Magnet Investing: Build a Portfolio and Pick Winning Stocks Using Your Home Computer

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The secrets of building and managing a successful stock portfolio involve joining the resources of this valuable stock selection program with a home computer. This proprietary system combines the most powerful and effective aspects of value and momentum investing to create a model that has produced returns almost twice that of the S&P 500 over the last 10 years. This system incorporates and describes the key characteristics that are common in companies at the point when their stock undergoes a major surge. ...

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Overview

The secrets of building and managing a successful stock portfolio involve joining the resources of this valuable stock selection program with a home computer. This proprietary system combines the most powerful and effective aspects of value and momentum investing to create a model that has produced returns almost twice that of the S&P 500 over the last 10 years. This system incorporates and describes the key characteristics that are common in companies at the point when their stock undergoes a major surge. This book provides the foundation for individuals to develop a personalized long-term plan and utilize portfolio and money management skills to vastly increase investment success.

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“Provides an insightful look into the stock selection process. It will be a big boost to professional investors, as well as ones that only dabble in stocks.” —Sam Stovall, Senior Investment Strategist, Standard & Poors

“Wall Street requires a strategy with rules and discipline. I believe MAGNET Investing has these ingredients and offers a very sound approach than can achieve success.” —Victor Sperandeo, author, Trader Vic and Methods of a Wall Street Master

“Combines the best of all worlds—momentum, value, and solid technical analysis—into one concise stock selection process. In the age of the empowered individual investor, I consider it a must read.” —Steven Halpern, editor, The Dick Davis Digest

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780962600388
  • Publisher: Next Decade, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Jordan L. Kimmel is a private money manager, president of the Magnet Investment Group, and serves as the market strategist for First Montauk Securities Corporation. He has served as first vice president at Dean Witter, Paine Webber, and A. G. Edwards. His accurate predictions of swings in the stock market have garnered him multiple appearances on national television and radio shows, including CNBC, Bloomberg, and CNN. He lives in Chester, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

List of Charts viii
List of Tables x
About the Author xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
Disclaimer xix
Introduction xxi
Chapter 1 Preview 1
Chapter 2 Accepting the Challenge of Investing 7
Chapter 3 Get Started Early 11
Chapter 4 Know Who You Are 19
Chapter 5 Planning: The First Step 23
Chapter 6 Evolving as an Investor: Developing a Pattern for Success 29
Chapter 7 Understanding Bonds 33
Chapter 8 Asset Allocation 41
Chapter 9 When to Buy and Sell 49
Chapter 10 Owning Companies: Buy and Hold 73
Chapter 11 Profitable Portfolio Management: Learn from Your Mistakes 79
Chapter 12 Using Your Home Computer 85
Chapter 13 Internet Sites for Investment Information 87
Chapter 14 The MAGNET Stock Selection Process 89
Chapter 15 Why the MAGNET Stock Selection Process Works 95
Chapter 16 Performing a Search Using Your Computer 99
Chapter 17 MAGNET Performance from the First Edition of our Book 101
Chapter 18 Searching for MAGNET Stocks 107
Chapter 19 Maximizing Tax Efficiency Using the MAGNET Stock Selection Process 115
Chapter 20 Recommended Reading 119
Chapter 21 Putting it All Together 123
Appendices
Appendix A Testing the MAGNET Approach 125
Appendix B ProSearch Results from Chapter 18 133
Appendix C Samples of Prior MAGNET Stocks 199
Glossary of Terms 219
Index 227
Order Form 231
List of Charts
1-1 American Stock Exchange Advance/Decline Line 3
1-2 Wilshire 5000 vs. All Market Breadth 4
1-3 NASDAQ Composite Advance/Decline Line 5
3-1 Compounding Your $$ @ 12% 14
3-2 One Year Holding Period Returns Per Annum for Stocks 15
3-3 Five Year Holding Period Returns Per Annum for Stocks 16
3-4 Ten Year Holding Period Returns Per Annum for Stocks 17
3-5 Twenty Year Holding Period Returns Per Annum for Stocks 18
7-1 Effect of Inflation on the Value of $1 Since 1960 39
7-2 Effect of Inflation on the Value of $1 Since 1930 40
8-1 Comparative Returns of Stocks, Bonds, Bills, Inflation & Gold since 1926 45
8-2 Thirty Year Holding Period-Returns Per Annum for Stocks and Bonds 46
8-3 Twenty Year Holding Period-Returns Per Annum for Stocks and Bonds 47
9-1 Big Mo Tape Composite-Signal Basis on S&P 500 Stock Index 53
9-2 Regression to the Mean-Overbought Indicator on Dow Jones Industrial Average 54
9-3 Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index-Trend Channel 55
9-4 Standard & Poor's 500 Industrial Index-Book Value Ratio 56
9-5 Dow Jones Industrial Average-Price/Operating Earnings Estimates 57
9-6 Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index Signals Generated 58
9-7 Home Depot Stochastics Buy Signal 9-12-95 59
9-8 Home Depot-Long Term Chart 60
9-9 Alliance Capital Buy Point 61
9-10 Alliance Capital-Long Term Chart 62
9-11 Motorola, Inc.-Stochastic Sell Signal 5-25-95 63
9-12 Motorola, Inc.-Long Term Chart 64
9-13 Resource Mortgage Capital Stochastic Buy Signal 3-24-95 65
9-14 Resource Mortgage (Dynex) Capital-Long Term Chart 66
9-15 Philip Morris-Stochastic Buy Signal-Long Term 67
9-16 Philip Morris-Long Term Chart 68
9-17 Philip Morris-Long Term Chart with Stochastics 69
9-18 Philip Morris-Long Term Chart with Stochastics 70
9-19 Dow Jones Industrial Average 4%x2 Point & Figure 71
10-1 Dell Computer -One Year Chart 1997 75
10-2 Dell Computer-Five Year Chart 1994-1998 76
10-3 IBM-One Year Chart 1997 77
10-4 IBM-Five Year Chart 1994-1998 78
17-1 Tarrant Apparel 105
17-2 Lason, Inc. 106
A-1 Growth of a $10,000 Investment in Magnet Backtest 126
A-2 Annual Average Return-Seven Ranked Groups 128
A-3 Growth of a $10,000 Investment-Various Categories in Magnet Backtest 128
A-4 Quarterly Returns-Magnet vs. S&P-Magnet Backtest 129
B-1 Asyst Technologies 134
B-2 Vintage Petroleum, Inc. 137
B-3 Nvidia Corp. 140
B-4 Xeta Technologies, Inc. 143
B-5 Berry Petroleum, Inc. 146
B-6 Imperial Oil Ltd. 149
B-7 1-800 Contacts, Inc. 152
B-8 Flextronics International Ltd. 155
B-9 AVX Corporation 158
B-10 California Amplifier, Inc. 161
B-11 Logitech International SA 169
B-12 Flextronics International Ltd. 172
B-13 TRC Companies, Inc. 175
B-14 Kemet Corporation 178
B-15 Topps Company, Inc. 181
B-16 Three Five Systems 184
B-17 TTI Telecom 187
B-18 M Systems, Inc. 190
B-19 Nokia Corporation 193
B-20 Black Box Corporation 196
C-1 RAC Mortgage-October 1991 Buy Point 200
C-2 Dynex Capital-Formerly RAC Mortgage-Long Term Chart 201
C-3 Oracle Systems, Inc.-December 1991 Buy Point 202
C-4 Oracle Systems, Inc.-Long Term Chart 203
C-5 Cyberoptics Corp.-August 1993 Buy Point 204
C-6 Cyberoptics Corp.-Long Term Chart 205
C-7 Analytical Surveys-March 1995 Buy Point 206
C-8 Analytcal Surveys-Long Term Chart 207
C-9 Global Industries-October 1994 Buy Point 208
C-10 Global Industries-Long Term Chart 209
C-11 Jones Medical Industries-December 1995 Buy Point 210
C-12 Jones Pharmaceuticals-Long Term Chart 211
C-13 Picturetel Corp.-August 1992 Buy Point 212
C-14 Picturetel Corp.-Long Term Chart 213
C-15 Picturetel Corp.-September 1994 Buy Point 214
C-16 Philip Morris-October 1994 Buy Point 215
C-17 Philip Morris-Long Term Chart 216
C-18 Electro Scientific Industries-August 1993 Buy Point 217
C-19 Electro Scientific Industries-Long Term Chart 218
List of Tables
3-1 Table of Compounded Returns @ 12% 12
7-1 Table: Yields on Zero Coupon Bond 38
8-1 Risks of Stocks and Bonds 44
19-1 Tax Implications 117
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