Markets are scaling new highs every day. And as far as a common investor is concerned, he might start to assume that markets will continue to rise forever. This is exactly what happened in 2007 and we all know what happened after that.
In this context, Warren Buffett gave a beautiful quote which goes like this:
There is nothing wrong in rising markets. After all, we only want that we get a good price for our investments when we sell. In an ideal world, a market would continue to rise forever and each & every investment we make would become profitable.
But we live in real world.
And problem starts when common investors like you and me start believing that with rise in markets, the risks are getting reduced.
But this notion is wrong.
Rather, its the other way round.
With continuous rise in markets, the risks also rise.
And when an investor invests in rising markets, and that too in shares of businesses which are not even worth calling a business, he incurs heavy losses when markets correct. And in the end, he develops a feeling that markets are rigged and its impossible for common investors to make money.
But to become rich, all he needs is very few simple ideas. This when combined with loads of patience can create unimaginable wealth in stock markets.
But that won’t happen overnight.
It will take years. And that is what successful long term investing is all about.
Warren Buffett is one of the richest man ever. He did not make money by regularly buying or selling questionable businesses. He just bought few very good businesses and stuck with them for decades.
It sounds simple but it is not easy.
I make genuine efforts to invest and stay along with such businesses which can withstand the test of times and recessions and everything else. And as an extension to this thought, I announced that I would be launching a service on 15-June-2014 to address above mentioned issue.
Rest of the post will provide you with more details about Ultra Long Term Stocks and what you can expect from it.
What You get by Joining Ultra Long Term Stocks?
Every 45 days, you will receive a 10-15 pages worth of solid, no-nonsense report titled Ultra Long Term Stocks. The report would be practical, actionable& written in a manner that you can take your long term investment decisions with confidence.
The report would have sections dealing with:
I) Detailed analysis of a company which is worth investing for decades.
– Analysis based on multiple parametersevaluation.
– Future triggers and past/current events which can affect the business.
– Should you buy more if share prices of the company falls 50% in near term?
– Is this company worth holding for next 10 or 20 years?
– Will this company survive the next recession?
II) Current state of Indian markets and how this could influence your decision to buy/sell.
III) How to invest in this company (one-time / regularly / staggered & lumpy)
And when you do join Ultra Long Term Stocks, you’ll also get…
Additional reports analyzing Special Events which cause temporary undervaluation in wonderful companies.
These reports would be sent as and when such special situations arise and will help you take profitable advantageof such mis-pricings in markets.
In all, you can expect to receive atleast 8 and upto 12 reports a year (including additional ones). Don’t worry, I will not bombard your inbox with weekly or daily reports. 🙂
Who Should Subscribe?
- Those looking to invest for years and not just months.
- Those who know its tough to find multibaggers.
- Those who know stock markets are one of the best wealth creators over long term (Even better than real estate).
- Those who know money can be made by not taking too many risks.
- Those who know we can’t time the markets.
- Those who believe in power of compounding.
- Those who understand that without systematic and well-thought out approach, it is impossible to become rich in stock markets.
Who Should ‘Not’ Subscribe?
- Those looking to become rich overnight.
- Those who trade regularly and find day trading glamorous.
- Those who think long term investing is just a sham and Warren Buffett is just plain lucky.
- Those who know they can time the markets.
- Those who know they can predict stock market movements.
- Those who think compounding works only in mathematics textbooks.
- Those who think markets are always rigged.
- Those who are waiting to win a lottery.
Answers to few questions you might have
45 days is too much. Can’t I get a report every week?
Investing for long term is simple, but not easy. Its not easy to get ideas which can be acted upon and held for next few years (or decades). Good ideas are rare. The number of ideas worth taking decisions on also depends on current state of markets. Number of such ideas would increase in Bear markets and reduce in Bull markets. This is in stark contrast to what generally happens with commercial stock market research houses and brokerages. Generally, these players increase the number of BUY calls with rising markets. And that is against common sense. You buy more during SALE(s) when things are available at discount. Isn’t it? Same should be the case with stock markets. Buy when stocks are available at discount (lower prices).
The stock discussed by you fell more than 30% in few months. What should I do?
A few months is a very small period when you are investing for decades and want to leave a rich legacy for your children or grandchildren. This service is good for you only if you are not scared of short term volatilities of the market (and for a good business, a 30% cut in few months is a good opportunity to buy if the trigger causing this correction is temporary in nature or dependent on external market conditions)
I am preparing a list of other questions which I would share at time of launch. If you have any other questions, then please do not hesitate to inbox me at email@example.com
By the way, if you still haven’t pre-registered for Ultra Long Term Stocks, then please do so. Pre-Registration entitles you to special offers on launch day. And I will be closing pre-registration on 25th-May-2014 for the benefit of those who showed interest early on.
Sorry…Pre-Registrations have closed.
What is nifty or sensex? What is it used for? Why is it important to go through this? Why are there so many nifty(s) like GS nifty, Franklin nifty, uti nifty, Kodak nifty etc etc?
What is pru? What is the difference between “ICICI pru index fund” and “ICICI pru nifty junior index”?
Thanks. Hope you have pre-registered. 🙂
I am still waiting…stable investor
Too many questions 'lets begin'
But for starters, Nifty and Sensex are indices used to track important (but chosen) companies of stock markets.
Thank you! 🙂
1.Why are there so many nifty(s) like GS nifty, Franklin nifty, uti nifty, Kodak nifty etc etc?
2.What is pru?
3.What is the difference between “ICICI pru index fund” and “ICICI pru nifty junior index”?
Hi, I am Vicky Godrej. I have been following your blog for a long time and I completely agree that investments should be for the long term.
I have already pre-registered for your course. However, being from a science background (Academics). I do not have any knowledge about the stock market and have never invested in the stock market. I want to start now as a long term investor. Will I be able to understand the reports which you will be sending?Will the language be simple enough for a layperson to understand?
1) Nifty is an index which is a representative of overall Indian stock markets. Its a weighted average of 50 stocks. The GS Nifty, Franklin Nifty, UTI Nifty etc are all mutual fund schemes which track the Nifty and give returns in line with the performance of Nifty.
2) Pru is ICICI's JV partner in asset management business (those who run and maintain mutual funds)
3) “ICICI pru nifty junior index” fund tracks and is based on a separate Index called as Nifty Junior which is made up of 50 stocks, not included in NIfty 50. It represents the next rung of liquid stocks after the main index.
I hope that brief explanation helps.
thank you! 🙂