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 05/08/21 (199 Days): 53.4%

Dow Jones Industrial Average Return for 2020: 6.02%                                   Dow Jones Industrial Average Return Fiscal Year to Date: 22.6%
S&P 500 Return for 2020: 15.28%                                                                   S&P 500 Return Fiscal Year to Date: 22.5%

S&P Composite 1500 Return for 2020: 15.01%                                               S&P Composite 1500 Fiscal YTD: 24.0%
Russell 2000 Return for 2020: 18.5%                                                               Russell 2000 Return Fiscal YTD: 39.3%

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

  • Railroad Fund – Status as of 11/06/19

    Railroad Fund - Status as of 11/06/19
    This is purely a historical record of the investment fund for railroad stocks based on the value investing concept developed using business ratios.
  • Railroad Stock – Discovering Opportunities

    Railroad Stock - Discovering Opportunities
    Railroad stocks are solid and steady investments. There is limited downside risk and adequate historical data to illustrate buy and sell points for an investor. If properly applied, an investor should earn yields of 18 to 30% year on year. Learn how to develop the investment model for this particular industry. One of the benefits of ...
  • Railroad Companies – A Solid and Steady Investment

    Railroad Companies - A Solid and Steady Investment
    These six are behemoths when it comes to transportation. All have revenues greater than $2.5 Billion per year and hold at least $4 Billion in fixed assets. The key to this investment is the asset allocation model.  A common thread that binds all of them is that the asset side of the balance sheet is ...
  • Railroad Stock Investments – The Standard of Measurement to Buy and Sell Railway Stock

    Railroad Stock Investments - The Standard of Measurement to Buy and Sell Railway Stock
    The transportation sector of the United States economy is composed of nine industrial groups. One particular group moves more volume of tonnage based on ton miles than any other form of transportation – Railroads. In accordance with the Federal Department of Transportation, railroads move 39.5% of all freight in the US (based on ton miles ...
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts – REITs

    Real Estate Investment Trusts – REITs
    Real Estate Investment Trusts are corporations, trusts or associations that act as agencies in real estate and associated mortgages. This is a specialized tax segment and it requires recognition by the Internal Revenue Service to operate as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). In general, the REIT pays little to no income taxes and acts ...