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Simplify all the analysis – Easy Investing with Strategic Averaging Method (SAM)

There are basically two ways how to invest in the Philippine stock market.

You can either be an investor or a trader.

Some call it passive investing versus active trading.

In a nutshell, passive investing in stocks is a long-term approach ranging from few to several years timeframe whereas active stock trading is a short-term strategy with days or few weeks duration.

Active trading means buying and selling every few days or sometimes even within a day. Passive investing just keeps on buying carefully chosen stocks on a regular basis and seldom sells, allowing more time for the investment to grow.

But before going straight to Strategic Averaging Method (SAM), let’s recall first the four rules of making millions in the stock market by being a long-term investor as summarized in Bo Sanchez’s book My Maid Invests in the Stock Market… and why You Should, Too!

Rule #1: Invest Small Amounts Every Month for 20 Years or More

Rule #2: Invest Even When There’s a Crisis

Rule #3: Invest Only in Giants

Rule #4: Invest in Many Giants


Needless to say, these are relatively sound stocks investing strategy, but also a pretty boring one. HAHA

If you stick to this strategy, you definitely need three things: money to regularly invest, discipline to stick to the strategy and patience to let your investments grow over time.

Good thing Bo Sanchez’ Truly Rich Club has its third alternative – and it’s called SAM, short for Strategic Averaging Method. This has some minor but profitable differences compared to the common Peso Cost Averaging method outlined above.

The whole story is contained in his book The Turtle Always Wins so you can grab your copy in bookstores to get the complete picture of it. But even before that, Truly Rich Club has already introduced SAM to all its members in its June 2011 stocks updates.


Read below Truly Rich Club’s discussion of what SAM is all about and the reason why the club has shifted to this kind of strategy of investing in Philippine stocks market.

Meet Your New Friend, Sam.

By SAM, I don’t mean Uncle Sam.

By SAM, I mean Strategic Averaging Method.

There Were Only Two Ways of Getting into the Stock Market, Until…

In my mind, there were only two ways to invest in the stock market: (1) passive investing and (2) active trading.

With SAM, I’m introducing a third way. (I didn’t invent SAM. My mentor did. He’s a billionaire who has done all three methods with incredible success. The stock market has been his playground for the past 38 years.)

Before SAM, I taught people to be passive investors, not active traders.

Reason? Eighty five percent of people lose money in the stock market. That’s a fact. And most of those are active traders. Active traders buy and sell stocks every day. I have friends who are successful active traders, and believe me, they’re very rare. They trade fulltime, they study every day, and they follow very strict rules. Without these rules, active trading is gambling, period.

Passive investing is long-term. Active trading is short-term.

Passive investing only looks at the quality of the companies. Active trading only looks at their share price. Passive investing comes by many names. Many people call it “money cost averaging”, or “peso cost averaging”, or “dollar cost averaging”. Citiseconline, our preferred online broker, calls it the Easy InvestmentProgram (EIP).

So what is SAM?

SAM is in between passive investing and active trading.

SAM is semi-passive investing.

SAM uses the 4 Rules of Passive Investing, tweaks them, and adds a 5th rule.

To refresh your memory, here are the 4 Rules of Passive Investing:

Rule 1: Invest monthly for 20 years or more.

Buying stocks each month using your small monthly savings. It’s really making the stock market your piggy bank. You do this long-term—for 20 years or more!

But in SAM, we tweak this rule. If you use SAM, there’ll be times when you don’t invest, and choose to stay away from the market. These are times when we believe the market is overbought and is going down. We’d rather wait for the market to go down and buy when the prices are cheaper.

Rule 2: Invest even when there’s a crisis.

Passive investing means disregarding if the prices are up or down, if there’s a tsunami, earthquake, coup d’etat, or recession. You just keep buying month after month after month. In SAM, we tweak this rule too. If possible, we try not to buy on the way down, we try to buy when it’s already down.

Rule 3: Invest only in Giants.

Passive investing means buying only established, enduring, blue chip companies that we believe will be there for the next 50 years. We don’t dabble in penny stocks. Because we believe in people who buy penny stocks will become penniless.

In SAM, we tweak this rule too. Generally, we don’t buy penny stocks. At rare times though, we find gems among them. And we make an “intelligent speculation”. Because of its volatility, we only put “extra funds” in these gems.

Rule 4: Invest in many Giants.

Passive investing means not buying one Giant but a handful of Giants. Why? There’s such a thing as “Black Swan” in the stock market—when an unexpected event happens. We don’t want all our money to be in one company—and tragedy hits that company.

If you’re doing passive investing, we recommend 10 Giant companies or more.

If you’re doing SAM, we recommend five to six companies only, because we’re able to move from one company to another.

I repeat: SAM uses all 4 rules, although tweaked a bit. But it adds Rule 5.

And Rule 5 is the magic sauce that makes SAM more profitable than passive investing.

The 5th Rule of SAM

What is the Rule 5?

Rule 5: We buy when the price is beneath our “Buy Below Price” and we sell when the price is near our “Target Price”.

In my Stocks Update Report, I’ll provide both the Target Price and the Buy Below Price for you.

Remember, SAM is in between passive investing and active trading. In one sense, it is semi-passive investing.

Passive investing never use timing. Active trading is all about timing. SAM uses a little bit of timing.

Passive investing looks only at how good the companies are. Active trading looks only at the share price.

SAM looks at both: companies and share price.

Passive investing never sells. Active trading always sells every day or every week. SAM sells after a few months. We’ll give you the “Buy Below Price” and the “Target Price” of each of our recommended Stocks.

Here are 4 Big Advantages of SAM

1. Faster Giants

As I write this, Citiseconline is recommending 16 stocks for its Easy Investment Program (EIP). They’re fantastic, enduring companies that will most likely be there 50 years from now. But from experience, having so many stocks to choose from can cause confusion. And confusion causes inaction.

For SAM, we’ll narrow down the list to five to six stocks only.

Lesser choices mean lesser stress for you!

Why narrow down the list to five to six stocks?

Because not all Giants are created equal.

Some Giants are so gigantic, their growth may be slower.

Some Giants are in a mature industry, so the growth will be minimal at best.

So we’ll choose the Giants that we believe will rise faster.

Obviously, we don’t have a crystal ball with 100 percent accuracy. So we could be wrong in one or two of our selections. But we’re hoping that our right picks will be enough to make your money grow faster than if you were doing totally passive investing.

2. Lower Prices

Just like in passive investing, you’re to buy a particular stock each month. But in SAM, you only buy when its price is beneath our “Buy Below Price.”

Here’s a secret in making more money in stocks: You make your money when you buy, not just when you sell. What do I mean? If you buy it at a cheaper price, your earnings increase many times more.

How does SAM do this? I’ll give you a “Buy Below Price” for each of our recommended stocks. This will prevent you from chasing a rising stock all the way to the top.

3. Secured Profits

In passive investing, you never sell.

In SAM, we’ll tell you to sell after a few months—when our recommended stock hits our Target Price. By selling, you lock-in your profits. You take your profits off the table. You take your money from a company that’s already gone up and put it in another company that still has room to go up. This multiplies your earnings nicely.

4. Nice Jackpots

And then there are jackpots. Lepanto (LC) was our jackpot stock this year. My mentor mentioned it to me last December 2010—and I wrote about it right away. If you bought when I recommended it last December, you would have earned 157 percent by now.

I warned people that it’s a volatile stock. It may go up or down. So this isn’t our bread and butter in SAM. But I told you that if you had extra money (that you’re willing to lose if things go wrong), you can buy Lepanto (LC).

My mentor calls these calls “intelligent speculations”. I repeat: As a rule, we don’t speculate with penny stocks. But every once in a while, he finds a gem among the penny stocks. It’s very rare. But when he finds one, he’ll tell me—and I’ll tell you. The risks are higher, that’s why I ask you to put your “extra money” only.

So there, that is SAM when it comes to investing in Philippine stocks. You can also scan through the click-by-click tutorial below to see an actual example how it worked recently (2014) for one sample stock. For your quick reference, you can get get a sample copy of this SAM discussion here.


Have fun investing!

– Omeng Tawid

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PS2: Below table shows the top 10 winners stock picks of Truly Rich Club. More than showing off the past success and victories of the system, it’s an inspiration to encourage new and existing members to stick with the system and be faithful to their monthly investments with the present stock recommendations. It’s a way of reminding everyone that their patience and discipline will one day pay off. To try it out, you can get more details here.



Dec 2010 to
 May 2011
5 Months
P0.34 to P0.85
Mar 2010 to
May 2011
14 Months
P47.50 to
Security Bank
Mar 2010 to
May 2011
14 Months
P53.00 to
Sep 2010 to
May 2011
8 Months
P27.25 to
Int’l Container
Sep 2010 to
May 2011
8 Months
P32.40 to
First Gen Co.
Mar 2010 to
May 2011
14 Months
P9.80 to P14.78
Jul 2010 to
May 2011
10 Months
P1.54 to P2.30
Nickel Asia
Oct 2010 to
May 2011
8 Months
P15.00 to
Ayala Land
Mar 2010 to
May 2011
14 Months
P11.25 to
Energy Dev’t Co.
Mar 2010 to
May 2011
14 Months
P4.85 to P6.49

Author: Omeng Tawid

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51 thoughts on “Simplify all the analysis – Easy Investing with Strategic Averaging Method (SAM)

  1. RM

    Hi Henry

    I already post this to your another thread just to make sure you read it. I really need your answers…

    I have questions and I hope you could enlighten me. My plan is to go on a long term, 4-5 years — holding and waiting for dividends. Buying stocks on a monthly basis regularly. I already have 4 companies on my list. My questions are:

    If I go with my plan (averaging), which will be your recommended buys — preferred or common?

    Will I be benefited from preferred stocks if I buy on a monthly, i.e. 100/shares per month, or should preferred stocks be avail on a one time big time and wait for maturity? For example SMC preferred stocks, reading their tender, the minimum is 500 shares, and holding period is 5-10 years.

    Waiting for your answers….

    More power!

  2. RM

    Hi Henry,

    I already posted on your another thread but I would like to post it here also to make sure you will read it. LOL! I really need your answer…

    I have questions and I hope you could enlighten me. My plan is to go on a long term, 4-5 years — holding and waiting for dividends. Buying stocks on a monthly basis regularly. I already have 4 companies on my list. My questions are:

    If I go with my plan (averaging), which will be your recommended buys — preferred or common?

    Will I be benefited from preferred stocks if I buy on a monthly, i.e. 100/shares per month, or should preferred stocks be avail on a one time big time and wait for maturity? For example SMC preferred stocks, reading their tender, the minimum is 500 shares, and holding period is 5-10 years.

    Waiting for your answers….

    More power!

  3. nard

    i will tell you the secrets of investing’s simple on how to bet the market, don’t believe with a lot of Club promises anywhere, the secrets are just simply choose 5-9 big companies in your portfolio with strong balance sheet, don’t afraid even it goes down confident become higher over time, instead add it @ 40% and wait for minimum of 5 years don’t ever trade “SELL” when it reach 7yrs it start your compound interest..that is the secrets of stock market no body tell you because they earn from you..good luck & happy investing

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  5. Marvy Castillo

    Sorry medyo coinfused pa rin ako Sir,,ang pagkakaintindi ko is pwede mo pa rin i-maintain yung peso cost averaging strategy and used SAM in other stocks?.thanks

  6. keno pause02

    good day master omeng. in using SAM nagkarron kana ba ng instance na binenta mo yung stocks but then again binili mo sya ulit? pls enlighten me

    1. Omeng Tawid Post author

      Hi Keno, yes that’s possible. Pwede kasing pag-akyat and it achieved your target price, so it’s time to sell.
      Then pwedeng after some time, bumaba na ulit yung price, that it becomes a candidate for your next buys.

  7. evangeline birol

    this one is very helpful thank you so much for sharing knowledge. im very much interested to learn more about stock market especially this one that you tackle in this article SAM. hope that i had a chance to meet you in person and learn more from you. again thank you so much

  8. Zues

    Hi Sir omeng,

    I’m planning to invest in SAM, nag hihintay nalang ako ng COL account ko. gusto ko sana mag subscribe gaya sa Truly Rich Club para ma ka avail ako ng kanilang advice for buy and sell ng stock. anu po ba yung subscription type na ma advice ninyo sa akin at magkano naman ang aking puhunan or capital na hindi naman ako matalo kasi mag babayad pa sa membership. thanks po

  9. jayphi

    Sir Tanung kolang if i invest and keep it for a long time may tendency ba na this stock company force me to sell it back to them yung stock nila?

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  11. mon villanueva

    hi sir omeng! what do you mean by the current price? is it the price of the stock when the stock market begins? thanks..

    1. Omeng Tawid Post author

      Hi Mon, it’s the prevailing price of the stock at the present. you can also think of it as the closing price for any trading day.

  12. CDV

    Hi! If I’m currently unemployed but I’m getting a monthly remittance from my mom, would it be possible for me to apply for a Citisec account? I do want the money to not get stuck in a bank. The dilemma with this is that I’ve had my cp line cut. The billing statement requirement would be a problem. I do support World Vision monthly, but for a cheap price. Can that be considered a collateral? I really want to invest on stocks.

    (I will be back working by the end of the year, when the family business’ construction’s done — what would be your advice?)

    Thank you!

  13. joann

    Hi sir! paano po ang pagiivest? for example kung nagstart po ako ng 5k, kalingan po bang monthly 5k lagi?? or pwede po bang the following month 3k lang then the next 5k ule???

  14. mishy

    Hi! Question po. I’m following SAM already. I’m maintaining 6 companies. Advisable po ba to sell shares kapag nag gain na sya tapos you will use it to buy shares of another recommended company?

  15. yam

    hi! if I want to use SAM, what should I do? is there a program I need to download? do I need to contact someone? i’m planning to go to COLfinancial. will they present it as a strategy? thank you!

  16. Omeng Tawid

    @Carlo, possible sya pagsyabaying. amount can vary, just make it consistent and regularly.
    you can then increase amount later on

  17. Omeng Tawid

    @Eleonor, yes you can use SAM above with COL Financial. EIP is another strategy though.
    you can maintain these two strategies for different purposes if you want.

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  20. Julius Bemida

    mga sir//maam
    gud day!
    matagal po ba tlaga mg reply ang citisecol sa online inquiries? my question po kasi ako sa kanila bout 1 of the requirments, I am an ofw here in ksa.
    tnx in advance.

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