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Does anyone here follow IBD investing method?



January 02, 2009 – Comments (2)

I wanna see if we can start a group to track IBD stocks.


I started this caps thing today to keep track on how some of the IBD listed top stocks do against the market and Caps provides a pretty good way of keeping track with caps.

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#1) On January 02, 2009 at 6:23 PM, nuf2bdangrus (< 20) wrote:

My problem with IBD, is they claim these fantastic historical returns....but they never identify how they come up with those returns, as they never advocate an invidual stock to buy, well, or hold.  Moreover, if you look at their top 100, these stocks have suually made their largest move.  I subscribe to IBD, and won't after this year, nor TMF, nor Gartman, or anyone. 


IBD will tell you that you should only buy in  a bull market, and that we are not in one.


Thus, although their premise of growing earnings, sales growth, institutional following etc are good, it has not done me any good.



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#2) On April 06, 2009 at 12:11 PM, MadBoss (64.45) wrote:

I've been following IBD/ since 10/07 (From the start of the bear/recession market).


I'm not a trader and I don't buy/sell on a daily or weekly basis. I'm believer in stocks coming out of bases w/ 52 week new highs with strong sales growth (1 year) and stock price performance  (1 year)  to create my list.


I'd tested their recommendation w/ my picks of 52 week new highs during March to May 08 (3 months short uptrend) and mae 28% gain. So, I believe in their assessment of top quality stocks and buy only when they come out of the bases and don't cahse the old dogs.


I follows Braden Glett's strategy outlined in Stock Market Stratagem book. That's how I came across IBD. Ifollow/implement Glett's stock selection crtieria, loss control, portfolio mangemetn using IBD data. I'd recommend this book. I've been in the market since after dot/telecom bust.


It's all depends yoru investment/trading profile. Not everyone likes every strategy out there. YOu need to find what works for you and how long you want to be in the market for what reason.


Good luck.

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