Yep, it’s time to put on the big boy pants…Safal Niveshak completes seven years today. 🙂
I started with a simple idea in 2011, that of helping people become better at their stock market investment decisions. The idea was just that, and I had no clue how I would do it (I still have no clue about the future!)
However, a lot has happened in these seven quick years – and the tribe is reading 50,000 members – but as with any kid of this age, we’re just getting started.
Most of all, I want to thank you for “raising” this initiative to this point — it truly could not have happened without you, dear tribe member.
I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating – Thank you so much for reading, for commenting, for your interest and support, for helping this entire movement of creating smarter and independent stock market investors become greater and spread wider.
You are magnificent, and I am supremely grateful for your time and attention.
Just in case Safal Niveshak has touched your life, I would be happy and honoured to read your thoughts in the Comments section of this post.
Thanks again for being there!
Nirmalkumar jain says
Reading you articles is a treat for retail investors like me.It has really added a new dimension to my thought process and this this journey of stock investing is now more peaceful without any stress.
Thanks for being there .
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.
Thank you for sharing your Wisdom.
with Best regards and Wishes.
Need to tell a bit of background before connecting to Safalniveshak.
2012, I started reading books on investing. (Prior to that, I was on a long leave from markets after burning my fingers in 2008.). I did read many books on investing. But was not satisfied, I was in search of some material or book that would talk about investing in Indian Context.
By a mere luck, somewhere in 2013, I found your blog through web search. I was quite happy to get a quality blog, in Indian context. I started reading all your earlier articles and could realize, the gap between what I read from books and the Indian reality. Subsequently, I attended one of your workshop. Even now, once a year, I re-read many of your blog, which I had identified to ‘re-read’.
Your writings gave me many a insights of investment in Indian context, which helped me to chalk out my investment path
Thanks for all the support to the investors.
Wish good luck to you, Safalniveshak & Anshul to have many more successful years.
Namit Arora says
Many many congratulations and many thanks Vishal and team. Wishing you and all at team Safal Niveshak more successes and greater heights ahead.
Mandar A says
Great achievement. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and always look forward to reading your views, thoughts.
Thanks once again and good luck for the future..
DILIP MANTRI says
Very good articles. Really appreciate the way you think. Also appreciate the books you read and the thoughts you share and your comments and observations are fabulous. Thanks a lot. Please keep educating us.
What a journey it been, I have been reading the blog for 2 years and it has really helped me. Seeing things more clearly.
Happy 7th bday.
Kunal Shah says
Happy 7th safalniveshak and Vishal. It’s been a pleasure reading and interacting With you. Cheers to next 70.
I had no clue about investing (as I am a graphic designer) till I attended your workshop in Bangalore. Though I know that I’ve just scratched the surface, you really showed the way. Thanks so much. Some of my valuable stocks that I picked based on some basic investing guidelines that you had mentioned have grown 4 fold.. So don’t know what to say.. Supremely grateful to you. Thanks Vishal 🙂
Arijit Majumder says
Thank you, Vishal for being a great teacher who has taken to mentor people like me on not just on investing but a path on how to live a fulfilling life.
Vaibhav Kumar Singh says
Congratulations Vishal Sir on completing 7 years of Safal Niveshak !!
I learnt balance sheet analysis and financial statement reading through your Youtube videos.
From there I started reading your website. Your illustrations and flow chart ways are immensely knowledgeable.
The rationality and patience factor in your writings is what makes SafalNiveshak stand apart.
Looking forward to a lifelong journey of Safal Nivesh with you.
Thank you for going on.
Punit S says
It has been pleasure reading your blog posts for years. Have learnt a lot beyond stocks & investment. Congratulations and all the very best!
Balaji Ganesan says
Congrats Vishal and team… You guys rock…
This team has been instrumental in educating and coaching many of us in personal finance…
Great going Vishal and team – many more years of teaching and coaching to go…
Vishal reads many others’ writings and provides exposure to them to wider audience…
At this juncture, I remember Vishal’s generosity when he published an ebook of my writings in http://www.safalniveshak.com
Many thanks Vishal…
Congrats : Vishal
I was a pretty regular visitor and reader of your blog from 2013 – 2015 . I loved the way you presented your thoughts – Simplicity & humility made the knowledge more accessible .
Wish you all the best ..
Thank you from the bottom of my soul for all the beautiful stuff you have written.
First my apologies for not keying this earlier. I have been reading lots of stuff that people key on the markets. None have impressed me to the extent that you have written. I read your twitter comments too and have watched you on ET Now. I have noted the books you recommend and what is endearing to me is your spiritual side. This is what caught my attention and i have seen that outlook in all your writings. The energy that i sense from your articles are relaxing and peaceful. You do not get excited about the markets and i sense your excitement is about being able to spread the message of abundance. You teach how to fish and that is what makes you so different from the others. In my perspective, a real teacher.
It gives me such happiness to read about your interest in moulding kids and getting them to understand the markets at a young age. Its so important because in this age of such distractions and disruptions; one needs a perspective and that can only be realised when these kids are shown the right path.
I like your style of writing – its simple and one does not need to refer to a dictionary. Another thing i like is the way you bring real life incidents and corelate with the markets. Probably the only thing i cant agree with you is when you mentioned on your twitter that history is one subject that you wouldnt wish in a curicullum. I love history and probably that is the only divergence that i have with you until now.
Keep writing and keep increasing the tribe. Today’s investors are being fooled or may i say are living in a fool’s paradise by listening to the false news peddled. I prefer to keep this letter positive and therefore refrain from mentioning my views on this spiked out markets. The world gets murkier and nastier and its teachers like you who can shed light on the path of wisdom.
I will surely come to see you and thank you in person because I see you as an honest and selfless gentleman. Keep writing and have a beautiful life ahead. Congratulations on this achievement and feel blessed to be able to help and serve others. Let me end this on a statement that my mother always makes -”there are lots of lucky people in this world, but there are fewer who are luckier and those are the ones who help others unconditionally”. Vishal; count yourself in that small band – call them star seeds or angels; its they who keep this world beautiful. God bless you my friend.
Ashok Bansal says
Dear Vishalji. Congratulations. May God continue to bless you and give strength. What you are doing is nothing short of public service.
I also admit to have used so many of your ideas in my own investments as well as in my public talks.
Yathis Amin says
Hi Vishal i am a new user from Dubai and like the way how you simplify things. You are doing a very good job keep it up and God Speed.
Yathis Amin says
Hi i am a new user from Dubai. Very good job done and very informative. Please continue the good job and God Speed.
Thank you for imparting your knowledge as true as a child itself. My best wishes !!!
Jayan Kozhikote says
Congrats, Vishal. Fantastic job. Many thanks for sharing the knowledge. All the best for crossing many many more milestones. Cheers! Jayan
Laxmikant agatwal says
Excellent place to learn …unlearn and relearn…
Naman Jain says
First of all , Thank you so much for publishing timeless wisdom from across the globe which otherwise we would not have known. And apart from investing you have shared with us so many life lessens which illuminated our knowledge and expanded our horizon. And to say Thank you is just not enough . I am all praise for you and wish you continue to guide us.
Arihant Tater says
Congratulations to Vishal and Anshul!! Glad to have such mentors in the path of education 🙂 🙂
sanjay jhunjhunwala says
To say that Safal Niveshak has made me a better investor would be an understatement. It has enlarged my horizon and helped me understand and mend many cognitive biases(investment related and otherwise). I have forwarded many of your mails to my two children(now aged 25 and 20) and I am sure they too have benefitted.
Well done and keep it up!!!
Many Happy returns to the website. I’ve been keen reader of your blogs since many years and really love the momentum that you’ve generated with your words. It’s definitely an achievement you should be price about. Take a bow buddy. It’s magical and we would love to hear and read from you for many*100 of years more
Nishant Awale says
Hey Vishal and Anshul, You guys havent just connected those 50k tribe member hwr their families and friends as well. Stay true to your intention and trust me you would lead a very satisfying life. Teaching people earn, save and grow money in a legitimate way is the most sought after job in today’s world. Thanks a ton
Kalpesh Patel says
Congratulations on completing 7 years. While n00bs like me may not get into the detailing that is required for investing, your articles sure prepares us to keep the eyes and ears open to separate the chaff! Keep doing it.
Gautam Doshi says
My name is Gautam Doshi and I am an Avid reader of the Safal Niveshak. I subscribe to multiple blogs but think yours is clearly the best. I find your blogs very well thought out, clear and very mature. You have married the various aspects of leading a successful life with investing which I think is wonderful. Thus, I don’t read your blog just for your thoughts on investing but also life. I wish you the very best and I hope you continue to do better and better. All the best.
Hi Sir, first of all, Congratulations for your 7th anniversary and good luck for many more years to come.
I’ve just started reading your posts a few months back and it has changed my perception towards investing and life. Thank you for your wonderful insight. Simply love it.
Also, a very big thanks to Anshul sir for his wonderful write-ups.
Keep them coming and enlighten us further. 🙂
Subodh Modhe says
Your emails and resources have touched my life. Thank you so much.
Tanmay Mukul Adhia says
Congratulations Vishal thanks for being there for us guiding us with our silliest of questions and pointing us in the right direction.
Pratip lahiri says
Hi Vishal ,
I have learned a lot from you in the past and is continuously learning. Apart from my father in law and prof sanjay bakshi (not a student but read all his blog etc and I admire), you will be the person who I pay most attention to in case of investing. Your writings have helped me calm myself down and not panic or become over confident at times of fear and greed. THANK YOU!!
Sivakumar T says
Congratulations Vishal and Anshul 😊
Safal Niveshak has broadened my mindset from sticking to a low PE investor to a holistic value investor.
I had never felt that Pidilite was a good “buy”, though I always had conviction that it was a good company to own. You made that change. Thanks for your help.
Safal Niveshak doing great work for investing community. Congratulations on completing 7 years and all the best for future 👍👍👍
Happy birthday to Safal niveshak. I personally got benefited a lot by using your excel file and valuations. I also attended one of your workshops in chennai and learnt a lot. Thank you for your service. Kudos for seven years of journey of transforming the way few individuals perceive the world of investing
Vanshika Tibarewalla says
Dear Vishal Sir,
It gives me personal pleasure to congratulate you on Safal Niveshak’s 7th birthday.
Safal Niveshak has been tremendously instrumental and helpful to me, in trying to emulate Munger’s “always go to bed a little wiser than what you woke up”
Hope to keep learning more from you, and ultimately become better human beings and decision makers.
May you keep shining brightly sir. Truly awed and humbled by everything you do.
As Shri Krishna very aptly said.. “Karm karo.. ”
Congratulations to you guys for completion of 7 years. Thank you for the knowledge that you have been sharing and appreciate the simple manner in which you guys put across things. Please keep up the great effort and I am sure your service would have benefited many people like me. I wish you all the very best and hope you continue in the same vein.
Safal Nivesak has made me a better investor more so now when the Indian market has corrected. Your articles had made me realize during the upturn in market that “all that glitters is not gold”. I, therefore, avoided investing in many of the companies and have avoided burning my fingers.
Congratulations on reaching 7 years !! Keept it up.
Sir, Thank you for your writing here. I have learned much from you….. continued success in your life………
Mayur Dvivedi says
Vishal deserves many kudos for the efforts of making Safal Niveshak a goto knowledge resource for value investing. Wishing him and his team the very best for the coming future.
JITENDRA SINGH says
Congrats on seventh birthday of Safal Niveshak. Agree with you that you are still in your infancy and long way for the team to go.
Indeed each of your posts are enlightening and gives a very different aspect to investing, which is not common in today’s world. Wish you and your team members all the best!!
Bhavik Jain says
Hi, Vishal wish you and your team all the the best for the coming years. 🙂
Sudhir Sharma says
Congratulations Vishal on completing 7th Safal niveshak year.
Keep sharing life lessons and markets wisdom with us.
My best regards and wishes.
Nishith Kumar Jain says
Heartiest congratulation on a path of the journey to becoming adult. I am thankful as I had learned a lot in the past two years of association. Your first PDF on mental models had taught me a lot and suitable links to videos of youtube had shown the path to understand about the mind. The conditioning of the mind on the regular basis is extremely important to live a happy and purposeful life. This is the software which needs to be tuned to all positive thoughts otherwise it will get corrupted. The positive approach to life acts as an antivirus to the mind.
Life is a continuously evolving process and I think it is to be true to Safal Niveshak. My special thanks to Mr. Vishal who is giving so much without any consideration. My blessings to him and his family. The show must go on.
Jiten Patel says
I am a student of technical analysis… have learned fundamental analysis but my process is very simple… and Psychology have ingrained in my blood stream because you name it and have read so many books on psychology and stock investing
..also read articles on Google… YouTube….. and I would proudly like to acknowledge that I was introduced by Parag Parikh on the psychology part….the books he has written is just amazing…. very simple and easy to understand…
Also about safalniveshak team you people are diamonds…. what you are doing is something very few people have the know how and best is that you gain knowledge only when you part with it…. because I easily understand your process I would go to the extent of saying that in investing your team should receive the award equivalent to Padma Bhushan….. keep up the good work because I still believe that 95% of so called investors come and lose their hard earned money to the 5% smart investors…..
Also if you have time I would like you to read my blogs on…. you will not be disappointed….
Congratulations on this milestone and may there by many more to come. I commend you for your hard work, dedication and selflessly driving the effort in educating Indian investors. It’s a joy to see that your investing newsletter has a fan following abroad as well.
Unarguably, this is the leading value investing newsletter in India and has been of invaluable help. Keep up the great work.
Vishal, your writings and teachings have helped me greatly. Even though I got an MBA from a top 5 Business School in the USA, your teachings have been superb, especially in how simple you write. One final thing that has inspired me was the way you left your Corporate Financial job to tackle this. I hope to follow in your footsteps on day. Sincerely, from Mexico. K
It is great learning from your post and easy pictorial view
Chandra prakash says
Congratulations for completing 7years.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge.you and your team has really done a great job.Iam very much impressed by your views about life.please keep doing.
Francis Sen says
Congratulations for completing 7 successful years. The lessons shared by team Safal Niveshak have really made me more mindful while investing and made me more prudent in analyzing before investing.
Congratulations on your 7 years and many more years of success. I appreciate your comments and insights in investing.
Remya Anin says
Could you think about making membership continuously paid? Say just Rs10/month. This meager amount gets deducted every month from our credit card. Even if only 10% subscribe initially. You stand to make Rs 50000 per month. Then you could give the actual paid course to all your members as part of your goal to help max people with their stock decision. As members increase, your income is likely to cross 500000 per month. That too perpetual income. I don’t suppose anyone would unsubscribe a monthly Rs 10 gateway to financial wisdom. A truly crowd funded financial education.!!!
your commitment to value investing is extra ordinary. i found your newsletters incredibly useful. thank you for everything
Amrinder Mann says
Vishal, keep on the good work! Your newsletters are really insightful and thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Gaurav Aggarwal says
Started with a great purpose in mind and converted me to value investing philosophy. I am a proud early follower of the Safal Niveshak journey and has seen it blossom into one of the best blogs on investing, life, psychology and similar topics. May the force be with you!!
Hi sir, congratulations.
Sir, I am facing a problem to access the master mind course which I bought last year .i emailed you,but no reply.please give me your personal email I’d.i need to communicate with you.my email is ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’
Madhav Samant says
Congratulations on turning 7 and wishing Safal Niveshak another 70. I have been a subscriber to the news letters for a couple of years now and found them to be thought provoking as well as educational. I have been in the markets for almost 20 years, but its only the last couple of years that I have been trying to bring about some coherence to my investment philosophy and this is where your inputs have been very useful and are hugely appreciated.
Keep your services free, if you really mean how simply you started. It is when you cross a magic number of subscribers that you want to create a ‘free version’ and a ‘paid version’.
There will always be strong believers, believers and doubters of value. So, do not forget that marketing model to keep the ‘free going’ and also providing a ‘good service to the common investor out there’.
Outside of that, I am relatively new to you and like what I see, so I have not joined the ‘strong believer’ camp yet, but like what I see, and will read more of your writing from now on knowing that you are 7 years into the writing.
Congrats and hats off to your patience and of course, your great writing skills.
Good luck and hope everything goes well with the future in your explorations…….
Hemant Maradia says
You, Anshul and everyone connected with this initiative are doing an incredible job. Keep up the good work and keep inspiring more & more people to become Safal Niveshaks like you guys are. Thanks you so much for being a role model for us.
DEEPAK SHAH says
Congratulations on achieving this milestone on the wonderful journey you had embarked upon.
Educating people not to do wrong and focus on the right does surely have its long term benefits. Please do continue the good work.
A big Thank you!
BHARAT DHIRAJLAL SARAIYA says
CONGRETULATIONS FOR COMPLITING 7 YEARS.YOU ARE GIVING FUNDAMENTAL ADVICE TO YOUR READERS.YOU HAVE MILES TO GO.
Thank you for starting Safal Niveshak