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“Price is what you pay; value is what you get.” After spending the past several days at the MoneyShow conference in Orlando, Florida, I can attest that this event offers much value. It’s free to attendees! There are offerings presented by vendors who support the event, and I found most everyone to be professional and respectful. If you are an investor looking to expand your investment knowledge, I would say that attending one of the more than a dozen MoneyShow events presented each year is time well spent.
What is the MoneyShow?
It’s a multi-day symposium focusing on everything money. Investors from all over participate in an enthralling four day experience to better themselves as investors. The topics discussed are innumerable, including current economics; stock market valuations; fixed-income selections; global, growth, value and momentum strategies; alternative investments; MLPs; BDCs; start-ups; dividends; covered-call writing; among other smoking subjects, such as cannabis.
The MoneyShow features the who’s-who of Wall Street. Pundits, such as New York Institute of Finance technician Ralph Acampora, opened the show with colorful and insightful commentary. He was followed by John Mauldin, Peter Schiff, Louis Navellier et al. Mark Skousen, economist and author of (one of Buffett’s favorite books), The Maxims of Wall Street, reminded attendees that “Wall Street exaggerates everything.” Mr. Navellier was generally optimistic about equities for the year ahead, and favors small-caps over their large-capitalization brethren. Mr. Mauldin forewarned of a larger market sell-off in the foreseeable future. Stephen Moore, CNN economist, painted a compelling picture of America’s future as an energy powerhouse with the likelihood of our nation becoming energy independent. Larry Kudlow, supply-side economist, financial expert and notable author, was the keynote speaker. Mr. Kudlow spoke favorably about the new leadership in Washington; however, he did have strong reservations about President Trump’s alleged restrictive trade policy. Over the longer-term, Mr. Kudlow was very bullish on America.
Investors were served an abundance of sessions, workshops, classes and bull pen crash courses; I counted over 150 such options for attendees. Each day is nearly 12 hours of learning; the experience for investors is total immersion.
FYI: I am not affiliated in any way with the MoneyShow, nor am I compensated for this endorsement. I’ve penned this article for information purposes only and to inform readers that the MoneyShow offers tremendous value.