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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.

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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
#41655   Hi Allen and TF, AIM1979 01/20/17 11:25:49 PM
#41654   Hi Allen Toofuzzy 01/20/17 09:28:59 PM
#41653   Hi Toofuzzy, Yes, it is running as a SFSecurity 01/20/17 05:21:21 PM
#41652   Sold a bunch of various options today. Toofuzzy 01/20/17 04:45:42 PM
#41651   Hi Almanager, Re: v-Wave used to split portfolio OldAIMGuy 01/20/17 10:15:39 AM
#41650   My thoughts are that AIM is pretty good Toofuzzy 01/20/17 09:20:51 AM
#41649   vWave and bonds AImanager 01/20/17 04:34:34 AM
#41648   HI Allan Toofuzzy 01/20/17 02:30:29 AM
#41647   Thanks CanRay, I was thinking that it had SFSecurity 01/19/17 10:52:19 PM
#41646   Hi AIM1979 CanRay 01/19/17 06:55:23 AM
#41645   I'd like to duplicate the archived QUICK AIM Toofuzzy 01/19/17 12:43:43 AM
#41644   It is the same as what is on Toofuzzy 01/19/17 12:39:05 AM
#41643   Glad to hear. Toofuzzy 01/19/17 12:34:52 AM
#41642   Thanks Ray!! I just wanted to be sure AIM1979 01/18/17 11:40:08 PM
#41641   Thanks, I've got it and am looking at AIM1979 01/18/17 11:38:37 PM
#41640   If this is the one from the web AIM1979 01/18/17 11:37:09 PM
#41639   Hi AIM1979 CanRay 01/18/17 06:22:18 PM
#41638   I created a Quick AIM Calculator in Excel lbdina 01/18/17 04:35:43 PM
#41637   Really QUICK AIM CALCULATOR Toofuzzy 01/18/17 03:48:41 PM
#41636   Is the QUICK AIM CALCULATOR code available somewhere AIM1979 01/18/17 02:33:00 PM
#41635   Hi lostcowboy, Got the same Google message as SFSecurity 01/18/17 12:59:10 AM
#41634   Maybe someone can take my QUICK AIM CALCULATOR Toofuzzy 01/18/17 12:06:01 AM
#41633   HI Tom Toofuzzy 01/17/17 10:16:48 PM
#41632   So there is a page there but when Toofuzzy 01/17/17 10:13:01 PM
#41631   Hi Tom, Sorry, I haven't studied it in SFSecurity 01/17/17 10:07:19 PM
#41630   Hey lostcowboy, It's okay. Money will do that SFSecurity 01/17/17 10:00:57 PM
#41629   Hi lostcowboy, All I got was:Sorry! This SFSecurity 01/17/17 09:57:14 PM
#41628   Hi lostcowboy, CanRay 01/17/17 09:54:41 PM
#41627   Fool, no way! lostcowboy 01/17/17 07:25:00 PM
#41626   Hi Toof, Re: STKL......... OldAIMGuy 01/17/17 04:58:52 PM
#41625   Hi LC, Re: Spreadsheet explanations............... OldAIMGuy 01/17/17 04:56:09 PM
#41624   Interesting when I signed out of google I lostcowboy 01/17/17 04:30:28 PM
#41623   Sold 14% of my stkl holdings today at Toofuzzy 01/17/17 03:11:15 PM
#41622   Hi Lostcowboy, karw 01/17/17 03:06:41 PM
#41621   Can't find it Toofuzzy 01/17/17 02:40:52 PM
#41620   Hi Tom, on the Twinvestnew spreadsheet, I had lostcowboy 01/17/17 02:20:01 PM
#41619   Mr Lichello, also thought of this in his lostcowboy 01/17/17 12:20:07 PM
#41618   Hi Karw, lostcowboy 01/17/17 11:40:20 AM
#41617   Hi Allen, Re: another use for Twinvest............ OldAIMGuy 01/17/17 10:42:39 AM
#41616   Hi Allen, Re: Combo Synchrovest and Twinvest........... OldAIMGuy 01/17/17 10:35:37 AM
#41615   Thanks LC, Re: Spreadsheets................. OldAIMGuy 01/17/17 09:53:57 AM
#41614   Hi Ray, Re: Synchrovest book...... OldAIMGuy 01/17/17 08:12:19 AM
#41613   Hi Lostcowboy, karw 01/17/17 04:48:16 AM
#41612   Sorry! I lost my temper, I guess I lostcowboy 01/17/17 03:31:57 AM
#41611   Hi Allen about the spreadsheets! lostcowboy 01/17/17 02:57:54 AM
#41610   here is one android program. lostcowboy 01/17/17 02:06:56 AM
#41609   Hi Hedgebunny, Yeah, way overbought. Starting on the SFSecurity 01/17/17 01:59:19 AM
#41608   you could be right. if my financial calculator lostcowboy 01/17/17 01:01:45 AM
#41607   Maybe a fool I am! CanRay 01/16/17 09:51:14 PM
#41606   VWave for the week of January 20th JDerb 01/16/17 11:41:04 AM