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Poormans Investment Strategy is based primarily on GROWTH FUNDAMENTALS and technical analysis. Growth fundamentals are based on Biblical principles of good stewardship such as debt management and consistent growth of both revenues and earnings. Potential database stocks are primarily identified manually at time of earnings release and which meet Poorman's criteria (ideal is 40% annual growth and a unique criteria: Earnings x 100/Price or E/P and preferred ratio of 1.40 or higher). About 5 - 10% of the earnings released meet Poorman's criteria and are retained and tracked on chart program watch lists in a nightly review of charts and an application of technical analysis. Tools used include Candlesticks, Moving Averages, Volume Changes, RSI etc with data extracted from sources such as Yahoo Finance, Quicken, and Stockcharts.com. Approximately 100+ stocks are maintained in Poorman's database and updated weekly.  For quarterly performance since 2009, see bottom of page. New subscribers should start with the "MIDWEEK ALERT" and keep an eye on "Model Trading Strategy" -- posted most evenings before the next trading day.

OBJECTIVE: Intermediate term investing (2 weeks to 6 months) with annual gains exceeding the S&P 500 index. For more detailed information see: "About Poormans", "12 Point Criteria", and "Sample" ( sample "weekly update" and "mid-week alert"). Best viewed with HTML setting rather than plain text.

AVERAGE ANNUAL GAINS: Investment Model Objectives: Intermediate term - 2 weeks to 6 month target hold in a positive market and beat S&P 500. Average trades: 1 sell and 1 buy per week or less. For 6 year average: DOW + 7.6%; S&P 500 + 7.7%; Nasdaq + 12.1%; Russ 2000 + 12.4%.

LATEST UPDATED REPORT POSTED:

 MID-WEEK ALERT  - TABLE updated 18 APR

 WEEKEND UPDATE Last Posted: 21  APR  2018 

01/30/18: Last Featured Stock: CVGI - (some past picks -  MU, LCI, ENTA, VDSI, MXL, GPP, GV, CETX, AAOI).

CANDLESTICK POSITIVE INDICATORS & GOOD CHARTS FOR: FRI (Mon - See Weekend Update)

DATABASE: BSTC, VDSI 
INTERESTING CHARTS: AAOI, CMT          
WILDER 50 RSI
: None - BO through next resistance point (listed) as first buy indicator. I manually pick interesting chart candidates from stockcharts.com.  

$0100,000 INVESTMENT MODEL from 1 Jan 2017: $96,872 YTD (- 3.2 %) and - 0.7 % for the day.  Cash Balance: $8,443.  

INDEXES - FRI Close
  
Nasdaq     7148 - 1.27 %   (  6903 is 50 DMA); a/o 12/31: + 28.9% for 2017 
DOW       24462 - 0.82 %   (14719 is 50 DMA); a/o 12/31: + 25.0% for 2017 
S&P500     2670 - 0.62 %  (  2674 is 50 DMA); a/o 12/31:  +  19.3% for 2017
Russ2000  1564 - 0.62 %   (  1535 is 50 DMA); a/o 12/31:  + 13.1% for 2017

$100K Model and Index Summary: a/o 21 APR 2018: - 0.7 % (for week)and - 3.2 % for 2018 YTD, vs Nasdaq + 0.6 % (+ 3.5 % ytd); S&P 500 + 0.5 % for week ( - 0.2 % ytd)! (Russ 2000 + 1.8 % year to date and DJIA - 1.0 % ytd. Quicken access updated periodically!

Historical Quarterly Returns for $100K MODEL(accumulative year to date by year) - since 2013.

Qtr        2013      2014    2015  2016     2017      2018

1Q    + 5.1%  - 4.5% + 4.5% - 1.2%   + 2.6% -  3.5 %
2Q    + 3.8     - 2.2     -  1.5   - 1.6%   + 0.3%
3Q    +10.5    + 1.9    - 15.4  + 9.9%  +10.6%
4Q     +
 4.7    + 4.6    -   2.3  -  3.3%  + 3.8%   

8YR  + 18.1% -0.2% -14.7% + 3.8% + 17.3%              (w/DIV.) (No dividend added in 2017 - lost by Intuit)

Note: Gains based on $100K model 1 Jan to 31 December - year to date returns. Newsletter started in April 1996.

QUOTE OF THE YEAR: U.N. Official Admits Global Warming Agenda Is Really About Destroying Capitalism

KEY THOUGHT: "The servant who received the bags of gold began immediately to invest the money and soon doubled it." MATT 25:16 (NLT)

MY STRATEGY: "....not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved." I Corinthians 10:33 (NKJV)

Subscription Information (Current renewal/New Subscribers): Probably won't be extended again.

Send me an e-mail message stating, "the check's in the mail" and that starts your subscription and I will give you password access to the "members section". Products normally include website daily updates, mid-week alerts, and week end updates. Mid-week and weekly updates are posted to the website and then sent out by e-mail distribution. To see a sample report, just click on SAMPLE NEWSLETTER at the top of this page.

Mail checks to:
Bruce Brotnov (
bruce@poormans.com)
1111 Richardson Ave (Be sure to get all 4-1s as the postmaster returns it with only 111 in the address)
Lewiston, Idaho 83501

Links of Interest:

Spiritual Help (BillGraham.org)
Futures (Nasdaq & S&P 500 Indexes) - see Strategy for CNN Money link.
Customer Service Programs
CHAT - On this website (as I hang out there quite often in addition to unnamed forum)
Blog site interview of Poorman as of 6/21/2006