The Supremacy of Staples: A Triumph of the Mundane:

  1. The market is awash in stories about the wonders of day trading (h/t Ramp Capital tweet) egging the inexperienced to buy what are the hottest new Tech and clean tech stocks
  2. As documented in our last paper, Kailash believes that, while lacking the glitz, glamour and euphoric price action seen in many of today’s loss-making Tech stocks, Consumer Staples are some of the best investments one can make for the long-haul
  3. The chart below shows that Consumer Staples, humble purveyors of diapers, dog-food, disinfectants and all the things you actually NEED have absolutely trounced the intermittently glamourous world of Tech
  4. This will resonate with fans of Warren Buffett who understand that buying high-quality firms with recurring revenues, healthy margins and fat dividends generates outsized returns with lower volatility than tech all while providing people very high levels of income
  5. Kailash doubts anyone knows for sure if a prior CFTC feature stock, Zoom, a firm valued at nearly 3x that of Kimberly Clark, will be the dominant player in video communications ten years from now, but we feel confident that people will blow their noses on Kleenex, swaddle their young in Huggies and continue washing their hands

Please click to find our top ranked staples stocks which we believe will add significantly to their already strong position.

  1. As a reminder for our Financial Advisors: our models are available on a continuous basis, and most have been in production for over a decade.  If you are looking for simple, concentrated, low turnover, and tax efficient model portfolios we would like to talk with you.  KCR also offers a wide range of easy-to-use but sophisticated tools.  Our toolkits can help identify mispriced stocks with the best and worst risk/reward characteristics, estimate a stock’s duration and warn you when a company is engaging in low-quality accounting. Over the last 12 years, KCR has built and offers time-tested and class-leading products built by experienced and proven money managers for fixed to low prices.
  2. Kailash Capital’s sister company, L2 Asset Management, runs market neutral, long/short, large-cap, and mid-cap long-only portfolios with a value and quality bias.  L2 employs a highly disciplined investment process characterized by moderate concentration, low turnover, high tax efficiency, and low fees. While nobody can predict the future, we believe the recent resurgence in risk-adjusted returns seen across all products is the beginning of what may be a long period where speculation is punished, and prudence and patience rewarded.
The topics discussed in this article are aimed at seasoned professionals, as such, we have included some extra reading for anyone seeking out more information related to the topics above.


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January 22, 2021 |

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