Musings

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

30 Nov 2022

Why everyone should pay more attention to India

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Whenever students ask me for advice, I say, stay in India. Not just because we need to avoid the brain drain...
18 Nov 2022

Learning what works and what doest with trading tags

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Like everything in life, the way to get better at trading is to do more of what works & less of what doesn't. ...
16 Nov 2022

On web3 and buzzwords

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We need to put human-first thinking way above technology-first thinking...
15 Nov 2022

Basics of Government bonds

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The yields on Govt bonds have risen substantially this year and there's a lot of interest from investors. But we also get a lot of questions...
09 Nov 2022

The Indian capital market regulations and infrastructure are among the best in the world

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Our capital market infrastructure & regulations don't get enough credit for being among the best in the world...
28 Oct 2022

Using stock market data feeds in gaming apps

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NSE issues a cease & desist to all stock gaming apps. We had written about this issue on the Rainmatter blog...
25 Oct 2022

The symbolism behind Goddess Lakshmi sitting on a lotus and Goddess Saraswati sitting on a stone

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As we celebrate Laksmi Puja this Deepavali, here's an interesting anecdote...
01 Oct 2022

Elephants By The Lake

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Elephants by the lake or EBTL was Rainmatter Foundation's first experiment...
30 Sep 2022

Tracking global markets overnight isn't worth losing sleep

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One of the wasteful things that most traders do is to actively track US markets at night...
28 Sep 2022

Margin penalties

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Margin penalties are charged on F&O in case of insufficient minimum margins...
24 Sep 2022

Health challenge at Zerodha

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Our latest health challenge at Zerodha is to give an option to set a daily activity goal on our fitness trackers...
20 Sep 2022

Social stock exchange can making investing for the future mainstream

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The second-biggest problem for the planet outside climate change is the concentration of wealth unless it helps society...
19 Sep 2022

My life guru & the biggest reason for Zerodha's success

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How K (Kailash) builds tech is how he leads his life, constantly questioning the cost of everything he does...
09 Sep 2022

Indian cities weren't built to handle their current population

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Most large Indian cities weren't built in a way to handle as many people living in them today...
07 Sep 2022

Making insurance easy with ditto

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AFor a long time, one item on our to-do was to build an insurance platform free of conflicts, mis-selling, spam, &, most importantly, advisors to handhold...
07 Sep 2022

RBI alert list of CFD and Binary trading platforms

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RBI just published a list of such unauthorized trading platforms, warning Indians that trading on these platforms can be prosecuted under the FEMA act...
06 Sep 2022

SEBI prohibits brokers from associating with unregulated algo trading platforms

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A few thoughts on the Indian broking industry and updates about Zerodha as we turn 12 years old...
30 Aug 2022

Few thoughts on Indian markets

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People keep asking about my views on the markets. I've been at it for ~25 years & I don't have a clue...
30 Aug 2022

Introducing Varsity Certified

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The best time to learn is before people learn the wrong things...
26 Aug 2022

We just got to 1 crore customers

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We at Zerodha just got to 1 crore customers.