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How to Get Wealthy (Over Time)

Life is simple. Why do we make it so hard?

This is what Jon Jandai, a farmer from northeastern Thailand, asked the audience while delivering a TED speech in 2011.

He echoed what Confucius had said 2,500 years earlier, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

While I recommend you watch Jon’s complete speech, the crux of what he says is that we don’t have to do what society tells us, we can have the life we want, and our choices determine if we get such a life.

Consider saving money and investing it well over a long period of time. This is all you need to create wealth. Simple, right? But the question again is, like Jon asked, why do we make it so hard?

Look at this chart that talks about the three simple steps to get wealthy over time…

How to Get Wealthy - Safal Niveshak

Could this get any simpler?

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Where is the Stock Market Headed: A Conversation With My Friend

“What is happening with the stock market, Vishal?” my very concerned trader-who-thinks-he-is-an-investor friend Ravi asked me on phone.

“Why Ravi, what happened?” I asked in my usual show of ignorance.

“Hey, haven’t you seen the crash in small and midcap stocks?”

“Okay, so you already know what is happening with the stock market, right?” I asked.

“Vishal, I have already lost all my profits in this crash, which I made during the past two years.”

“Oh! Were you playing around with stuff like Vakrangee, or PNB, or Suzlon?”

“I know I am bad at investing, but not so bad Vishal. Luckily, I never got into these stocks.”

“Wonderful. Now tell me how I can help you,” I asked.

“Tell me if you have any clue where the stock market is headed?” Ravi asked.

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Investing and the Art of Cloning

My friend Ravi was home for lunch on weekend. After food, as we went out for a stroll, he told me a story of a famous motivational speaker. At a huge gathering once, the speaker proclaimed, “The best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman, who wasn’t my wife.” The […]

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Warren Buffett, Humility, and 25 Other Lessons in Investing

This is going to be the shortest post on Safal Niveshak, but one with the most amount of wisdom (it doesn’t come from me, of course). What follows below is a series of tweets from James O’Shaughnessy, the chairman and founder of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management, and the author of What Works on Wall Street. The […]

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Results: Value Investing Contest 2018

We recently concluded the 2018 edition of Safal Niveshak’s Value Investing Contest. Today, I feel happy to announce the winners of the same. We received 34 entries in total and found it extremely tough to rank most of them in terms of quality, simplicity, and thoroughness of analysis. While our choice of winners does not […]

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Roulette, Mispriced Bets and Investing

Joseph Jagger, born in September 1830 in a village near Bradford, Britain, was an engineer in a cotton factory in Yorkshire. With years of practical experience in the cotton manufacturing industry, Jagger developed an intuitive feel about what machines could do. He figured that even the most sophisticated instruments are far from mechanical perfection. Every machine […]

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How to Create An Antifragile Life, and A Stock Portfolio (A Personal Experiment)

Life was good when I was working at my job as a stock market analyst around 2005-06. Markets were doing well, and my stock picks were flying high. My company’s clients were happy with our recommendations, and consequently, my salary was coming in. Talking about salaries of stock market analysts, the less that’s said the […]

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Do Nothing When Nothing Must Be Done

Disclaimer: This post isn’t against doctors or financial advisors. I respect both these professions but believe that a system bent on action often leads professionals in these fields astray. The consequences are often bad for their counterparties – patients and investors. It was sometime in 2008. I had an uncle who was a well-known dermatologist […]

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