Investment Fund

Value investing is defined as a systematic process of buying high quality stock at an undervalued market price quantified by intrinsic value and justified via financial analysis; then selling the stock in a timely manner upon market price recovery.

Site’s Value Investment Fund’s 2020 Return: 35.46%     Current Fiscal Year To Date 04/17/21 (179 Days): 48.1%

Dow Jones Industrial Average Return for 2020: 6.02%                                   Dow Jones Industrial Average Return Fiscal Year to Date: 20.6%
S&P 500 Return for 2020: 15.28%                                                                   S&P 500 Return Fiscal Year to Date: 21.2%

S&P Composite 1500 Return for 2020: 15.01%                                               S&P Composite 1500 Fiscal YTD: 22.6%
Russell 2000 Return for 2020: 18.5%                                                               Russell 2000 Return Fiscal YTD: 38.8%

The club’s Value Investment Fund consists of three pools of investments. Each pool is a set of companies in a similar industry. All potential investments are one of the top 2,000 companies traded in the market based on current market capitalization. The three pools and their corresponding members are:

Railways                                                              Real Estate Investment Trusts (Residential Rentals)                        Banks

    • Union Pacific                                                Essex Property Trust                                                                        Comerica Bank
    • CSX                                                              UDR (United Dominion Realty)                                                      Bank of America
    • Canadian National                                        Equity Residential                                                                            Wells Fargo
    • Canadian Pacific                                           Avalonbay Communities                                                                  JP Morgan Chase
    • Kansas City Southern                                   Mid-America Apartment Communities                                           Fifth Third Bank
    • Norfolk Southern Corporation                      American Homes 4Rent CI A                                                          Bank of New York

Investment FundThere are no less than 18 potential corporate investments. Each investment fund pool has its own dedicated set of resources, spreadsheets, formulas and supporting documentation in their respective section of the website. You must be a member of the club to gain access. It is encouraged for members to create their own pool and have that pool validated by the facilitator and in a forum of other members. Once completed, that pool may be posted to this site with your permission. If you desire to have your pool posted here, you will be considered the expert for that pool; any interactions with fellow club members related to that pool is controlled by you. 

It is encouraged that all club members complete the initial two phases of the investment program prior to creating their own pool. All members receive suggested buy/sell points for the above three pools as they are generated by the facilitator. 

 

 

Value Investing Episode 1 – Introduction and Membership Program

  • Value Investment Fund Status Week 25 – Continued Growth

    Value Investment Fund Status Week 25 - Continued Growth
    This past week, the Value Investment Fund grew 2.7% reaching a new all time high at $148,147 off a $100,000 investment 25 weeks ago. This past week, the banking pool propelled the fund higher with its 5% growth during the week. Wells Fargo and Bank of New York released their financial results from the first quarter. ...
  • Value Investment Fund Status Week 24 – Maintaining Position

    Value Investment Fund Status Week 24 - Maintaining Position
    This past week, the Value Investment Fund grew 2.1% matching many of the major indices in the market. The fund is well ahead of schedule and is on track to surpass 52% return for fiscal year 2021. Driving the unrealized gains are the REITs. This table illustrates how much has accrued since the purchases in late ...
  • Value Investment Fund – Status on March 31, 2021

    Value Investment Fund - Status on March 31, 2021
    The Club’s Value Investment Fund grew dramatically during March 2021. The Fund grew 10.1% driven by increases across the board for all investments. Total actual gain during March was $13,143 as illustrated in the report below. As stated multiple times throughout the lessons and tutorials, high quality stocks have less risk and thus react remarkably well ...
  • Value Investment Fund Status Week 22 – A Fair Return For The Week

    Value Investment Fund Status Week 22 - A Fair Return For The Week
    Anytime the value investment fund improves more than 1% during a calendar week, it is a fair return. This past week, the Value Investment Fund grew 2.2% far outpacing all the major indices in the market. The fund is well ahead of schedule and will surpass 48% return for fiscal year 2021; it is conceivable that ...
  • Sold 104.712 PUTs on Norfolk Southern Railroad

    Sold 104.712 PUTs on Norfolk Southern Railroad
    Within the railways pool of investments for the Club’s Value Investment Fund, Norfolk Southern Railroad is considered one of the better investments of the six existing railroads in the pool (soon to be five with the merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern). It is a highly stable company and rarely performs poorly, either ...
  • Value Investment Fund Status Week 21 – Disappointment

    Value Investment Fund Status Week 21 - Disappointment
    After five of the prior seven weeks with 3.5% or more of growth per week, this past week saw the Value Investment Fund with a disappointing reduction in value of 2.6%. One of the drawbacks of value investing is that, at times, the investor feels like their portfolio just isn’t exciting. But at the end ...
  • Intrinsic Value – Application of Discounted Cash Flows

    Intrinsic Value - Application of Discounted Cash Flows
    Every student of investing is taught the core principle of discounted cash flows. This business principle is also used with intrinsic value. Application of discounted cash flows assists value investors in determining intrinsic value. Academia, major investment brokerages and the majority of investment websites place unquestionable belief in this single formula to equate value for ...
  • Value Investment Fund Status Week 20 – Super Growth

    Value Investment Fund Status Week 20 - Super Growth
    The Club’s Value Investment Fund had the best week, March 13, 2021, this fiscal year-to-date. The Value Investment Fund grew a whopping 6.5%, $8,867 over the prior week’s ending balance. This is all due to the COVID relief package signed into law. Over the past week, the DOW grew 4.0% and the S&P 500 grew ...
  • Value Investment Fund Status Week 19 – Another Good Week

    Value Investment Fund Status Week 19 - Another Good Week
    The Club’s Value Investment Fund increased another 4.2% during this past week. The initial goal was to achieve a 35% return for the entire fiscal year; this past week surpassed that goal. The facilitator believes the Fund’s total return will approximate 44% by fiscal year end (October 21, 2021).
  • Value Investment Fund – Status on February 28, 2021

    Value Investment Fund - Status on February 28, 2021
    The Club’s Value Investment Fund leaped forward during February 2021. The Fund grew 11.31% driven by increases across the board for all investments. Total actual gain was $13,207.07 as illustrated in report below. As stated multiple times throughout the lessons and tutorials, high quality stocks have less risk and thus react remarkably well when the market ...