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Monday, December 31, 2012

Announcing re-opening of paid subscriptions to my Monthly Investment Newsletter

I am pleased to announce the re-opening of paid subscriptions to my monthly investment newsletter for a 3 weeks period from Jan 1-21, 2013. Only a limited number of subscriptions will be on offer – strictly on a first-come first-served basis – to enable me to provide personalised attention and guidance to each subscriber.

If you are interested in subscribing, please send an email to: mobugobu@yahoo.com at the earliest for details.

The newsletter has completed 36 issues. 2012 was an interesting and humbling experience for me. Interesting because it is always a challenge to find fundamentally strong stocks with growth potential at reasonable prices. Humbling because a few stocks have not performed up to expectations yet, and still subscribers have kept faith in my stock picking abilities.

Those who have been following my blog posts regularly already know what kind of stocks I like, and what type of stocks I avoid. The guiding principle is to choose well-managed, financially sound companies that give steady (rather than spectacular) returns and have growth prospects.

Non-subscribers may be interested to know how recommended stocks have fared during the past year. Without revealing the names of the stocks (it won’t be fair to my subscribers to do so), here is a brief results table with prices on recommended dates, subsequent high and low prices, and gains as on Dec 31, ‘12:

Stock

Date

Price

High

Low

Close

Gain

A

Dec 29

279

537

267

519

86%

B

Jan 27

335

537

311

526

57%

C

Feb 28

321

452

284

407

27%

D

Mar 29

78

106

75

95

22%

E

Apr 27

407

529

388

488

20%

F

May 30

637

673

558

637

0%

G

Jun 29

223

472

223

424

90%

H

Jul 27

671

740

655

672

0%

I

Aug 30

205

293

198

268

31%

J

Sep 28

121

134

105

131

8%

K

Oct 30

71

77

65

72

1%

L

Nov 29

135

146

131

136

0%

All stocks (except one) are small caps picked for long-term investment of 2 to 3 years. The fact that some of them are showing excellent shorter-term gains – even after falling from their recent highs - is a testimony to their underlying strength. Note that none of the stocks are showing losses. Though three haven’t given any returns yet – all 12 stocks touched higher levels after my recommendation. It helped that the Sensex has been in an uptrend in 2012. In a 2-3 year time frame, I expect the laggards to more than make up the slack.

What is important to understand is that none of these stocks were ‘cheap’ – fundamentally strong stocks rarely are - and some had already run up quite a lot when they were recommended.

Why wait if you need help in selecting fundamentally strong stocks with growth potential? Just subscribe to my Monthly Investment newsletter. Send me an email (at mobugobu@yahoo.com) soon – subscriptions will close on Jan 21, 2013.

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