Musings

An assorted collection of thoughts on business, finance, and life. Browse by tags.

24 Apr 2021

The pandemic has shown us it's the right time to move away from cities

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The silver lining in these trying times is that people are more open than ever to move out of large cities...
24 Apr 2021

Why FOSS?

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Every time we share a tech blog post, we get a lot of love from the tech community, but also questions like why FOSS?...
15 Apr 2021

Why doesn't Zerodha advertise?

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One thing I get asked the most and I’ve tweeted about this numerous times is that why don’t we advertise...
11 Apr 2021

Podcast with Prateek Singh, the founder of LearnApp

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We've constantly shared things to educate people about the capital markets from the beginning at Zerodha....
07 Apr 2021

Why you shouldn't raise money just because you can

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Right now, is probably the stupidest time for fintech firms like @zerodhaonline to be raising money. It is quite crazy the number of folks reaching out & the different deals. We might regret it in the future, but we are not raising & here are the counterintuitive reasons why.
03 Apr 2021

Risks of running a brokerage firm

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Being a broker is almost like running an insurance busines. You're one black swan event away from giving back your premiums (brokerage income)...
01 Apr 2021

Mis-selling is a systemic issue.

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Mis-selling is a more systemic issue, not with one bank but across the board, banks to ed-tech to fintech...
26 Mar 2021

How to know when odds are higher?

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The decision to trade should have multiple checkboxes, can’t just be one...
23 Mar 2021

Market size estimates

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Market size estimate (Revenue), from the two reports that I just read...
21 Mar 2021

a career highpoint

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Dad's first time on screen. Seeing him so proud is a career highpoint...
19 Mar 2021

CNBC India business leader award

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CNBC India business leader awards...
16 Mar 2021

A nudge to stop people from losing money in Rights Entitlements

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Many retail investors buy Rights Entitlements (REs) without knowing that the value of REs will be zero if they don't apply...
15 Mar 2021

My view on reduction of intraday leverages

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My view on the reduction of intraday leverages is that there will be near-term pain (for Zerodha too). We'll see a drop in trading volumes and an increase in impact cost...
11 Mar 2021

Trading with other people’s money

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Managing other people's money in ways that aren't allowed leads to the most complaints with the regulators. There are ways to do it legally, and those that can incur significant penalties. Here's all that you need to know about managing money.
08 Mar 2021

Enabling women to start making financial decisions

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This video from Paytm captures what we need to do most as a country...
07 Mar 2021

Making taxes easy with Vishvajit Sonagara of Quicko

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A misconception among traders is that you need to file ITR only if you make a profit. Many also don't file since it's quite complex, but...
03 Mar 2021

Spending on brand name keywords

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Startups and small businesses end up spending a lot of money wastefully on Google ads on their brand name keywords. Hopefully, the recent Delhi HC order prohibiting brands from doing this might set a precedent...
19 Feb 2021

Yearly demat account growth for the last 20 years

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The last boom & bust was in 2007-08, took 10 yrs to get back to those numbers...
18 Feb 2021

How big was Jan 2021 for the broking industry?

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Putting the current new investor growth in context...
17 Feb 2021

Being at the right place at right time and surviving

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Zerodha probably started when I started trading 15 years before 2010...