*** PUB TALK: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001
"Pattern Recognition in Fundamental Stock Analysis"
By Dr. Robert C. Smithson, President & Chief Executive Officer,
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Open to the Public. No fee.
The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.
How can an independent-minded value investor with a day job find
good companies in a market like this? We all know that there are
good values out there today and that we should find them before
the rest of the market does. The trouble is that it takes a long
time to do a good job of fundamental analysis. At the Pub this week,
come learn from Dr. Bob Smithson from Anava Corporation about pattern
recognition and how to deal with these questions.
The Internet makes the necessary information available to anyone,
but while it is easy to find out about a particular company, it
is hard to know which companies out of thousands of possibilities
you should be looking at. You cannot type in 8,000 different symbols
on the NASDAQ web page. Pattern recognition technology, working
from examples alone, can allow an investor to find interesting investment
candidates in minutes, using fundamental screening techniques. There
is no need for the investor to specify particular screening criteria.
The methods developed by Anava can provide immediate answers to
questions like, "Can you find me some companies that look now like
what Cisco looked like two years ago, but in biotech?" The speed
of the method allows a fundamental investor to adjust a portfolio
to follow changing market conditions with a minimal investment of
time and effort. It forms the basis for "Investor's Aide," a new
software product from Anava Corporation.
ABOUT ROBERT C. SMITHSON
Robert C. Smithson is the President and Chief Executive Officer
of Anava. Dr. Smithson founded the company with two other members
of the Lockheed Research Labs to commercialize technology licensed
to them by Lockheed. For the first five years, the company was a
custom software and consulting company. In the last year, concentration
has been on products to aid decision-making for fundamental investors.
Prior to Anava, Dr. Smithson worked at Lockeed Martin Missiles &
Space in various positions since 1971. He holds a Ph.D. in physics
from California Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Physics from
the University of Washington.
ABOUT ANAVA CORPORATION
Anava Corporation intends to become the leading supplier of a
new class of tools for investment analysis and risk management.
Anava applies advanced analysis techniques to give its customers
far better performance and ease of use than competing products.
Its targeted customers are financial services companies who can
supply Anava products as value-added services to end-users. From
this market entry niche, Anava will build a line of products for
institutional investors and investment advisors, followed by a line
of products for general financial risk management.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
2 North First St., 4th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Mr. Robert C. Smithson
President & Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Kathryn A. Robbins
Chief Financial Officer