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This website is an avenue for our perspectives on investments and personal finance.

The articles are an attempt to simplify the process of investment decision making. The topics would cover various investment products available to retail investors but the major focus of the website would be on equity investments.

The articles are based on our experience & learning while analysing stocks for my personal investments and the lessons learned during the academics and out of classroom readings.

The website aims to be an avenue for knowledge for the readers as well as the author.

 

A Brief about Me:

I am active in Indian equity markets since 2006.

I have done MBA (Finance) from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi, one of the premier business school and was awarded the Gold Medal for graduating at the top of my class. Additionally, I have done certifications like Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from CFA Institute Inc, USA and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Inc. USA.

I graduated in medicine (MBBS) from a reputed govt medical college in Maharashtra and worked for a few years as a medical officer in different institutions before realising that finance is my cup of tea.

 

My Learning and the Journey to Stocks:

“Always follow your heart” is my learning after experiencing three different professions, four different jobs, five states and meeting countless people along this journey. An inner voice always guides us towards peace and contentment and we should not ignore it.

As a full-time stock investor, now, I realize that I could have known my interest in finance during MBBS (1999-05) when I enjoyed reading Businessworld more than Robbin’s book of Pathology. But, I ignored it.

After spending eight years in the medical field, I realized that it’s not going to give me professional contentment and I gravitated towards Indian Civil Services (ICS). I again ignored the fact that it was during preparations for the ICS exam that I learned more about investing and bought my first stock.

As luck would have it, I could not get through the ICS exam. It gave me an opportunity to give finance a fair chance. I got selected for the MBA program (2009-11) at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi where finance and I clicked with each other and I graduated at the top of my class and was awarded the Gold Medal.

By now, I was convinced that one should always listen to one’s heart while deciding what to do in life. I applied only to finance companies for the job despite the fact that my medical background made me a logical pick for pharmaceutical companies. ICICI Bank hired me where I worked for 5 years (2011-16) and got the best credit risk analyst award.

In 2016, I decided to be a full-time equity investor and focus on my blog: www.drvijaymalik.com, which aims to simplify stock market investing. I teach my fundamental stock picking approach, “Peaceful Investing” to investors & corporates in workshops. The Economic Times had covered my investment approach (link)

Therefore, I believe that we should follow our hearts and it will show us the right direction.

 

Details of registration with SEBI:

Name: Vijay Malik
SEBI Registration Number: INA100004806
Registered Address: 2470, Urban Estate, Jind, Haryana. Pincode: 126102

The above details can be verified by searching for “Vijay Malik: at the following page on SEBI website: List of Investment Advisers

 

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"Peaceful Investing": My Stock Investing Approach

“Peaceful Investing” approach is the result of my more than a decade of experience in equity markets. This approach helped me invest even when I had a full-time corporate job and therefore, could not spare a lot of time for stock analysis.

During my investing journey, I have faced almost all the common challenges of the investors; the biggest one being “scarcity of time”. “Peaceful Investing” approach keeps in mind that an investor will have only limited time for stock analysis. 

The objective of “Peaceful Investing” approach is the selection of such stocks, where once an investor has put in her money, then she may sleep peacefully. Therefore, if later on, the stock prices increase, then the investor is happy as she is now wealthier. On the contrary, if the stock prices decline, even then the investor is happy as she can now buy more quantity of the selected fundamentally good stocks.

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