Last night, I was looking at my Google Analytics account for Safal Niveshak. This is a tool that helps me know, for instance, which are the most and least visited pages on the website.
I was tracking the visits for the past one month, and something struck my eyes.
While my open letter to my daughter and Prof. Sanjay Bakshi’s interview topped the charts in terms of the number of visits, what lay low was a page that I consider as the “most awesome resource” on the entire Safal Niveshak website.
The page I’m talking about is the…
Safal Niveshak Forum
…which is seeing some intensive action these days.
“Seeing intensive action and is still less visited?” you might wonder.
Well, the reason it is seeing intensive action is because the Safal Niveshak tribesmen who have started using it seem to have fallen in love with it. I’m sure they will vouch for it in the Comments section to this post.
The reason it is less visited is because I’ve never talked about it in the past.
In fact, the real action on the Forum started exactly a month back, when Sanjeev Bhatia, the top commentator on Safal Niveshak till date, posted a question on Infosys – whether the stock presented a good buying opportunity or not.
(Note: You can read the entire discussions on the Forum “only” after registering through a simple process, which I’ve explained below.)
Now if you think this is the most interesting section on the Forum, stop that thought right there!
Amazing book reviews
The most impactful section on the Forum, I personally believe, is the one on “Book Reviews, where the Safal Niveshak tribesmen have taken it upon themselves to read and review the core ideas from some of the most important books ever written on the subject of investing.
Here again, Sanjeev started with his review of Pat Dorsey’s “The Little Book That Builds Wealth”, which Prof. Bakshi had recommended in his interview.
Sanjeev has reviewed three chapters of this book till now, and you will be amazed at the enormous number of ideas he has already revealed (for those who have not read the book so far, like me).
The way the book review initiative is progressing, I’m sure it will save a lot of money for me given that the reviews seem better than reading the books.
Anyways, apart from Sanjeev’s book review, the second review has been taken up by another long-time tribesman, Manish Sharma. Manish is reviewing a little-known but a real gem of a book called “Quality of Earnings” by Thornton L. O’glove.
This is supposedly one of the best books on accounting, and the art of reading financial statements. So if you are interested in learning how to pick stocks after analysing their past, this book – or better still, the review by Manish – is a must-read for you.
Apart from these two books, one more post on this section is by Sunny Gupta, who has posted a review of my interview of Prof. Sanjay Bakshi.
So if you are constrained by time to read my 17,000+ words transcript of Prof. Bakshi’s interview, Sunny has compressed it for you in less than 2,400 words…while still capturing the essence of the entire interview!
Study investing behaviour
The third “happening” section on the Forum is the one on Investment Behaviour & Psychology. Here, Reni George, another avid reader of Safal Niveshak has posted three interesting features on the topic.
You must read Reni’s post on the comparison between the Indian card game of “teen patti” and stock market behaviour.
Ideas on value investing
Finally, one section that has been taken literally by storm by Sunny Gupta (who has reviewed Prof. Bakshi’s interview), is the one on “Value Investing”.
Sunny has taken a section from a post written by Prof. Bakshi on the concept of a “hidden bond inside a stock”, and has written a full-fledged analysis of the same – outlining how he has struck upon a few stocks that he has filtered by screening them using the Graham’s bond idea.
More than the list of stocks he has identified – which anyways require a further, deeper study – the captivating part of this entire post is Sunny’s amazing willingness to share his learning in a comprehensive manner with fellow readers.
Register on Safal Niveshak Forum
If you are already drooling to capture the entire action on the Safal Niveshak Forum (which I believe you must be), you just need to register on it once (it’s free!).
Here’s the simple process to register after you visit the Forum page…
I’m sure you will enjoy being on the Forum and make it an even wonderful place by sharing your investing ideas, inspiration, mistakes, and of course, book reviews.
That would be truly awesome for the entire Safal Niveshak tribe.
What do you say?