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 rents. Since the REIT Pool is strictly traditional apartment style real estate, this pool felt the brunt of this political mess.

At the beginning of the week, the Investment Fund’s status stood at $119,024 (see Week 6 report) and then on Friday night after closing (December 11, 2020) the Fund’s balance stands at $113,959. The following is the Fund’s respective individual balances by pool along with cash and dividend receivables:

REIT Pool                               # of Shares     Cost Basis     Market Price*         Fair Market Value
    – Equity Residential               574.459           $30,000             $57.94                      $33,284.15

    – Essex Property Trust             48.9644           10,000             242.94                        11,895.41
    – UDR                                    606.9803           20,000               37.14                        22,543.25      
       Sub-Totals                                                  $60,000                                               $67,722.81
Railways Pool
– Union Pacific                     114.9557           20,000              204.20                         23,473.95
Banking Pool

     – Comerica Bank                 369.9593          20,000                 51.69                         19,123.20
Dividend Receivables (Norfolk Southern & Union Pacific)                                              111.50
Cash on Hand (Sale of Norfolk Southern & Options)                                                    3,527.59
Totals                                                             $100,000                                              $113,959.05

*Net of transaction fees of $1.00 per share; thus the amount in the schedule equals the actual market price per share at closing less $1.00.

The Investment Fund’s overall status for the two months to date for the new year against three of the top indices is as follows:

DOW Jones Industrial Average                                     2.35X Higher
S&P 500                                                                         2.3X Higher
S&P Composite 1500                                                     2.1X Higher

Overall, the fund is outperforming the market even with this week’s setback. One of the core four principles of value investing is patience. Since the COVID-19 vaccine will begin distribution to the country soon, it is just a matter of time to see recovery and acceleration with REIT stocks. While most of the market has already displayed market price recovery from the market decline back in March of 2020, REIT’s have not recovered due to the higher than normal unemployment status nationwide. As this begins to turn positive, REIT investments will accelerate with their market price recovery back to pre-COVID prices. It is just a matter of time.

New Activity During Week 7:

  • Purchased Comerica Bank – As stated in prior weekly updates, the Investment Fund needed at third pool of investments. Banking was selected as this pool due to greater risk management (covered in the Pool’s write-up, which is a membership only article).
  • Received dividends from Norfolk Southern Corporation.
  • Sold PUTS on Norfolk Southern earning $427 

New Information Released During Week 7:

  1. Lesson 8 – Financial Analysis
  2. Lesson 9 – Patience
  3. PUTS

As covered in multiple articles and lessons, patience and adherence to the respective buy/sell models will generate far superior returns with value investing over any other investment model. Act on Knowledge.

Value Investing

Do you want to learn how to get returns like this?

Then learn about Value Investing. Value investing in the simplest of terms means to buy low and sell high. 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.

There are four key principles used with value investing. Each is required. They are:

  1. Risk Reduction – Buy only high quality stocks;
  2. Intrinsic Value – The underlying assets and operations are of good quality and performance;
  3. Financial Analysis – Use core financial information, business ratios and key performance indicators to create a high level of confidence that recovery is just a matter of time;
  4. Patience – Allow time to work for the investor.

If you are interested in learning more, go to the Membership Program page under Value Investing section in the header above. 

Join the value investing club and learn about value investing and how you can easily acquire similar results with your investment fund. Upon joining, you’ll receive the book Value Investing with Business Ratios, a reference guide used with all the decision models you build. Each member goes through three distinct phases:

  1. Education – Introduction to value investing along with terminology used are explained. Key principles of value investing are covered via a series of lessons and tutorials.
  2. Development – Members are taught how pools of investments are developed by first learning about financial metrics and how to read financial statements. The member then uses existing models to grasp the core understanding of developing buy/sell triggers for high quality stocks.
  3. Sophistication – Most members reach this phase of understanding after about six months. Many members create their own pools of investments and share with others their knowledge. Members are introduced to more sophisticated types of investments and how to use them to reduce risk and improve, via leverage, overall returns for their value investment pools.

Each week, you receive an e-mail with a full update on the pools. Follow along as the Investment Fund grows. Start investing with confidence from what you learn. Create your own fund and over time, accumulate wealth. Joining entitles you to the following:

  • Lessons about value investing and the principles involved;
  • Free webinars from the author following up the lessons;
  • Charts, graphs, tutorials, templates and resources to use when you create your own pool;
  • Access to existing pools and their respective data models along with buy/sell triggers;
  • Follow along with the investment fund and its weekly updates;
  • White papers addressing financial principles and proper interpretation methods; AND
  • Some simple good advice.

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