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 7 – Tough Week

    Value Investment Fund Status Week 7 - Tough Week
    During the week ending December 12, 2020, the Value Investment Fund retracted 4.26%. Whereas the DOW only reported a decrease of .6%. The lack of action in Congress greatly affected the REIT Pool as its value decreased 6.25%. Inaction to support the economy overall affects confidence in the ability of tenants to pay their respective ...
  • Sold PUTS Norfolk Southern Railroad

    Sold PUTS Norfolk Southern Railroad
    With options, an owner of stock fears a sudden steep drop in price and thus they may purchase an option called ‘PUTs’ to force someone to buy the stock at a preset price. The key for the owner of a PUT is to set a floor price for their existing stock position. A seller of ...
  • Value Investment Fund Buys 369.9593 Shares of Comerica Bank

    Value Investment Fund Buys 369.9593 Shares of Comerica Bank
    The value investment fund’s banking pool includes Comerica Bank. Based on the investment’s buy/sell model, this morning prior to opening, an order for 369.9593 shares at $53.06 was entered. Including the cost of $1.00 per share, total investment is $20,000. The preset sell price is now set at $65.00. Based on historical information, it is believed ...
  • Value Investment Fund – Fund Status 11/14/2020

    Value Investment Fund - Fund Status 11/14/2020
    This is Week 3 of the 2nd year of the fund’s existence and it has already increased $15,764.75 of the $30,000 goal for the entire year. The $11,913 increase over Week 2’s ending balance reflects the significant change related to both pools tied to the market’s recovery during the same time period. In effect, the ...
  • Value Investment Fund – Status 11/07/2020

    Value Investment Fund - Status 11/07/2020
    This is Week 2 of the 2nd year of the fund’s existence and it has already increased $3,851.76 of the $30,000 goal for the entire year. The $8,210.52 increase over Week 1’s ending balance reflects the significant change related to both pools tied to the market’s recovery during the same time period. The DOW Jones ...
  • Value Investing With Real Estate Investment Trusts – Analysis and Evaluation Techniques

    Value Investing With Real Estate Investment Trusts - Analysis and Evaluation Techniques
    Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are considered excellent long-term investments. There are two underlying reasons. First, under the Internal Revenue Code, they are considered income tax free investments. To comply, the REIT must distribute at least 90% of all net income earned to shareholders. The shareholders pay income tax on those dividends received. Because of ...
  • Purchased 114.9557 Shares of Union Pacific

    Purchased 114.9557 Shares of Union Pacific
    From the Lessons Learned article posted a few days ago, in order to gain higher returns, the investment model needs to have greater dispersion with my buy/sell trigger points in its model. Last year, the buy/sell triggers for Union Pacific were a 17% market price decrease from the prior peak and to sell at 100% ...
  • Purchased 98.2849 Shares of Norfolk Southern

    Purchased 98.2849 Shares of Norfolk Southern
    This morning at the market opening, the railways pool of the Value Investment Fund purchased 98.2849 shares of Norfolk Southern at $202.49. Altogether, including transaction fees of $1 per share, the fund invested $20,000. This post also explains that the dispersion values increased from 8% decrease in price from prior peak to 10% decrease. This ...
  • Purchased 606.9803 Shares of UDR, Inc.

    Purchased 606.9803 Shares of UDR, Inc.
    At close of business today, 10/26/2020, the REIT pool of the value investment fund purchased 606.9803 shares of UDR, Inc., United Dominion Realty Trust, at $32.95/Each including transaction fees of $1 per share. This post explains the buy/sell trigger points for UDR, Inc. There is also a link explaining the concept of PUTs.
  • Purchased 382.336 Shares of Equity Residential

    Purchased 382.336 Shares of Equity Residential
    When selling PUTs in the market, value investors cover their position by purchasing a similar position in an existing low price to book stock. In effect, the position acts as a bank account in case the PUTs are activated, thus the existing stock is sold and the proceeds are used to cover the PUTs financial ...