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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
#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
#43270   Amazon raised the cost to download the book Toofuzzy 10/18/18 10:05:09 PM
#43269   From my investing haiku page......... OldAIMGuy 10/18/18 10:20:52 AM
#43268   VWave for the Week of October 19th JDerb 10/15/18 11:21:33 AM
#43267   A friend wanted me to get in to Bitcoin. Toofuzzy 10/12/18 07:52:10 AM
#43266   Hi Toof, Re: Precious Metals performance........... OldAIMGuy 10/12/18 07:41:09 AM
#43265   Hi Clive, Re: Grumbling Sounds from Market Bowels........ OldAIMGuy 10/11/18 08:10:48 PM
#43264   Zzzz! What! Awoken by hearing/smelling a bowel motion. ls7550 10/11/18 07:51:08 PM
#43263   Hi Tom Toofuzzy 10/11/18 06:32:02 PM
#43261   Hi SF Toofuzzy 10/11/18 06:27:49 PM
#43260   My gold proxy, IAU, is the only component OldAIMGuy 10/11/18 04:48:48 PM
#43259   Thanks '79er! OldAIMGuy 10/11/18 04:46:27 PM
#43258   Hi Toofuzzy, I'm a bit confused by your SFSecurity 10/11/18 01:37:52 PM
#43257   Try using the TOR browser. It doesn't allow AIM1979 10/11/18 01:14:00 PM
#43256   Good morning Adam, Re: AIM activity.............. OldAIMGuy 10/11/18 08:02:28 AM
#43255   Thanks LC, Re: Keeping one's activity private............... OldAIMGuy 10/11/18 07:58:35 AM
#43254   With the drops in the market a few Adam 10/10/18 03:35:16 PM
#43253   Totally off topic: lostcowboy 10/10/18 01:34:01 PM
#43252   Bought 11.5% more CEFL and BDCL Toofuzzy 10/09/18 03:58:42 PM
#43251   VWave for the Week of October 12th JDerb 10/08/18 11:46:17 AM
#43250   Hi Tom, Re: Relatives, Firebird400 10/08/18 09:03:17 AM
#43249   Hi Ken, OldAIMGuy 10/05/18 08:46:37 AM
#43248   Update... Firebird400 10/05/18 08:27:53 AM
#43247   VWave for the Week of October 5th JDerb 10/01/18 10:51:40 AM
#43246   ;o) Enjoy your day, Tom. JDerb 09/25/18 12:04:40 PM
#43245   Hi JD, Re: Far Side Cartoon............. OldAIMGuy 09/25/18 10:44:40 AM
#43244   VWave for the Week of September 28th JDerb 09/22/18 09:03:00 PM
#43243   Re: More on new Communications Sector and ETF changes............. OldAIMGuy 09/21/18 09:42:05 AM
#43242   Re: Changes coming to some ETFs in the OldAIMGuy 09/20/18 02:27:28 PM
#43241   Hi Gang, I've finished the book, "How A SFSecurity 09/18/18 01:52:40 PM
#43240   Hi Jeff, Re: Long Term Options and AIM........... OldAIMGuy 09/17/18 06:06:09 PM
#43239   Tom, I remember that visit in San Antonio AIMLEAPS 09/17/18 05:26:06 PM
#43238   VWave for the Week of September 21st JDerb 09/17/18 11:06:28 AM
#43237   Good morning Karen, Re: What to do with OldAIMGuy 09/17/18 09:29:35 AM
#43236   AIM Exit or transfer strategy? karenseek 09/15/18 08:24:46 PM
#43234   Hi Adam Toofuzzy 09/15/18 04:16:53 AM
#43233   Hi Gang, The book that was mentioned recently, SFSecurity 09/14/18 10:34:08 PM
#43232   Hi S2011, Re Greg Meyer............... OldAIMGuy 09/14/18 09:16:57 PM
#43231   Hello, I am trying to locate an author Stetson2011 09/14/18 06:49:00 PM
#43230   Hi Ray, Several years ago I was reading Adam 09/14/18 06:19:48 PM
#43229   Hi Tom. Re options and AIM. CanRay 09/11/18 09:19:03 PM
#43228   Three buildings attacked. OldAIMGuy 09/11/18 02:32:57 PM
#43227   Yes, I agree. The more diversified the portfolio, OldAIMGuy 09/11/18 01:33:08 PM
#43226   Hi Allen, Re: v-Wave suggested cash levels.............. OldAIMGuy 09/11/18 11:52:57 AM
#43225   Thanks. Regarding did you notice its data bar1080 09/11/18 10:39:32 AM
#43224   Hi SF Toofuzzy 09/11/18 02:14:10 AM
#43223   Hi Toofuzzy, I guess that at my age SFSecurity 09/10/18 08:30:35 PM