Investment Fund

This Site’s Value Investment Fund’s 2020 Return: 35.46%

Dow Jones Industrial Average Return for 2020: 6.02%
S&P 500 Return for 2020: 15.28%

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

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 belong to the top 2,000 companies traded in the market. 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                                                          HSBC

There are no less than 18 potential corporate investments. Each 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 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 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 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 performed ...
  • 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.