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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.

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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18648Hi Jeff, There's an excel spreadsheet here you can use for ideas: web.archOldAIMGuy1July 30
18647Hi Tom, I am setting up my excel to run AIM now. If understand your setup correcjaser20-July 30
18646Hi Tom, thanks for sharing your ETF portfolio. yes. very helpful. Best, Jeff-jaser20-July 29
18645Hi Jeff, I roughly followed the weights shown in the final UBH iteration when IOldAIMGuy3July 29
18644Hi Tom, that's great info. Thank you. I read some of your old posts after jaser20-July 29
18643Good morning Jeff, Re: Using AIM on a portfolio construct using ETFs............OldAIMGuy2July 29
18642Has anyone used AIM with ETF allocation strategies like the one below? Ray Daljaser202July 28
18641Re: AIM and Inventory Control...................... Please don't mistake thOldAIMGuy2July 17
18640Re: v-Wave in "living color"................................... [grapOldAIMGuy1July 13
18639For a long time I've suggested that AIM is an "inventory control" OldAIMGuy2June 24
18638v-Wave Reporting Change………………………… The v-Wave was made available for AIM UsersOldAIMGuy1June 22
18637Re: Other views of the rapidly changing market risk conditions..... [graphic] OldAIMGuy2June 15
18636Risk, as measured by the v-Wave has been rising. It's now above its median vOldAIMGuy2June 13
18635Here's another example from my own "sandbox" portfolio of how AIM OldAIMGuy1June 5
1863413 weeks Bullish Speculation back to norm. Markets watch closely. [graphic]OldAIMGuy1June 1
18633Re: Calculating the next buy/sell targets for GTC Limit Orders........ Q - Hi OldAIMGuy-May 27
18632Re: v-Wave data for the 18 Month time horizon................ We've been coOldAIMGuy1May 18
18631Weekly v-Wave data with no smoothing shows just how deeply it dropped. [graphiOldAIMGuy1May 17
18630Hi Jack, #2 first.....May you share the formula to calculate the next buy and nOldAIMGuy-May 11
18629No worries OldAimGuy. I really appreciate your help. I am just starting out and jackfx-May 11
18628Good morning Jack, Re: vealie in example................. Yes, if the market rOldAIMGuy-May 11
18627How about for vealie, Let's say the next sell price for apple is 334.4647 bujackfx1May 11
18626Good morning Jack, Q1) Are you monitoring the sell in real time? and Did you aOldAIMGuy1May 9
18625Hi OldAimGuy, 1. Are you monitoring the sell in real time? and Did you always ajackfx-May 9
18624Hi Jack, Re: Questions.................. Some AIMers use a single cash pool forOldAIMGuy-May 8
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