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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.
http://www.amazon.com/How-Make-Stock-Market-Automatically-ebook/dp/B002VKJ1EI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395757939&sr=1-1&keywords=lichello


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: http://www.aim-users.com/index.html AIM Weekly Newsletter (free): http://www.aim-users.com/3bbs.htm AIM Stock Examples: http://www.aim-users.com/pic.htm

AIM "Cash Burn" Chart

http://www.aim-users.com/cashburn.htm AIM Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Board http://www.investorshub.com/boards/board.asp?board_id=1292 Tom's Retirement Account with ETFs http://www.aim-users.com/etfunds.htm Software for AIM accounts: http://www.aim-users.com/aimware.htm 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: http://www.investorshub.com/boards/board.asp?board_id=992 and http://www.aim-users.com/qanda.htm 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: http://www.investorshub.com/boards/board.asp?board_id=1010 Newsletter Archives - http://www.aim-users.com/archive.htm 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 www.aim-users.com This is a copy of www.aim-users.com 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
#43320   VWave for the Week of November 23rd JDerb 11/17/18 11:21:46 AM
#43319   Hi Tom, Could you tell us how you SFSecurity 11/16/18 03:39:49 PM
#43318   Good morning Clive, Re: predictive nature............... OldAIMGuy 11/15/18 09:57:49 AM
#43317   In short, there was no statistically significant ls7550 11/14/18 08:14:48 PM
#43316   Added 80% more STKL yesterday and today. Did Toofuzzy 11/13/18 11:02:15 AM
#43315   Pocket Change Portfolio Addition, Firebird400 11/13/18 08:36:10 AM
#43314   VWave for the Week of November 16th JDerb 11/10/18 11:21:16 AM
#43313   The results of the election was about what Toofuzzy 11/07/18 03:13:17 PM
#43312   Hi Tom, That's another possibility, a coin with SFSecurity 11/07/18 12:36:01 PM
#43311   Sounds good. OldAIMGuy 11/07/18 08:16:52 AM
#43310   Hi Tom, A great idea; however, we wouldn't SFSecurity 11/06/18 08:29:54 PM
#43309   Hi Allen, Re: Advisories........ OldAIMGuy 11/06/18 09:10:19 AM
#43308   Hi Allen, That's in line with my reading Adam 11/05/18 07:17:45 PM
#43307   Hi Gang, It's clear from some studies that SFSecurity 11/04/18 01:59:15 PM
#43306   Thanks JD, OldAIMGuy 11/03/18 08:25:33 PM
#43305   VWave for the Week of November 9th JDerb 11/03/18 11:44:25 AM
#43304   I was waiting for some dividens to hit Toofuzzy 11/01/18 05:38:03 PM
#43303   Thanks A79, Re: rather quick turns and returns............. OldAIMGuy 11/01/18 05:02:58 PM
#43302   Here is an interesting article on recent stock AIM1979 11/01/18 04:15:52 PM
#43301   Hi Adam, Re: Sandbox portfolio................ OldAIMGuy 11/01/18 03:24:28 PM
#43300   Hi Adam, Re: Sandbox............. OldAIMGuy 11/01/18 09:35:37 AM
#43299   Hi Tom, What is a Sandbox portfolio? Are Adam 10/31/18 06:29:55 PM
#43298   Re: Stirrings in the Sandbox....... OldAIMGuy 10/30/18 05:23:26 PM
#43297   Hi SF Toofuzzy 10/29/18 03:12:45 AM
#43296   Hi Toofuzzy, I'm curious what was the price SFSecurity 10/28/18 07:51:47 PM
#43295   Hi JD, Re: ......A level not seen since OldAIMGuy 10/28/18 02:51:47 PM
#43294   Hi Tom.. JDerb 10/28/18 11:31:48 AM
#43293   Thanks J. D., OldAIMGuy 10/27/18 08:38:36 PM
#43292   Wow Finally below 60 Toofuzzy 10/27/18 06:04:41 PM
#43291   VWave for the Week of November 2nd JDerb 10/27/18 05:09:27 PM
#43290   Hi Adam, Re: AIM Buying........... OldAIMGuy 10/27/18 10:36:46 AM
#43289   In the last few days on the decline Adam 10/26/18 05:46:57 PM
#43288   Hi Toof, Re: Buying...... OldAIMGuy 10/26/18 01:34:59 PM
#43287   Added more shares of AMZA today. Toofuzzy 10/26/18 10:54:09 AM
#43286   Hi Allen, Re: Recent ETF AIM additions..... OldAIMGuy 10/26/18 08:54:13 AM
#43285   Hi Tom, What are the symbols for those SFSecurity 10/25/18 12:09:34 PM
#43284   Hi JJ, Re: long term test of AIM OldAIMGuy 10/25/18 11:05:15 AM
#43283   Hi JJ, Re: Getting to know the AIM OldAIMGuy 10/25/18 10:58:13 AM
#43282   Of course aim takes the emotion out of ls7550 10/24/18 06:38:00 PM
#43281   Hi jjranch Toofuzzy 10/24/18 05:21:34 PM
#43280   Sorry maybe I wasn't clear. Of course aim jjranch 10/24/18 01:35:37 PM
#43279   Hi jjranch Toofuzzy 10/24/18 12:44:22 PM
#43278   Thanks Toofuzzy, Is there a place that might jjranch 10/24/18 12:35:00 PM
#43277   Re: Purchasing, Firebird400 10/24/18 12:33:55 PM
#43276   Hi jjrance Toofuzzy 10/24/18 12:18:13 PM
#43275   Newbie Member Question....I'm interested in incorporating the "aim" jjranch 10/24/18 11:42:08 AM
#43274   A busy AM for the AIM Purchasing Department: OldAIMGuy 10/23/18 11:05:59 AM
#43273   Hi Ken, Re: Board activity.............. OldAIMGuy 10/22/18 10:33:12 AM
#43272   Waldenbooks Ann Arbor, Firebird400 10/22/18 10:14:56 AM
#43271   VWave for the Week of October 26th JDerb 10/20/18 06:24:33 PM
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