Common Sense Investing
Mr. Pankaj Singhal is an avid investor and stock market expert, who has been a participant of the stock markets since the year 1992. He shares his insightful views and research on the stock market via his twitter handle @AnyBodyCanFly, which is very popular among stock market investors and traders. Currently, Mr. Singhal is the author of the blog Anybody Can Fly as well. He has a background in Mathematics and has worked in IT for 15 years,following which he decided to work on stock market research and analysis with his knowledge base.
IN CONVERSATION WITH
Mr. Vivek Bajaj
The passion for data, analytics and technology is what makes Vivek Bajaj a financial market survivor. The journey as a market participant started in 2002 when the first trade was executed in the options contract of ITC. Life was simpler and easier during that time. Since then technology and Big data have taken over totally. As an early adapter to the complex tools, Kredent was formed to capitalise on the opportunities. He is co-founder of StockEdge and is committed to bring simplicity in the complex world of market data. He is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and an MBA from IIM Indore. He is a part of various committees of exchanges and regulator and he has been an active contributor in the evolution of Indian Derivatives Market.
About this Face2Face:
In this video we have with us Mr. Vivek Bajaj, co-founder, StockEdge, Elearnmarkets, in a conversation with Mr. Pankaj Singhal, who will be discussing the basics and the power of common sense investing and trading in the stock market.
First, Mr. Singhal will talk about the foundational events which took place in his life and his career, which led him to becoming a trader, and then an investor on a full-time basis.
Mr. Singhal will then discuss the reasons behind why he chose to go ahead with full-time investing in stock market and how he practices it after leaving his job. Next, he will give us a good approach towards investing or trading on a part-time basis, with the help of the right kind of knowledge and common sense.
He will discuss how we can find some great sectors in our own environment, through which we can invest in the share market with ease.
With some practical examples, Mr. Bajaj and Mr. Singhal will discuss how we can pick up elements from our own environment to choose the investing avenues we are comfortable with, and how retail investors can avoid the traps which the companies’ problems can create.
Mr. Singhal, with these examples, will lay down a simple process through which we can identify the right companies to invest in by doing efficient, but not cumbersome, research. We will also discuss the right kind of mindset we should have while investing and trading in the market, and the right kind of steps we need to take to ensure that this fall doesn’t affect the value of our portfolio in the future.
We will also discuss if the buy-and-hold strategy will work if we have to create a dynamically-changing portfolio, and the criteria we should follow to identify growth potential in a company.
Next, we will discuss about the amount of stocks one can comfortably track and invest in, for their portfolio, if we decide to actively trade and invest in them. We will also discuss some drawbacks of investing in mutual funds and the importance of our own research while building our portfolio.
Next, Mr. Singhal will pick up a case study to show how his basics of common-sense investing in share market worked for him. He will do so with the FMCG sector, considering food to be a basic, common-sensical approach to picking up the most basic elements for our stock market investment.