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msg #42319
Ignore TheRumpledOne
3/22/2006 8:28:35 AM

Got this ad in my inbox today:

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Does that sound impossible? Not if you learn to minimize downside risk, spread it and limit it.

The way to minimize downside risk is to buy high VST-Vector "B" rated stocks with RS values above 1.00. These stocks are already going up in price and have well established track records of consistent, predictable growth. They do well in good times and bad. You can combine the safety of investing with the power of compound interest by buying high RS stocks with growth rates greater than the sum of current inflation and interest rates. This is the way to accumulate real wealth.

The way to spread risk is to diversify, diversify, diversify. Diversity in what you buy and when you buy. Buy at least 10 different stocks in 10 different industries. In this way, if something happens to one stock or one industry, your portfolio will not be mortally wounded.

The way to limit risk is to use Stop-Sell Prices. If your average Stop-Sell Price is 10% below the current market price of your stocks, your total portfolio risk is only 10%. Moreover, if you have at least 10 stocks in your portfolio, your risk of any single stock is only 1% of your portfolio. The best thing about using a Stop-Sell Price is that once it rises above your purchase price, you should never lose money on that stock. How many investments can you think of that have the upside potential of stocks with such limited risk exposure?

A. Buy High VST-Vector "B" Rated Stocks.

Buy Stocks with the best combination of Relative Value, Relative Safety and Relative Timing.

Favor high VST-Vector "B" rated stocks with RS values greater than 1.00.

Favor stocks with growth rates greater than the sum of current inflation and interest rates.

B. Diversify in What and When You Buy.

Do not put more than 10% of your funds into any single stock.

Do not own more than two stocks in the same industry.

Do not plunge into the market all at once. Spread your investments over time.

C. Use Stop-Sell Prices.

A suggested Stop-Sell Price is given for every stock, every day.

Once the Stop-Sell Price has gone above your purchase price, you should not lose money in that stock.

Sell low VST-Vector,"S" rated stocks. (If the VST rating is above 1.00, you may consider "dollar averaging" the stock once the recommendation returns to at least an "H").

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msg #42329
Ignore heypa
3/22/2006 11:51:55 AM

I'd rather not use someone else to pick my stocks.If I make money I want it to be as a result of my abilities and actions.Besides I like to keep my overhead costs low.I know Walmart is very successful but with their great on going costs and small profit margins the ice is thin if income drops even slightly.

745 posts
msg #42367
Ignore maxreturn
3/23/2006 8:06:01 AM

TRO, I investigated Vectorvest several months ago. Their glossy promotional literature is very impressive. So I took a test drive of their software. Bottom line is I decided not to go with them because I spoke with other traders who had used Vectorvest who claimed the fundamentals could not be relied on after backtesting. Now I use just fetcher along with IBD to pick my stocks.

27 posts
msg #42409
Ignore ronun
3/24/2006 2:57:38 AM

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6,359 posts
msg #42440
Ignore TheRumpledOne
3/24/2006 7:49:19 PM

The reason I posted this was for the "pearls of wisdom" not for the product.


745 posts
msg #42445
Ignore maxreturn
3/24/2006 8:25:38 PM

Thanks for the clarification TRO. Maybe you should have stated this in your original message.

6,359 posts
msg #42470
Ignore TheRumpledOne
3/25/2006 11:30:50 AM


I thought it would be obvious to the

745 posts
msg #42517
Ignore maxreturn
3/26/2006 12:30:26 PM

Thanks for the condescending message TRO. Becoming very typical of a select few posters on these forums.

6,359 posts
msg #42518
Ignore TheRumpledOne
3/26/2006 12:53:06 PM

maxreturn, that wasn't meant to be condescending!!

Remember in school, reading along only to have the author say IT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS TO THE READER, when, in fact, it wasn't obvious at all?!??!

I use to hate that in geometry.. reading through a proof, trying to understand and right at the point where the final piece to the puzzle should be revealed, it says: "IT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS TO THE READER".


745 posts
msg #42523
Ignore maxreturn
3/26/2006 1:43:19 PM

hee hee

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