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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

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#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
#42978   Hi Clive, Yep, having the items you mentioned SFSecurity 05/25/18 03:03:45 PM
#42977   I-hub has issues that cause my old computer ls7550 05/24/18 09:16:10 PM
#42976   Now, here is where the capital side becomes ls7550 05/24/18 08:46:13 PM
#42975   Hi Toofuzzy, I'm not sure how one SFSecurity 05/24/18 06:24:08 PM
#42974   Thank you! Capitalist 05/22/18 10:55:06 PM
#42973   OT.................. A shame you can't play OldAIMGuy 05/21/18 07:32:04 PM
#42972   OT: Capitalist 05/21/18 06:29:55 PM
#42971   Hi Adam, Re: Energy Sector trading................ OldAIMGuy 05/21/18 04:14:40 PM
#42970   A GTC sell executed today in IYE, the Adam 05/21/18 02:22:39 PM
#42969   VWave for the Week of May 25th JDerb 05/21/18 10:30:02 AM
#42968   Something I just realized. ocroft 05/20/18 08:05:46 PM
#42967   Hi Allen, Firebird400 05/20/18 05:54:49 PM
#42966   Hi Allen Toofuzzy 05/19/18 01:06:59 AM
#42965   Nice move Allen, Your observation and execution were OldAIMGuy 05/18/18 07:30:06 AM
#42964   Hi Gang, Taking advantage of personal knowledge can SFSecurity 05/17/18 09:01:15 PM
#42963   Hi Ocroft, Fantastic Job! Firebird400 05/15/18 11:21:20 AM
#42962   "Have you found the magic bullet here"????? ocroft 05/14/18 09:40:02 PM
#42961   VWave for the Week of May 18th JDerb 05/14/18 11:05:49 AM
#42960   Magic Bullet... Firebird400 05/14/18 09:57:29 AM
#42959   Hi Tom ocroft 05/11/18 02:49:35 PM
#42958   Hi OC, Re: Results of your cross-over testing....... OldAIMGuy 05/11/18 09:00:37 AM
#42957   Back To The Future ocroft 05/10/18 04:24:24 PM
#42956   Hi Ken, Re: good earnings and market activity............. OldAIMGuy 05/10/18 12:21:14 PM
#42955   Rebounding nicely..... Firebird400 05/09/18 07:29:06 AM
#42954   Portfolio update: OldAIMGuy 05/07/18 01:03:44 PM
#42953   VWave for the Week of May 11th JDerb 05/07/18 10:40:48 AM
#42952   Hi Toof, Re: Hiking............. OldAIMGuy 05/07/18 09:35:45 AM
#42951   Earnings reports.... Firebird400 05/07/18 07:17:14 AM
#42950   Hi Tom, Firebird400 05/05/18 03:56:41 PM
#42949   So I am hiking the Appalachian Trail. If Toofuzzy 05/05/18 02:48:39 PM
#42948   My sandbox with 10 stocks in it is OldAIMGuy 05/04/18 03:44:58 PM
#42947   Hi Ocroft, I was using the basic AIM SFSecurity 05/04/18 01:24:09 PM
#42946   Back test ocroft 05/04/18 01:10:06 AM
#42945   Hi Adam, Re: VOE............ OldAIMGuy 05/03/18 12:17:15 PM
#42944   A GTC buy executed today in VOE Vanugard Adam 05/03/18 12:01:47 PM
#42943   Update.......... YTD thru 5/1/2018... 90% Stock... 10% Cash... Avg Firebird400 05/02/18 10:12:31 AM
#42942   Hey Gang, In looking around for more volatility SFSecurity 05/01/18 03:35:21 PM
#42941   Hey Shifting Sands, Very interesting but not all SFSecurity 05/01/18 03:12:38 PM
#42937   VWave for the Week of May 4th JDerb 04/30/18 10:54:05 AM
#42936   Hi Adam, thanks for the info. quite useful, SFSecurity 04/29/18 12:56:14 AM
#42935   Hi 3vis, Given your short supply of money SFSecurity 04/29/18 12:50:01 AM
#42934   There's almost 20 years of accumulated Q&A about OldAIMGuy 04/28/18 09:37:54 AM
#42933   Hi 3, Re: starting amount......... OldAIMGuy 04/28/18 09:35:49 AM
#42932   3vis Then just start one account with an s+p Toofuzzy 04/27/18 09:09:02 PM
#42931   Thank you Toofuzzy. I appreciate the insight. I 3vis 04/27/18 09:04:10 PM
#42930   Hi 3vis Toofuzzy 04/27/18 06:28:08 PM
#42929   Wow! 30 years! So how many millions have 3vis 04/27/18 02:21:04 PM
#42928   Can AIM work with Individual Company Stocks???? OldAIMGuy 04/27/18 11:14:31 AM
#42927   Welcome 3, Feel free to ask questions as OldAIMGuy 04/27/18 04:01:08 AM
#42926   Hello. I am brand new here and found 3vis 04/26/18 06:40:47 PM