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Three Forms of Value Investing

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While there are various styles of investing, we can categorize them under three key heads: Special Situations (Arbitrage): Open offers, rights issue, mergers would all fall under this category. One is betting on a specific corporate action with well-defined timelines and aim to make a certain return independent of what happens to the company’s fundamentals or market sentiment. Typically aim is to beat fixed income return while not taking any material risk. Holding period ranges between few days to few months. Re-investment risk is high as one has to keep looking for new opportunities which also involves sitting on cash in between. (Suggested Reading: You Can Be A Stock Market Genius By Joel Greenblatt) Statistical Bargains: These are average businesses which are available very cheap – below liquidation value/cash, at …

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Forget market-caps, here’s how we classify stocks

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Mega-Caps, Large-Caps, Mid-Caps, Small-Caps, Micro-Caps, Nano-Caps… As if the business analysis wasn’t complicated enough, we have divided the universe based on size as well. But does size really matter? The answer will be a big yes if you are running a mutual fund, or some other regulated fund like a pension fund, which has to 1). Comply with SEBI guideline and stick to fund mandate by investing in the universe of stocks which comply with that and 2). Ensure enough liquidity so as to be able to enter and exit with minimal impact cost. But the same isn’t true for individual investors and in fact is their biggest advantage (See Jatin Khemani’s presentation on ‘Individual Investor’s Real Edge – TIA 28th Jan 2017’). Generally speaking, large caps have been around for …

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Anti-Fragile – 20 Companies that are century-old

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We should prefer investing in businesses that are hard to kill. But how do we assess that? In 1950s average life cycle of a business was around 80 years, today it is less than 20 years. Clearly, entrepreneurship is more like a deadly roller coaster than just a smooth sail. Disruption has always been prevalent but what has changed is the speed and complexity with which things get disrupted. Whenever one talks about disruption, one has to bring up anti-fragility and how important it is to have in a business. Such a business has the potential not just to survive the test of times but thrive in chaos. Businesses that have a very little rate of change, low dependence on suppliers/government and are run conservatively have a higher chance of …

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What really goes behind Stock Research?

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My post on ‘What Really Goes Behind Stock Research?’ where I talk about Initial Research Vs Maintenance Research & returns per unit of stress, dwelling further upon an old post by Prof. Sanjay Bakshi, written for Safal Niveshak’s Outside the Box newsletter: Click here to read the post: https://www.safalniveshak.com/low-stress-stock-research/    

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[Video] Stock Idea Presentation at TIA’s 20:20 Ideas Summit by Jatin Khemani – 20th Oct, Chennai

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A Stock Idea presentation delivered at TIA’s 20:20 Ideas Summit at GRT Grand, Chennai on 20th October 2018 by Jatin Khemani, CEO & Founder of Stalwart Advisors: Presentation (Video):   Presentation (Slides): FREE Access to Initiating Coverage Report & AGM Note on this stock idea on Guest Dashboard https://investor.stalwartvalue.com/ First-time visitors need to register to log in to the dashboard. For any queries or feedback, please write to us at support@stalwartvalue.com Disclaimer: This is not a recommendation to Buy/Sell. Read complete  disclaimer here .

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[Video] ‘The Art of Selling Stocks’ Presentation at IC 2018, Goa by Jatin Khemani

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Jatin Khemani, CEO of Stalwart Advisors presented on ‘The Art of Selling Stocks‘ at Investors Carnival, Goa, 4-8th October 2018. Having a sound exit strategy is crucial to protect gains for value investors. This presentation covers Stalwart Advisors’ framework developed over the years through own mistakes as well as vicarious learning along with numerous case studies to help investors understand the nuances better. The conference was covered by BloombergQuint. The video of the talk along with slides can be accessed below: Link to Video: The Art of Selling Stocks Presentation Slides:  

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[Video] Presentation on Wind Energy Revival & Proxies for Investors

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Presentation by Jatin Khemani, Founder & CEO, Stalwart Advisors on Wind Energy Revival & Proxies Presentation (Video): Notes to Video: 00:00 Introduction 00:40 Wind Energy – Journey 01:20 FY18 Regime Change 05:30 Old Regime Vs New 09:15 Coal Vs Solar Vs Wind 10:00 Visibility for FY19 12:50 India’s Energy Target 2022 14:20 Key Concerns 18:40 Q4FY18 Turning Point? 19:30 Proxies for Investors 20:58 Disclosures Presentation (Slides): For any queries or feedback, please write to us at support@stalwartvalue.com

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Investing Mantra for Large-Caps – Go Contrarian (Case Study)

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Until a few years ago, there were 100s of hidden gems/emerging companies available at throw-away valuation, however, since the beginning of this bull market in mid-2013, all those low hanging fruits got slowly taken out. As always pendulum did not stop in the center rather went to other extreme re-rating emerging companies to astronomical levels (~2x of their larger peers). There is a difference between a great business and a great investment- no matter how attractive a business may appear, as investors, we have to be cognizant of the price we are paying for it. Every market cycle teaches the same lesson to new investors, whether it was those who bought Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) stocks in 2000 or Infra in 2007. Realizing this we also started exploring large caps …

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Why we bought Garware-Wall Ropes?

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“Invest in businesses that buy commodities and sell brands” is a powerful idea for long-term investing propagated by Warren Buffet. This lends business the ability to pass on higher raw material cost without losing unit volumes and retain some benefits in times of softer raw material prices. (a.k.a. pricing power) As per Prof. Sanjay Bakshi, an attractive hunting ground for mis-priced companies is often where Mr. Market is valuing some businesses as commodity, perhaps because they belong to sectors which are labeled “commodity” for example textiles, whereas in reality some of these might have carved out a niche for themselves enjoying a strong pricing power (think Ambika Cotton) In 2015 we got lucky when we spotted both these elements to be present in a business called ‘Garware-Wall Ropes’, a Pune based technical textile giant. …

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What makes Wonderla Holidays an amazing business?

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What is the idea of a full-day outing/picnic for an average Indian middle class family? Think about it, what are the entertainment options available for a family even in Metro cities on weekends or when you have some relatives visiting you from outstation? I bet the first thing that would come to your mind would be- visiting a mall, watching a movie and then having a nice meal at the food court. That sounds good and that is precisely what everybody around seems to be doing. The only issue there could be lack of decent content which you can watch with your family. Other than that, what else comes to your mind? Think about full-day enterntainment options for an average Indian family. Frankly not many exciting options exist that are …

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