Investment Boot Camp

Having access to the best investment research in the world can only help you so much. If you do not understand how to interpret and utilize the research to suit your own skill level and investment strategy, you might not be able to properly utilize the research.  Remember, real investment research does not advise you to consistently take specific actions. Rather, it provides general guidance with additional considerations which enable you to formulate a decision tree based on your own investment strategy along with any changes that occur once the research has been published.

In short, you must understand what you are doing. You must also have good judgment. This means you need to understand many things about the investment process that you will never learn from reading investment books. Unless you're a very experienced and successful investment professional, you're not likely to understand what you need to go at it on your own or even with our research. That's why we've created the AVA Investment Analytics Investment Boot Camp.

And while these programs have been designed specifically for retail investors, even experienced financial professionals have told us that these sessions provided priceless insights they had never come across even after several years in the industry.  And if you are familiar with Mike's investment forecasting track record, the unique insights he has presented in his books, articles and videos, this should come as no surprise because he is clearly one of the world's leading financial minds today. 

2016 AVAIA Investment Boot Camp

(Over 30 hours of Unique Educational Video Content from Mike Stathis)

  • Why Invest? Risk versus Reward
  • Getting Expectations in Check
  • Basics of Profiling Yourself to Help Determine Investment Risk & Strategy
  • How to Determine Your Investment Suitability
  • Basics of Creating Your Own Retirement Plan
  • Understanding the Importance of Volatility & Liquidity
  • Understanding Realistic Expectations of Market Returns
  • Understanding Risk versus Reward in Advanced & Emerging Markets
  • Understanding Risk versus Reward in Large versus Mid versus Small Caps
  • Basics of Behavioral Finance: how to make better decisions
  • Basics of Technical Analysis: using charts and other data
  • Intermediate Technical Analysis + some of my best kept secrets
  • Basics of Position Entry & Exit
  • Trading versus Active Management versus Passive Investing
  • Basics of Position Management: building and exiting a position
  • Using Options to Enhance Returns and Reduce Risk
  • Open versus Closed-End Funds: risks & benefits, what to look for
  • Basics of Credit Risk
  • How Thinking like a Fund Manager Can Hurt Your Returns
  • Using Economics to Invest: the most important metrics
  • Understanding the Yield Curve

2017 AVAIA Investment Boot Camp

(Over 30 hours of Unique Educational Video Content from Mike Stathis)

  • Trading Tips – What, When and How to Trade Securities
  • Trading stocks in IRA-type vs Cash Accounts
  • Understanding Margin – the fine details from a pro
  • When and How to Trade Earnings Calls
  • Dividend Capture Strategies
  • How to Determine Risk of Dividend Cuts
  • Dividend Case Studies
  • Introduction to Options
  • Using Options to Reduce Risk
  • Tips on Using Options
  • Shorting Stocks – when and how to short stocks
  • Case Studies on Shorting Stocks
  • Dozens of Live Examples on Lecture Topics
  • Intermediate Technical Analysis
  • Understanding Risk
  • Using Basic Financial Metrics to Understand Earnings Estimates
  • Distressed Security Analysis Case Studies
  • How to Create the Best Investment Strategy for Your Needs
  • Case Study: Momentum Trading versus Investing
  • Case Study: How to Combine Technical & Fundamental Analysis
  • Overview of Financial Metrics for Fundamental Analysis
  • Case Study: Fundamental Analysis
  • Integrated Case Study  
  • How to Think Like an Analyst
  • Why Most Investors Lose Big
  • How to Analyze Stocks
  • How to Analyze Any Stock in 5 Minutes
  • How to Analyze Stocks With High PE Ratios



Some Important Things to Keep in Mind:

The AVAIA Investment Boot Camp series will be broadcast by a webinar platform and hence will not be group interactive. You will not be see any signs of any other participants. The idea is to make sure each subscriber focuses on the information that comes from Mike, similar to a classroom lecture, rather than being distracted by other participants who might misinterpret the information and lead others astray. However, you will get to interact live with Mike if you have enrolled during the live broadcast. 

You should take notes during the session and include any questions you have for your own personal inquiry for later. We will not entertain questions by email, as this is not practical. However, you will sometimes be offered the opportunity to submit questions live as the webinar is being conducted. This option will be restricted in order to prevent constant interruption of the presentation.

Questions cannot be about current market forecasts or any securities covered in the research. Please keep your questions focused on information-based topics. Mike will not answer any questions about securities. Questions to be selected based on adherence with these rules and based on how much they are expected to benefit the group.  

Keep in mind that if you are not able to attend one or more of the monthly sessions, you can always listen to the recorded video at a later time (we cannot guarantee that all sessions will be recorded).

2016 AVAIA Investment Boot Camp (Course 1)

2016 AVAIA Boot Camp

2017 AVAIA Investment Boot Camp (Course 2)

2017 AVAIA Boot Camp

AVAIA Investment Boot Camp Course 1 & 2


2017 Boot Camp Session 7

2017 AVAIA Investment Boot Camp Session 7: How to Analyze Any Stock in 5 Minutes (Part 2) Scheduled for Tuesday September 26, 2017 1pm to 3:00 pm EST In this session Mike will dis......

2017 Boot Camp Session 6

After a review of technical analysis including charting studies based on audience submissions. Mike will show participants how to analyze any stock in 5 minutes. This presentation will include several...

2017 Boot Camp Session 5: Charting, Sector Analysis & Current Trends

2017 AVAIA Investment Boot Camp Session 5: Charting, Sector Analysis & Current Trends   Scheduled for Thursday July 13, 2017 1pm to 3pm EST   Boot Camp members will recei......

2017 Boot Camp Session 4: Charting, Dividends & Shorting

2017 AVAIA Investment Boot Camp Session 4: Charting, Dividends & Shorting  Scheduled for Thursday May 11, 2017 3pm to 5pm EST In this session Mike will discuss the following:  ......

2017 Boot Camp Session 3: Fundamental Analysis & Financial Planning

2017 AVAIA Investment Boot Camp Session 3: Fundamental Analysis & Financial Planning  Scheduled for Tuesday April 25, 2017 2pm to 4pm EST In this session Mike will discuss the fo......

AVAIA Investment Boot Camp Session 12

AVAIA Boot Camp Session #12 Q&A Thursday, December 15, 2016 1pm – 3pm EST     The live presentation is scheduled for Thursday, December 15, and is expected to run from 1pm to......

AVAIA Boot Camp Session #11

AVAIA Boot Camp Session #11 Credit Risk: The Big Picture Monday, November 28, 2016 4pm – 7pm EST     The live presentation is scheduled for Monday, November 28, and is expected t......

Boot Camp Session 10 - Wed, Sept 14

AVAIA Session #10   Position Management, Selecting the Right Investment Vehicles & Strategy, Diversification & Asset Allocation       The live presentation is sch......

AVAIA Boot Camp Session 8 & 9

Due to the nature of the material planned for presentation, we will be combining Session 8 and Session 9 into a single broadcast, expected to be broadcast live next week. The session is expected to la...

AVAIA Boot Camp Session #4 - Technical Analysis (Part 2) & Fundamental Analysis (Intro)

Session #4 of the AVAIA Investment Boot Camp is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, 2016, starting at 5pm CST.

AVAIA Boot Camp Session #2 Wednesday March 2, 2016

Our first session of the boot camp couldn't have gone better. In that first session Mike managed to cover numerous topics in addition discussing some current insights in the US stock market, go......

AVAIA Investment Boot Camp (March 2016 Update)

AVAIA Investment Boot Camp (March 2016 Update)   Update (March 2016) Topics List* Why invest? Risk versus reward – getting expectations in check; expectations > investment dec......