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Old 10-29-2007, 08:42 PM   #1
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Anyone here read IBD? I just got a free trial subscription.

Anyone see any value in their methods/recommendations?
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:46 PM   #2
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Very good - you can get it for free at most libraries.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:16 PM   #3
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I subscribed for a couple of years and thought it was a fine publication -- if anything, there's too much information to process!
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:28 PM   #4
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I subscribe only for the one weekend edition delivered on Saturday.

This allows me to have access to the web site to read the parts I like during the week and the price is lower.

They push momentum active trading which is opposite to most strategy I see here. However, their general trend analysis is good. Just before the .com crash they were warning that the market was dangerous - had only I listened

I read the Big Picture, To The Point and the Top Ten every day.

You do not get all the price lists online but they are easy to look up elsewhere and the one hard copy gives you the top 100 list or you can download it to excel.

It is a little pricey but I just renewed.

On another note I have started reading seekingalpha.com which seems to have some nice articles - at least about china markets which are my current interest. I imagine that the other sections are interesting also.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:07 AM   #5
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Read it for years. I stopped investing in individual securities several years ago and continued getting IBD. Finally, I decided that I no longer needed it... since I was just using mutual funds.

IDB has loads of statistics and data. That is what I like about it. It also has a pretty good online version.

You can get some of the info off of the internet... but it has a lot of data all in one nice spot. Of course, it supports the CANSLIM approach to investing. IMHO CANSLIM is a great method.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:38 PM   #6
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Good idea Joesxm. I will look into the weekend subscr.

I just started reading O'neil's book and learning about CAN-SLIM. Looks like good stuff. Just need to get my head around all the info.

Thanks for the comments
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Like driving by looking in the rear view mirror...

IMHO, of course.
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Like driving by looking in the rear view mirror...

IMHO, of course.
I have quite a few years before retirement, so I am using a portion of my portfolio to invest in stocks...provides some excitement

The last few years, this portion of my portfolio has done unbelievably well, so I am hoping IBD tools will help even more.
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:48 PM   #9
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Amazon.com: Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom: Books: Van K. Tharp

If you like active trading you should read this book - very interesting.
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Like driving by looking in the rear view mirror...

IMHO, of course.
Well. All you have is the rear view mirror or the crystal ball. What actually happened or someone's guess projection based on lies, damned lies, and statistics.
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Amazon.com: Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom: Books: Van K. Tharp

If you like active trading you should read this book - very interesting.

This is the first time I've ever seen anyone mention Tharp. It's usually the same ole cast of characters.

I must say I'm impressed.
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