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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 Excite, Quicken, Stockcharts.com and Highgrowthstocks.com. Approximately 100 stocks are maintained in Poorman's database and updated weekly.  For quarterly performance since 1999, 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 GAINSInvestment 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:

16 APR: MID-WEEK ALERT  - Probably no mid-week alert this week (unless return Tues evening and I have recovered)

19 APR: WEEKEND UPDATE

2/16/14: Last Featured Stock (some past samples - CRUS, KRO, SWHC, SNTS, PERI, MU, LCI).

CANDLESTICK POSITIVE INDICATORS AND GOOD CHARTS FOR: WED

  DATABASE: BIDU, CONN, CORT, CYTK, GILD, IBB, IPG, KLIC, VRX, SUNE;               
  WATCHLIST (Not researched): GBX, AMD, BX, EMES;       
  INTERESTING CHARTS: ACRX, ANIK, BIDU, FB, JKS, LCI, PKOH, RGEN, YY, IBKD, HILL, KFY;        


$100,000 INVESTMENT 2014 MODEL from 1 January 2014: $95,111  YTD (- 4.9 %) and + 1.0 % for the day. Cash Balance: $21,415.

INDEXES -  TUE Close: (updated 50 DMAs on 3/03/14) Click on index to see chart - stockcharts.com top gainer (or least loser)

Nasdaq   4161 + 0.97 %  ( 4170 is 50 DMA); a/o 12/31: + 38.3% for 2013
DOW     16514 + 0.41 %  (16155 is 50 DMA); a/o 12/31: + 26.5% for 2013 
S&P500   1879 + 0.41 %  ( 1822 is 50 DMA); a/o 12/31: + 29.6% for 2013
Russ2000 1155 + 1.16 %  ( 1150 is 50 DMA); a/o 12/31: + 37.0% for 2013

Poormans $100K Model Summary: a/o 19 APR 2014: + 2.5 % (for week)and - 4.9 % for 2014 YTD, vs Nasdaq + 2.3 % (- 2.0 % ytd); S&P 500 + 2.6 % for week (+ 0.8 % ytd)! (Russ 2000 - 2.3 % year to date. Quicken access updated periodically!

Historical Quarterly Returns for $10K/100K MODEL(accumulative year to date by year) - since 1999.  

Qtr 1999   2000    2001   2002  2003    2004   2005  2006   2007   2008  2009   2010   2011    2012   2013
1Q  35.3%  92.9%  -8.8%  11.4%  -1.2%  -1.7%  -5.0%  14.4% +2.4% -14.5% - 9.6% - 6.1% + 9.0% - 0.6% + 5.1%
2Q  34.5%   0.0%  33.8% -16.5% +13.7   -4.7    6.9  -12.7  -0.4  +18.7% +25.3  -10.3% - 6.7  + 3.8  - 2.2
3Q  12.7%   8.9% -17.1% -15.6% + 9.8   -2.2   22.9  - 7.6  +5.2  -30.3% + 8.0  + 7.9% + 1.0  - 1.7  +10.5
4Q  81.7% -30.4%  15.5%   0.9% +33.1% +44.9    9.7  + 2.2  -9.9  -16.6% + 5.4  +13.0%
  -   2. 5    -   4.7    +
   4.7

YR 164.2%  71.4%  23.4% -19.6% +55.4% +36.3% +34.5% - 3.6% -2.7% -42.7% +29.1% + 4.5% + 0.8% - 3.2%  + 18.1%

Note: Gains based on $100K model except $10K model used for 1999 & 2000 for period 1 Jan to 31 December - year to date returns. Multiple models were used with different time frames prior to 2001 ($100K Apr to Apr and $1M model Sep to Sep). In 1999 and early 2000 (year of .coms), virtually no .com stocks were used in the model, as most of them didn't have earnings. Newsletter started in April 1996.

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): $65 for 3  Month (Apr - Jun 2014) - 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 (
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