If you’re looking for additional market know-how, these sessions brought to you by sponsors and media partners will keep you up to speed on the very latest cutting-edge investing and trading tools and strategies for successfully navigating today’s markets.

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How to Use Technical Analysis to Give You an Advantage in Today's Market

February 8, 2018, 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Focus: TECHNICAL

What are some of the more popular indicators? How do you spot opportunities? Join our speaker, John Gagliardi, as he shares insights and best practices in the use of technical analysis for today's markets.

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State of the Market

February 8, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Focus: MARKETS

Please join us for a special presentation on the state of the market from one of Fidelity's top experts, Jurrien Timmer. Jurrien has more than two decades of experience in the investment world and is a 21-year veteran at Fidelity. He plays a key role in Fidelity's Global Asset Allocation (GAA) group, where he specializes in global macro strategy and tactical asset allocation. As an investment strategist, his work includes macroeconomic, technical, and quantitative disciplines. Jurrien's research is widely used by Fidelity's portfolio managers and analysts. In addition to this internal role, he is a spokesman on investment matters for Fidelity's clients and associates. We want to hear what's top of mind for you, and we encourage you to ask questions.

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Thematic Investing

February 8, 2018, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Focus: STRATEGIES

We've introduced themes in the Stock Screener to quickly generate trade ideas and find potential investments that align with trends, like artificial intelligence and drones. Please join us for this session, where we will provide a demonstration and help you navigate through our latest Stock Screener enhancement.

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Off the Record with an Industry Leader

February 8, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Focus: OPTIONS

Hear words of wisdom and inspiration from one of the trading industry's icons. Tom Sosnoff will share thoughts on why 2018 will be the most opportunistic year of the decade. This one is a definite must-see!

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Building on the Basics: Options Strategies and Options Trading

February 9, 2018, 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Focus: OPTIONS

Looking for new ideas? Don't know how to choose an options contract? Join us in this discussion of basic strategies, and how to use Fidelity's tools to implement a trade.

Options' trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options, and call 800-544-5115 to be approved for options trading. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.

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2018, the Year Ahead - Let the Games Begin!

February 9, 2018, 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

Focus: STRATEGIES

Market volatility sometimes meets opportunities. Join TD Ameritrade's Scott Connor and Ben Watson as they take you through stock, option, and futures strategies designed for a volatile environment. With the right tools, information and potential opportunity, your portfolio may just weather the storm. Above all, keep calm and trade on!

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Advanced Class on Stock Analysis

February 11, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Focus: STOCKS

Presented by Kamie Zaracki, president & CEO, BetterInvesting; and Doug Gerlach, editor-in-chief, Investor Advisory Service & SmallCap Informer

Suggested prerequisites: "Investing in Growth Stocks -- The Essentials" and "4 Common-Sense Steps to Evaluate Stocks for Growth, Quality, and Return" or equivalent market experience.

In this special three-hour session, stock experts Kamie Zaracki and Doug Gerlach will demonstrate the BetterInvesting method of fundamental stock analysis and how it can be used to build a portfolio that can outperform the market. They will conclude with a real-time "stock clinic" in which they will quickly review stocks suggested by attendees and provide their own top tips for 2018. The class will include three sessions:

A. Better Stock Investing: An Award-Winning Approach to Stock Analysis

Take your stock analysis to the next level with these techniques to find top-performing stocks. Now in its 45th year, the Investor Advisory Service stock newsletter has been named for 8 consecutive years to the Hulbert Investment Newsletter Honor Roll in recognition of its long-term market-beating performance. Learn the strategies developed by BetterInvesting and used by the professional analysts at IAS to discover, analyze, and monitor stocks. Topics covered include how to review small and mid-sized companies, how to include dividend growth and yield opportunities in your portfolio, and how to achieve above-average total returns from a growth stock portfolio.

B. Putting It Together: Building a Stock Portfolio to Outperform the Market

Don't merely be a collector of stocks--learn how to build a diversified portfolio that employs principles of concentration and non-correlation to reduce overall risk and increase returns. Concepts covered include the importance of diversifying by company size, industry, sector, and super sector; how to inhibit the tendency of returns in a stock portfolio to regress to the mean returns of the overall market; and knowing when to sell stocks in a fundamentally-based portfolio.

C. Stock Clinic: Stocks to Watch and Stocks to Avoid for 2018

As the bull market continues in its eighth year, where are the best--and the worst--opportunities for equity investors in 2018? Hear Kamie and Doug's best stock ideas for the coming year, pulled from the award-winning Investor Advisory Service newsletter, holdings of America's top investment clubs, and emerging equity plays from the SmallCap Informer newsletter. In addition, Doug and Kamie will offer on-the-spot analyses of stocks suggested by attendees. Bring your ideas and position your portfolio for the best that 2018 might bring.

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How to Make Money in Stocks

February 11, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Focus: STOCKS

Each day, IBD's experts provide a short list of top stocks that have the potential to make huge price gains. Its experts then annotate the charts and pinpoint the optimal time to buy and when to take profits. In this session, Jonathan Howard, Investor's Business Daily's vice president of education, will cover how this approach outperformed the S&P 94.4% vs. 57.0% (since inception) and show you stocks currently in buy range.

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How to Find the Right Stock/ETF at the Right Time

February 11, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Focus: STOCKS

Come spend an hour with me and learn how to ALWAYS put the odds in your favor when trading in the stock market. Want to know the very best stock to buy right now? I'll show you. Want to know the very best ETF to buy right now? It's yours just for attending this session. What if you could look out into the future and see if the odds favor your trade moving higher or lower? I'll show you a forecasting system unlike anything else in the world. In fact, this technology has been hailed by the largest provider of market analytics on the globe, as the most advanced equity forecasting technology ever created. You can walk in the front door of the exhibit hall and see yesterday's technology; but come to this session and see the next-gen tools and methodology that is revolutionizing the trading world.

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Trading Tech Stocks for Juggernaut Profits

February 11, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Focus: TECHNOLOGY

Information Technology makes up 23.3% of the S&P 500 for good reason; it's what drives American ingenuity, innovation and ultimately the economy. There is no shortage of stock-moving events and headlines in the technology and biotech sectors where exciting and rapid transformation is a daily occurrence -- allowing savvy investors to capture big gains. Come spend a valuable session with Bryan and find out how to put to work a hot technology trading strategy to add some sizzle to your portfolio.

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The New Rules of Retirement

February 11, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Focus: RETIREMENT

Retirement has changed and will change again. You'll learn which traditional retirement financial strategies need to be changed or abandoned. We'll also discuss the major gaps and mistakes in most retirement plans today and how to deal with the wild cards of retirement planning.

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