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Subject: KILLER NET SCREEN: Update
Date: Sat, 17 July 1999 07:06 AM EDT
From: BAGoldmn
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Today: 7/17/99 YTD

TheStreet.Com 54.6%
Nasdaq 29.0%
S&P 500 14.9%
DJIA 21.2%

Killer Net Screen 44.3%

I can't believe I'm complaining about 44% mid-year returns, but after a down week, we're trailing TheStreet.Com, as well as three of the backtested annual screens (RS-IBD, Formula 90, and RS-26 week). Unless this baby pulls out the stops later this year and handily beats the other screens, I for one, will probably drop this approach in 2000. Although, I might not be able to resist keeping a few of my favorite internet bets. Its times like these that
the backtest results provide needed unemotional ballast. Nevertheless, I'm staying the course through 1999!

Go2Net (Nasdaq: GNET) -12.0%
Ameritrade Holding (Nasdaq: AMTD) -14.6%
RealNetworks (Nasdaq: RNWK) -8.9%
Knight/Trimark Group A (Nasdaq: NITE) -13.8%
eFax (Nasdaq: EFAX) 12.0%
CMG Information Services (Nasdaq: CMGI) -9.8%
DoubleClick (Nasdaq: DCLK) -2.4%
Net.B@nk (Nasdaq: NTBK) -19.7%
Winfield Capital Corp. (Nasdaq: WCAP) -20.1%
C/NET Inc. (Nasdaq: CNET) -4.2%

The Killer Net Screen is an internet momentum strategy based on selecting 10 internet stocks with the highest 26-week RS and trading/rebalancing semi-annually. Returns are YTD from 1/4/99. Stocks held during the first half of 1999 included: GEEK, EBAY, NSOL, DRIV, AMZN, YHOO, EGRP, SONE, MSPG, and MACR.

To create a current version of this screen: (1) go to,1191,2521,00.html for an updated list of internet stocks; (2) use Jonathan Jackel's retriever program at to retrieve prices for yesterday and 183 days ago; (3) compute and sort by declining 26-week price change; (4) pick the top ten; and (5) trade semi-annually.

Note that this screen has not been backtested. Mechanical trading and/or rebalancing at other regular intervals (monthly, quarterly, annually) may also be appropriate depending on your investing style. This is an extremely volatile screen, which I personally use only as a small addition to a diversified KILLER PORTFOLIO. So proceed at your own risk.

Regards, Ben Goldman
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