Model Investment Club

Model Investment Club of Northern Virginia/Montgomery County MD  

The D.C. Regional Chapter of BetterInvesting established the Model Investment Club of Northern Virginia in 2008 to provide both new and experienced investors with a forum to demonstrate how a functioning investment club following the BetterInvesting methodology operates with stock investments, portfolio management and educational presentations.

In 2017, The D.C. Regional Chapter of BetterInvesting started their second model club in partnership with the Montgomery County, MD library system.  The Model Investment Club of Montgomery County, MD (MCMC) also provides both new and experienced investors with a forum to demonstrate how a real investment club operates following BetterInvesting Guiding Principles in choosing investments and managing a stock investment portfolio.  

Model Investment Club Meetings

The Model Investment Club operates both online and at periodic investment club meetings at area libraries and at monthly chapter board meetings. Anyone can participate online or attend any of the Model Investment Club meetings. 

In 2018, MicNOVA will meet on the second Wednesday of the month and return to the newly renovated Tysons-Pimmit Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA from 7pm to 9pm.  Visitors are welcome to our free meetings and are encouraged to participate in discussions. Free parking.  For more information, visit the Model Investment Club website.

MCMC meets on the third Wednesday of each month a Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Parking is available in nearby garages A or B.  Parking entry tickets may be validated inside the library for two free hours of parking.

Guiding Principles

The Model Investment Club follows  BetterInvesting  Principles, which include these four guidelines when investing:
  • Invest a set amount regularly, once a month over your lifetime, regardless of market conditions. 
  • Reinvest all dividends and capital gains for compound growth. 
  • Buy growth stocks - companies with sales and earnings that are increasing at a rate faster than industry. 
  • Diversify your portfolio - invest in different industries and different size companies. 

The Model Club has been successful in attracting visitors and  new chapter members.  Since 2008, MicNOVA maintains education components in using research materials available to library patrons, using the BetterInvesting Stock Selection Guide, and researching individual companies.  Members and visitors are exposed to the BetterInvesting tools required to operate a successful club of their own and find ideas for potential investments for their own portfolio.

BetterInvesting is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization whose membership consists of investment clubs and individual investors. The DC Regional Chapter is an all volunteer group, dedicated to investor education.