Musings

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

17 Dec 2020

Robinhood pays $65M to settle SEC charges on payment for order flow disclosures

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The Robinhood SEC settlement over order flow disclosures grabbed some headlines even in India. Since people might be wondering if this happens here, it doesn't. Unlike the US, all order ...
13 Dec 2020

Why advertising doesn't work

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This is a great listen from Freakonomics on whether advertising works. The reason we could bootstrap was that we never spent on ads. With no ads, a business is forced ...
08 Dec 2020

Podcast: Sandeep Parekh on the evolution of the Indian market and securities regulations

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This is a must-watch for those interested in the Indian securities market. @SandeepParekh we need to find a way to get you to do more of this. :)
07 Dec 2020

A product to get more Indians to save and invest

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To get the next 10 crore Indians, the traditional financial product might not work. Here's what I think is needed to get these people to start saving and investing.
05 Dec 2020

Does Illiquidty like in private markets lead to good investor behavior?

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A question I have been asking institutional investors in both private and public markets is - if they could enter and exit their holdings at will like retail investors(which they ...
28 Nov 2020

The flipside of effecient companies

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The flip side of tech-first businesses like ours is that we don't create as many jobs. We are around the same number of employees today at 3.8mn clients as we ...
23 Nov 2020

Why Zerodha with Nithin

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Me answering the most frequently asked question aroung why Zerodha is the broker for you.
13 Nov 2020

Downside of working from home

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This year has been ridiculous, I now have "spending time with my 5-year-old son" scheduled on my calendar. WTF! I was wondering if I was the only insane one until ...
10 Nov 2020

Forbes cover

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Almost unreal that we could represent Zerodha on the cover of Forbes. Some personal lessons from the many highs & many lows in this 20-year journey working, trading, trying to ...
07 Nov 2020

The real hockey stick growth worth chasing

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"The real hockey curve growth we all need to be chasing - seeds (maybe not companies)". @zenx said while handing over these 50 odd seeds. Seeds that can ...
28 Oct 2020

Does technical analysis work?

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Am often asked if Technical Analysis actually works. Firstly, there's nothing that just "works" in trading. But TA works well for retail as it doesn't let you trade against the ...
26 Oct 2020
26 Oct 2020

Nudging people towards doing the right things

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The penny stock Nudge introduced in March on Kite has helped us reduce penny stock trading volume significantly. It has given us hope that the bunch of new nudges we ...
25 Oct 2020

The best way of investing in gold

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Seems like everyone is selling digital gold. On digital gold, you lose 3% as GST, upto 2% in commissions, & a spread >5% (buy-sell difference). If you are looking at ...
21 Oct 2020

Sitting on a profitable trade is harder than sitting on a loss making trade

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Contrary to what most people think, it is much tougher to sit on a profitable trade vs loss-making. All decent traders have a defined stop to handle losing trades. When ...
18 Oct 2020

Evolution of the Indian stock broking industry since the Harshad Mehta scam - Scam92 TV Show

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#Scam1992TheHarshadMehtaStory - a thread on everything that has changed since then in the world of Indian stockbroking. Today the settlement cycle is 2 days & SEBI is hinting at a ...
11 Oct 2020

Generalists vs specialists

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My view on Generalist vs Specialist? Being a jack of all trades helps you grow intellectually & increases odds of finding what you love. But as a business, I think ...
08 Oct 2020

Sense of time post-COVID

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Have been wondering why the post-COVID world seems more Busy-ness than Business. This article explains why beautifully - "We have more time for leisure than we did fifty years ago. ...
17 Sep 2020

Nikhil and Me on SNFConversations

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They say it is tough to be in business with family. @kamath_nikhil & I have been doing stuff together forever, never a fight & couldn't have had a ...
17 Sep 2020