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 Year To Date 06/12/21 (163 Days): 38.53%

Dow Jones Industrial Average Return for 2020: 6.02%                                   Dow Jones Industrial Average Return Year to Date (2021): 12.65%
S&P 500 Return for 2020: 15.28%                                                                   S&P 500 Return Year to Date (2021): 13.08%

S&P Composite 1500 Return for 2020: 15.01%                                               S&P Composite 1500 YTD: 13.75%
Russell 2000 Return for 2020: 18.5%                                                               Russell 2000 Return YTD: 18.28%

Value Investing

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 29 – Just Gliding Along

    Value Investment Fund Status Week 29 - Just Gliding Along
    The Value Investment Fund continues to just glide along with only a .2% increase over the prior week. Although the DOW dropped 571 points, a mere .16%, the respective investments within the Fund improved. This again demonstrates the importance of only working with high quality companies and buying the investments with good margins of safety ...
  • Value Investment Fund Status Week 28 – Steady As She Goes

    Value Investment Fund Status Week 28 - Steady As She Goes
    The course set by the Value Investment Fund is achieving its initial goal. The Fund continues to grow, not as fast as it did during the first few months of the new fiscal year. This is because when the respective investments are purchased at low values, and driven by their inherent quality, recover quickly to ...
  • Value Investment Fund – Status on April 30, 2021

    Value Investment Fund - Status on April 30, 2021
    The Club’s Value Investment Fund continued to grow during April 2021. The Fund grew 7.6% driven by increases across the board for all investments. Total actual gain during April was $10,703 as illustrated in the report below. As stated multiple times throughout the lessons and tutorials, high quality stocks have less risk and thus, resist remarkably ...
  • Value Investment Fund Status Week 26 – Halfway Point Report

    Value Investment Fund Status Week 26 - Halfway Point Report
    Value Investment Fund Status Week 26 – Halfway Point Report Halfway into the fiscal year and already, the value investment fund has surpassed the desired annual return. When the markets closed on Friday, April 23, 2021; the fiscal year to date return for the fund stands at 51.4%. The annual goal is to earn at least ...
  • 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 ...