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Video: Ask Me Anything: YouTube LIVE with Vishal Khandelwal – Session #1

 

I did my first ever YouTube Live Ask Me Anything (AMA) session yesterday, and received a great response. The idea was to try and answer questions on stock market investing (except on specific stocks), investing process, basic personal finance, starting up, failing, blogging, minimalism, and living a good life. Here is the video of the […]

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Of Sparrows and Bull Markets: A Lesson from History

 

China was saturated with disabling infectious diseases near the end of 1940s. Tuberculosis, plague, cholera, polio, malaria, smallpox, and hookworm were killing a lot of people in the country. More than 11 million people were infected with the water-borne liver parasite diseases. Cholera epidemics raged through the population freely, some years killing tens of thousands. […]

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Sensex at 60,000: Timeless Lessons to Help You Stay Grounded

 

In March 2020, when the Sensex cracked to below 28,000 level caused by the onset of the Covid-19 crisis, I wrote a post about how I was investing my money through the crisis. Today, just 18 months later, the Sensex has touched the 60,000 mark, or almost 120% up from its March 2020 lows, and […]

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The Most Important Thing That Counts in Investing

 

One story from World War II that I found as tragic as it was magnificent was that of Anne Frank. Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany but moved to the Netherlands for safety in 1934, five years after she was born. The Frank family hid in their basement with four other Jews when Germany took […]

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Dear Mr. Buffett

 

This is a Warren Buffett birthday post, and like all birthday wishes, I will not take long. This message will never reach Mr. Buffett, but I silently hope the thoughts form some kind of waves and time-travel to reach him before he celebrates his 100th birthday. * * * Dear Mr. Buffett, Happy birthday to […]

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Is Your Stock Portfolio A Museum or A Warehouse?

 

Rework by Jason Fried is one of the best books I have ever read on starting up. Jason has condensed his wisdom in starting and running a business into pithy, one-page, chapters. One of the interesting chapters from the book is about the idea of being a curator. In this, Jason writes – You don’t […]

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Zoom Out, Baby, Zoom Out

 

It was Valentine’s Day in 1990. The Voyager 1 space probe, which had completed its primary mission, was leaving the Solar System. At the request of astronomer Carl Sagan, the American space agency NASA commanded Voyager to turn its camera around and take one last photograph of Earth, across a great expanse of space. The […]

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Shut Up and Wait

 

Morgan Housel, who appears on The One Percent Show tomorrow, tweeted this four years back – I completely agree with Morgan, and also that ‘shut up and wait’ is one of the sanest advices you will ever receive, and must follow, for wealth creation. Just that doing this is not that easy. The idea of […]

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What to Do When There’s No Stock to Buy?

 

The Sketchbook of Wisdom: The second print of my book – The Sketchbook of Wisdom – is now available. Click here to reserve your copy. Send me an email at vishal@safalniveshak.com if you wish to place bulk orders. * * * Investing is difficult. But not investing – sitting with cash and not finding stocks […]

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Beware the IP-Ohs

 

People indulging in the stock market are often people with a lot of emotions. They get excited by something new, especially if it holds the promise of making them a whole lot richer and provides bragging rights at their next social gathering. Maybe that’s why amateur and professionals alike tend to lose their minds in […]

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