Peeps, these are my rules, measures and yardsticks.
They might or might not work for you.
If they do, it makes me happy, and please do feel free to use them.
Ok, here goes.
I like to do my homework well. 1). DUE DILIGENCE.
I like to write out my rationale for entry. 2). DIARY entry.
I do not enter if I don’t see 3). VALUE.
I like to see 4). MOAT also.
I don’t commit in one shot. 5). Staggered entry.
I can afford to 6). average down, because my fundamentals are clear.
My 7). defined entry quantum unit per shot is minuscule compared to networth.
I only enter 8). one underlying on a day, max. If a second underlying awaits entry, it will not be entered into on the same day something else has been purchased.
I’ve left 9). reentry options open to unlimited.
I enter for 10). ten years plus.
Funds committed are classified as 11). lockable for ten years plus.
For reentry, 12). stock must give me a reason to rebuy.
If the reason is good enough, I don’t mind 13). averaging up.
Exits are 14). overshadowed by lack of repurchase.
I love 15). honest managements.
I detest 16). debt.
I like 17). free cashflow.
My margin of safety 18). allows me to sit.
I pray for 19). patience for a pick to turn into a multibagger.
I keep my long-term portfolio 20). well cordoned off from bias, discussion, opinion, or review by any other person.
There’s more, but it’ll come another day.