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 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 12 – Principles are Working.

    Value Investment Fund Status Week 12 - Principles are Working.
    During the week ending January 15, 2021, the Value Investment Fund grew a whopping 1.3%. Whereas the DOW reported a slight downward change of .6%. Exceptional growth for the fund was boosted by the results tied to the REITs Pool. REITs grew 5.8% in one week. The principle of patience is beginning to show itself ...
  • Purchased 2nd Tranche of Wells Fargo Bank

    Purchased 2nd Tranche of Wells Fargo Bank
    The Value Investment Fund purchased a second tranche of Wells Fargo Bank shares today, January 14, 2021, at 12:45 PM. Total investment is $20,000. The price per share including a $1 per share transaction fee is $35.78. This particular investment is a part of the Banking Pool for the Club’s Investment Fund. The stock is currently ...
  • Sold Comerica Bank – Earned 18.38% in 35 Days!

    Sold Comerica Bank - Earned 18.38% in 35 Days!
    Today, Comerica’s stock price hit the sell point in accordance with the buy/sell model for Comerica Bank. At the market’s opening this morning, January 14, 2021, the stock quickly jumped past $65 per share. The order to sell is set at $65 per share. Total proceeds net of $1 per share transaction fees was $23,677.40. ...
  • Purchased 292.0560 Shares Wells Fargo Bank

    Purchased 292.0560 Shares Wells Fargo Bank
    With a tangible book value of approximately $33 per share and a current market price of $33.24 per share, the Banking Pool diversified its portfolio and purchased 292.056 shares of Wells Fargo Bank this morning. The company is due to report its quarter results later this week.  Including a transaction fee of $1 per share, the ...
  • Purchased 43.2994 Shares Essex Property Trust

    Purchased 43.2994 Shares Essex Property Trust
    Today, the Value Investment Fund purchased a second tranche of Essex Property Trust. After calculating the intrinsic value of Essex Property Trust at $256, the REITs Pool allocated $10,000 for a second purchase of Essex once the price dipped below $230 per share. Today, 01/11/21 at 12:38 PM, the stock price dropped to $229.95.
  • Value Investment Fund Status Week 11 – Good Week

    Value Investment Fund Status Week 11 - Good Week
    During the week ending January 8, 2021, the Value Investment Fund expanded 1.3%. Whereas the DOW reported a stronger uptick of 1.5%. Again, exceptional growth for the fund is held in check due to the continued poor performance of the REIT Pool. The concerns about the ability of folks to pay rent during this lockdown ...
  • Intrinsic Value of Essex Property Trust

    Intrinsic Value of Essex Property Trust
    Intrinsic value of stock is a company’s realistic value per share at any given moment. Intrinsic value is not book value; it is the most likely dollar amount a reasonable person would pay for the underlying net assets. In most cases, an investor would include some value for the near-term future earnings of the investment; ...
  • Sold Union Pacific – 23.66% Return in 72 Days

    Sold Union Pacific - 23.66% Return in 72 Days
    Value investing is about buying low and selling high. The investor creates a model to set buy/sell triggers and exercises this program with investmetns. Back on October 29, 2020, the Railways Pool of the club’s Value Investment Fund purchased 114.9557 shares of Union Pacific at $173.98 each including a $1 per share transaction cost. In ...
  • Value Investment Fund – Status on December 31, 2020

    Value Investment Fund - Status on December 31, 2020
    On November 30, 2020, the Value Investment Fund’s balance was $114,576.76. During the month of December, the DOW Jones Industrial Average increased 3.28% from 29,603 to 30,606. This club’s fund, increased 1.44%. The difference is directly associated with the REIT pool. That pool’s balance on November 30th was $68,019, thus it decreased .4%; thus it ...
  • Value Investment Fund Status Week 8 – Patience

    Value Investment Fund Status Week 8 - Patience
    Patience is essential with value investing. It is difficult because it just can’t get here soon enough. However, the models will prevail and the returns on the investment will be lucrative. Be patient. With the REIT Pool of investments, the model indicates that it will take about 10 months to reap an excellent reward; it has ...