(GIG) Greendale Investment Group

Wednesday May 29, 2024 at 6:30pm

Directions to Meeting Location:
Greendale Public Library (click for map)
Community Room in basement
5647 Broad St, Greendale, WI 53129
Enter through the front of the Library, and ask for the Community Room

OUR FACEBOOK GROUP: – Greendale Investment Group

You are ENCOURAGED to bring something to the meeting: an investing book or article, an investment quote or saying, website link, market insight, etc. I REALLY APPRECIATE INSIGHTFUL QUOTES ON THE STOCK MARKET! Don’t just bring a stock tip!


1. Opening Bell (6:30pm) – Let’s get ready to trade (info)
2a. Welcome!
2b. Read Disclaimer
3. Stock “Share” Time: What new investing idea can you share?
4. Stock “Quote” Time: What is your favorite market quote?
5. Stock “Tip” Time: What stock tip are you looking at right now?

“Where is the market going?”

6a-d. POSSIBLE (future) TOPICS:
a. How to use stop losses to stop losses with your broker
b. Inflation Adjusted Dow
c. F.I.R.E. = Financial Independence Retire Early
d. Your Suggestions are welcome!
We have very lively discussions. Past attendees have told me that the time spent in our group is very productive for their knowledge base (and their portfolios!).

8. Stock “ROI” Time: (Returns on Investment) What did you get out of tonight’s meeting? What would you suggest for our next meeting? Did you get a positive ROI for attending this meeting?
8. Closing Bell (7:30pm)

Please RSVP at

–Herb Ripka


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AIM – Automatic Investment Management spreadsheet

SPREADSHEET: AIM – Automatic Investment Management by Robert Lichello Google Sheet
BOOK: How to Make $1,000,000 in the Stock Market Automatically: (4th Edition) by Robert Lichello, on Amazon
AND Twinvest , also from Robert Lichello, and Dollar Cost Averaging, Value Averaging, Invest%, all on a Google Sheet!!

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Start by going to IBD University and Review the Information. Investor’s Business Daily
Learn to use the Time Saver Table, General Markets Indicator, and Psychology Indicators. Read the Big Picture every day.

$$$$$ GIMG Book List
Read The IBD Bible – How to Make Money in Stocks by William J. O’Neil, who was the founder of IBD.
24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success: Learn the Most Important Investment Techniques by William J. O’Neil
Secrets for Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets by Stan Weinstein
Reminiscence of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre
Market Wizards by Jack D. Schwager
How I made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas.
Come Into My Trading Room: A Complete Guide to Trading by Alexander Elder
Trend Following by Michael W. Covel

Douglas Andrew
Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
AIM – Automatic Investment Management by Robert Lichello
Dave Ramseys Complete Guide To Money by Dave Ramsey
Money by Tony Robbins

$$$$$ GIG Disclaimer:
Investments are not insured or guaranteed. “Investments” may lose value. This website is not an offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to buy (or sell) securities.
Any information presented or discussed as a part of this presentation is only opinion.
It should not be taken as advice and should not be acted upon.
This information is presented to be educational. Your individual financial requirements have not been taken into consideration.
As always, one should seek appropriate professional advice before entering into financial or other arrangements.

$$$$$ GIG GOALS:
Our Group Aims For Three Goals: 1-MAKE MONEY, 2-HAVE FUN, 3-LEARN. Your participation, while voluntary, will help us achieve at least two goals. Which ones? Well two out of three ain’t bad.
No real estate, there is other groups for that.
No politics or religion.
No gold or collectibles or coins, unless you want to.
Touch on fundamentals, not emphasize it like NAIC.
Mainly technical trading, leaning toward Nicolas Darvas’ “techno-fundamentalist” & William O’Neil
If its handled by a stockbroker, we’ll cover it.
OUR EMPHASIS: IBD (Investor’s Business Daily) CANSLIM by William O’Neil, Market Wizards (see Jack Schwager books), Jesse Livermore, Nicolas Darvas, Ed Seykota, Richard Dennis, Trend Following by Michael Covel, Turtle Trading.

E.G.O.= Everyones Got an Opinion — Herb
That is what makes a market!

(GIG) Greendale Investing Group – THIS PAGE

Herb’s Investing List on Twitter

FinViz Screener Test_Macro

Stock Concepts

Roll the Dice (Google Spreadsheet)

Card Game (Google Spreadsheet)

Creating Your Own Trading Plan
This document “Creating Your Own Trading Plan” is a great transition from our discussion of the Three M’s to our next topic on “7 Parts of TRADING”

7 Parts of TRADING
1. Trading Plan
2. Trading Strategy
3. Trading System
4. Trading Tactics
5. Trading Metrics
6. Trading Review
7. Trading Fruits

Tracking Your Portfolio
I showed this spreadsheet at the July meeting: Stock Tracking via Google Finance – DEMO
This spreadsheet uses GOOGLEFINANCE and StockViz data

Confessions of a trader
A place where you can anonymously post your trading struggles

Money Quotes

University of Finance Twitter:
Options: @DanFitzpatrick
Backtesting: @TrendSpider
Stocks: @DanZanger
Education: @MarwoodJB
Forex: @austinsilverfx
Patterns: @Trendspider_J
Price Action: @priceinaction
1 on 1 Mentor: @GossettTrading
Psychology: @TradingComposur
Finance: @dmuthuk

Future Topics:

a. How to stop losses

b. Forms of Wealth

c. Money Quotes

d. Inflation Adjusted Dow’

e. Dogs of the DOW – High-yielding stocks (like MO and VZ)

f. F.I.R.E. = Financial Independence Retire Early

g. “The NUMBER”: What you need to retire

h. Inflation-Tax-Table “The (Rarely Seen) AFTER-Tax, AFTER-Inflation spreadsheet”


Herb Ripka