byculla Thursday, 11/11/10 02:26:00 PM Re: OldAIMGuy post# 478 Post # of 500 Tom, Thank you for your prompt and detailed reply. After reading some value oriented books i.e. Rule #1 and Buffettology is seemed to me that using this methodology for stock picking and then using AIM to manage them "might" be the way to go. VL's 1-5 filtered stocks appear to do the same but is seems that it does not include the concept of moats as an additional filter. People seem to have shyed away from stocks after the crash and burn of some high profile stocks over the last few years. Question is would these stocks have even passed either the VL or Buffett filters. I have my doubts. I wonder if the use TA indicators to support, reinforce, filter AIM buy/sell signals would help or hinder AIM results. Have you checked out VSS software from Mark Hing to select stock candidates ? Do you still invest in stocks or have you moved over entirely to ETF's. Thanks.