This does not constitute investment advice. Returns mentioned herein are in no way a guarantee or promise of future returns.
Stock market investments are subject to market risks.
Throw Out Right Now!"
expecting to earn big returns
Are YOU making the same mistake too?
My research team has just forwarded to me a long list of stocks that could crash over the next 2 years...
And of these, 5 stocks are almost certain to be the worst hit!
Which 5? How do we know?
Just keep reading...
Look, every time the stock market crashes, millions of investors lose their hard earned money.
People will tell you these things are unavoidable. They will tell you that losing money is a part and parcel of investing in stocks.
But that's just what THEY think!
Now imagine there was a service that would warn you of impending dangers in advance.
A service that would tell you which stocks have the possibility of crashing beforehand so that you can get rid of them quickly and avoid courting huge losses.
Believe it or not, such a service really does exist.
And what you read up to now is only a small sample of what this service can actually do for you.
You see, without a doubt, identifying good stocks to invest in is the relatively easier part. It is at recognizing bad stocks early that most investors go wrong.
However, this is not the investors' fault either.
Almost all stock brokers and research firms out there boast of being really good at picking high-return stocks.
But when it comes down to helping their clients protect their stock investments, well that's a totally different story.
Just think back to what happened in early 2008 when most of these firms were churning out one "buy" report after another.
These firms completely missed the warning signals.
In fact, I personally know of one retired gentleman who lost Rs 8 lakhs in the January 2008 crash because his stock broker was adamant that he hold on to the stocks for a few more months.
And the result? When the market had done crashing, his portfolio value had fallen by 70%!
This is where we're different...
We at Equitymaster believe that it's our responsibility to help our subscribers make money and also avoid losses.
That's why we don't just recommend stocks and forget about them. We constantly monitor stocks we recommend and inform our subscribers if it's time to pull out from a stock.
But here's the kicker...
During all these years of helping investors make and save money, we've devised a process that helps us identify not just money-making opportunities but also risky scenarios with great accuracy.
And now, we want to put this process to work for YOU... and help you avoid huge losses in the stock market.
Back in 2002 we had conducted an informal survey.
This survey revealed to us the need for a new kind of service...
See, most stock brokers and research outfits out there peddle stocks which are in the news from time to time, and then shift coverage to those stocks which take their place.
Once a certain stock falls out of favor with investors, they stop tracking it and stop publishing information on it.
So there was literally no way for an investor to stay updated with the progress of a company he was interested in THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
That's what led to the launching of a new service called 'ResearchPro'.
ResearchPro does what no other service does -- it shortlists a group of leading Indian companies and provides ongoing and continuous research on them throughout the year.
And, it monitors and publishes research on them regardless of how well or how bad these companies are doing!
Now why would anybody need this kind of information?
There are actually 3 reasons for that...
So ResearchPro was started as a service that would provide ongoing research on certain leading companies instead of one-time stock recommendations.
However we soon found that ResearchPro could actually help investors in more ways than we first thought...
You see, ResearchPro is all about 'Common sense backed by exhaustive research'.
Our intention here is not to find something that nobody else knows, but to take a whole lot of known facts and compile all of them to uncover the MOST PROBABLE OUTCOME in advance.
So we basically just watch these companies with a hawk-eye all through the year... and try to see things that other people don't...
Which in turn helps you exit stocks early and save money in the case of any adversity.
Here's an example. . .
In July last year we did a review of all stocks from the Banking sector.
We discovered that quite a lot of them presented a HUGE profit potential for investors.
And so we advised our subscribers about the same...
On July 8th, 2010 we sent out a special message to our subscribers discussing Banking companies that were looking very attractive during that quarter.
Plus, we also gave them a list of Banking stocks that could generate good returns for them.
And today... just a few months later... 4 Banking stocks that we had recommended then have generated pretty good returns for subscribers who took us up on our suggestion and bought those stocks.
Following are the details of the stocks and returns generated so far:
In the same way, if we find that investing in stocks belonging to a certain sector can be risky, we also warn our subscribers about that.
For instance, recently we advised our subscribers to be cautious about a certain sector (sorry, details only to subscribers). And we also gave them a list of stocks from that sector that could fall soon.
So, you see, we really help you do both:
1) Grow rich by investing in good stocks
2) Minimize the chances of investing in bad stocks
And that's what Equitymaster wants to provide you now
The problem basically is that while the facts are there for everybody to see, not many investors know how to decipher all that data and convert it into actionable information.
This is where Equitymaster comes in.
We're a Stock Research & Recommendation Company that has been around for more than 10 years now.
So we understand what kind of impact a certain development could produce on a company's stock.
Plus, we've got the required manpower and resources to keep monitoring these companies all round the year.
So we're now giving you an opportunity to get UNRESTRICTED and FULL access to our monitoring reports (ongoing research reports), produced by a team of honest and competent analysts, on more than 100 leading companies in India.
You can now obtain ownership rights to our entire research team... and whatever research we produce on these 100 plus companies, we will send it to you right away - Without holding anything back!
Notification of risks is undoubtedly a big benefit of subscribing to a service like this, but there are many more advantages too:
or monthly reports . . .
We will track these companies throughout the year... and whenever there's some important news about a company which we feel could affect your investment in it, we will inform you about it RIGHT AWAY.
If we find out something bad about a company, you will hear about that instantly.
If we hear something good about a company... like maybe an opportunity to make big returns in quick time... we will notify you about it right away too.
And like I said before, there's also no work involved on your end. All you need to do is take a few minutes and read what has been compiled for you.
Our senior analysts by themselves are very experienced and qualified, with a cumulative experience of almost 50 years.
And now you can have not just them, but the ENTIRE TEAM go out and produce up-to-date research for YOU, on more than 100 companies!
Keep reading for full details...
For inclusion into ResearchPro . . .
Through ResearchPro, you get on-going research on more than 100 of India's leading companies...about 89 large cap and 19 mid cap stocks, covering 24 different sectors.
Introducing a company as part of ResearchPro is based on several criteria. Some of them include:
If we've added a particular company to ResearchPro, then that means you want to keep a close watch on it.
Look, we are not stock brokers. We don't have to unnecessarily make you buy or sell a stock just to earn a commission.
We have a single minded focus - to help you identify the most profitable investment opportunities out there.
Because if we can't help you do that, you will simply not subscribe to our services again. Correct?
Coming back to ResearchPro...
We provide you ongoing research coverage on these 100 plus companies even if the market sentiment for them is bad.
So with access to ResearchPro, you will no longer fall prey to the swings in sentiment. On the contrary, you'll be positioned to profit from them whenever an opportunity arises!
more often than not. . .
You see legendary investors like Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett have always maintained that 'evaluation of risks' should be given as much importance as 'estimation of returns'.
It is in this direction that our research team has developed the Equitymaster Risk Matrix or ERM which helps quantify the risk attached to a stock. The ERM is an integral part of our stock selection process.
Look, we all know no two companies, even if they are in the same sector have exactly the same degree of risk. Even if they operate in the same sector, their business dynamics, managements and valuations are different.
That's why it is important to evaluate the risk involved in each case separately...because at the end of the day it all comes down to how much price you are willing to pay for how much risk.
And ERM is designed just for that!
The ERM is a matrix designed to evaluate the key risks attached to a business, it financial history and its management. It ranks not just the company but also the sector in which it operates based on its relative risk profile.
If you're not convinced that such an evaluation helps in improving returns from stocks, let me give you an example to prove that it indeed does...and did!
our subscribers money. . .
When markets were at their nervous best in late 2008, our Buy recommendations on ACC, Tata Steel, Corporation Bank and Maruti Suzuki were backed by our confidence in the low risk profile of these companies as shown by ERM.
As expected, these stocks went on to multiply our subscribers' wealth several times.
And it was THIS risk matrix that helped us by acting as one of the tools used for eliminating the bad stocks, so that we identify and recommend only the best stocks to you.
It did so
But that's not all...
Again, it is the same ERM that we rely on to quantify the risks we believe subscribers need to be cautioned about while recommending a 'Sell'.
Given the complex operating environment that Indian business are aspiring to be a part of, we believe the ERM can offer immense value to investors seeking to maximize their long term returns without taking on too much risk.
As a ResearchPro subscriber. . .
On all companies under our coverage you get detailed research reports which are updated at least 4 times a year, usually post the quarterly result announcements.
For each company under coverage there are -
If there's a development in any of these companies that would have a material impact on our forecast, we update the report of that company and notify you right away.
And because we monitor each of these companies with such diligence, we are also able to alert you of 'BUY' or 'SELL' opportunities that may arise from time to time.
Here's what one or our subscribers has to say about it:
And we're only just getting started...
ResearchPro comes with an advanced *Query Module* to help you select and compare stocks on various parameters of your choice...
So if you want to know 'The Most Expensive Stocks' in this market, you can get that information in a few clicks!
Similarly, the Query Module also helps you identify opportunities that could make you a lot of money by simply throwing up a list of 'The Most Undervalued Stocks'.
Apart from these two, there is also a list of 'Stocks You Should Throw Out / Buy Now!' I told you about, which alerts you of stocks requiring your immediate attention.
This data is available once you log into your members' area and click on the links.
And these are just 3 of the many parameters on which you can generate information you could profit from.
The Portfolio Tracker is an online utility to help you track all your equity and mutual fund investments... in one place!
It's online, and is available to you 24 hours a day.
To begin with, let me tell you some of the amazing things you can do with this tool...
the indispensable tool that it is. . .
The intelligent reports that come along with it.
You see, we at Equitymaster have spent a considerable amount of time trying to understand how the fund managers who invest for the long-term track and review their portfolios.
And it is the relevant learnings from this exercise that we have translated into reports to give our Portfolio Tracker subscribers the edge.
In a nutshell, these reports help you answer questions like -
But now, the intelligent reports you get along with Portfolio Tracker will also answer such questions for you.
Here's what one long-time user had to say about Portfolio Tracker:
The Portfolio Tracker usually costs Rs 330 for a year. But by subscribing to ResearchPro, you get it absolutely FREE.
While Portfolio Tracker lets you track the past performance and current value of your portfolio, the Stock Screener... a recently launched service of ours... can be used to find stocks with the maximum upside over 2-3 years.
Let me explain how this works...
You see, the Stock Screener is again a part of the Query Module which enables subscribers to compare companies on various fundamental parameters.
Some of these parameters include Sales Growth %, Profit Growth %, P/E, Return on Net Worth, and so on.
Here's what the Stock Screener module looks like basically:
Apart from this, you can directly find out the top 10 companies among:
These are articles and reports that are available to our premium subscribers only.
We release over 800 of them every year.
You might understand that there are a lot of factors influencing the stock price, most of which need to be monitored regularly. So from time to time, we release instant reports and updates on various companies.
These reports include excerpts of management meetings, extracts of conference calls, updates on the happenings in a company that we monitor and our personal views on it.
But it could also be an update on a sector or a company that we like but are not yet covering.
All these are made available to you via a feature called the 'S-Features'.
This is all "unadulterated" information and it will serve as a valuable input for your investment decision.
Our Asset Allocation Guide
Therefore our intention through this guide is to help you allocate your investments properly... so as to not just give you a chance of maximizing your stock market returns, but also keep the risk involved to a minimum.
So after reading this guide, you will FINALLY know how to distribute your investments between large, mid and small caps stock... apart from a lot of other things.
And this guide, too, will be available to you FREE when you subscribe to ResearchPro.
This is another new initiative started by Equitymaster.
Every week, we send out to our ResearchPro subscribers a note on the companies that have done well and not so well during the results season...on the sector and stocks to give higher priority... or the sector and stocks to avoid and so on... while making investments during that week.
In each case, we clearly explain our reasons for coming to the conclusion we have.
So how does this help our subscribers?
Let's assume we suggested that you stay away from the manufacturing sector. Then if you come across a manufacturing stock that looks attractive, you will instantly know that you need to do some more research before investing in it.
We also notify you of high-risk stocks from the sector, so that keeps you from acting on impulse and making hasty investment decisions.
And this is not just sector-specific. For instance, if we list out companies that have the highest levels of debt, you can be on the lookout for these stocks and dig deeper before you invest in them.
We also notify you of the attractive stocks you can consider for buying in any sector, and the buy/sell limits for each.
And this initiative too is available to ResearchPro subscribers only.
Finally, the research alert is an email alert that we send out to those ResearchPro users who 'opt in' to receive it.
Simply stated, it as an update on all the new research published.
It has info on the latest research that we have posted, and also tells the subscriber which research reports have been updated.
Since ResearchPro is a service that provides new information to its subscribers on a frequent basis, it can be difficult for users to keep track of what was published when and if they've seen it all or not.
That's why we're making things easy for you... by sending you frequent emails informing you of all the recent research published.
Now, this service is completely optional and customizable.
So if you don't want to receive these alerts, you can just turn them off...
Or, you can select which companies you want to receive the research alerts for so that you're not bothered about changes in the other companies.
The choice is yours!
The Daily Reckoning
Are you someone who's interested in monitoring or even investing in the global markets?
Now you can read what knowledgeable investors across the globe read every single day for global market analysis and investment ideas.
Yes, we are delighted to bring you 'The Daily Reckoning', a daily financial e-column by Bill Bonner, Publisher and Editor, and three-time New York Times best-selling author.
The Daily Reckoning is published every day in 3 languages from offices in 6 countries - US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, South Africa.
Now, it's India's turn... and your turn to get it for FREE!
When you subscribe to ResearchPro, you automatically get a free subscription to the Daily Reckoning also.
But hold on, this is where the deal gets even sweeter...
FREE Subscription to our large cap
Recommendation Service, StockSelect!
Look, we really want to make this absolutely special for you.
So when you subscribe to ResearchPro, you will also get a year's subscription to our large cap recommendation service, StockSelect, free!
So what is StockSelect?
If you're looking at building a portfolio of blue-chip stocks that will deliver steady returns over the long term, then StockSelect is the service you need to be subscribed to.
StockSelect tells you which big companies are a "must-have" for your portfolio... and more importantly, it notifies you as and when they're available at attractive valuations.
It works on a simple principle - buying great companies at bargain prices and making staggering returns on them when the company grows rapidly in a few years.
Here are some of our recent recommendations and how they've done:
And the important thing to note here is that all these returns were generated in a period of less than 2 years from the date of recommendation.
Look, even though large cap companies are a dime a dozen, it's still important to know which stocks are the right stocks and what is the right price to buy these stocks.
StockSelect tells you just that!
Through StockSelect, you'll be notified of 52 blue-chip Buy/Sell opportunities AT THE RIGHT TIME.
In addition to these, we also release special reports from time to time on attractive large caps opportunities. Fast action takers will benefit from these reports also.
And the main benefit of getting ResearchPro and StockSelect together is that many of the companies we track constantly through ResearchPro are large cap. So now we not only recommend good large cap companies through StockSelect, but also help you track them through ResearchPro!
A year's subscription to StockSelect usually costs Rs 5,000. But through this offer you get it absolutely FREE!
A year's subscription to ResearchPro usually costs Rs 10,000.
But if you sign up now, through this offer, you can get ResearchPro for Rs 5,450 only.
That's INSTANT SAVINGS for Rs 4,550 for you.
Plus, if we also take into account all the other things you'll be getting (free subscription to StockSelect, etc.) the real price you'll be paying is actually zero!
Not to forget all the money you could make using ResearchPro and StockSelect.
However, if you're still in two minds about signing up, let me just give you 4 perfectly good reasons to do so right away:
Rs 455 a Month . . .
Rs 5,450 per year comes down to just Rs 455 per month.
That's definitely a lot less than the money you spend on all the phone calls to your broker, the money you pay to watch the noise on your television, and all the newspapers and magazines you buy hoping to find good investment opportunities.
And none of these do any good to your stock portfolio.
But now, for all of Rs 455 a month, you can actually get honest, competent research, which will make you a lot of money.
Look, I'm certain that at least once in a while you must be going through that worrisome thought of how your stocks will turn out in the years to come.
No doubt, you must have picked all your stocks after researching them thoroughly...but both you and I know that just about anything is possible when it comes to stocks (remember Satyam?).
By subscribing to ResearchPro you can leave the tracking part entirely to us, and obtain the peace of mind that most investors badly crave for.
If there's any problem with one of these 100 plus stocks, we will inform you right away.
If there's an opportunity to make money from any of them, we'll tell you about that also immediately!
This subscription to ResearchPro comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.
So you can test-drive ResearchPro (and StockSelect) for 30 days... without risking anything!
And then, if you feel that ResearchPro is not for you, just get in touch with us before the 31st day and we will refund the full fee you paid. And you get to keep the special report as a thank you from our side for trying our service.
Look, we consider this a really great deal because you're getting both ResearchPro and StockSelect together, along with a lot of other stuff, for a single low price...
Whereas there are some people who are paying Rs 5,000 a year just for StockSelect.
However, this offer will be available for a few days only.
So don't delay any more...
Chief Executive Officer
P.S.: The 5 Stocks to throw out are available when you log into the members' area and click on a link. There's a 30-day money back guarantee on this offer. So you've got absolutely nothing to lose by giving ResearchPro a try.
P.P.S.: By signing up for ResearchPro through this offer, you get:
P.P.P.S.:If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at +91-22-61434055 or Write in to us. We will be delighted to assist you!
*Returns have been calculated as on 1st January 2011 or on the date of Sell, whichever is applicable.
Equitymaster Agora Research Private Limited
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