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Dan Wieman

Commercial Real Estate Finance

Investment Strategy

As a seasoned investor, my investment strategy is focused on value. When I found myself with leftover student loan money back in college, I did extensive research and put it into mutual funds. Twenty years later I have developed a career in commercial real estate finance and maintained a strong interest in investing. I'm passionate about investing and interested in sharing that passion with others. I believe that financial security is attainable through doing your own due diligence and making smart, strategic decisions.

Value-based investing is not a complicated process -- the first step is to realize that value and price are not the same thing. Even the most stable companies can see share prices vary by 25% or more in a single year without their long-term prospects changing significantly. The next step is to determine the value or at least the value range of a company. Lastly, wait for the market to offer a discount that will allow for market-beating returns.

Sometimes, the market doesn't offer compelling prices. In these instances, it is best to be patient and identify more great companies. To be sure, There are several ways that the market can misprice a company. The most obvious is a bear market when all companies go on sale. The market can also fail to appreciate the long-term potential of a company or discount a company's ability to attain consistent growth. Specific industry- or company-specific events may also bring a company below its long-term value. For example, Netflix's stock plunged 77 percent in a matter of months when they announced plans to spin off part of the company as Kwikster. Investors who got in on that plunge are reaping incredible rewards today. 

Many companies were significantly discounted during the financial crisis. It wasn't difficult to find great companies trading at single-digit multiples to their earnings in March 2009. Investors were bailing on the entire market at a time when it was most advantageous to pile in. These events are rare, but having cash available during such a crisis produces incredible long-term returns.

Industry-specific or company-specific events often push prices below their long-term value. The market tends to be short-sighted, selling off strong companies for missing earnings by pennies per share or for projecting that the next quarter may not be as expected. Like Warren Buffet, I view these sell offs as an opportunity. 

Finally, the market often fails to recognize long-term prospects. Think of a company like Amazon. Historically, the market punished the company for missing earnings estimates. Analysts also complained of Amazon's limited profitability -- all while continuing to invest in a platform that was slowly changing the global retail environment. Sometimes companies grow for decades even when analysts project five years of growth followed by decline. Again, the market tends to focus on the short-term and often fails to price long-term value. Gains from this strategy may be slow at first, but produce significant long-term, market-beating gains.

I encourage you to track my fund so you can monitor my investing decisions and how they play out over time. Or better yet, invest alongside me to keep your portfolio in sync with my best ideas today!

(DWVMF) Capital Value Fund
18+ YRS (As of: 03/15/2019) 6.86% 6.30% View Fund Stats
15 YRS 7.09% 8.31% Fund has a 15 year track record.  
10 YRS 14.99% 16.66% Fund has a 10 year track record.  
5 YRS 5.40% 10.66% Fund has a 5 year track record.  
3 YRS 10.68% 15.28% Fund has a 3 year track record.  
1 YR 8.51% 4.68% Beat the 50th percentile of mutual funds over 1 year.  
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Capital Value Fund

DWVMF | Price History
DWVMF | Fund Positions by Styles
Color Name Allocation Today
Large Cap : Growth 49.17% -1.77%
Large Cap : Blend 19.01% 0.39%
Unclassified Market Cap : Unclassified Style 15.85% 0.26%
Mid Cap : Growth 12.32% 0.24%
Mid Cap : Blend 3.64% 2.22%
DWVMF | Fund Information

The information below pertains to model data only.

Fund Manager: Total Model Net Assets:
Dan Wieman $3,334,223.90
Inception: Ticker Symbol: # of Securities:
December 22, 2000 DWVMF 20

The Capital Value Fund may invest in any security traded on U.S. stock exchanges. This includes ADRs and ETFs. The fund is not limited to particular sectors or market capitalizations.

The focus of the fund is to buy companies strong companies at a discount to their intrinsic value. This discount can occur due to market dislocations, a lack of appreciation of a company's long-term growth potential, or due to some event specific to the company.

The fund may accumulate a cash balance approaching up to 35% when there are few investment options available at discounts or when there is greater risk in the market as a whole. The fund will remain focused, often invested in less than 30 securities at any one time. It may be concentrated in as few as 10 investments.

While the fund is focused on the long-term, it does not ignore technical indicators. Some holding periods may be relatively short in order to minimize risk and maximize returns.

DWVMF | Turnover
Last Month N/A
Last 3 Months 2.89%
Last 6 Months 4.1%
Last 12 Months 6.69%
DWVMF | 5 Most and Least Profitable
Position Symbol Gains
1 NFLX $632,110.36
2 AMZN $416,981.74
3 GMCR $278,399.03
4 SBUX $206,947.55
5 GWR $190,955.90
Position Symbol Gains
1 ZINCQ -$318,668.44
2 GLW -$282,450.00
3 FMD -$135,413.33
4 SPWR -$109,171.22
5 SNBR -$97,057.23
DWVMF | Skill Metrics
All Positions
Winning % 63.91%
Avg. Gain/Loss Ratio 1.25
DWVMF | Recent Returns vs S&P 500
DWVMF -1.61% 5.32% 11.61%
S&P 500 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
DWVMF | Fund Positions by Sectors and Industries
Color Name Allocation Today
Consumer Discretionary 59.05% -1.35%
Technology 16.46% 0.08%
Industrials 10.41% -0.35%
Real Estate 9.19% 1.47%
Financials 4.89% 0.14%
DWVMF | Recent Returns
Period Returns S&P 500 Returns Returns VS S&P 500
Last Week 1.67% 2.95% -1.28%
Last Month -0.32% 2.77% -3.09%
Last 3 Months 6.84% 9.14% -2.30%
Last 6 Months -0.45% -1.84% 1.39%
Last 3 Years 30.21% 48.81% -18.60%
Last 5 Years 27.47% 69.92% -42.45%
Last 10 Years 281.76% 347.34% -65.58%
Since Inception 235.46% 210.28% 25.18%
(Annualized) 6.86% 6.41% 0.45%
Data as of: 03/15/2019
DWVMF | Alpha/Beta VS. S&P 500
Alpha 0%
Beta 0
R-Squared 0
DWVMF | 5 Best and Worst Returns
Position Symbol Inception Return
1 AMZN 528.73%
2 NFLX 348.10%
3 UAA 125.85%
4 PYPL 115.03%
5 PAYC 111.83%
Position Symbol Inception Return
1 FSLR -29.01%
2 UA -24.92%
3 SKX -4.06%
4 SWKS -2.06%
5 TSLA 8.56%