In addition to our General and Ask rooms, which will remain free, The Knowledgeable Investor also offers a premium membership (click here for a preview and to join). The highlights of your membership are:
1) We have created an actively-managed, high-return Portfolio with an annualized return per Premium value pick potentially reaching 100%. Specifically, our Portfolio is a One-Stop Shop that consists of value stocks that have the potential for significant capital appreciation based on a 12 month investment horizon and high-yield dividend stocks (>7%) that also have the potential for moderate capital appreciation based on a 12 month investment horizon.
2) We are unconventional value investors and our Premium Picks are painstakingly hand-picked from thousands of companies in the U.S. and Canada. We don't recommend popular mainstream stocks such as KMI, NOV, CAT, GPRO, SDRL, JNJ, GILD, M and JCP, to name a few.
And we don't care for the popular mainstream stocks because these stocks are so well covered. Actually, they are over-analyzed. We like shining our flashlight in the dark corners of the market, we like digging up obscure stocks that are unknown to many analysts and our returns to-date speak volumes.
3) All stocks are associated with a risk factor. And when it comes to investing, risk matters. We have been in the stock markets for 30 years and we have experienced many corrections, recessions and crashes, so history has taught us a lot. As such, extreme caution and discipline along with thematic investing and well-selected picks are necessary in this stock picker's market. Complacency is a killer.
Meanwhile, market declines are inevitable and we want to avoid bad moods when stock markets drop. This is why, we don't take Portfolio risk lightly and we try to minimize it. Actually, we emphasize on the risk factor, because it's very easy to recommend stocks. Everybody can do it as there are numerous stocks out there. However, the canny and knowledgeable investors don't chase high returns while ignoring the risk primarily associated with the company's leverage. They chase significant returns while taking low risk by investing in debt-free or low leverage stocks from specific sectors (thematic investing). And this is the hardest thing to do.
As a result, the vast majority of our Premium Picks are debt-free or low leverage stocks from specific sectors because we believe that they have low risk if you buy them within the recommended price range while also having a 12 month investment horizon.