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A.I.M. Users Bulletin Board
Robert Lichello's "Automatic Investment Management"
(Compliments of Investors Hub!)

While the AIM book is no longer being reprinted, it is available from Amazon for their Kindle for $5.99.

Run A Successful Equity Warehouse
Welcome to the AIM Users Bulletin Board. This is the thread to post your thoughts, questions and comments on the use of Robert Lichello's Automatic Investment Management for handling the risk of being involved in the Equities markets.

The AIM strategy gives the user LIFO gains of 20% minimum if the method is followed "by the book." It is ideally suited to those seeking long term investment growth while managing the risk of being invested.

The v-Wave........
Mr. Lichello used fixed cash starting levels; first it was 50/50 then 67/33 and in the last edition of his book 80/20 for the Equity/Cash ratio. This "one size fits all" approach is like a broken watch that shows the correct time twice a day but is wrong the rest of the time!

Minstrlman, a regular contributor here, has been gathering data from Value Line and formed a highly capable risk-cash indicator for our use. As an adjunct to the AIM methodology we now have a Cash Indicator which helps guide our starting and ongoing Cash Reserve level of AIM relative to measured market risk. It can be used as a general market barometer or specifically with the AIM method. The v-Wave (or VW) is derived from the Value Line "Appreciation Potential - Next 3-5 Years" (VLAP) indicator shown weekly in their Summary and Index Section for their 1700 stock edition. Looking back through V/L's history we find the peak Appreciation Potential occurred 12/23/1974 at +234%. Assuming that we should have been 100% invested at that moment, we've used it to scale the current readings so that we don't see a negative cash reserve. We take the VLAP and  manipulate it to get an indication of how much cash should be reserved for diversified mutual fund AIM accounts. It should be multiplied by your stock or portfolio's BETA to get the cash reserve level of less diversified or more aggressive holdings.  

                                                      v-Wave Weekly Cash Reserve Indicator For AIM Users

                                       10th Percentile = 43.1 or below Low Risk; 90th Percentile = 59.3 or above High Risk; Average Value = 51.5

Here's the Historical v-Wave during various times since 1982:

Significant historical events are shown nicely here and the v-Wave's response at those times.

v-Wave Calculations can be found at #30219. The data are a work-in-progress for now.

AIM Users Home Page: AIM Weekly Newsletter (free): AIM Stock Examples:

AIM "Cash Burn" Chart AIM Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Board Tom's Retirement Account with ETFs Software for AIM accounts: I started using AIM full time in January of 1988, just after the nasty "crash" of '87. Those of us who have used AIM for a while are willing to help you get started with your own Equity Warehouse. Please feel free to ask questions here on this thread. Also, I've compiled some of the more frequent questions at: AIM FAQ's: and With AIM, you can choose stocks and funds for their Long Term investment potential. AIM will take care of most of your market timing and asset allocation needs while you wait for your favorite companies' stocks to prosper. Tom's AIM/Perverse Investment Candidates: Newsletter Archives - AIM for "Rational Exuberance," Tom Veale

#37762  Sticky Note Hi TFO, My apology for directing that last OldAIMGuy 06/05/14 08:07:49 AM
#37457  Sticky Note Re: Newport AIM software ls7550 12/28/13 08:56:43 AM
#36711  Sticky Note Thanks LC, Now they can use the "calculator" again! OldAIMGuy 06/04/13 05:01:59 PM
#36709  Sticky Note This is a copy of that lostcowboy 06/04/13 09:56:02 AM
#30219  Sticky Note Hi Glen, RE: Calculating the v-Wave................... OldAIMGuy 05/26/09 11:32:16 AM
#42253   I don't own enough shares to Aim this Toofuzzy 08/22/17 10:21:31 AM
#42252   VWave for the week of August 25th JDerb 08/21/17 10:41:08 AM
#42251   Hi Toofuzzy, TQQQ and QLD both are at SFSecurity 08/18/17 09:21:12 PM
#42250   I didn't check which is " better " Toofuzzy 08/18/17 08:38:19 PM
#42249   Hi Toofuzzy, True, but TQQQ has not been SFSecurity 08/18/17 07:08:42 PM
#42248   TQQQ is similar Toofuzzy 08/18/17 06:15:29 PM
#42247   Hi Gang, Talk about volatility! I was reviewing SFSecurity 08/18/17 05:04:13 PM
#42246   Thanks Toof, Re: LD-AIM in the Real World............ OldAIMGuy 08/18/17 10:31:55 AM
#42245   I will add that even though you might Toofuzzy 08/18/17 09:17:09 AM
#42244   Hi Mike, Re: LD_AIM information............ OldAIMGuy 08/18/17 07:44:05 AM
#42243   LD-AIM I would be interested in learning more about hrfanmike 08/18/17 12:12:08 AM
#42242   Hi Adam, Re: CGNX Sale............ OldAIMGuy 08/17/17 07:19:00 AM
#42241   Today had another sell in CGNX, which leaves Adam 08/16/17 01:11:30 PM
#42240   Thank you sir, Swampdude 08/15/17 08:28:29 AM
#42239   Welcome SD, Here's the link Toof mentioned for OldAIMGuy 08/15/17 08:22:43 AM
#42238   Hi Lostcowboy, Thanks for the links, but, alsas, SFSecurity 08/15/17 03:34:05 AM
#42237   Hi SwampDude, Yep, just drop me a note SFSecurity 08/15/17 03:28:53 AM
#42236   Hi Allen the bad news is I know lostcowboy 08/14/17 11:36:50 PM
#42235   Check out the Toofuzzy 08/14/17 10:46:49 PM
#42234   Howdy Allen, Swampdude 08/14/17 07:52:10 PM
#42233   VWave for the week of August 18th JDerb 08/14/17 11:36:02 AM
#42232   Hi Gang, Do any of you know anyone SFSecurity 08/13/17 07:02:14 PM
#42231   Whoops, just noticed my typo in the last SFSecurity 08/13/17 07:00:10 PM
#42230   Hi Toofuzzy, Yeah, I'm using ROUNDDOWN to avoid SFSecurity 08/13/17 03:54:42 PM
#42229   HI Allen Toofuzzy 08/12/17 11:31:57 AM
#42228   Hi Gang, I kept getting some minor screwy SFSecurity 08/12/17 03:12:06 AM
#42227   Hi Tom, I wonder where I got it. SFSecurity 08/11/17 03:13:04 PM
#42226   Hi Allen, Re: Spreadsheet............ OldAIMGuy 08/10/17 10:27:36 AM
#42225   Hi Allen, etc, Re: Spreadsheets............. OldAIMGuy 08/10/17 10:23:55 AM
#42224   Hey Tom, I was going to add the SFSecurity 08/10/17 02:20:00 AM
#42223   Hi Gang, Because of jjv's question and my SFSecurity 08/09/17 11:30:42 PM
#42222   Hi jjv, SFSecurity 08/09/17 01:25:36 PM
#42221   Years ago, I came across an Excel workbook hrfanmike 08/08/17 10:01:08 AM
#42220   Where can I find a AIM Excell template? jjv 08/08/17 05:23:09 AM
#42219   Update Firebird400 08/07/17 12:19:38 PM
#42218   VWave for the week of August 11th JDerb 08/07/17 10:39:36 AM
#42217   Hi Ray, That's true, but given that SFSecurity 08/02/17 05:51:34 PM
#42216   Hi Allen, CanRay 08/01/17 05:39:18 PM
#42215   VWave for the week of August 4th JDerb 07/31/17 10:42:38 PM
#42214   The app was worthless to me. Toofuzzy 07/27/17 01:06:00 PM
#42213   Hi on the web page there are two lostcowboy 07/27/17 01:48:56 AM
#42212   Hi Is7550, The only real problem with the SFSecurity 07/26/17 11:56:34 PM
#42211   Aim app Toofuzzy 07/25/17 05:01:46 PM
#42210   Thanks clI've Toofuzzy 07/25/17 04:57:01 PM
#42209   Free to access TooFuzzy. You do have to ls7550 07/25/17 03:52:10 PM
#42208   Hi Gang, I forgot to mention that, among SFSecurity 07/25/17 02:21:54 PM
#42207   Hi Gang, I'm thinking of making a change SFSecurity 07/25/17 02:13:46 PM
#42206   Hi Ray, Alas, I can't even look at SFSecurity 07/25/17 01:45:36 PM
#42205   Is there a cost to the portfolio visualizer? Toofuzzy 07/25/17 06:14:19 AM
#42204   I wonder how 1/3 each in to 3x Toofuzzy 07/25/17 06:05:50 AM