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February 22, 2013 -

In This Issue:


Tracking the Small-Cap Stock Surge
From the SmallCap Informer

2012 turned out to be a great year for small-cap stock investors.

In December, the Russell 2000 Small-cap Stock index turned a jaw-dropping 3.56%, giving small-cap stocks a 16.35% return for the entire year of 2012. In contrast, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained just 0.71% in December 2012, but was still able to end the year up 13.41%. While that's an exceptional year for the overall market, small-cap stocks provided an even better rate of return in 2012, emphasizing once again that stock investors should probably actively consider smaller company stocks for their portfolios if they truly wish to maximize the returns they are likely to earn. Read more …

One Year Later: Medidata Solutions

A year ago in the February 2012 issue of the Investor Advisory Service we recommended Medidata Solutions (Ticker: MDSO), a maker of software that helps pharmaceutical companies design and operate drug trials. This small company had revenues in 2011 of $184 million. How have the company and its stock performed in the year since it was presented to IAS subscribers?
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The Power of Due Diligence
By Doug Gerlach, President, IClubCentral Inc.

Successful small-cap stock investors should be adept at performing "due diligence" to learn as much as possible about prospective companies before investing. Fortunately, the process of performing your own due diligence is relatively simple and the information you need is readily available. By following these basic steps for due diligence, investors can add a key discipline for building a long-term-oriented portfolio. Read more …

Free Webinar: Basics of Technical Price Charting Using

To help investors refine their stock analysis, recently added new features to its suite of tools. These new features incorporate technical charting tools that include historical stock price charts in several formats along with several of the most popular indicators that can now be overlaid on any StockCentral chart.

Join us for a special free webinar on Feb. 26 where nationally recognized investment educator Saul Seinberg will provide an overview of the price chart application and practical tips for fundamental investors who wish to expand their investing toolbox with the use of technical price charts.

Saul is a former director and vice president of the Rocky Mountain BetterInvesting Chapter. He currently teaches for InvestEd and by invitation at Chapter events. With degrees in electrical engineering and law, Saul spent most of his career as a corporate attorney working for high-tech companies. He is currently an adjunct professor at Albany Law School in NY.

The webinar takes place Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST. Space is limited, so reserve your seat at this free webinar today!

February 22, 2013


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Webinars led by Doug Gerlach:

First Tuesday of each Month: Toolkit 6 User Group

Second Monday of each Month: Lunchtime Learning

Third Tuesday of each Month:
New Investment Club Orientation

Doug Gerlach will also be speaking at the following events:

March 1 - 2, 2013 -Chicago BetterInvesting Investor Expo

Mar. 23, 2013: Southeast Florida BI EduFair

Apr. 20, 2013: Kansas City BetterInvesting Investor Workshop

May 18, 2013 – Space Coast BetterInvesting Chapter Education Day, Lake Mary, FL

June 7-9, 2013 – InvestEd 2013, Wichita, KS

September 20-22, 2013 
BetterInvesting National Convention, Pittsburgh, PA

November 15-17, 2013 – AAII National Convention,  Orlando, FL

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