The Right Art of Investing


Sajal Kapoor

Mr. Sajal Kapoor is an operational risk and regulatory compliance consultancy professional with over two decades of industry experience working for banks, healthcare and investment firms. He’s also a passionate investor always hunting for that ‘unseen undervaluation’. Academically, Mr. Kapoor did his MBA from Manchester Business School in 2010 and now, he currently stays in London with his family. He is active on twitter with the handle @unseenvalue.

Sajal Kapoor in Face2Face

Mr. Vivek Bajaj


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 Face2Face video, Mr. Vivek Bajaj, co-founder, StockEdge, Elearnmarkets, will shift his focus towards the basics of investing with Mr. Sajal Kapoor, an expert investor, who will decode the art of stock market investing with us.

This video is for those who are looking to learn stock market investing, by discussing the essentials for the success of retail traders in the Indian Stock Market. Mr. Kapoor will first discuss his background, and how his experience in various sectors shaped his perspective as a market investor. Mr. Sajal Kapoor will share his framework for investing, and how it has changed over the years, with an informational PowerPoint presentation. We will discuss the seven pillars of Mr. Kapoor’s framework, which he uses to make investment decisions, which include –

  1. Circle of competence;
  2. Management;
  3. Industry structure;
  4. Business economics;
  5. Psychology;
  6. Narrative and numbers; and
  7. Cycle and valuations.

We will first discuss the basics of the circle of competence and how knowing its boundaries can help traders and investors make the best decisions for their portfolio management. We will also talk about how we can identify our circle of competence to identify the right investment avenues for our wealth creation.

Next, we will understand the importance of having a strong grip on how the management is working to make the company better, and Mr. Sajal Kapoor will discuss the various techniques he uses to identify a good management in a company, and the warning signals should investors be looking for before investing in the company.

Moving to the industry structure, we will discuss why this factor is an important one to consider before we choose the sectors we want to invest in, and how we can evaluate an industry beyond Porter’s Five Forces model. Along with this, we will understand some basic business economics which we need to know to know-how companies and their financial figures can be affected by macroeconomic events.

Moving ahead, Mr. Kapoor will discuss the basics of how we can improve our psychological mindset as retail investors, and he will discuss some examples of how the basics of psychology can work in our favour when it comes to making the right investment decisions and identifying the red flags in potential investment avenues. Next, Mr. Kapoor will highlight the importance of how the financial ratios of a company should reflect its overall performance in the stock market, and the basics of the various economic cycles which retail investors should know.