portfolios in the book proved their worth by declining very little during the “coronavirus crash” of 2020. His website, MuscularPortfolios.com, is the first to simply give away Wall Street’s secret buy-and-sell signals. The site is absolutely free — there are no financial products to buy and no “secret formulas” to pay for. Important: Prior to the seminar, visit bri.li/money for advance information.


Brian Livingston is a successful dot-com entrepreneur, a contributor to MarketWatch.com and StockCharts.com, and the author of Muscular Portfolios (BenBella Books). Based in New York City from 1984 through 1991, he was the assistant information technology manager of UBS Securities, a computer consultant for Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. (now JPMorgan Chase), and technology adviser to the investment bank Lazard Ltd. As a computer expert, he published more than 1,000 articles from 1991 through 2010 in such publications as PC World, CNET, InfoWorld, PC Mag, and eWeek. He authored or co-authored 11 books in the Windows Secrets series (John Wiley & Sons), which sold more than 2.5 million copies in 30 languages worldwide. In 2003, he founded the Windows Secrets Newsletter, which grew from zero to 400,000 subscribers before he sold the business in 2010. His current publication is the monthly Muscular Portfolios Newsletter.

Attend this seminar to learn:

  • How to get market-like returns with no fear of crashes
  • The most profitable way to use the newest low-cost index funds
  • How 21st-century science demonstrates greater gains with lower risk

Meeting Location:

AAII Puget Sound YouTube Video Channel
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Please preregister 48 hours before the event to give us an estimated headcount.

If you would rather not pay with a credit card, you can register by mail.

Free parking in event center parking lot.

  9:30 a.m. — Registration
  9:45 a.m. — Presentation begins
12:45 p.m. — Adjournment

Open to the public. AAII membership is not required to attend.

Each One, Bring One

AAII members who preregister are entitled to bring a guest — at no charge to you or your friend — who has never attended an AAII seminar before. Your guest will not be asked for a contribution of any kind.

When you preregister, you don’t need to know the name of your friend or even whether you’ll invite one at all. But if you do, just have your guest show up and mention your name. It’s that easy!


Please send a contribution of ANY AMOUNT of your choice for each person who will attend. The more you contribute, the better speakers we can bring you. Contact us at least 24 hours prior to the seminar for a full refund.

At the Door: 

Space permitting, maximum 200.  We accept a contribution of any amount at the door for each person who attends.


The opinions of speakers are their own and not necessarily those of AAII. It is not the policy of AAII or its local chapters, officers, or directors to promote any specific investments or techniques of analysis. Presentations are provided solely for informational purposes and should not be construed as solicitations. There are no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, or suitability of meeting information. Investment information presented may not be appropriate for all investors and should be independently verified.

Special Interest Groups:

AAII Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are small gatherings sponsored by Local Chapters where members meet for general discussion or to explore a specific investment topic of interest to the group. 

Eastside SIG

Chair: Jim Shaw

This discussion group meets in Bellevue or Mercer Island at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month (except in July and August). To receive a notice prior to each meeting, send a blank email to AAIIEastsideSIG-subscribe@YahooGroups.com


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