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WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE 14 - 19 February 2011
School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney
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21 - 26 February 2011
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Hello and Welcome,
Next week you can learn how to monitor your financial assets at the Stocks & Shares SIG, express your creative urges at the Web Design SIG, learn about a fascinating historical investigation at the Genealogy SIG or get answers to your computer problems at the Seniors SIG. How can you stay away?
Monday 14 February - Stocks & Shares - M. Robertson- 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Australian share market has increased since the beginning of 2011 and the All Ordinaries Index climbed back above 5000 on 10 February 2011. History suggests that in about 80% of the time "as January goes so does the rest of the year".
Malcolm will discuss this suggestion and introduce a good presentation on China and the resources it needs .
Australia does not supply all of the mineral needs of China but the influence of the Chinese economy on the Australian share and commodities markets is growing and some analysts are saying, "where China goes so does Australia". As a result, many investors are watching the Chinese economy to assess what might happen in the Australian share market.
In the second half, Malcolm will explain how Roger Montgomery uses his new and reasonably simple "intrinsic value method" to value shares.
Now, there is homework for those members who attend this meeting! Please go the Roger Montgomery's website and look at his blogs. They will give you an insight to his way of thinking and that of his "devotees". The blog is here .
Tuesday 15 February - Seniors - G. Grant - 9:30am - 12:30pm
The meeting will start with the usual question and answer session. This is your opportunity to ask that "special" question about a problem you have encountered. It is highly probable that someone will have an answer.
After the morning tea break, Graham will give a talk on the free programs "FreeCommander" and its portable companion "FreeCommanderXE".
Tuesday 15 February - Genealogy - T. Eakin - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Terry will tell the group how an advertisement in the Daily Telegraph led to his meeting a descendant of a dead WW1 soldier. The investigation that followed that meeting identified the remains of an Australian soldier by a DNA match with his living descendants.
The soldier, a mere boy of 17 years and 10 months of age, came from the Sydney suburb of Annandale. His remains, which had lain in an unmarked grave for 94 years, are now buried in a marked grave at Fromelles, France.
Terry will email a paper to the group members the night before the meeting.
Saturday 19 February - Web Design - R. Hume - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
At last month's meeting, Bob demonstrated how some changes could be made to the SMSA web site to bring it up to date and Peter showed the group how he placed a Google map in iframes to enhance the SPCUG web site.
The Web designers will be back designing again next Saturday. You are welcome to come and join them.
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