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Introducing: Safal Niveshak’s Value Investing Almanack

It’s easy to assume that learning ends when you’re in your early twenties. You finish college, and go into the “real world” of work. No more term papers, no more exams. A lot of people hardly ever pick up a book again – except perhaps to read on vacation.

Some people never give learning much thought. They pick up bits and pieces in an unstructured way, learning just enough to get through the job at hand.

But it’s important to understand that to accomplish great things in life, you have to keep learning. Investing is no different.

It doesn’t matter how smart you are or how knowledgeable you are as an investor. You can always learn more. To assume you’ve learned everything in investing is to stagnate, and stagnation does not bring success.

If you were to interview the most successful investors in the world today, there is a common denominator: they say they are always learning.

In fact, the simple reason investing legends like Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett are so wise and smart decision-makers is because they have never stopped learning. Instead, they have let the power of compounding work in their learning as well.

As Munger says –

Neither Warren nor I is smart enough to make the decisions with no time to think. We make actual decisions very rapidly, but that’s because we’ve spent so much time preparing ourselves by quietly sitting and reading and thinking.

Anyways, when it comes to learning, the biggest question a lot of people ask me is – “Where do I start and what should I read?”

I am always ready with my list of books worth reading again and again. But the next question is – “Who has the time to read so many books?”

Well, this is a genuine problem as most of us are busy in our work and family lives. So reading through a lot of investing books – even the best ones – and other resources to get through the best ideas is quite a task.

And then all those insights and good ideas come with associated noise. How do you know which book is relevant to you, which is not. How do you separate the wheat from the chaff? It’s such hard work.

Right? Well, not anymore!

Let me introduce…

Safal Niveshak’s Value Investing Almanack
Reading isn’t enough when you want to gain wisdom as an investor. As Charlie Munger says…

We read a lot. I don’t know anyone who’s wise who doesn’t read a lot. But that’s not enough: You have to have a temperament to grab ideas and do sensible things. Most people don’t grab the right ideas or don’t know what to do with them.

So, grabbing the right ideas is of great importance when you are reading. And knowing what to do with those ideas is equally important.

Value Investing Almanack is a brand new newsletter from Safal Niveshak, which will bring you those right, big ideas in value investing, human behaviour, and business analysis, which you must grab to become smarter in your investment decision making.

It will be a monthly newsletter, where we will cover the following –

  1. Spotlight: Big ideas from Value Investing and why applying them in your investment decision making will be a great deal
  2. Behaviouronomics: Deep analysis of human behaviour and how it impacts investment decision making
  3. StockTalk: Thorough analysis of business models of companies (without any recommendations)
  4. Business Snapshots: Quick snapshots of great and gruesome businesses
  5. BookWorm: Reviews of the best books on Value Investing and related subjects
  6. InvestorInsights: Interviews with experienced and upcoming value investors
  7. Corporate Governance: Thoughts on what companies do in terms of good and bad corporate governance and how you can separate the two
  8. Ethical Analyst: Thoughts on loose ideals of the investment industry and why ethical practices are of great importance now than ever before
  9. Life 2.0: Practical and effective ideas on living a simple, sensible life
  10. What We’re Reading: Links to a great external sources we’re reading

In short, there’s a great amount of learning packed in just one newsletter!

Imagine the amount of wisdom you can attain reading this newsletter every month.

Also imagine the amount of time you’ll save reading this one newsletter instead of searching for the best ideas from hundreds of books, websites, and other resources.

In each issue of Value Investing Almanack, we will highlight one thoughtful, provocative idea around the subjects mentioned above. Some will inspire you. Some will make you uncomfortable. All will challenge you to think outside the box.

Click here to download the first issue of Value Investing Almanack absolutely free!

Anyways, you may be wondering why I am using the word “we” here, which is a shift from “I” that I have been using all these years.

To clear the confusion, let me introduce to you my friend and Safal Niveshak tribe member Anshul Khare, who will be my partner in writing and publishing this newsletter.

Anshul works as a Software Architect in the IT industry in Bangalore. He studied chemical engineering at IIT Bombay. He is an avid reader of books from various disciplines including investing, personal finance, psychology, philosophy, spirituality with special interests in the area of human behaviour and value investing.

Anshul is a diligent learner, and one of the most humble fellows you’ll find out there – reasons enough for me to be excited to work along with him on this initiative.

Coming back to the Value Investing Almanack, click here to download the first issue absolutely free for you to check out what you can expect in the coming months.

From the next issue onwards, you can read the newsletter by subscribing to it at a fee that is nominal as compared to the immense wisdom you can attain (while saving a lot of time in searching for ideas) by reading just the Value Investing Almanack.

You can click here to subscribe now. First 200 subscribers can claim Rs 1,000 special launch discount on the newsletter fee.

Here’s to your wealth and wisdom!

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About the Author

Vishal Khandelwal is the founder of Safal Niveshak. He works with small investors to help them become smart and independent in their stock market investing decisions. He is a SEBI registered Research Analyst. Connect with Vishal on Twitter.

Comments

  1. Deepak Ahuja says:

    Dear Vishal

    Seems a good newsletter. Subscription price is way way too high when compared to others like moneylife which is economical.

    thanks

  2. Jalal Basha says:

    Dear Vishal,

    It is a very good initiative and save lot of time of your tribes but subscription price seems to be very high.

    could you please reconsider your subscription price so that lot of tribes will get benifit out of it.

    Thanks

  3. Hi Vishal,

    Looks like a good article but priced too high…

    Thanks

  4. Krishnan TK says:

    I am attending your Chennai meet on 15/3-thanks for migrating down to South!
    The monthly letter idea is a godsend for the genuine investment minds and definitely priceless. However as a gesture to this minority population, pricing it say @ Rs 499 each month could be thought off
    T K Krishnan FCS FICWA LLB
    Coimbatore

  5. Hi Vishal,

    While this is a great initiative, I’d like to echo the sentiment about pricing with others. It roughly works our to 1000 INR per issue.
    This is high (atleast from what I can afford) when full blown books with much more research are coming at a lesser price.
    I honor your rationale for pricing and respect your efforts but I think I’m not one for buying this. Maybe I am not in your target market 🙂

    Regards
    Krish

  6. Krishna Kumar says:

    Hi Vishal,

    A great read indeed. Though price seems way to higher when it comes to small investors and wannabe learners. Kindly consider and reduce the subscription price !

  7. Thank you everyone for your thoughts on the quality of the newsletter and its price!

    All I can say here is that the quality of content is going to be great and the price, as compared to the value, surely carries some margin of safety. 🙂

    I would not like to comment on other publications’ prices.

    Thanks for understanding!

    Regards,
    Vishal

    • vageesh says:

      Greetings,
      I read the first issue of VIA and it was great newsletter on the lines of newsletters published from USA As indicated by others newsletter is a pricey one. As the the newsletter moves forward and if it manages to gather more subscriptions which in turn helps to recover fixed costs , will there be any likely chance of reducing the price? Just my wild guess .

      Indian Investing community needed one newsletter of the stature of VIA . One has arrived on the scene . Thanks of publishing such newsletter of high quality.

      Thanks
      Vageesh

  8. abhishek agarwal says:

    just great newsletter, u always come out with beautiful surprises.. But not affordable for small investors, atleast not for me.. 🙁

  9. Bull market pricing….

  10. Hello Vishal,

    I have read through the first edition of the newsletter and I confess that it is very nicely done . If may I compare it with investing world then I consider it as IPO prospectus, as it just the first edition . It is very difficult to commit money based IPO prospectus when there is no past performance to understand the long term value proposition . I don’t know whether it make sense from economical perspective from your end to share few more volumes as free distibution . But I believe it would be easier for people to decide the true value ( not price) based on few volumes rather than first edition .

    Being a value investor I am sure you will agree that it is quite challenging to make decision based in one volume ( like IPO prospectus) and no past performance to make rationale decision .

    This is just my view . In any case good luck and thanks for sharing and spreading the information about value investing

    Cheers
    Vanitha

  11. Rohit Kawathekar says:

    I found the VIA to be a great addition to my periodic reading material. As Charlie Munger says, vicarious learning is the best form of learning and the VIA fits the description perfectly. In one place, you get to read about the business models of companies, interviews of investors, concepts in behavioral finance and book reviews. As a retail investor, I find this compilation to be truly enriching. I believe I would be much better off spending more time understanding the content presented here thoroughly as compared to sell-side reports and financial media. Kudos to Vishal and his team!

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