Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Investopedia Challenge Round Two

Here is the second round of ELLEN DEGENERATES SHARE CLUB Investment Challenge.

For 6 months starting October 1, 2009 to April 20, 2010 players of the Ellen's investment club will be competing with each other with 1 million USD and CDN virtual principle respectively trading stocks and options on the Canadian and US markets.

Developing market awareness and understanding the fundamentals are crucial in winning this challenge. Good luck everyone.

Sign up with Investopedia and join the game here:

The password is



Friday, September 25, 2009

List of Meeting for the 2009/2010 Session

As is our protocol we will hold the monthly meeting every third Tuesday of the month.

Meetings for 2009
September 15
October 20
November 17
December 15

Meetings for 2010
January 19
February 16
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 15

Start up date for the 2010/2011 session will be chosen at the June meeting.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Agenda - September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
750 Spadina Ave (southwest corner of Spadina & Bloor)

1. Administration: Sign in and payment ($10)

2. Welcome New Members

3. Investment Simulation Challenge – Luke
4. Guest Speaker for September meeting – Cathy Patterson“Taxation for Investors” (Keeping more $$ in your Pocket)
5. How I $pent my $ummer Investing – An opportunity to hear from members on their investments over the summer.

6. Ellen’s Degenerates Blog Space

7. New business

Bio - Cathy Patterson - Taxation for Investors

“Taxation for Investors”

Featuring Cathy Patterson

Cathy is a Consultant with Investors Group Financial Services Inc. and has worked in the financial industry for over 25 years. Cathy takes a personal look at taxation with individual examples of how specific strategies have positioned individuals and families so they could achieve their goals and dreams by keeping more of their tax dollars in their pocket.

Cathy is a member of Circle of Harmony Chorus in Oakville and has competed in choruses both at regional and world championships. She has performed stand-up comedy on occasion including Yuk-Yuk’s and corporate events.

Her presentations are fun, interesting and informative, giving practical solutions for everyday situations.

Cathy Patterson, Consultant
Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
1020 – 1 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 1M2
Phone: 905-306-0039