Mid-Monthly February 2017

mid monthly february 2017

This is the Eighth edition of Stable Investor’s Mid Monthly.

Great Stuff Elsewhere

Who is the most successful investor? Chances are you will take Buffett’s name. But who is the greatest stock picker of all time? An interesting analysis proposes that it is not Warren Buffett.

There are a million ways to get rich. But there’s only one way to stay rich. Getting Rich Vs. Staying Rich are two very different things.

Amazon is an admirable company. Not because its stock has done really well in recent past. But because other behemoths like Google and Apple cant innovate like Amazon.

The tail (stock portfolio) should never wag the dog (your life). The amount of mental capital you need to manage a portfolio of stocks decides how you sleep at night. Another interesting article that you can read is on Returns per unit of Stress.

We all want to be successful. But is it easy? No. Here are 35 Things no one told you about being successful.

I have been a long-time fan of Jason Zweig’s writings. Here is one of his good interviews I read recently. But if you don’t know who he is and how clear his thoughts are about investing, then I recommend you go through his principles first.

Everyone asks you to save more. If you don’t need further convincing, then good for you. But if you do, this article – The Real Reason Big Savers Retire Early will do just that. To summarize, saving more not only means that there is more in the account to grow. But it also reduces your retirement savings need. The reason is that for any given level of income, the more you save, the less you’re spending to live on. And if you don’t spend as much to maintain your lifestyle, you don’t need as much saved up to replace it!

A good article on the Goals Vs. Systems debate. Few months back, I had shared an article on similar topic. You can read it again here.

A solid list of wisdom-soaked quotes by Charlie Munger on Getting Rich, Wisdom, Focus and Fake Knowledge.

Your survival in an increasingly unpredictable world depends on your ability to embrace uncertainty. And it is more important than you think.

I need to improve my morning routine. And they say this routine can save you 20+ hours a week.

In Last 30 days on Stable Investor

You have life goals that need money? Ofcourse you do. Here is a solid method of goal based financial planning that can help you achieve most of your goals.

You should seriously think about getting FIREd!! Wait… 🙂 FIRE stands for Financial Independence and Retiring Early.

You will never miss having a life insurance policy. But your family might miss it dearly. A tragic story of one under-insured person’s family.

And the usual, State of Indian Stock markets at the end of January 2017.

From the Archives

You are only allowed to make 20 investments in your life. Which stocks will you pick?

A detailed analysis (3, 5, 7 and 10-year rolling) of how future returns correlate to broader market PE, when you invest in index. (Note – I will be publishing the updated analysis soon).

The severity of 2009’s crash might never be repeated again. In this old post done in 2013, I analyzed several well-known stocks where enormous wealth was created.

There are several hundred articles on Stable Investor. So if you want to deep dive, then you might find the archives section useful. Or if you are new here, there here is where you should start.

Books I Read (or Re-Read) Recently

I didn’t read anything significant in last few weeks. Was on a vacation.


  1. Hi ashish,
    Kindly write about stock portfolio construction from scratch by investing small amounts monthly.No such articles available in internet.
    for examble,investing 5k per month.how many stocks,buying strategy,allocation,how much amount per stocks…etc.waiting for your post

      1. Thanks Ji,
        For Fast reply
        Reading all ur Posts. Very Good really. please do write an article about good stocks to invest for long term say greater than 10 years irrespective of market cycles.

      2. What happened to your stock advisory service? remembering you stopped in between to get SEBI license.

      3. Yes. I stopped it to get the license. I have the license now. But currently focusing on helping individuals with their personal finances.

      4. I see ! I was one of the subscribers. Did you communicate with subscribers regarding this? (Stopping the service)

  2. hi Stableinvestor, can you tell what to do if I have lumpsum to invest for 5 years and market is expensive like it is right now.

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