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Investing for the New Millennium
Kenneth J. Gruneisen - Registered Principal, Source Capital Group, Inc.
The founder of CANSLIM.net now includes his
monthly INM article along with other educational and timely contributions in
each monthly issue of CANSLIM.net News. CANSLIM.net News recaps the technical
highlights and current condition of the market, leading industry groups, and
top-ranked stocks. Each issue contains studies aimed at helping you to build
trading skills and gain knowledge. CANSLIM.net News covers buy candidates that
could be worth taking action on.
Below are some of Ken's INM articles from years
ago, which still can be helpful to investors today!
INM November 2010 - How Is Following The M Too Hard To Do?
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Keeping aware of the market direction (M criteria) is critical to investors' success. The successes this system has yielded in the past made a powerful enough impact on investors like me, and many people I know, such that nothing will stop me from continuing to work with the same diligence and determination with this proven approach.
INM October 2010 - Dancing With The Stars
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Not knowing much about dancing or how the winners are determined, my educated guess is that any award winning performance involves a lot of fancy moves with great precision. Contrasting that assumption with what has distinguished every one of the real investors I have studied in the course of this year who have achieved standout gains, all that was required was one or a few moves to significantly beat the performance of the major market averages.
INM September 2010 - Sidelined Cash May Fuel Next Substantial Leg Up
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
One well-respected analyst termed the 2009 rebound a "massive liquidity driven bull market" after global governments coordinated their policies to stabilize the financial markets. Corporations are still hoarding cash though. And individuals are not likely to be tempted any time soon by great Money Market and CD rates. So, the sum of it is that a tremendous amount of sidelined cash is ready and waiting to find a direction to start rushing. Let there be no doubt, if a robust follow-through day occurs, that sidelined cash could easily fuel a substantial and sustained rally in the stock market.
INM August 2010 - Financial Reform and Consumer Protection, They Say?
Monday, August 02, 2010
You might have heard that President Obama recently signed signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. And you might have heard that car loans were specifically written out of the new legislation. Is it not like spit in our faces that recently bankrupted and bailed out GM announced plans to buy Americredit Corp (ACF) the very next day after...
INM July 2010 - Watch Out In The War On The Productive Class
Thursday, July 01, 2010
I still believe that growth-oriented investors stand some of their best chances of getting above average returns the same way we have been approaching it for our actively managed clients' accounts at Source Capital. That is, by sticking to the investment system which involves fact-based buying and carefully managing a small handful of individual stocks during favorable market periods while being both disciplined and selective, or otherwise, sitting on the sidelines in safe low-yielding cash equivalent investments during unfavorable market periods.
INM June 2010 - Financial Indexes Deserve Respect And Close Monitoring
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
As we pondered "instabilities the global markets might face" in the wake of various countries' difficulties in staying solvent then, a short-lived rally soon followed. The confirmed rally generated some excitement and some bullish action among several high-ranked leaders. However, that upswing has been followed by another downswing, and we are seeing more worrisome signs that the market may be getting into trouble accompanying the latest "correction" in the major averages.
INM May 2010 - Technical Action Often Predicts Fundamental Changes Coming
Monday, May 03, 2010
Regular readers of this monthly article know it covers insight on tactical investment management, and it is not very common for it to call out the action in specific issues. However, this article will take a look a couple of issues (GMCR and CROX) which have made some very dramatic moves in recent years, with the hope that it might prompt readers to be more strict about their tactical approach to selling stocks that have turned cold after rallying substantially.
INM February 2010 - The M Criteria Recently Raised A Warning Flag Again
Monday, February 01, 2010
The Pro Bowl in Miami last night was a high-scoring shootout fairly typical of the all-star NFL football game, but it reminded me of how so many fund managers and individual investors are all offense. Most have an "always in" mentality, and they do not seem willing to spend enough time on the sidelines. The lack of a more aggressive offense (i.e. heavier buying outright, or on margin) was discussed
INM Nov '09 - Let Market Action Help Manage Your Expectations
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Nobody said it would be easy, or if they did they were lying. I know that investors have great expectations of the investment system we employ with discipline. The calls and emails we receive are less occasionally raves from someone who just landed a great profit, while they are more occasionally
INM Jul '09 - Down On Dollars?
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The title of last month's INM article, "Leadership Expansion Needed To Fuel A Healthy Summer Rally", clearly identified the most obvious shortcoming of the current confirmed rally. The Rolling Stones are still on the radio singing, "You can't always get what you want", and insisting, "you get what you need." Unfortunately, the market has not been getting what it needs to maintain a lasting rally.
In recent weeks, I have heard an immense amount...
INM Jun '09 - Leadership Expansion Needed To Fuel A Healthy Summer Rally
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Study the percentage gains thus far in the major averages as they have rallied up from their Bear Market lows. It provides a perfect demonstration arguing that small cap stocks can deliver more volatility and potentially greater bang for investors' bucks. The Small Cap Russell 2000 Index's +46% rally certainly beats the blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average's (DJIA) +31% rally! The RUT fell -60% from Jul '07 to Mar '09, versus the DJIA falling -54% from Oct '07 to Mar '09.
While the major averages spent the latter half of May consolidating near their respective 200-day moving average (DMA) lines, the technical challenge that lies immediately ahead is...
INM Apr '09 - Keeping Careful Watch on the Market's Fuel Gauge
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
At the risk if looking foolish, those of us who follow the investment system's strict guidelines still remain in heavy cash positions with little or no exposure to stocks. If the confirmed rally can be sustained, we can expect to identify more high-ranked buy candidates...
INM Mar '08 - Titanic Losses Are Usually No Accident
Sunday, March 02, 2008
I am not sure if I have mentioned the old TV set of mine that has the ticker tape literally burned in on the bottom of the screen from having been locked on CNBC for most of its operating hours, but simply mentioning that gives you an idea of how diverse my television viewing habits are. But, anyhow, I "accidentally" switched over to the History Channel yesterday and saw an interesting story where they thoroughly investigated the sinking of the Titanic. It got me thinking about the fact that, after every great disaster, it seems as if the flaws or weaknesses (that always existed) jump out as rather obvious. Such is the case with a lot of investments that sink, too.
INM Nov '05 - Back Up! - Psychology After a Serious Shakeout
Monday, October 31, 2005
Over the years I have again and again pointed out to investors that earnings announcements can commonly lead to more excessive volume and volatility in stocks. The wild action in HLEX on the two days following its latest financial report makes it an example worthy of closer study.