Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ covers questions on the philosophy(EVM), products and processes If your question is not covered in this FAQ, please contact us over phone or email.
EVM (Expectations Value Model) is an innovative and proprietary approach to stock market investing. It is a quantitative model to determine operational expectations from a company and the probability & viability of the company being able to meet those expectations.
Stocks meeting the viability and other quality criteria are shortlisted for investment. Market data, ownership data and financial performance data are all critical inputs to the model.
EVM shortlists stocks with reasonable and viable expectations across the entire stock universe we group them using some specific characteristics to create a product offering. EVM can use the quarterly financial data as well as the annual data. Hence the recommendations release schedule can be quarterly, bi-annually or yearly. Currently EVM is used to generate two annually rebalanced sets of recommendations based on market capitalization of companies. Focus includes only large and mid cap stocks while Feast includes stocks from the entire listed universe. EVM can also be applied to identify stocks for a specific sector or index constituents allowing us to create sector themed or index themed products in the future. SON50 uses quarterly data to identify BUY recommendations from the BIFTY50 constituents to generate quarterly recommendations.
EVM is a dynamic model i.e. the recommendations are a outcome of the input data. Input data among other things include company performance, market data, ownership data and a few other elements.
With the nature of the model and the input data, the number of recommendations cannot be fixed.
Understanding that higher number of stocks is not desirable, we implemented a ranking algorithm to restrict the number of stocks to max 20 for Feast and 10 for Focus. For SON50 the typical number of stocks is less than 5.
This question is out of our purview as a research analyst since the answer will change based on the investor financial situation and plan.
Do discuss with your investment advisor to get a risk profiling done to decide what suits you the best.
We do believe that investors should have a healthy allocation across small, mid & large cap companies.
What capital should one invest in any of the recommendations is out of our purview. Similarly SEBI has also advised Research Analysts to not recommend weightage across the recommended stocks.
SEBI Investment Advisors are the right people to seek guidance on capital allocation.
However, what we can share is that the conviction for each of our recommendations is same. This is because, once the stock is shortlisted, it has equal chance of doing well as other stocks recommended in the same product.
Since the model can processes data annually and quarterly, our recommended holding period is either one year or one quarter depending on the portfolio. As new stocks are shortlisted, continued recommendations are held on and stocks not in the recommended list are recommended a SELL.
Focus and Feast have holding period of 1 year, while SON50 has a holding period of 3 months.
For annually re-balanced portfolios, subscriber may also gets the benefit of lower capital gains tax if the holding period completes 365 days.
Small caps are certainly more volatile than large caps. To adjust for this volatility (or risk), we use stringent filter criteria. This is done to reduce the risk level of the
At the same time, small/micro cap recommendations have consistently delivered better returns In our back tests) than the Large & Mid cap returns! We hence prefer the Feast portfolio (over Focus) since it gives the benefits of holding small/micro cap stocks while balancing the risk with large/mid cap stocks.
There are no guarantees in stock markets. Anyone giving you a “guaranteed” returns in stock markets is probably illegal.
We are confident that the EVM recommendations will beat market returns over 3+ year period. Our confidence of outperformance comes from the extensive back testing of the model.
All our products have a pre-defined recommendation release schedule. This means that our BUY recommendations(entry) and SELL recommendations (exit) are released on fixed days every year. The schedule is different for different products. For Focus and Feast, the BUY recommendations are released end of May every year.
Subscription window is opened a few months before the release of our BUY recommendations. Your subscription remains valid till the current (BUY) recommendations are to be held. Once the SELL recommendation is released the subscription ends.
You can consider it as an Investment Period. The subscription is valid for one investment period. For e.g. Subscription for Focus for investment period 2022-23 is valid for all the BUY recommendations released in May & June of 2022 and will end when the SELL recommendations are released next year in the month of May. BUY recommendations released in May 2023 will NOT be a part of the subscription
When the subscription window for a product is open, you can subscribe it using the "Subscribe" button on the header menu follow the instructions on the form. Payments are accepted thru UPI, Bank transfer and Cheque payment.
Once payment is made, please enter the last 5 digits of the payment Transaction ID before submitting the form. We will match this transaction ID with our receipts and on confirmation, enable your access to the that period's recommendations.
Access will be typically granted within 24 hours. We will also email you when the access is granted.
In case you are unable to access the recommendations page after 24 hours of you making the payment, please call us on 98507 27817.
EVM needs the current year's results data to identify BUY recommendations. Companies are allowed to publish annual results till end of May every year.
Since we need the data for all companies before the model can process, we have to wait till end of May to publish our recommendations.
This is again a question most suited for your Investment Advisor to answer. Here we try to provide the differentiating characters of the products to help you decide.
Choosing the right product is a function of preferences. If you prefer investing in large companies, Focus is the right portfolio for you. Similarly if you are looking for less volatile portfolio, again Focus fits the bill.
If you are looking to maximize your returns, Feast is the right option. Historically, Feast has delivered better returns than Focus
Quarterly recommendations are for investors who prefer to take short-term bets. For e.g. Strength Of Nifty50 is suitable as an NIFTY50 ETF/INDEFX FUND alternative. It is suitable for investors who prefer investing the largest and most liquid companies listed on our markets.
It is important for an investor to understand the characteristics of the product. Please discuss that with you investment advisor before choosing the right one.
Yes, you can cancel the existing subscription (if allowed under our cancellation policy) and re-subscribe to the product of your choice. Do note that the cancellation window for every product end 1 day before the release of BUY recommendations.
Yes you can. Please refer to the <a href="https://equitymidas.com/terms-conditions/">Terms and Conditions</a> for details on our cancellation policy.
Please note that the cancellation window closes 1 day prior to the release of BUY recommendations for the product.
Sorry, we do not have this facility.
EVM identifies such companies where expectations from the market are within the company's capabilities based on its historical performance.
Once these companies are identified, we use the CLOSE price of those companies as the BUY PRICE for our back test.
Since all the companies have equal probability of meeting the expectations, we allocate equal capital to each company.
When the next year's companies are shortlisted, we sell companies bought previous year. Again we use the CLOSE price as the SELL price.
Using these BUY and CLOSE prices with equal allocation, we can calculate the hypothetical returns of an equal weighted portfolio. These calculations are repeated year over year to complete our back testing.
Such scenario building allows us to create real-life back test conditions, helping us build the confidence on the viability of the model.
Essentially. to simulate the back testing process, one needs to BUY and SELL the stocks on the recommendation date and ensure equal capital allocation across all the companies.
One can always use the recommendations and decide on the investment approach that is tailored to individual knowledge, experience and comfort.
You can also consult an investment advisor before choosing the best approach that suits your financial needs.
To all the subscribed users, we will email whenever the recommendations are updated. We will also try to message using WhatsApp or similar messaging application. The message will only be an intimation of the change. Subscribers will have to login to the website and access the recommendations page to view the updated stocks list.
We charge fixed fees for our service. We only charge subscription charges and nothing else. All subscription charges are for 1 investment period for Focus and Feast. For SON50, we charge fees annually.
Subscribers will have access to all BUY recommendations published during the subscription period and the corresponding SELL recommendations for that investment period only.
We do not charge any performance fee, management fee, profit sharing, etc. In a nutshell the maximum fee charged to the subscriber are the subscription charges.
We are research analysts and that is all we do. Our only service offering is the EVM recommendations.
We do not have any tie-ups with brokerage houses or mutual funds or anyone else.
We also do not offer any service to execute your portfolios. All buying and selling will be done by the subscriber using their own brokerage/trading account. The stocks will be credited/debited into/from their own demat account.
This is why there is no restriction on the minimum or maximum amount that can invested using our model portfolio. We do not expect the subscriber to disclose the invested amount.
All these will be provided by your broker thru whom you execute the trades. We do not have access to your trades and hence cannot provide these statements.
Currently, SEBI does not mandate research analysts like us to do any customer KYC. This is because we provide research services and do no offer any individual advice. Our recommendations are same for all our subscribers.
All subscribers are advised to consult with their investment advisor before executing any trades based on our model portfolio.
On the other hand, SEBI registered Investment Advisors offer personalised investment advice and financial planning. KYC is mandatory for investment advisors due to the personalised nature of advice they offer. Further, the actual financial transactions are performed on the brokerage platform who are also responsible for KYC.