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Reverse Vealie - Short On Cash-Aug 19, 2001
Hi Tom,
I have been AIMing mutual funds for a while as you know. My settings are low for the 401k funds as you suggest. This gets more trading activity and works very well for AIM. Currently they are 8/8 for the Growth & Income fund and 10/10 for the growth fund. Those seem to fit the personalities of these 2 funds quite well.
I have a question that you may have already answered but here goes:

This may be somewhat of a R-Vealie (reverse vealie)

Due to cash restrictions, I want to spend only 50% of what AIM is asking. The question is do I then add to the PC the remaining 50% as if I did purchase all AIM is asking? Or some other method would you suggest?

Thanks SAM


Hi SAM, As you know, when we don't do all the buying AIM is asking our AIM trade ranges don't move down as far as they might otherwise do. This isn't a serious problem other than it will delay when we reach our next sell point. Raising Portfolio Control fully when only purchasing half of what AIM's requesting would just compound the problem of being out of phase with the trading range.

Some of the people with "deep diver" stocks have mentioned dropping the Portfolio Control (PC) value to a point where they at least start to get some trades with the stocks they have in a new, lower range. I'm not sure what I think about that idea. I've done some similar things in my own account in the past but it was only to lower the PC value enough to make the very first Sell still a profitable event overall (above the average cost per share).

You might want to shift the Sell SAFE to the Buy side to postpone your next Buy. For instance, if you are currently using 8% Sell and 8% Buy SAFE, make it 16% Buy SAFE and zero on the Sell side. This will bring the trade range down, help conserve some cash and make it easier for AIM to start selling again.

Please let me know how this works for you.

Best regards, Tom

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