From Main Street to Wall Street

… What to Expect from the Economy and Stock Market over the Next 10 Years

Speaker: Jim O’Shaughnessy, founder, chairman and CEO of O’Shaughnessy Investment Management – who has more than $5 billion in his care  – will speak about investing.

O’Shaughnessy is the author of the national bestseller What Works on Wall Street as well as three other books on investing. Long recognized as one of America’s leading financial experts and a pioneer in quantitative equity analysis, he has been called a “world beater” and a “statistical guru” by Barron’s. In February 2009, included O’Shaughnessy in a series on “Legendary Investors” along with Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffet, and Peter Lynch.

O’Shaughnessy will discuss why the March 2009 lows for equity markets represented a generational buying opportunity and why he believes that stocks will provide the best returns for investors over the next ten years. He will specifically focus on the tools investors need to make good stock investment decisions, both on knowing which stocks to buy but equally important, which stocks to avoid. He will explain why most investors fail providing evidence from schools of thought called behavioral finance and neurofinance. He will also discuss a groundbreaking research paper that  indicates 50 percent of our investment decisions are driven by our genetic makeup and cannot be influenced by education. He will then provide solutions that are aimed at making anyone a better investor.

O’Shaughnessy will also discuss the current economy and the likely outcomes that will result from the U.S. Presidential elections, as well as the state of the global economy. This part of the discussion will focus on what both the U.S. and European nations must do to address the ongoing financial crisis.