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.

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 four pools and their corresponding members are:

Railways                                                 Real Estate Investment Trusts (Residential Rentals)         Banks                            Fast-Food

  • Union Pacific                                Essex Property Trust                                                            Comerica Bank               McDonald’s
  • CSX                                              UDR (United Dominion Realty)                                          Bank of America             Restaurant Brands 
  • Canadian National                        Equity Residential                                                                Wells Fargo                    Starbuck’s
  • Canadian Pacific                           Avalonbay Communities                                                      JP Morgan Chase            Jack-In-The-Box
  • Kansas City Southern                   Mid-America Apartment Communities                                Fifth Third Bank             Yum Brands
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation      American Homes 4Rent CI A                                               Bank of New York          Wendy’s
  •                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shack Shack
  •                                                                                                                                                                                                    Domino’s Pizza

Investment FundThere are no less than 26 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

  • Wendy’s – Intrinsic Value of Stock

    Wendy's - Intrinsic Value of Stock
    Wendy’s is the second largest publicly traded informal eating-out (fast-food) hamburger chain. Its current market capitalization places it around $5 Billion. Therefore, it falls into the mid-cap arena of stocks. At the time of this article’s inception, November 2021, Wendy’s was trading on the NASDAQ at $23 per share. Its intrinsic value is a little ...
  • Shake Shack – Intrinsic Value of Stock

    Shake Shack - Intrinsic Value of Stock
    One of the members of the informal eating out industry, fast-food restaurants, is Shake Shack. Shake Shack is one of the few fast-food restaurants that sells beer and wine at a limited number of its locations. The company is relatively young by any business standard opening its first restaurant back in 2001 and going public ...
  • Value Investment Fund – Status on September 30, 2021

    Yes, during September the Value Investment Fund only held one position which was Wells Fargo. It only decreased in value a mere .6%. To make this even more interesting, during September, Wells Fargo was hit with two more fines from the agencies of the federal government totaling more than $300 Million and yet, Wells Fargo ...
  • Value Investment Fund – Status on August 31, 2021

    Value Investment Fund - Status on August 31, 2021
    Although the Value Investment Fund continues to grow, opportunities wane. It has been smooth sailing so far mostly due to an economic downturn in 2020 driven by COVID. Opportunities still existed into late 2020 of which this Fund took advantage. Now I have to add more potential opportunities or growth will amble along. There does ...
  • Value Investment Fund – Status on July 31, 2021

    Value Investment Fund - Status on July 31, 2021
    The Club’s Value Investment Fund keeps moving forward. During July 2021, the Fund’s balance improved $6,308, a 4% gain over the prior month. During July, the Fund sold both its holdings in Equity Residential and UDR. Both stocks reached their preset expected sales price triggering the sale of the stock. 
  • Sold Equity Residential for $83 per Share/Purchased at $52 per Share

    Sold Equity Residential for $83 per Share/Purchased at $52 per Share
    Throughout the last five months, over several different articles, the Fund stated that the goal for this particular investment within the REITs pool was to sell once the stock price hit $83 per share. On July 15, 2021 at 10:23 AM, the stock price hit $83 per share triggering the automatic sale of all 574.459 ...
  • Value Investment Fund – Status on June 30, 2021

    Value Investment Fund - Status on June 30, 2021
    The Club’s Value Investment Fund glided along during June 2021. The Fund grew a meager .4% driven by the sale of Essex Property Trust on June 18, 2021. Total actual gain during June was $582 as illustrated in the report below. During this time period, the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased about one-tenth of a ...
  • Sold Essex Property Trust – 74.07% Annual Return

    Sold Essex Property Trust - 74.07% Annual Return
    On June 18, 2021 at 2:56 PM, Essex’s share price dropped to $304 per share triggering a stop-loss order purchased a month earlier. This automatic sale of all 92.2638 shares netted $302 per share. The Value Investment Fund pays $1 per share for any transaction and also pays $1 per share for any option or ...
  • Value Investment Fund – Status on May 31, 2021

    Value Investment Fund - Status on May 31, 2021
    The Club’s Value Investment Fund continued to grow during May 2021. The Fund grew 3.35% driven by increases across the board for all investments. Total actual gain during May was $5,097 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 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 ...