Stable Investor has been around since 2011 and I have already written hundreds of articles covering various aspects of Wealth Building – Investing, Personal Finance, Financial Planning and Common Sense. The last one might not seem important but believe me, it is.
Till last count, there were 300+ articles here. These might be few days worth of reading material. But I suggest you bookmark this page and keep coming back here as and when you get time.
So with hundreds of articles to choose from, where do you start?
I propose you start with the popular ones first…
Popular Investing Articles
- 52 Week Highs & Lows – How to Profit from Fluctuations in Sensex & Nifty Stocks
- Pay Off Loan or Start Investing?
- Why are IPOs Overpriced & come in Rising Markets?
- Why I Pray for Market Crashes & Bear Markets?
- Mutual Funds Vs. Real Estate – Which is better for Investing in India?
- Investing Lessons I have learnt from The Mahabharata
- Don’t ignore Large Cap Stocks
- Stock Markets don’t go up in Straight Line. Don’t Forget.
- Keep A Cool Head Guide to PE-based Investing
- If you took a loan of Rs 5 lacs and Invested in Nifty
- Should You Buy Stocks after the recent 10% Crash or Wait More?
- Want to Buy-Low and Sell High? Here is How to do it
- 98 Most Powerful Words – To make you Rich
- Amazing story of Monkey & Goats
- Proof of How small is India’s largest company
- Yes. You Can Predict Stock Market Movements
- Old Portfolio Management Rules
- Can’t beat the markets? You should still invest
- Roti, Kapda, Makaan & Equity
- How Stock Markets can improve your Living Standard – A Stunning Example!
- Thankfully, others are not like Stock Market people
- How to build a Portfolio for Lazy Investors?
- Becoming a Value Investor using Nifty PE Ratio
- 7 successful investment strategies by a Non-Investor
- 100+ Warren Buffett Quotes
- 37 Quotes from the Intelligent Investor
Popular Personal Finance Articles
- 17 Disturbing Personal Finance Questions to Ask Yourself
- 19 Simple Ideas of Wealth Creation
- What not to do with Rs 10 Lacs?
- 66 Things Not to do if You want to be better of financially
- Unnecessary Risks and Why Some People Always Lose Money
- You + Are Smart = Will Be Rich?
- Health Insurance is Wealth Insurance!
- Health Care Inflation: Are Your Prepared for this Future Horror?
- How much Life Insurance to Buy & How To Calculate the Right Amount?
- Parents are not your Emergency Fund. Children are not your Retirement Fund.
- Don’t INVEST for short term. Don’t SAVE for long term
- 292 Words to change your financial life
- Living Paycheck to Paycheck? Solution: Treat Savings as Monthly Bills
Popular Financial Planning Articles
- When is your Financial Independence Day?
- Tax Planning is not Enough? Why & What Else is Needed?
- Financial Principles by Jason Zweig. Guaranteed to Make You Smart.
- How Wrong Assumptions Can Destroy Your Happy Retirement Plans?
- Not Planning for Children-Specific Financial Goals? You will screw up your other Goals
- Convince your Husband/Wife to start Investing
Browse The Archives
The articles listed above are just few of the popular ones. You also have the option of going through the complete Archives section. Or you can take a look at Stable Investor’s year-wise collections:
Case Studies are most popular in MBAs. Though I have done my MBA from one of the premier B-School of India, I am still not very convinced about using case-studies, when it comes to use in real life.
But I do find the case-study approach taught to me in B-School useful, when doing detailed analysis and writing research oriented articles. Some of the interesting ones are listed below:
- Do you have Surplus Money for 5+ Years? Do This
- Amazing power of increasing your SIP by 5% to 10% every year
- How to accumulate Rs 8+ Crores starting with just Rs 10,000?
- How a 10-year delay can destroy your ‘Get-Rich’ Plan?
- When investing for 10 years pays more than investing for 30 years
- Building Wealth through Systematic Investing in Mutual Funds
- How to accumulate Rs 1 crore in 10 years?
- How a reader created a Rs 4 Crore corpus in less than 10 years?
- Surprising results of combining a HDFC Top 200 MF and Recurring Deposit
- The Big Proof that timing of markets is not necessary
- How to become a Crorepati?
- Sure-Shot Indicators of when to Buy-Low and Sell-High
- Do Indian markets bounce between PE-12 and PE-24?
I have also written case studies about a few of the companies, which were quite popular with regular readers. Please remember that all these are old posts and hence might be relevant when they were originally published and not when they are being read (i.e., currently)
- Indian Oil – Why its Book Value can be used as a criteria to buy the stock?
- Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL): A good business is not always a good stock
- ONGC – Why it is available close to its historically cheapest valuations?
- IDFC – A long term investment worthy business
- Cairn India – A Dividend stock to buy for long term?
- Tata Investments – Available at 50% discount to its NAV
Reader Queries / Problems
I receive hundreds of mails every month from readers asking me about their personal finance related questions. And frankly speaking, I am not able to reply to many of them even though I read each one of them. But at times, I do cover some of the common queries in dedicated posts. Few of the popular ones are given below:
- I am 45 years old & want to accumulate shares of good companies for next 20 years
- I am 22 year old and want to invest for next 25 years
- Should I take loan to invest money in stocks?
- I have a loan. Should I pay it off before I start investing?
- I want to gift a foreign trip to my wife. How do I fund it?
- How to make an Emergency Fund?
- I am just starting my career. How should I manage my money?
Indian Stock Market’s Overall Valuations
And I must confess here that I am a firm believer that chances of making mistakes in bull markets are much higher than that in bear markets. And due to this, I make it a point to regularly track overall market valuations of Indian markets before taking any investment decisions. The last time I analyzed the valuation indicators like P/E ratio, P/BV ratio and Dividend Yields was in March 2015. I have created a dedicated page (link) to track these ratios on a monthly basis.
About Me (Dev)
My name is Dev Ashish and I am a SEBI Registered Investment Advisor. I am also a private investor (since 2006) working towards my goal of financial independence.
As a SEBI Registered fee-only Investment Advisor, I help people put their financial lives in order.
Prior to this, I have worked in banking and energy sector in strategic roles for many years.
I am neither very old (as many say – my investment philosophy make me look) nor very young. I am just somewhere in between.
On a personal front, I love to travel and simplify + declutter my life (inspired by Leo of Zen Habits).
And if you want to know more about me, you can either head to the About Me section or read 17 things which most people didn’t know about me. You can even read my interview with Safal Niveshak (here) and Wealthy (here). Or if you want to know about my credentials, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn too.
I Appreciate You!
I want to finish off by saying that for past 5 years, I have been writing here not only for myself, but also for the ever-growing number of you readers – who have strengthened my faith in long term investing and improving personal finances.
I’m here for you, not only as writer and a learner myself, but also as a friend. 🙂
I do my best to respond to all emails – it’s getting tougher as this site gains in popularity, but I will always do my best to respond!
And if I ever give you a feeling that I am trying to act like a guru or a legend, then that would be completely unacceptable. I do not hold myself above anybody. I am not special. I am just a normal guy who wants to invest and live according to proven set of conservative and no-nonsense rules.
Thank you so much for your support.
And it would be great to have you join 6000+ active members in the Stable Investor Community.