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We attempt always to give you the WHOLE STORY - NOT bits & pieces information or conveniently missed holes in what may otherwise look like a pretty picture. We follow a rigorous template and attempt to provide structured information sets - such as the Stock Story, Management Q&A and Field Reports - in addition to - the in-depth Forum discussions that ValuePickr has come to be known for. Tall claims, Tough to accomplish? ....Yes, but that's exactly why we have found it's worth doing, year after year!
We have completed more than 3 years on this journey, since Mar 2010. First-time Visitors/New Readership may find it worthwhile to first spend some time on the links provided above.
1. Stock Story
When you look up a stock, ever wondered why everyone presents you a set of numbers? The numbers may or may not make sense to you depending on how savvy you are as an investor, but they sure don't tell you what's the underlying business behind that stock.
We like to believe, you will make a very good start by reading up first, on what we call stock stories. Going through the Management Q&A that we painstakingly put together may provide you with further insights.
(Management Q&A requires free login, if you do not have a login ID, please request for one using the Pre-Register link)
2. Stock Analysis
It is worthwhile spending some time studying the track record of the business. How has it grown over the last 5 years or more, what are the sources of its growth? What kind of profitability and financial health record does it have to show? What has been the quality of this growth, Is it becoming more efficient, or less?
Before you can bet on a stock, you need to be more informed on its track record. Stock Analysis is a good second step.
3. Stock Comparison
Important insights on the investment attractiveness of a business can be gained by placing its performance in perspective to other industry players, both local and global. Competition analysis with the best in the industry on profitability, financial health, management efficiency and growth may help you spot stand-out winners, sometimes in lousy industries!
Experienced Investors do not take a bet without getting a clear picture on this. A good hard look at Stock Comparison is a big third step.
4. Stock Valuation
One does not jump in to a stock, just because it may have looked good so far. Is it available at a fair price? We might have an excellent business, but if we get the pricing wrong we are in for a poor investment!
Not chasing a stock, but keeping the homework ready (through steps 1-4) and investing in the business only when there is a big margin of safety, is a very important fourth step.
5. Stock Research
Seasoned Investors are not satisfied yet (walking through steps 1-4). They know that to bet with any conviction on a stock investment, they need to be sure of the sustainability of the business. Can it continue to perform well in the next 3-5 years? Why?
An objective assessment of the business issues particular to the industry segment, sustainable competitive advantages that it may enjoy, management quality, significant new initiatives, etc. are among the aspects that are necessary to establish before you allocate your (scarce) capital.
ValuePickr Premium Research is geared to help seasoned and new investors establish that confidence in the business, before they invest in it.
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6. Stock Screener
If you are new to the equity market, you might be short of ideas. The Stock Screener helps you reach a shortlist of more promising stock opportunities. Use the 100s of pre-defined screens from well-known investment gurus and stock screening sites the world over, or define your own stock screens.
Midcaps and small cap stock universe is poorly researched in india. Many excellent businesses have not received their due exposure. Wonder how we come up with interesting stock stories all the while? Use the Stock Screener, it may pay to be your own stock analyst!
(Stock Screeners require free login, if you do not have a login ID, please request for one using the Pre-Register link)
7. Stock Performance
You can be a far better-informed investor if you arm yourself with some history of stock performance in your markets. Do you know that an investment into ITC stock has compounded at a 30%+ CAGR , or HDFC at a 40% plus CAGR, over the last 15 years!
Investment-worthiness of a stock vis-a-vis a corresponding index, or other benchmark stellar performers could refine your stock selection process. Check Stock Performance - how an investment in the stock has performed over last 5 years or more.