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Forget a 300-bagger... How about a 38,000-bagger?
Apr 10, 2017

  • 38,000-bagger from the 'Ben Graham Index'
  • Top Microcaps to buy today
  • How to milk Sensex 30,000

1 April, 1979: 100.

5 April, 2017: 30,000.

That's the Sensex journey for you in a nutshell. Not bad at all.

A 300-bagger in 38 years and an impressive CAGR of 16.2%.

But what if I told you another index had even better returns...much, much better returns?

Forget the 300-bagger that was the Sensex; this index is a 38,000-bagger!

We call it the Benjamin Graham Index. Because the rules of this index were framed by the father of value investing himself. Here's Graham...

  • Well, for the past few years I've been testing the results of selecting undervalued stocks according to a few simple criteria. My research shows that portfolio put together using such an approach would have gained twice as much as the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the long run. The research period goes back 50 years, but the approach has proven successful when carried out over far shorter periods. I was so impressed by it, I felt it should be put into practice.

Read that again. Graham's research proved that his new stock-picking approach had earned twice the returns of the US benchmark index over fifty years.

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