Guru Value Strategy

Managed by Veda Financial

-2.0% Last 30 days 4.8% Last 90 days 5.7% Last 365 days 0.18 Sharpe Ratio -24.6% Max Drawdown

Guru Value Strategy

Managed by Veda Financial

-2.0% Last 30 days 4.8% Last 90 days 5.7% Last 365 days 0.18 Sharpe Ratio -24.60 Max Drawdown
Risk score
Strategy Stocks
AUM fee 1.50%
• Investment minimum: 10000.0
• Margin account
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Value and Growth are joined at the hip – Warren Buffett. The goal of the Guru Value Growth strategy is to achieve consistent returns, exceeding market performance in up markets and limiting losses in down markets. The strategy is to select stocks that have strong fundamentals with durable competitive advantages, and enter into positions when the markets provide an opportunity to acquire at favorable prices. Additionally, the equity should have strong growth prospects and outlook for increasing shareholder value at the current time or in the near term. The overall philosophy is to buy stocks and hold them over a period of time allowing the stocks to reflect their true value potential.


The investment methodology is based upon a bottom up rigorous fundamental analysis plus a top down understanding of the macro factors and market dynamics. While we pick companies for investment based upon strong fundamentals, the timing of the investment (or more importantly the exit) can depend upon the overall dynamics of the sector. For example, if we identify a solid company whose profits are strongly connected to a particular commodity which currently has weak demand or excess supply, we will wait to see strength or upwards pricing pressure before investing.


(1) Further select stocks based upon value and growth using a 31-point checklist derived from 129 parameters
(2) Narrow down to stocks that are trading for favorable prices compared to valuation, using fundamental analysis
(3) Pick names that have immediate catalysts for growth and price appreciation
(4) Purchase stock when pricing is favorable

Allocation discipline

The portfolio will generally consist of 10-20 long equity positions in stocks that have strong prospects for growth, bought at a good value.

Sell discipline

Our investment philosophy is geared towards the long term. However, we have a strict sell discipline that includes the following - sell stock when a better opportunity comes along, sell stock if a predetermined loss level is hit and finally, even when fundamentals appear perfect, it is possible for stocks to languish for an extended period of time for reasons that are not obvious. We recognize that it is never possible to know everything about a particular company and it might be necessary to sell a position to protect the investment and deploy the capital in a better opportunity.


Changes are made to the portfolio as needed with the absolute goal of capital protection and enhancement.

All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account. Client performance may differ. This information was calculated on May 21, 2019.

Daily returns
S&P 500 ETF
Manager (net of fees)
Last 30 days -2.0% -1.2%
Last 90 days 4.8% 3.4%
Last 365 Days 5.7% 6.8%
Since inception (Annualized) 8.2% 12.7%
2019 (YTD) 20.4% 15.1%
2018 -9.4% -4.6%
2017 17.2% 21.7%
2016 11.0% 12.0%
Risk metrics (last 365 days)
S&P 500 ETF
Manager (net of fees)
Volatility 18.6% 15.2%
Sharpe Ratio 0.18 0.29
Sortino Ratio 0.22 0.37
Maximum Drawdown -24.6% -19.4%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -4.3% -3.5%
Additional metrics (last 365 days)
vs. S&P 500 ETF
Information Ratio -0.2%
Alpha -1.58
Beta 1.14
R-Squared 0.9%
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About Veda Financial

Veda Financial is a Registered Investment Advisory firm that manages money for individuals, corporations, institutions, trusts and foundations. Toni DasGupta is the principal portfolio manager with more than 15 years of investment experience. She has a PhD in Physics and an MBA from UCLA, and holds 3 patents in oil and gas technology. The Guru Value Growth portfolio is optimized for strong and consistent returns in all market conditions.

Important Information

  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and all investments, including those in this portfolio, involve the risk of loss, including loss of principal and a reduction in earnings.
  2. All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account, using the manager’s own funds. Portfolio Manager’s pre-Interactive Advisors performance information may include performance of non-Interactive Advisors client accounts. Performance of the Portfolio Manager's account is calculated by Interactive Advisors on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and reflects the deduction of broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail Interactive Advisors' trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. Interactive Advisors advisory fees are simulated and applied retroactively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
  3. None of the performance information displayed on this page is based on the actual performance of any Interactive Advisors client account investing in this portfolio. The performance in an Interactive Advisors client account invested in this portfolio may differ (i.e., be lower or higher) from the Portfolio Manager’s account performance based on any trading restrictions imposed by the client (resulting in different account holdings), time of initial investment, amount of investment, frequency and size of cash flows in and out of the client account, applicable brokerage commissions, and different corporate actions.Clients investing in this portfolio may view the actual performance of their investment in this portfolio by logging into their Interactive Advisors account and reviewing their customized dashboard.
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  6. Benchmark returns displayed have been calculated by Interactive Advisors using daily adjusted close prices and include dividend income. More information here. For certain portfolios Interactive Advisors uses an index as a benchmark, while for others it uses an investable exchange traded fund (ETF) as a benchmark. Index returns do not reflect the deduction of any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an index. Investable ETF returns reflect the deduction of (i.e., are net of) management fees, transaction costs and expenses.
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  8. Not all transactions listed will appear in accounts due to Interactive Advisors' trading rules and individual client constraints. Eligibility of these securities is monitored periodically, and may change over time. Actual client investment holdings may vary.
  9. This portfolio was launched on Interactive Advisors on August 31, 2015.
  10. The Portfolio Manager could use short selling to manage this portfolio. Short selling is more complex than simply owning securities, involves a high degree of risk, is highly speculative, and is not suitable for all investors. The risk of loss associated with short selling is virtually unlimited. Short selling may also involve additional expenses and risks, including hard-to-borrow stock charges and buy-in risk. You should only select a portfolio using short selling if you are comfortable with the level of risk involved in short selling.
  11. The Portfolio Manager could use borrowed funds or leverage to fund investments in this portfolio. Leverage indicates the level of margin utilized and is calculated by dividing gross exposure by portfolio net liquidation value. Leverage involves a high degree of risk, is highly speculative, and is not suitable for all investors. Leverage increases both the amount you may lose and the amount you may make in a portfolio, leading to higher returns in the case of favorable market movements but also larger losses under adverse market conditions. You may also incur additional expenses associated with borrowing funds. You should only select a portfolio using leverage if you are comfortable with the level of risk involved in using leverage.