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Vijay Kedia: The Successful & Early Investor

Created on 02 Dec 2020

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If looked closely, success wouldn't seem very far away. Achieving success doesn't take much, but just ambition and the sincerity and dedication towards that ambition. Having set that ambition in advance is said to be the first step that will get you closer to achieving it. And this is the reason why many prudent parents, who are very much particular about their children, also want their kids to make such decisions as early as possible. 

There are many personalities from across fields who had started their professional careers at a very early age. Their great successes are proof enough that will help you believe in the first-mover advantages. Whether it's the missile man of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam or the Cricket God Sachin Tendulkar, such personalities started off at a small age and went on to achieve big successes. 

Similarly, when it comes to the trading world, there is another name that can surely be included in the list of such personalities. And that name is Vijay Kedia. 

Kedia started his career at the early age of 19 and took up trading and investing as a full-time career. 

Click here to read more about such successful investors and understand what brought them such immense success.

So, what induced him to begin so early? What made him so successful? How has he been continuing to earn massively even today? Let's dive in.

Eary Life of Vijay Kedia

Dr. Vijay Kishanlal Kedia is a master Indian investor who has established his name in the world of trading. Kedia is the founder and CEO of Kedia Securities Pvt. Ltd. He has often been characterized as the 'market master'. In 2016, Vijay Kedia was awarded with the prestigious 'Doctorate Degree for Excellence' in the field of Management.

Investing giant, Dr. Vijay Kedia comes from a Marwadi family who was into the profession of stock-broking. At just the age of 14, he acknowledged he had a fondness for the stock market. Kedia got into the field of trading as he had to support his family. His aptitude for investment and trading enabled him to gain huge returns in a little time. 

Back in the year 2016, he was featured as #13 in the Business World list of most Successful Investors of India. Subsequently in 2017, 'Money Life Advisory' launched a microsite called 'Ask Vijay Kedia', via which Kedia has given crucial management tips at the London Business School, TEDx and various other global platforms.

The Investment Strategy of Vijay Kedia

Dr. Vijay Kedia precisely attaches to SMILE as a principle in investing; which means Small in size, Medium in experience, Large in aspiration and Extra-large in market potential. This is the only investing strategy which is endorsed by Dr. Kedia. 

Talking about his investment strategy, Kedia said, "One should scout for companies which have good Management. Find very good management, very honest management and see the product in which the Management is going to grow, going to outperform its peers and the economy. Invest in those companies for the next 10-15 years, and you cannot go wrong." 

Major holding of Vijay Kedia
Disclaimer: Holdings and their values are subject to market changes.
 

His advice to all his followers is to bet big and ride through the tough times. According to him, though luck plays a large part in the stock market, other components like investments, knowledge, courage and patience are also some other important cornerstones. 

Vijay Kedia has been 100 per cent invested for the past 30 years of his investing career

The portfolio of Dr. Kedia is a dream portfolio which would definitely be a wish list for many small investors of the stock market.

Stock Name

Quantity Held

Holding Percentage

Holding Value

Innovators Façade Systems Ltd.

2,010,632

10.66%

6.0 Cr

Affordable Robotic & Automation Ltd.

1,072,000

 

10.53%

6.4 Cr

Lykis Ltd.

1,934,512

 

9.98%

5.9 Cr

Repro India Ltd.

901,491

7.46%

31.2 Cr

Tejas Network Ltd.

3,900,000

 

4.21%

44.2 Cr

Everest Industries Ltd.

615,924

3.94%

16.7 Cr

Vaibhav Global Ltd.

659,087

2.30%

141.0 Cr

Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd.

1,100,000

 

1.59%

51.6 Cr

Cheviot Company Ltd.

100,586

1.56%

7.1 Cr

Neuland Lab

200,000

1.56%

21.3 Cr

Atul Auto Ltd.

321,512

1.47%

5.6 Cr

Ramco Systems Ltd.

425,000

 

1.39%

19.6 Cr

Panasonic Energy India Company Ltd.

93,004

 

1.24%

2.0 Cr

Cera Sanitaryware Ltd.

140,000

1.08%

45.0 Cr

Astec Lifesciences Ltd.

-

Below 1%

 -

Things to be learned from Dr. Vijay Kedia

1. Invest for long term 

Dr. Kedia truly believes in long term investments. According to him, companies always take time to develop and grow. And as the saying goes, "Rome was not built in a day". Investing for a long-term is effective because the stock market is always volatile in nature. The swings in the price could cause huge losses if not evaluated appropriately. 

2. Look for good Management

Dr. Vijay Kedia thinks that a person should invest in companies with nice and transparent Management. Several facets make up a company, and those are crucial to be deemed before investing in the company. According to him, one should always look for the qualitative factors of the company. 

3. Don't invest to earn bread

Vijay Kedia always advises that you should never depend on the stock market for your livelihood. According to him, it is important for a person to have an alternative source of income. He says you can resist market changes and be an active trader. Many investors have invested large sums of money in hopes to gain more money without even having a formal business or a job. This has led to a huge loss and hence, accumulated debts for such individuals. 

4. Have a balanced approach 

Dr. Vijay  Kedia says it is crucial to have an equalized approach. It is not good to be excessively optimistic during an upward trend and extremely pessimistic in a downtrend of the stock market. He says investing does not have to be aggravating work. It can be simple and comfortable if you have a confident approach. 

Conclusion 

There may be many big investors in the trading industry, but whenever we think of an investor who is also an inspirational mentor, its people like Dr. Vijay Kedia that usually strikes the mind. He has been one step ahead of most investors due to his never-failing investing tips and tricks. 

Though the market is always autonomous and uncertain, following the tips of successful investing minds like Dr. Kedia can help you to avoid or in the worst case, endure any tragic market shocks. 

So, if you are someone who is in search of guidance before stepping into the pool of trading, you know whom to follow. 

Happy ( and smart) investing!

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