markets

11 Jun 2022

Government taxes on Crypto could have been blessing in disguise

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I think many Indian crypto investors accidentally got lucky due to TDS & Tax on Crypto announcement this budget in Feb. If not, many could have potentially been trapped trying to buy the dip & then averaging down...
09 Jun 2022

Indian markets are much better than the US markets

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We constantly look to the west (US) for everything, but the west has to look to India when it comes to markets. Here are a few reasons why...
16 May 2022

Stock market scams to move money illegally

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A trader was lured into sharing login credentials on a telegram group by promising high returns...
01 Apr 2022

Voting on shareholder proposals at Zerodha

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As a shareholder of a company, you are entitled to vote on important company decisions...
24 Mar 2022

Is fractional share investing possible in India?

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Fractional investing or the ability to invest say $10 in Amazon at $3200 has been the biggest reason for stock market participation to go up in the US...
18 Feb 2022

Why our financial year start in April

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So this is why our financial year starts in April and not Jan, from my 6-year-old son's history factbook...
09 Feb 2022

Can brokerage go to 0 in India?

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Many people ask me if brokerage rates can go to zero like in the US...
07 Feb 2022

Impact of 1% TDS on all Crypto trades

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With this 1% TDS, I think Crypto volumes in India will drop off the cliff...
03 Feb 2022

Unauthorised CFD and forex trading platforms

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We had cautioned people about illegal CFD & Forex & Binary trading platforms a while back...
01 Feb 2022

My reading of crypto post the budget

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The good news for crypto is that it was finally acknowledged in the budget. That doesn't mean it's legal—it will only be after the crypto bill...
17 Jan 2022

Impact of STT on traders, exchanges and brokerages

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Every budget day for the last 15+ years, I've woken up hoping that STT is reduced. Hoping STT reduces this year...
15 Jan 2022

History of F&O margin requirements in India

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NSE introduced F&O in 2000 & today NSE is the largest derivatives exchange in the world by volume...
13 Jan 2022

Advisory is one the biggest Indian fintech opportunity

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One of the biggest Indian fintech opportunities is advisory to help Indians manage their personal finances better...
11 Jan 2022

India is addicted to gold

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Over $400billion went out of India to import gold vs $600 billion+ that came in through FPI, FDI & VC. Imagine, instead of gold, some of that money was invested in Indian companies...
06 Jan 2022

Irresponsible influencers

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Watching famous personalities with huge fan followings trying to trigger investors is quite disgusting..
04 Jan 2022

Why only 1% of traders make money

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I'm surprised that, so many are surprised that just 1% of active traders make more than bank fixed deposits over 3 years timeframe. Active trading is like running a business, only a small % succeed...
03 Jan 2022

Physical delivery of stock F&O & their risks

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With mandatory physical delivery for stock options and the removal of the Do Not Exercise (DNE) facility for options (Especially buy options), the risk of huge losses has gone up significantly...
29 Dec 2021

Fixing the tax audit requirement anomaly for trades

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You need to get a CA to validate IT returns (ITR) or get a tax audit if profit when trading is< than 6% of turnover or if the turnover is> Rs 10 crores. This is an anomaly...
20 Dec 2021

What moves the markets?

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What really moves markets? It’s traders & investors making informed & uninformed decisions. Everything else is hocus pocus....
23 Nov 2021

Permissions asked by finance apps

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App permissions Zerodha apps ask for...