• Additional attributes Leverage
  • Strategy Stocks
Our long-term value portfolio invests in the firms that have the competitive advantage in their market segments with the potential to grow for the long term.  We hold most of our equities for the long term as long as they are reasonably valued and have ample margin of safety.  We focus on capital preservation and consistently look for growth opportunities.
We follow the Buffett-Graham value investment philosophy while analyzing equities.  All our long-term holding firms must be transparent with investors; market leaders with pricing power. Occasionally, we do take advantage of arbitrage opportunities if we perceive there is greater upside potential with minimum risk.
We hand pick all the equities in our portfolio through independent analysis of company annual statements including balance sheets, income statements, and free cash flow analysis from publicly available data sources, such as the SEC Edgar database, and by participating in corporate conference calls.
We allocate our assets and energy to a limited number of handpicked stocks after understanding the issuer’s business model. All equities qualified in our portfolio must consistently generate above-average free cash flow and often provide good dividend yield.
We sell some of our holdings if we perceive the valuation has reached the upper end of the value zone. We will hold certain equities for more prolonged periods of time if we have faith in the business model and the corporate leadership.
We may lever up if the yield generated is a lot more than the cost of the capital or to take advantage of market anomalies.



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Risk score

  • 14.7%

    Best quarter

  • -17.0%

    Worst quarter

    • 0.5% fee
    • $20,000 min
  • Required: Margin account

Performance detail

Performance Portfolio inception October 04, 2010

as of March 22, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Month-to-date -5.1% -0.6%
Quarter-to-date 0.3% 4.9%
Last 365 Days 8.0% 14.6%
Since inception (Annualized) 14.0% 11.9%
2017 (YTD) 0.3% 4.9%
2016 8.9% 9.5%
2015 0.8% -0.7%
2014 15.1% 11.4%
2013 39.7% 29.6%
2012 15.6% 13.4%
2011 -1.3% -0.0%

Risk metrics Last 365 days

as of March 22, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Volatility 13.3% 10.1%
Sharpe Ratio 0.54 1.36
Sortino Ratio 0.76 1.79
Maximum Drawdown -7.5% -5.6%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.1% -2.3%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio -0.89
Alpha -6.8%
Beta 1.09
R-Squared 0.69


  • Consumer, Cyclical
  • Financial
  • Technology
  • Consumer, Non-cyclical
  • Communications

Top 5 securities

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Portfolio commentary

Latest transactions Average trades per month 5.7

Executed Symbol Security Type Price
March 08, 2017 RAD Rite Aid Corp Buy $4.78
March 08, 2017 MON Monsanto Co Sell $114.47
March 08, 2017 TSL Trina Solar Ltd Sell $11.49
March 08, 2017 RAD Rite Aid Corp Buy $4.73
March 07, 2017 RAD Rite Aid Corp Buy $5.19
March 03, 2017 SWC Stillwater Mining Co Sell $17.12
March 03, 2017 VAL Valspar Corp/The Sell $111.61
March 03, 2017 BTI British American Tobacco PLC Buy $63.36
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