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The ‘Free Lunch’ Portfolio

I co-authored an article in Forbes about The “Free Lunch” Portfolio, which combines the power of Uber Cannibals, Shameless Cloning and Spinoffs. The Free Lunch Portfolio is a 15-stock, 12-month “set it and forget it” approach that beats the pants off the S&P 500 with lower volatility than its individual 5-stock sub-strategies.

You can view the article here:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetnovack/2017/12/15/the-free-lunch-15-stock-portfolio/#1706edc76b38

Here are the 2018 constituents for The Free Lunch Portfolio:

Uber Cannibals

  • Lowe’s Companies (LOW)
  • NVR (NVR)
  • Sleep Number (SNBR)
  • The Hackett Group  (HCKT)
  • Willis Lease Finance (WLFC)

Shameless Cloning 

  • Alibaba Group Holding (BABA)
  • British American Tobacco (BTI)
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU)
  • General Motors            (GM)
  • Micron Technology (MU)

Spinoffs 

  • Adient (ADNT)
  • CSRA (CSRA)
  • GCP Applied Technologies (GCP)
  • Lamb Weston Holdings (LW)
  • Synchrony Financial (SYF)

Investing in The Free Lunch Portfolio is simple. Invest equally across the 15 companies. When we publish the new Uber Cannibals in April, sell the Ubers that are no longer on the new list and invest the proceeds equally across the new Uber Cannibal picks. In January, 2019, when we publish the updated Shameless Cloning and Spinoffs, sell the companies that do not make the New Year’s picks and invest the proceeds equally in the new kids on the block across the two strategies combined.

I co-wrote the article with Fahad Missmar, CFO of Dhandho Funds.

​Enjoy!

Note, anyone who invests in any strategy needs to do their own research/due diligence and are themselves fully responsible for the outcome.

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This article was originally published on Mohnish Pabrai’s blog Chai with Pabrai.
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