The philosophical approach of the Seeking Value SIG is to keep investors aware of the special advantages they have as small, independent investors. Topics covered at most meetings cover a particular theme. Special emphasis is given to small cap equities that are not generally followed by the media, as well as the market inefficiencies that often exist in smaller capitalized equities and closed-end funds.
Investors are advised at each meeting on how to keep their emotions under control, and how to use the fear-emotional based broadcast media to their advantage by adopting a contrarian approach to an emotionally driven stock market.
The meetings are led by Larry Coudriet, current President of the AAII Pittsburgh Chapter, and an experienced value investor who resides in the Sewickley area. The meeting is a lecture format with participation and comments encouraged from the attendees in the thirty-person conference room.
All meeting take place in the upstairs conference room of the Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn Street, Sewickley PA. To reach the Sewickley Library travel along Route 65 towards the Sewickley Bridge. At the traffic light by the Sewickley Bridge, turn away from the river onto Broad Street until the next traffic light, at Thorn Street. The Library is on the right hand corner of the intersection of Thorn and Broad Streets. Parking is free everywhere in Sewickley after 6:00 PM. The Library has its own small parking lot that accessible from Thorn Street (Sewickley Library Directions).
Each meeting begins at 7:00 PM and last until 8:45 PM. The library must be vacated completely by 9:00 PM. These meeting are free to the public, and no reservations are required. Attendees are asked to donate $5.00 to the Sewickley Library for use of their room; a nominal charge of $1.00 is required if handouts are accepted by the attendee.