This is my first hand experience;
Once upon a time my favourites were - BFL, DIMO, KGAL, NAMU, PCH, RENU, etc..
I got mixed results holding these but returns were very good other than the occasional stupid re-investments
More importantly, I was handling few other's accounts and bought the same shares for them. Unfortunately few of them had bad results than me due to greediness.
Here are the situations 2 of them faced;
BFL, PCH - huge profits.
KGAL, NAMU - due to greediness, had to settle with very very less, compensated by the good dividends provided.
RENU, DIMO - Mainly my fault. I'd have figured out my timing was damn bad. Almost have got their investment killed. But I still like these two and would like to try at a good time.
The good thing was, I entered BFL & PCH at a lower stage to all these portfolios and those gave all portfolios a huge advantage or leverage to even sell entire portfolios.
Earnings+less debt suggested me to enter BFL in big time and hope of a better management and new markets gave me an idea of getting in to PCH. But I must admit, I was lucky too
So that was past..
Now I'm more interested in REEF.W19, PLC, COCR, FLCH, PAP, MASK and few other shares too... This is with an expectation of 1-3 years holding. But as I said, timing is important. We've discussed about these shares time to time + & - both.
For example, rains affect the hydro sector in a positive way but vice-versa for rubber based plantations.
When we talk about shares, they go up by 1-3 rupees suddenly making us no chance of buying. The people who already bought book profits when we see the potential and tried to enter. So its a really challenging situation talking about one's enthusiastic shares in an open forum like this.
Nevertheless, averaging down in not my favourite. I only do when I'm confident of the share speculatively or fundamentally. But truthfully speaking, we're leveraging a mistake we've done by entering at a certain high. Sometimes, we lose opportunities by doing so hence not advisable at all.
Note - I currently hold REEF.W19 and FLCH small quantities. And this is not a buy/sell recon.
What I do may suit me, others may have diff strategies and diff levels of holding power.