Investment Research

There are three fundamental aspects to investment research at OCN Group:

Environmental Evaluation

Understanding the capital markets, politics, and economic trends, are all essential to successfully target suitable investments. In this stage of the research process, the underlying situation and the issues that affect it are pinpointed and studied. The political arena, in addition to economic trends and developments, also have a significant impact on market performance. By thoroughly researching multiple avenues, analyzing, and making detailed calculations, forecasts can be made about potential growth in values.

An environmental evaluation provides us with the bigger picture. It helps in the investment selection process by identifying broader factors that may impact the value of a business sector, industry, or company.

Allocating Assets

The next stage of the process is asset allocation. Using the information we have collected, we decide the areas that have the greatest potential for outperformance. Your specific goals, needs, and requirements are considered, and the investments that make up your portfolio are tailored accordingly.

Stock Selection

The final stage of the investment research process at OCN Group is selecting individual equities. After determining the broader areas with the best potential, we can begin identifying specific investment options.

The three ways that we use to determine which holdings are the closest match to your stated aims, needs, and requirements. We use these in combination to pinpoint those we favor and filter our investments that are not suitable for you.

Stock Selection

Macro Investing

The first way to approach investing is to look at the broader scope for investments. Akin to strategies employed by hedge funds, Macro investing looks more at international and global developments rather than focusing on the business sectors, companies, or markets.

We analyze the global economic climate and emerging trends and formulate an opinion as to the areas or countries that are thriving or likely to prosper in the near future, those with looming recessions or other issues, current or forecast, that would impact economic activity either negatively or positively.

Technical Analysis

Using technical analysis, investment decisions are made based mainly on market actions. Issues such as levels of demand versus supply capabilities are a factor that is used to identify the best performing prospects and determine how these holdings will perform over the longer term.

Data related to pricing and volumes are analyzed, and trends identified, which helps narrow down the available investment opportunities further to those which show the best potential.

Fundamental Analysis

During the fundamental analysis stage, we take a deep dive into the small details of the prospective investment, such as its financial stability and ability to withstand a slowdown, prospects for future revenue generation, and even its management and operational structures.

When analyzing individual equities, we compare the current valuations with estimates from outside references and research along with our own data. We then calculate whether the stock is undervalued or overvalued. Based on the results, we decide which stocks to buy and which to sell when they have reached their true values.

Why we invest in research

At a time when many investment companies are reducing their research budgets, we continue to view the costs involved as worthwhile. No matter how much money and resources are dedicated to analysis, there always remains an element of risk to all investments.

By using the data we gather and in-depth analysis, we are able to filter out potential opportunities that are volatile or involve unpredictable factors. By supporting our decision with hard data and we can isolate those stocks with the best potential for doing well and discard those that we feel have little or no prospects for growth.

Just as importantly, practical research analysis enables us to find investments that align with your specific aims, needs, and requirements.