Investment "Hot Spot"
07/28/2006 12:00 am EST
”The ‘hot’ place to be last week was in Washington, DC. Not just temperature-wise, but because the city was the setting for our latest Money Show event. Thousands of energized investors from all over the country gathered to see and hear market forecasts and investment recommendations from some of the best minds on Wall Street.
“Walking through the exhibit hall was an education in itself. There, investors could meet face-to-face some of the experts they frequently see only on television. They had the chance to see some of the latest trading systems and speak to many public companies, newsletter editors and mutual fund representatives, while collecting reams of investment materials and information to help them build their portfolios.
“I was pleased to see the turnout at a couple of the panels I hosted, where investors had the opportunity to visit with and question representatives from a number of public companies, as well as to learn about socially-responsible investing.
“Ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich drew quite a crowd with his current events keynote speech, and was joined by economic guru Mark Skousen to sign books for a very long line of fans.
“My conclusion: Although the market has been very volatile recently, the state of the economy has been uncertain, and we are plagued by several challenges on the international front, including the ongoing war in Iraq, investors are still very hopeful and interested in taking charge of their financial lives.
"They should be applauded for their insight and stick-to-it-ness. After all, those of us who have been in the business for many years know that the best time to find bargains and future investment opportunities is when times are uncertain. So, our hats are off to you—let’s keep the ideas flowing!"