December 12, 2016

Participants' Experiences: "Peaceful Investing" Workshop, Chennai, Dec 11, 2016

The “Peaceful Investing” workshop was held in Chennai on December 11, 2016. The workshop was aimed at sharing equity investing knowledge with the participants that could help them gain confidence while taking their equity investment decisions.

This workshop was our first in Chennai and the presence of participants coming to Chennai from Ireland, Kerala, different parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, made it a special occasion for us.

Peaceful value stock Investing Workshop by Dr Vijay Malik Chennai V7 Hotel. Full-Day Value Investing Workshop by Dr Stock



The presence of outstation participants from distant cities shows that confidence that investors have placed in us. It was a similar case when we had the privilege of participants coming from: 
  • Calicut, Goa, Trichy, Mysore, Vishakhapatnam etc. to Bangalore to attend the workshop in November 2016.
  • Hyderabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Mussoorie etc. to Delhi for the Peaceful Investing workshop in October 2016.
  • Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Nanded, Pune and Bharuch coming to Mumbai for second “Peaceful Investing” workshop in September 2016 to attend it
  • Chandigarh to Mumbai to attend the first “Peaceful Investing” workshop in August 2016





We are truly honoured to have such faith from investors and it gave us immense pleasure to know that the participants found the workshop valuable and added to their stock analysis skills.

The workshop focussed on concepts of stock investing including different aspect of analysis like financial analysis, business & industry analysis, valuation analysis and management analysis along with price to pay for any stock. The workshop also focused on different data sources available to the retail investors for doing stock analysis and an in-depth understanding using Screener, which is one of the best data source available for Indian stocks

We were fortunate that quite a few fulltime investors, seasoned investors were part of the participants in the workshop, who shared their investing journey with rest of us. It was a very insightful experience to listen to experience of such learned speakers:

Peaceful value stock Investing Workshop by Dr Vijay Malik Chennai V7 Hotel. Full-Day Value Investing Workshop by Dr Stock

Peaceful value stock Investing Workshop by Dr Vijay Malik Chennai V7 Hotel. Full-Day Value Investing Workshop by Dr Stock


Peaceful value stock Investing Workshop by Dr Vijay Malik Chennai V7 Hotel. Full-Day Value Investing Workshop by Dr Stock


A lot of participants shared their feedback about the workshop and their learnings from it. Below are the feedbacks of some of the participants:

Hello Dr. Vijay, I am a novice investor and a speculator till attending your session. I understood now that what I need to learn in investing and how to analyze a company before investing. It is a long journey to develop myself in this field and I must say big thank you for showing the path.
I need to put efforts to learn and understand the topics being covered on that day. Too much of things shared on that day and it is very useful to the attendees. You have done your best to cover your topics and made us to follow you whole day without any distractions and keeping the session more active.
The session is very useful for everyone and I will suggest to my friends to attend. Please share your knowledge and it is really motivating to me and let me know if you have any other documents to follow for amateurs. Thanks a lot for your time and made me understand the Peaceful Investing. Keep up your good work. Thanks,

- Srinivasan Rathinavelu

Dear Mr. Vijay Malik, Thanks for your efforts to help me understand the concept of investing. If I would have attended this seminar earlier, then I would have saved most of my losses. However, I feel that it’s not late too. Thank you for that. You provided the study material before the seminar. Always thank you for this help since it’s not going to end. The learning will continue over my entire life. It’s an ignition. Thank you for this. Regards,
- Srinivasan Mohan (by email)

Hello Vijay Sir. I personally had a very very informative and in-depth learning curve from the workshop. It was infact insightful to understand how to interpret the numbers from the  annual report, which I was struggling at many times as I wasn't having a finance background. And also how to make sure that you have margin of saftey at the time of purchase and  how to decide the right PE ratio for entry at any given point of time. 
The workshop has made me realize the one mistake that I was doing, which was buying at any given point of time and never kept a buying range for the stock.
I would recommend anyone who is interested in stocks to attend the workshop at the beginning of his investing journey as it will make sure that he won't make too many  mistakes because of his ignorance of following the crowd. Thanks a Lot for your time! Regards,
- Vivek Raghunathan (by email)

Hi Doctor, I am a vivid reader of your blog that had brought me to attend your workshop, I am beginner in investing world with just 2 years of investing. I've learned a lot from your blog. It was a very good workshop. I learned quite a lot of metrics like benchmark PE with respect to interest rates, SSGR, FCF, CFO and interpretation of all these from P&L, balance sheet and cash flow statements. Finally, J-curve concept was awesome, since many retail investors like me will sell the stock in panic once it goes below their purchase price. There are many blogs, which write about individual stocks, However, only very few ones like you, Dr., tell how to pick the stocks. Wonderful work to the retail investor community. Thanks & Regards,
- M Arun Kumar (by email)

Dear Dr. Malik, I have been following your blog for the past 6 months and it has been a great learning experience.  When the “Peaceful Investing” workshops were initiated, I was one amongst the first ones to pre-register. 
I has come well prepared for the workshop, after having read each of the articles, annual reports and credit rating reports that you had asked us to read before attending the workshop.  That helped me to be receptive to whatever was conveyed in the workshop.  
I would like to thank you for educating us. We are sure that we will all become financially independent if your techniques along with our diligence is followed religiously. Thanks & regards,
- Hari Balaji S (by email)

Hello Dr. Vijay, As a beginner in stock trading, for me, it was an fruitful day and your efforts are really appreciable. I think the agenda that you planned was well covered and I believe, I have learnt more about peaceful and safe investing. Based on the day, I am planning to revisit my current portfolio very soon and will be selling the few stocks that I currently have based on speculations and mere recommendations. I will surely keep in touch with you over your blog  posts and looking forward for your future workshops on other topics if any as well.
As an whole workshop I think the workshop was really good and thank for your hard efforts. Thanks,
- Duraimurugan Rajendran (by email)

Dear Dr Malik, Thanks for the insightful workshop yesterday. As I keep meeting experts like you, I realize what I know is quite low and what I need to know is large. Best regards
- Vetrivel R (by email)

Dr Vijay, The workshop was insightful, a matter of fact and focused very objectively. For a salaried / part-time investor like me, the workshop did reinforce the following:
  • Attention to annual reports, results updates, news feeds are important and that they deserve more time and scrutiny
  • Financial Analysis session was the best
  • That, I have to be more prudent and need to be more structured in my investing approach
  • The booklet/printout - you've shared - is going to be my reading material for every week / month - Very insightful thoughts
While, I couldn't fully agree with you on the PE slabs benchmarks that you've got - but for a 'Peaceful Investing' - it goes well with that philosophy and it definitely has more merits than disadvantages. It was a Sunday well spent. A BIG thank you. Wish you the very best in your life. Best Wishes,
- Venkat Raghavan (by email)

Dr Vijay, The workshop was extremely useful and very insightful. It opened up new way of thinking in me about investments. I am very grateful to you for sharing your knowledge and experience. Thanks & warm regards,
- Vijayakumar (by email)

Hello Doctor, First of all, thanks for answering all our questions until the last minute. It was very good learning experience on decoding financial statements to come up with answer for some of the questions one may have in analyzing particular company.  Also, the importance of annual reports, Credit Rating, Management quality and so on. Overall, it is a very good learning experience. Thanks.
- Saminathan Seerangan (by email)

Dear Dr. Vijay Malik, I would like to thank you for introducing me to the world of Peaceful Investing. Your presentation had covered all the important parameters of investing in detailed manner. The only suggestion i would like to make is, if you could make this as 2 day / 3 day workshop, so that we can cover topics in more depth and in detail. 
I have recommended your workshop to my friends who are already into investing or planning their financial future. I thank you once again for sharing your knowledge and wisdom. Regards,
- Mohammed Thameem (by email)

Hi Vijayji, Thanks for your class you conducted in Bangalore. It was great learning experience from you on value/peaceful investing. Your class really helped me to control the emotions with market variations even with 5 years of exp. I use to sell/buy with market fluctuation and greed.
Started reading the "The Intelligent investor" (Even though I had these books, your class is major trigger to read these books). Stay blessed and looking for more from you. Regards,
- Veerendra Gowda (by email)

Dear Sir, Really it's a great learning for me and my confidence level on equity investing increased much more. Thank you very much. Regards,
- Satheeesh Loganathan (by email)









If you wish to attend a "Peaceful Investing" workshop, then you should preregister by filling up the form on the following page: