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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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18794I shortened up the time line to eliminate 2019 data for better viewing. Covid isOldAIMGuy-yesterday
18793We'll all aware (sometimes painfully) of when an investment bubble starts toOldAIMGuy-November 18
18792The other long term market risk indicator, the v-Wave looks somewhat the same evOldAIMGuy-November 15
18791I've been collecting data for a very long time and used it over the years toOldAIMGuy-November 15
18790Re: v-Wave for this week..................... [graphic] All indications are thOldAIMGuy-November 14
18789Re: Cumulative market breadth............................ I think part of this OldAIMGuy1November 8
18788Some interesting reading here: It reminds me of the book I read last yeOldAIMGuy-November 7
18787Re: v-Wave update.................................... [graphic] Both 3-5 Year OldAIMGuy-November 5
18786When you learned of Mr. Lichello's AIM, what was your first thought of why iOldAIMGuy1November 4
18785Re: Improving Markets show mild Increasing Risk.......................... [grapOldAIMGuy1October 29
18784For any of you who would like to read along over time as to a proprietary marketOldAIMGuy-October 28
18783Latest v-Wave View..................................... [graphic] It took quitOldAIMGuy-October 24
18782Hi Jaser, Re: Minimum starting AIM invested value...............................OldAIMGuy1October 19
18781Hi Tom, have you ever calculated a portfolio size based on share price to make sjaser20-October 19
18780"Grampbo - Loaded for Bear...." [graphic] AIMing to reduce the BEAROldAIMGuy2October 16
18779[graphic] While still not bullish, the 3-5 year v-Wave remains below the MedianOldAIMGuy1October 15
18778AIMing through tough times............................... Here's a look atOldAIMGuy1October 4
18777A double bottom appears to show up in our v-Wave market risk indicator...... [gOldAIMGuy-October 2
18776Not a Stock Recommendation, only a History with AIM..... W.P. Carey (WPC) hasOldAIMGuy-September 30
18775[graphic]OldAIMGuy1September 25
18774Here's the v-Wave view for the last 3 3/4 years: [graphic] It appears theOldAIMGuy1September 24
18773The most recent v-Wave Risk indicator in "living color." [graphic] WOldAIMGuy1September 18
18772Market Risk is near it's Median from the last 40 years. [graphic] GeneralOldAIMGuy2September 11
18771Re: v-Wave Risk assessment.................................. Valuations are stiOldAIMGuy2September 3
18770Caution and Prudence when Market Risk is higher, Proactive when low. Market RisOldAIMGuy2September 2
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