November 24, 2014
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On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals welcomed 32 new CFA charter holders at our annual Conferment Dinner. For more photos from the event, click here
UPCOMING EVENT: Michael Gayed & Generating Alpha

Winner of the 2014 Charles H. Dow Award, which recognizes outstanding research in technical analysis, Michael A. Gayed will speak on Generating Alpha: Predicting volatility and corrections on Dec. 10 at 103 West. 

With Pension Partners LLC colleague Charlie Bilello, Gayed co-authored two award-winning papers in 2014 that challenge the efficient market hypothesis by revealing market anomalies that have persisted over time. In separate papers, he and Bilello focus on the utilities sector and Treasury bonds, providing a systematic way to outperform the market on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis.


Gayed, CFA, is the Chief Investment Strategist with Pension Partners. For more information or to register, please visit our web site.

ANNUAL FORECASTING EVENT: Jan. 21 at the Georgia Aquarium

The 11th annual Forecasting Event is scheduled for Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015 at the Georgia Aquarium. 

Your Atlanta society has put together a world-class panel to give their investment insights for the New Year including PIMCO’s Anthony Crescenzi; Royal Bank of Canada’s Jonathan Golub; and Barron’s Steven Sears. 

Crescenzi has written extensively on fixed income and is the author of “Beyond the Keynesian Endpoint: Crushed by Credit and Deceived by Debt — How to Revive the Global Economy.” Sears authored a market guide with extensive insights, “The Indomitable Investor: Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails.” Golub brings extensive experience guiding his firms’ market strategies.

Please contact Executive Director, Cathy Ford if you are interested in becoming a sponsor. You may contact her at 678-324-8474 or via email at For more information, click here.

TIDBITS: Thanksgiving Firsts

Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals would like to wish you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving. For your enjoyment we have compiled some interesting facts about the holiday.


    •    The date of what is typically recognized as the first Thanksgiving is not precisely known though it occurred between September 21 and November 9, 1621, when the Plymouth Pilgrims dined with the Wampanoag Indians. (Source:

    •    President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving in 1863. Congress waited until 1941 to make Thanksgiving Day an official national holiday. (Source:

    •    The author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," Sarah Josepha Hale, was key in gettingThanksgiving officially recognized as a national holiday. (Source:

    •    The first time the Detroit Lions played football on Thanksgiving Day was in 1934, when they hosted the Chicago Bears at the University of Detroit stadium, in front of 26,000 fans. Since that time, they have played a game every Thanksgiving (except between 1939 and 1944). (Source:

Happy Thanksgiving! 

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