Home - What is Poormans?
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 Excite, 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%. AVG. MODEL RETURN FOR LAST 7 YEARS: + 13.9%.
LATEST UPDATED REPORT POSTED:
MID-WEEK ALERT - TABLE updated 22 FEB and also posted on Weekend Update
WEEKEND UPDATE - 25 February 2017
01/03/17: Last Featured Stock: CETX - (some past picks - MU, LCI, ENTA, VDSI, MXL, GPP, GV).
CANDLESTICK POSITIVE INDICATORS & GOOD CHARTS FOR: TUE (I forgot to do the chart run for WED)
DATABASE: IBB, EOG, GV, HCLP, ITB, JKS, LJPC, LPTH, MTZ, VOXX, XLE,
INTERESTING CHARTS: ACAD, ALK, BURL, CELG, FET, INO, IPXL, KOP, MNOV, NEOG, NLNK, PCRX, RIG, SRPT,
WILDER 50 RSI: RIG(14.33), - BO through next resistance point (listed) as first buy indicator. I'll manually pick candidates from stockcharts from interesting charts.
$100,000 INVESTMENT MODEL from 1 Jan 2017: $100,027 YTD (+ .0 %) and - 1.2 % for the day. Cash Balance: $22,907.
INDEXES - TUE Close
Nasdaq 5825 - 0.62% ( 5321 is 50 DMA); a/o 12/31: + 7.5% for 2016
DOW 20812 - 0.12 % (19039 is 50 DMA); a/o 12/31: + 13.4% for 2016
S&P500 2363 - 0.26 % ( 2195 is 50 DMA); a/o 12/31: + 9.5% for 2016
Russ2000 1386 - 1.51 % ( 1299 is 50 DMA); a/o 12/31: + 19.2% for 2016
Poormans $100K Model Summary: a/o 25 Feb 2017: - 2.6 % (for week)and + 1.0 % for 2017 YTD, vs Nasdaq + 0.2 % (+ 8.6 % ytd); S&P 500 + 0.7 % for week (+ 5.7 % ytd)! (Russ 2000 + 2.7 % year to date and DJIA + 5.3 % ytd. Quicken access updated periodically!
Historical Quarterly Returns for $100K MODEL(accumulative year to date by year) - since 2009.
Qtr 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1Q - 9.6% - 6.1% +9.0% - 0.6%+ 5.1% - 4.5%+ 4.5% - 1.2%
2Q +18.7% +25.3 -10.3% - 6.7 + 3.8 - 2.2 - 1.5 - 1.6%
3Q + 8.0 + 7.9% + 1.0 -1.7 +10.5 + 1.9 - 15.4 + 9.9 %
4Q + 5.4 + 13.0% - 2 5 -4.7 + 4.7 + 4.6 - 2.3 - 3.3 %
YR +29.1% + 4.5% + 0.8% - 3.2% + 18.1% -0.2% -14.7% + 3.8% (w/DIV.)
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): $100. for 4 Month (MAR-JUN 2017) - Priced at $25 per month.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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