Musings

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

28 Jun 2021

Impact of trading costs

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What most traders don't realize is that they pay a good chunk of their capital as costs...
22 Jun 2021

Introducing kill switch

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When you're in a drawdown while trading, the best thing to do is to take a break...
09 Jun 2021

Nudging users to help them avoid mistakes

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Most people don't spend time learning trading or forget what they've learnt when placing an order...
01 Jun 2021

Introducing tags and trading journal on Console

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Stoked about the new tagging feature on Console...
30 May 2021

On the noise about our salaries

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I’m surprised by the unwanted noise around this whole salary news of Nikhilk, Seema (my wife), & me....
28 May 2021

A few thoughts on the Zerodha journey so far

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Buying more of an asset as it goes down is a common behaviour among retail investors....
19 May 2021

The biggest wealth destroyer when investing

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Buying more of an asset as it goes down is a common behaviour among retail investors....
19 May 2021

The risk of offering high leverages

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With Crypto exchanges offering 10 to 100x leverage on futures, I wonder how these platforms monitor the liquidity position...
14 May 2021

On the Panic With Friends podcast with Howard Lindzon

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In conversation with Howard Lindzon...
11 May 2021

Helping people take care of mental health during

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While we figure ways to help those directly affected by Corona, I think it is also super important that all of us take care of ourselves...
06 May 2021

Worklife balance at Zerodha

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At Zerodha, we have just killed all work-related chats post 6 pm & holidays. Also trying to get as many conversations to be asynchronous...
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...