Yep, it’s time to put on the big boy pants…Safal Niveshak completes eight years today. 🙂
As per my son’s pediatrician, eight-year-olds start developing complex language skills. Their focus and attention span improves. Around this age, they see that some words have more than one meaning. That helps them understand jokes and puns and start verbally expressing a sense of humor. Kids this age also show fast growth in mental ability.
Well, except moving towards greater simplicity, not complexity, this eight-year-old named Safal Niveshak seems to match the doctor’s description to the tee. That makes me happy. 🙂
Anyways, I started this initiative 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 how I would do it tomorrow or the day after!)
However, a lot has happened in these eight quick years – and the tribe is reaching 60,000 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.
By the way, “eight,” also known as ashtha in Sanskrit, is the number of wealth and abundance. That is what I wish for you, dear tribe member.
Thanks again for being there!
Col SK Yadav says
Doing great Job. all the best
Puneet Gandhi says
Hi Vishal, Congratulations on completing 8 years! Have been a follower of your blog for last 4-5 years or so and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wish you all the best.
Amol T says
You are doing great. To make money in market the most necessary thing is not to lose capital and you are helping retail investors to understand how to avoid such value traps. Keep up the great work and wish you even greater success.
Vishal Kataria says
So much to learn not just from Safal Niveshak but from you as a person as well. Congratulations, Vishal and Anshul!
Keep going sir your works are fabulous.
Amit Gupta says
Vishal – Congratulations! You are a very talented person and keep sharing your wisdom and thoughts with the world.
Hearty congratulations on 8 anniversary of Safal Niveshak.
I should say,It definitely changed my way of looking stock market.
Your articles are motivating,thought provoking and honest.
Tushar Bangar says
Hi Vishal sir, congrats for completing 8 years. And thanks for such great and knowledgeable blogs. Will soon subscribe the mastermind.
Hey Safal Niveshak
It has been an equally rewarding journey for me. One of the biggest things I have taken back from you is not about stocks; but about self-reflection-it’s importance & use. Thanks for a wonderful gift!
Hearty congratulations on 8 anniversary of Safal Niveshak.
I should say,It definitely changed my way of looking stock market.
Your articles are motivating,thought provoking and honest.
Tushar Agarwal says
You have been truely outstanding in your role as a guide for value investors. Your clarity of thought and enlightening mails are much appreciated with the entire investing community. Keep it going.
You filling in people with positive attitude! Please keep doing sir. I really enjoy your writings.
Mitesh Parikh says
Heartiest Congratulations.Your articles and Almanac issues which I am subscribed to are BEST in class. They provoke thinking and makes you avoid many mistakes during investing journey. Keep it up I am looking forward to a very long association with tribe.
Hearty congratulations Dear Mr. Vishal. Your blog has awesome content on investor behaviour. Keep guiding us in the same way in future too. All the very best
Ashok Bansal says
You have definitely touched many lives, including mine. In turn, I have been also trying, in my own small way, to redistribute the knowledge I have gained from you. Congratulations, regards, thanks and do keep it up dear Vishal.
ANOOP AGARWAL says
Congratulations on achieving this mile stone.
I have seen few of your youtube videos and am reading your blog with interest , learning a lot through them.
I personally feel that a lot of people come to stock market but do not invest time and effort to learn the art of investing. As in any other business , as we start investing , we have to wait for few years , that is gestation period of business. Who so ever survives initial phase is bound to win big.
Congratulations once again ,
Dr. Anoop Agarwal
ramesh gandhi says
Vimesh Shah says
Have always been enjoying all your writings and always looking forward for them.
It is said that investment is 70% discipline, wisdom and 30% skill and some even say that it’s 95% discipline and wisdom.
From your posts we get anything between 70-95% – Wisdom and discipline.
Another thing is after reading your posts I get feeling of PEACE (SHANTI) which is more important than excitement.
Wisdom is a universal trait whereas smartness is very limited in it’s ability and number of subjects. So, for me Wisdom is always preferred than smartness. Look around ourselves in India the most successful investors are the wisest of all – ex are NS, RKD, DS (not counting RJ among these names.
Keep up the good work.
Thanks for everything.
Thanks for helps us to become Safal Niveshak.
Pratheesh TU says
Congratulations on your 8th year!!
Your articles are truly inspirational – value investing and philosophical thoughts!!
Narendra Gupta says
Salute to your efforts.
M J Mirza says
I used to intermittently invest and make money or lose at times. I attended your class only once at Kolkata, but that opened a totally new door for me, which I had not thought about – behavioral impact on investment decision makings – and developments made so far in this field.
Thank you for opening a new path for me.
M J Mirza
B. Com (Hons), LLB, FCA (ICAI), ACA (ICAEW),
Naveen Bachwani says
It’s been a super ride, Vishal! Thank you for taking the time to share your learnings so generously, and for encouraging your readers to align with second-order thinking. God knows, there is a *lot* of noise out there, and very few sources of real music. More power to you…
Surajit Dutta says
I am a new candidate of blog reading. Honestly I felt joy of reading your article.
Your long journey in blogging has provide valuable information in stock market.
I wish you will continue to provide valuable information to the followers.
Your posts made me better with investment. Thanks and keep it up! 🙂
YES , you kept it simple for 8 years ……
Congratulations for the wonderful journey , wish u happy teaching and blogging for many more years to come …
your teachings and blog helped me to overcome the fear of financial analysis and read the long annual reports …
Financial analysis –> I have never put the numbers of AR in place to analyze the company financials , until i downloaded your excel sheet and updated with the company numbers
it changed the way i approach a company for first hand analysis
Value Investing Contest –> i am a proud participant of the contest last year , i have read 10 year annual reports of a company for the first time in my life to analyze a company to determine the value of company( for the competition as part of the contest ) and now its part of my life
Your words all wise resonate in mind “Keep It Simple, Please! +++ circle of competence”
Govinda Reddy says
Congratulations, I feel happy to be part of your journey, learnt so many new things from you and started investing rationally with the help of your value investing lessons and blogs. For sure my next generation will be financial free.
Thank you so much Vishal.
Dipakkumar Chakraborty says
You are doing a great job in educating investors to invest without losing money!
I wish you further success in the present turbulent market.
Rajat Paul says
thank you Vishal for touching my life through your blog.
Rajiv Kapoor says
you are simply awesome dear Vishal. God bless you
Ashim Chakraborty says
Hi Vishal, Congratulations !! You teaches Value Investing covering A to Z of the subject. Your blogs and writings are well related to the situation of the market at that point of time which is the best thing for your followers like me.
Happy 8th Birthday to Safal Niveshak. Wish You Many Happy Returns of the Day 🙂
Thank you so much…!!
Congratulations, Vishal and Anshul !
Have been reading SN, for like, 4 to 5 years now, and has been a big help. A genuine, fresh and different approach !
Raajesh Subramanian says
Nice to hear the journey has taken shape over the course of 8 years. I am following the blog for the past 4 -5 years. It helps me to shape up my DIY Investment process. Your workshops were real limelight which is much required session for any person.
As bakshi sir mentioned – your one pager drawing / write up of the concept is a clear distinguished thought process any person should follow through on daily manner. Appreciate if you could organize those write up – Yearwise and publish it in the blog.
Your approach / workshop for Kids is highly recommendable session. Please plan to have it multiple cities regularly. Which is much needed session for any teenage child.
Mastermind course is the top notch session for any DIY investor who needs to have a conservative investing style. Discussion on the forums are not lasting for longer session.
Ideas on Psychology / Bias / Equity process are commendable and its very much eye opener for me to analyze my mistakes.
Categorization of the recommended book according to maturity level of the investor would help major crowd / rookies to segregate their planning exercise for reading good books
Your teachings has definitely changed my perspective about investment and life in general. I didn’t know how and when I started to follow you and the blog.But this is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. Thank you for making us wiser with each and every post. I feel grateful for getting such a teacher and big thanks for the internet which enabled me to connect with you also feel so proud that I’m one of the tribe members of this wonderful group.
Thank you and congratulations sir. looking forward to your next posts as we all always do.
It’s appropriate aghe to unlearn and re-learn alongwith fellow Vidya+Arthi’s at Gurukul from a Gu+Ru.
Change is the only constant. Like a Top, we need to feel comfort in occupying new equilibrium with every throw.
Environment will always pose challenges and it is our innate EQ that helps us to accept, adapt and thrive despite continual flux.
Inter dependent world calls for giving an earnest try to crowd sourcing of ideas and exploring probable solutions. Problems and / or situations can be effectively addressed by like-minded volunteer solutions seekers.
Wishing you and team all the best.
KAPIL VERMA says
Congrats sir, doing a great thing, keep going.
Congratulations on completing 8 years and I have learnt quite a lot about life by just reading your posts. Thanks to you I have been able to read some great books too, which were recommended by you. My best wishes to you and hope you continue this good endeavor.
Rajeev Ranjan says
All the Best for your Future Growth.
SACHIN THAKUR says
Safalnineshak is definitely fulfilling the purpose you started it with.
Looking forward to more growth and more knowledge sharing, more learning !!
Vandana Jain says
Vishal sir, I am a house wife and very interested in stocks, so my son asked me to start safal niveshak classes to get a better understanding of it,he is a CFA. I can say in these 25 classes, i have understood a lot about investing… planning to start your paid classes. This a great platform for a layman like me. Thankyou so much for helping people become better at investments and with your good wishes may soon start investing.
Bhagavan K says
Dear Vishal and Safal Niveshak team,
Wishing all of you a very happy 8th Anniversary. You guys are doing a great job of providing very valuable advice to investing community and helping everyone to become financially literate and grow their wealth.
Wish you all many more years of success and prosperity. God bless.
Warm regards, Bhagavan.
Hearty congratulations and best wishes, may this initiative outlive our generation!
Congrats for completing 8 years. I started reading your blogs to understand investing. However youur writing has impacted me more on positive approach to life. Keep up the good work.
Jagrut Gandhi says
Keep going Vishal… you are doing a fabulous job. It is very helpful.
Congrats on turning 8. Im regular reader of your blog.
it has helped me immensely.
keep up the good work.
Pradeep Bhat says
You are doing a great job. Keep it up !
Amar Kumar says
Congratulations, Vishal Sir,
Personally , I read all posts since last year , your posts are very insightful for all investors. You put many concepts in very simple words that helps readers to understand them easily.
Thank you so much for your great efforts towards value investors.
Jayan Kozhikote says
Vishal, Congrats & Many happy returns of the day.
Thanks for enlightening many many of us. Keep up the great work. Best Wishes.
Ashok Asawale says
You are filling our life with positive vibes. Thank you very much.
Many Happy Returns of the Day !!!
Many Congratulation for becoming 8 years big boy..
Your thoughts about investments and life are awesome. This surely helped me to become better investor and a person in my life. and this is a truth 🙂 🙂
I really appreciate your teaching capability and intention to build a successful investors tribe. Hats off to you for your work done so far in this regards.
Srikanth Athota says
Many congratulations Vishal!! Extremely glad to know that Safalniveshak has completed 8 successful years!! Itz a remarkable achievement considering the fact that you chose to take the road less travelled!! There is excitement & passion in this amazing journey!!
Maybe, the very reason that you started Safalniveshak, was to help people become better at their stock market investment decisions!! But I am sure, many of them would agree that you had been a great enabler in highlighting financial discipline as the bridge between goals and accomplishment!! You have a strong penchant to do something good which will have far reaching affects!! Embark on a new phase of growth!! God Bless!!
Best Luck..Pl keep it up
Sijo Xavier says
I am always so happy to see your posts in my inbox. Following this blog was one of the best decisions I made.Keep posting
Hi Vishal Sir,
My name is S.K.Sharma (Tajpuria)
I started speculation in early 2007 till the carnage of 2008. Doubled my money and went bust in the end (and that too with borrowed money). It was so painful that I couldn’t enter the markets ever again….. But after visiting this beautiful website, I feel confident again and want to congratulate for such a noble work you are doing. I just love every single article on this website.
Thanks a lot
My best of wishes to Safal Niveshak !!!
Your every blog was unique and thoughtful… do continue to amaze 🙂
Many Happiez of the Day, Vishal, Anshul.
You guys are doing a TERRIFIC Job!
Wishing you many more to come
Thanks for sharing your wisdom on value investing…… really good…. eagerly looking forward for classroom course of value investing at Bangalore……
Best wishes and wish you to scale new heights.
Sachiv Mehta says
thanks for bringing back an interest in indian companies – your diagrams (funnels, SWOTS, etc) are excellent and can be used in so many decision making scenarios! Keep it coming…
Jay H. Savla says
Your thoughtful and simple ways of explaining concepts have impressed me immensely. You have been a role model and guide for aspiring value investors like me. I wish to thank you on this special occasion. Keep up the good work!
Wishing Safal Niveshak a very long and successful life!
Congratulations……. You are doing a great service to help educate and encourage others in life and investing….. few can honestly say they care about people as you do…….
Nupur Jain says
Congratulations Vishal! Looking forward to the coming year…all the best!
Samir Aksekar says
Thank you Vishal. I’ve learnt a lot from you (& Safal Niveshak). Wishing you continued success in your journey.
Arshad Ahmed says
Great job Vishal
Balu Gorade says
Congratulations dear sir,
You are inspiration for many peoples.
You are doing really great work. Where everyone is busy for making retail investor to trade, max analyst are just speculating and teaching the same but are the one who teach us value investing.
Because of you we are looking stock market as business and not satta bazaar.
Your mastermind is just outstanding and all your blogs are really motivational.
Plz keep it doing.
Congratulations on your 8th year
Your articles are truly inspirational – value investing and philosophical thoughts
Thank you for making us wiser with each and every post.
Looking forward to more growth and more knowledge sharing, more learning
All the Best for your Future Growth.
Indeed you created lot of awareness among us …such creative work still required in a bigger way.If common people invest their money more wisely (teacher like you should be our side) country defiantly grow and get rich……Long way to go …
LaxmiKant agarwal says
love to read your each post …which make me wiser…..
W. Patrick Law says
Greetings from a little island off the coast of Canada, PEI. It only reaches 32 degrees Celcius here in the summer, but if you ever get the idea that you would like to visit, let me know and we can probably put you up for free.
Glad for your thoughts through the years – they have been valuable.
Congratulations, please do continue your good work and educate us on all coming years !!!
It has been wonderful 2 yrs with safalniveshak. Articles are true gems of wisdom I look forward to.
Ravi Prakash says
Hope to meet you , whenever you r in Kolkata
The way you have helped in shaping my life can’t be explained in words.
That’s a great news Vishal. Keep up the initiative. All the very best.
Somasundaram Palanisamy says
In May-2018, I was fortunate to read an article titled “The analyst who quit his job to be a teacher and a ‘Safal Niveshak'” in one of the website and then became a tribe member without any hesitation. Luckily, I got an opportunity to attend your ‘Value Investing’ workshop on Sep-2018. These two events was turning point in my stock market investing (speculating). As a next step, I am in the process of learning the nuances of value investing through ‘Mastermind’.
So far my little journey with Safal Niveshak was awesome. Congrats! for your fantastic journey and all your achievements.
I am happy to be part of your rest of the journey.
Sachin Ravadi says
Hearty Congratulations on anniversary of Safal Niveshak!!
Having followed your blogs for an year and a half now,I certainly couldn’t enhance my Investment skills and Decision makings.What I learnt was I am not good at it!! So I took the Mutual Fund route.
But,every week I am eager to read your writings.Because I know there will be always something which would teach me about Life,that would help me better my personality.They say Investments we make pretty much define the Person we are.They are right!!
I have read many books that you suggested in your series of posts ‘The Books that made me’ .They have helped me understand who I am,face situations in every day Life and become a better person !!
Thank You for making a difference in my Life!!
Hi Vishal, Congrats for Safal Niveshak’s 8th anniversary.
G J Surya says
Doing a good job. Keep doing. All the best.
Saurabh Jain says
Thank you so much Vishal 🙂
When is the new book on mental models coming out?
I think i have been reading you for almost 5 years now. Have benefited a lot from your Masterclass and Financial Analysis course. Thanks for sharing the knowledge. Keep up the great work. Here’s to another 8 more. Cheers.
Krunal Mukeshbhai Sheth says
Hi vishal… Congrats for this milestone. I have recently started reading your articles and blogs… And really amazed to the stock market and life lessons in such simple words… Never thought such things can be possible. Thanks for all ur efforts
Dr Krunal Sheth
Mohan Lal Tejwani says
You are doing a great job. Society needs it. I hope the tribe count will increase by minimum 25% CAGR😊. Thanks.
CONRAD DOMINIC FERNANDES says
Dear Vishal ,
Congrats on reaching this milestone . Your inputs on financial matters has really helped me in my investment approach . This is really a great social initiative you have taken to reach out to so many people . Thanks !!
Balvant Chhasiya says
Safal Niveshak and Vishal have played and going to play important role in my investment journey. I have made many of my financial decision based on your guidance and I am sure it’s going to help me big way in times to come.
Karthick C says
I am a kid in investment world, thanks for your guidance, it is like parenting to me.
I admire your ethics, the way you are grounded, your simple language and yet profound philosophy!
Many more years to go. Looking forward to grow along with you
Keep up your great work, congrats!
harsh mirani says
Thanks for showing the right path to value investing. Its been a wonderful journey with Safal Niveshak, with lots of learning and guidance from you. Keep doing the good work of providing knowledge and teaching discipline to naive investors like us. Thats the moat that you have developed over these 8 years. Many more years to go…..cheers
Rahul Dhond says
Thank you, Vishal for creating this site and the Mastermind course. That course got me started in the game, systematically. Before that I did play the game (for many years) but in a haphazard way.
All the Best to SafalNiveshak and you !!
And congratulation for you and your team sir. I have small request sir can you please annalise Warren Buffett letters and publish so that we can understand more properly because I am not able to understand Warren Buffett letters but I read your 2018 letter and I understand everything that was told by Buffett and thanks for sharing you grate knowledge with us and this is helpful for are knowledge
I like your writing style. You articulate complex topics in a simple and easy to digest manner. You are an avid reader and the blog posts are a sublimation of all the valuable knowledge. Some of your blog posts including wall of ideas (https://www.safalniveshak.com/wall-of-ideas/) and mental models (https://www.safalniveshak.com/mental-models/) are outstanding. I feel your posts are equally valuable in implementing in daily life; it doesn’t have to be just investing.
Thank you very much
Hi Vishal, congrats on the anniversary of being 8 years old.
I am sure , you have enriched millions through your knowledge sharing & become well informed of investment world & nuances of it . And many would have been motivated to make a career in investment world.
My best wishes to scale new peaks & all success in future
Thanks for enriching my life Vishal.
By reading you posts on SafalNiveshak, I have become better at dealing with success and failure. I have understood the importance of luck in life as well.
Best wishes for future.
Congrats Vishal! your blogs is a strong rubber for fast moving wheels in investing, lot’s of insightfulness and rational thoughts to put into perspective writing. Keep up the good work.
Thanks a lot Vishal.
You have been an inspiration all along as you are living through the principals that you espouse!!
All the best and yes, the best is yet to come.
Congrats Vishal sir ✌️
Gaurav Lodha says
Sir your posts for tribe members are truly nice ,I love to read your articles
I am willing to do your value investing course but only after some time
Ravi Gupta says
Everybody want to read this awesome GreatArticle!!
Must Read it………
Pankaj Kumar says
I was introduced to you on twitter by one of my Friend to become a better investor however it is not your investing ideas that inspired me most but the life values that you try to teach like spending time with family living a frugal life.
Try to become a better person each day.
Bharat Saraiya. Ahmedabad. says
Congretulations for completing 8 yeras journey.I have learned a lot by reading your articals.
your advice for investors are good.Keep it up.