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A.I.M. Users Bulletin Board
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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.

While the AIM book is no longer being reprinted, it is available from Amazon for their Kindle for $5.99.

Mr. Lichello wrote the book on AIM in 1977. In the mid-'80s he put an infomercial on AIM on late night TV and attempted to sell his workbook and audio tapes.
(1) How To Make $1Million In The Stockmarket Infomercial - 1985 - YouTube
It's a reasonable review of the AIM method for those who are unfamiliar.

When I had to give up the AIM-Users.Com web site we got lucky. It was archived to the following address:
There you can find information, history and related topics about AIM, Twinvest and their uses for accumulating and managing investments.

Latest 3 years of AIM use with my Retirement Account:

Latest graph of Larger Cap Market Risk

See Subject 34752
for complete discription.

The AIM strategy Guarantys 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.

Active AIM Users Bulletin Board:

AIM Users Home Page:

AIM Weekly Newsletter (free):
(Ended in Summer of 2007, but archives available back to 1997)

AIM Stock Examples:

AIM Exchange Traded Fund Example:

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 Q&A Page:
Subject 19235

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 tech stocks to prosper.

Newsletter Archives -

AIM for "Rational Exuberance,"
Tom Veale in WI

See Tom's Perverse Investment Candidates
Intro - Expectations and Reality
-You expected someone 6'5”, 210#; The reality is 5'8”,190#
-You expected someone with six-pack abs; The reality is more like a twelve-pack!
-You expected “Ask Jeeves”; The reality is “See if Tom knows.”
-You expected a SuperHero; The reality is you got a family man from Wisconsin.
-You expected James Bond; What you got was Austin Powers!
-This is much like the world of investing. Expectations and reality need to be understood together.

Is AIM a Successful Plan for Investing? YES!

Is Robert Lichello's Model based in reality? YES!

Are there other ways to be successful as investors? YES!

Is there a Safer, more Responsible way to be successful as an investor than AIM? NO!

Treating Investing As A Business

Work smarter, not harder.
Please remember the story of "The Man who was too lazy to fail." He always did everything smarter than the rest so as to save work!

Business Model - Equity Warehouse

Equities are Inventory to be Managed, just like auto parts or plumbing supplies. What is the Warehouse function?
1) maintain inventory to satisfy demand at a profit.
2) maintain liquidity to build inventory at fair prices.

Business Plan - Automatic Investment Management

AIM asks:
“If you were only only willing to risk $10,000 when prices were low, why would you be willing to risk twice that after prices have doubled?"

Risk Tolerance -

-Do you fully understand the relationship between Risk and Reward?
-Do you fully grasp the concept of Risk Management?
-Knowing that the Marketplace is run by the “Practical Joke Department”, can you accept the risk of being involved in something that's not completely under your control?

Capabilities -

-Have you studied how Capital Markets work?
-Do you understand Market Psychology?
-Do you understand the basics of small business accounting?
-Can you read and understand financial journals, annual reports and prospectus'?

Time Commitment -

-Knowing your current work and family obligations, do you have time to properly attend to an active portfolio of equities?

-Can you afford a minimum of five minutes per week, per “inventory item” for review and managment?

Financial and Emotional Commitment -

-Have you placed your personal finances in good order? Funds commited to the marketplace must be earmarked so.

-Under “Worst Case” conditions, can you stand the thought of severe loss or “dead money?”

-Have you and your family (or parteners) discussed how failure AND success might affect your lives?

Ability to Make Decisions -

-Don't ignore decision making ability. You will have to make decisions and act upon them on a regular basis. The business model you have chosen does much of the work for you, but YOU still have to place the orders to buy or sell
portions of your inventory. If market conditions are going to affect you in a way as to paralyse your actions with indecision, this may not be the right business for you.

-Success and failure ride on your shoulders. AIM is contrary to “Groupthink” and “Herd Mentality.” Will you be able to see the reality of the situation and act when needed?

-Can you live with yourself knowing that at times you will make mistakes? Can you learn from your mistakes or just re-live them? In this business mistakes have to be “Learning Experiences” no matter how painful. Can you avoid
self-recriminations and "Get over it?"

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18725AIM kept me quite busy today. Added shares to several positions. I am very happyjaser20-last Friday
18724Congrats, Tom! That is a great picture! really shows the power of AIM. Ever jaser20-last Thursday
18723Ford (F) has been in my AIM inventory for a while. It wasn't a 'favoriteOldAIMGuy1last Thursday
18722Hi Jeff, Re: Is that the correct way to read it? Yes, however, that suggested OldAIMGuy-January 17
18721Hi Tom, thank you for the AIM calculator link and the option info. That makes sejaser20-January 17
18720Here's the latest v-Wave Market Risk Indicator: [graphic] Note it hasn'OldAIMGuy-January 17
18719Good morning Jeff, Re: Selling Calls and determining option Strike Prices.......OldAIMGuy-January 17
18718Hi Tom, so sad to hear. He obviously had a great mind to come up with all these jaser20-January 16
18717Thanks J-20, Re: Lichello "informertial"..............................OldAIMGuy-January 16
18716Seems like the youtube video is gone. Would have been good to get a copy. Mr. Ljaser20-January 16
18715Another interesting AIM success story. I'm too far along life's journeyKen Adams212/15/2021
18714Hi again Ken, An interesting question was raised over on the AIM board at InveOldAIMGuy212/14/2021
18713Hi Ken, I started investing shortly after college in the early '70s. It coOldAIMGuy212/13/2021
18712Interesting story. I was an early student of Lichello's book and still haveKen Adams112/13/2021
18711Hi Ken, Re: AIM based Mutual Fund....................... Some years ago our comOldAIMGuy212/13/2021
18710With so many years of proven success behind A.I.M., has there never been a mutuaKen Adams212/13/2021
18709For AIM users, new and old, I enjoyed this quote. It seems that AIM addresses muOldAIMGuy112/12/2021
18708Sunday AM Haiku........................ [graphic]OldAIMGuy112/5/2021
18707Happy Thanksgiving. I have a lot to be thankful for: 35 years since I discoverOldAIMGuy211/25/2021
18706My retirement accounts are such that at my current age I am required to take a mOldAIMGuy-11/3/2021
18705Here's the latest from the market risk department. The v-Wave is still off iOldAIMGuy110/30/2021
18704I had to chuckle when I read this short story about rapid trading and a not wellOldAIMGuy-9/9/2021
18703The message this is in reply to was the first of a series of posts by myself andOldAIMGuy19/9/2021
18702I'm using Twinvest for upkeep of this account for my Simple IRA: [graphic] OldAIMGuy-9/2/2021
18701I've added information on how the accounts are doing since the March, 2020 COldAIMGuy19/2/2021
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