Stocks Update: Should You Buy COL?

Let me answer today the “hot” question that is in many TrulyRichClub members minds…
Jacob sent me this letter…

Hi Bro Bo,

I know you recommend that we use Citiseconline as our online broker. And Citiseconline is a publicly listed company.
Question 1: Did you buy shares of Citiseconline?
Question 2: Should we buy Citiseconline shares?
I was thinking that if more and more people start investing in the stock market, then Citisec has a bright future. Right?

TrulyRichClub Member

COL Was My First Stock


By the way, Citiseconline has changed its name to COL Financial. (They did this so they can offer more products to you in the future—and can go global.)
Jacob’s first question above: “Did you buy shares of Citiseconline?”
Yes, I did.
I mentioned this in my book, My Maid Invests in the Stock Market and Why You Should Too. On page 57, I wrote…
“…And to be upfront about it, I also bought Citiseconline stocks. Yes, they’re a publicly listed company too. I believe in the team that owns and runs it.” I bought COL stocks when it was P6.00—when I started investing in the stock market in 2007.  In fact, it was the first company I bought.  Crazy but true.
And I kept buying all these years. I bought shares when it was P9, and when it was P11, and when it was P15.  Today, COL is P23.00.  So why didn’t I tell you to buy? Actually, I did, but in an indirect way.
That line in my book above was my indirect invitation for you to buy.  Why can’t I be direct about it? And why didn’t I include COL in our
SAM Recommended Stocks?
I can’t.

Why I Can’t Directly Recommend COL


I can’t advice you to buy or not buy.
But I can tell you what I’m doing now—just to share. I feel COL’s price is high today. I’ve stopped buying because I’ve bought a LOT already through the years.
Though I don’t know what I’ll do if I didn’t have any COL yet.
But I’ll definitely buy again when there’s a big dip. But moving forward in the next 10 to 20 years, I see a great future ahead for this company. They’ve got great owners. They’ve got great management. They’ve got a terrific staff.
I know COL will become a giant one day. But going there will be a rough roller coaster ride.
I repeat: This isn’t a recommendation. I can’t recommend it to you. Just sharing my stories. (Wink.)
And some of our SAM stocks are doing very well too! Happy investing!

May your dreams come true,
Bo Sanchez

Stocks Update: SAM Stocks Are Still Doing Well

Below is the latest stocks update from Bo.  JGS Target Price has been raised/upgraded.
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Your SAM (Strategic Averaging Method) Stocks are doing very well. Even sleepy EDC (Energy Development Company) is slowly going up, finally! (If you started investing early last year, you’d have already put a hefty sum of money in EDC—as I have).

JGS (JG Summit) pleasantly surprised us by hitting almost its Target Price last week. After consulting with our Analysts, we’re raising the Target Price to P40. You may however take some profits off the table if you wish.

But as I mentioned in my last article, there may be a slightly downward or sideways movement in the short-term—for the entire stock market. We expect this and we’re happy if that happens, so that we can buy our favorite stocks at lower prices.

Happy investing, my friend!

May your dreams come true,
Bo Sanchez

Stocks Update: We’re Champion Turtles

My new book on the stock market is out, The Turtle Always Wins.

Grab a copy at your nearest bookstore.

I pray that through the coming years, you learn to be an expert Turtle. A very wealthy expert Turtle!

Let me now tell you what to expect in the near future…

Our Favorite Stocks Will Catch Its Breath

Here’s our fearless forecast: In the next few months, we’ll see the stock market go down a little. We know it cannot sustain the amazing growth we’ve experienced since the start of 2012.

Imagine a mountain hiker. After zipping up the trails at breakneck speed, he’s now sitting on a rock, catching his breath. He’s drinking from his water bottle. He’s resting his aching muscles.

He’s regaining his strength for the next climb up the mountain.

That is what is happening to our favorite stocks.

It will go lower for awhile.

But no need to panic. It’s just regaining its strength to climb another lap.

Today, traders are worried at this sad news, because they don’t know what to do. We however are SAM investors. We like this sad news. We put our feet up and sip our orange juice.

We’re happy that some of our stocks will dip into negative territory. Because we’ll be buying at cheaper prices. We’re champion Turtles.

Please continue to buy your SAM Stocks each month.

Happy investing!

May your dreams come true,

Bo Sanchez
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Stocks Update: Mr. Market Is Manic-Depressive

You probably know Warren Buffet—the 2nd wealthiest man in the world. He grew his money by investing in the stock market.

But you may not know Benjamin Graham. When Warren Buffet was a young chap, Benjamin Graham was his mentor in the stock market. Pretty cool, huh?

What did Buffet learn from Graham?

That the stock market has a psychological problem. More specifically, he is manic-depressive. When Mr. Market is depressed, he sells the business at dirt-cheap prices. When he is happy, he buys the business at sky-high prices.

If you understand this, then you’ll disregard the ups and downs of the stock market. You’ll instead focus on buying great companies that will last for the next 50 years.  Like all the companies in our SAM list.

Every month, just keep buying. When a stock hits the Target Price, sell and buy another stock that’s still cheap. That’s our simple strategy that will make you a millionaire.

May your dreams come true,

Bo Sanchez

P.S. A Little Comment About NIKL (NickelAsia):

After NIKL’s price shot up last week (due to Indonesia’s ban on nickel export), I told you to sell NIKL and take your profits off the table. I also told you to buy MEG (Megaworld) and our other recommended stocks. But last Tuesday, NIKL went up even more. So yes, we missed that added uptick. But that’s okay! We never regret if we don’t squeeze out the last centavo of a stock. In fact, that attitude is dangerous. We always try to leave early. This is the safer route.



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Stocks Update: Don’t Be Hasty to Get Wealthy

Remember when I wrote that these are dangerous times?
It’s true. I’ve never had as many inquiries about trading than at these times. So many people have asked me, “Bo, can you teach me how to trade?”
Why? Because the stock market is doing so well and people are earning. Their risk appetite is increasing.
But that’s why it’s dangerous. Because trading is dangerous.
Please, I beg you: Don’t trade!
Trading the stock market means you’re hasty to get wealthy. Here’s what the Bible says about that: The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty (Proverbs 21:5).
Which reminds me of one letter I read recently. (I’ve been receiving fantastic letters from TrulyRichClub members. Keep them coming!) One member wrote me…

Hi Bro Bo,
First of all, thank you for being my mentor. I started following your advice last year.
Just a background, I started in the stock market back April 2009. It could have been beginner’s
luck, but that year was a fantastic entry for me.
I was so proud, I thought I was already an expert! And so for two years, I was a trader. And
all I did almost every day was to look at the charts. And almost every day, I got stressed.
In the end however, I realized that my portfolio was not actually progressing through
my strategy but just because I kept on adding on my fund.
In short, I wasn’t actually gaining with my trading strategy. What happened in 2009 was not
because I knew how trading worked but because the stock market during that time was just going
up. I concede that this is a common mistake of wannabe-traders. Ouch!
That was why last year, I decided to change strategy and started to follow your advice. I owe
it to one of your maids. It was a big slap to me knowing that she has a larger portfolio than me now
just because she followed your advice.
Actually I›ve been a TRC member since October 2010, but I just used your updates as my
benchmark. Now I›m using and following it already and am excited to see my portfolio grow in due
time. Thank you very much for such a blessing to me. More power to you and the TRC team!
For the Glory of God!

Best regards,

Yesterday, a friend asked me, “Bo, is it possible to earn money as a trader?”
Yes. Unofficial statistics say that only 15 percent of traders make money in the stock market.  Long-term investors? Documented statistics say that if the person keeps investing for 10 years, 100 percent of them make money!
So choose your method: One has 15 percent probability of earning money and the other has 100 percent probability of earning money.
And the second reason? Long-term investors (like us in the TrulyRich Club) still outperform traders. My advice?
Follow the Bible. Don’t be hasty to get wealthy.

May your dreams come true,
Bo Sanchez
P.S. Keep investing in our “dream list” of stocks. Yes, even those companies that are in negative territory. (Actually, especially those that are in negative territory.)

The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty – Proverbs 21:5


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Stocks Update: What You Can Buy This Week

Latest Stocks Update report from Bo Sanchez’ Truly Rich Club

Note: To understand the Stocks Update, first read Bo’s Ebook, My Maid Invests in the Stock Market.

Last week, I asked you to sell ALI.
Since then, a deluge of TrulyRichClub members have thanked me for their very nice earnings from ALI. Don’t thank me. You did it. You were the brave one who invested in ALI (perhaps from June of 2011) when nothing was happening with its stock. It was totally lifeless for eight months.  And then, BOOM. It explodes.
The price rose and so did your earnings.

What lesson did you learn? Patience. Just invest every month when it seems as though nothing is happening with your money. And your patience will be rewarded.

We hate to say “Goodbye” to ALI, a really fantastic company, but this is only temporary. I’ll tell you when ALI’s price is again “buyable”. (By the way, if you haven’t sold ALI, it’s okay. Just hold on to it. Long term, you’ll have no problems whatsoever.)
So we’re now down to nine stocks. You can still buy these nine stocks: BPI, AP, MBT, EDC, FPH, NIKL, CEB, JGS, and SMPH. As I write this report, all of them are still below our Buy-Below-Price.

By the way, look at AP. Didn’t you notice? It has been in the negative territory ever since we recommended it last June 2011. It too didn’t seem to budge. But last week, BOOM, it rose 10 percent. In one day! (Honestly, I don’t like these sudden surges, buoyed up by rumors that Aboitiz is selling Unionbank to BPI. Because it may sink as quickly if rumors aren’t true. Let’s see what will happen to this stock.) But ultimately, I know this is a winner.

God bless you!

Bo Sanchez

P.S. These are exciting times. Keep investing!

Stocks Update: Give a Warm Welcome to Four Fantastic Companies

Last week, I announced that we’re expanding our SAM’s list of fantastic companies.

Current SAM Stocks:  Target Price (Buy below price)
1. Ayala Land ALI P21.65 (P17.43)
2. Aboitiz Power AP P37.06 (P32.22)
3. Cebu Pacific CEB P109.20 (P79.43)
4. Energy Devl Comp. EDC P8.58 (P7.10)
5. First Philippine Holdings FPH P106.81 (P77)
6. Metrobank MBT P108.00 (P83.07)

New SAM Stocks: Target Price (Buy below price)
1. BPI BPI P80 (P72.3)
2. JG Summit JGS P35 (P28.83)
3. Nickel Asia NIKL P26 (P24.57)
4. SM Phil. Holdings SMPH P20 (P17.07)

Note: BPI isn’t really new. We already recommended it last November even if it wasn’t in our list.
As we expand our SAM list, I’d just like to give you a friendly reminder…

“Don’t Listen to the Noise”

The difference between a successful stock investor and an unsuccessful stock investor is this: The unsuccessful stock investor is preoccupied with the market—its ups and its downs. The successful stock investor is focused on fantastic companies.  Warren Buffett, the greatest stock market investor in the world, said that if they closed the stock market for five years, it wouldn’t bother him. Why? Because the ups and downs of the market is noise to him. He doesn’t care about it. He invests in growing businesses, period.  Not the stock market.  The key?  To invest each month in fantastic stocks.  That’s why Warren Buffett’s investment horizon is 10 years to forever.

For example, when CEB, EDC, and FPH dropped almost 10 percent, that was noise. Peter Lynch, another legendary stock market guru,said: “The key to getting rich in stocks is not getting scared out of them.”

Out of the 10 companies we’re recommending, some companies are like eagles flying high today, such as ALI, MBT, BPI, NIKL. (We predict they’ll go higher.)
Some companies are horses that are galloping nicely, like CEB and SMPH.  Some companies are turtles crawling in the mud, like JGS, AP, EDC, and FPH. We believe that they’ll have their day to shine. We just don’t know when.  But all that is noise. They’re eagles, horses, and turtles now. In the future, they might be exchanging places.  So if you have the money, invest in all of them. Or buy five this month and buy the other five next month.
If your investible funds each month are smaller, then buy two or three different companies each month.
Which should you buy now?
If you’ve been doing SAM for some time, I suggest you buy some or all of our new recommended companies: BPI, NIKL, JGS, and SMPH.
My other suggestion? Block out the noise.
Remember:  Becoming wealthy is simpler than you think.

Happy investing!

May your dreams come true,
Bo Sanchez

Stocks Update: Expanding SAM!

In his latest stocks update, Bo talks about expanding SAM or Strategic Averaging Method. This method lies between the active and passive means of investing hence the name “strategic”.  From the previous 6 recommended stocks, he’s adding 4 more.

To understand the basics of investing in the stock market, download and read this e-book.

Below is the list of SAM and it’s target price.

Current SAM Stocks: Target Price

  • Ayala Land (ALI) – P21.65
  • Aboitiz Power (AP) – P37.06
  • Cebu Pacific (CEB) – P109.20
  • Energy Devl Comp(EDC) – P8.36
  • First Phil Holding(FPH) – P107.16
  • Metrobank (MBT) – P108.00

New SAM Stocks:

  •  BPI (BPI) – P80
  • JG Summit (JGS) – P35
  • Nickel Asia (NIKL) – P26.20 (upgraded soon!)
  • SM Prime Holdings(SMPH) – P20

That brings SAM to 10 Stocks.

The reason for expanding this list is because we are currently facing a booming stock market.  It will help us to have more fantastic companies where we can invest our money.

The next issue of stocks update will discuss these new recommendations in detail so watch for it!

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