markets

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
16 Feb 2021

Podcast - Nikhil Kamath on The Ranveer Show

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Nikhil Kamath on his journey so far...
10 Feb 2021

The Gamestop saga and lessons for retail investors

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In the Gamestop saga, the media has loved telling the story of how Retail made a lot of money from Hedge funds. The reality is entirely different, almost everyone apart from retail has probably made money or benefited from this...
09 Feb 2021

Rising financial awareness among Indians

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Financial awareness about the importance of saving and investing in India is increasing at the fastest rate ever, especially among millennials...
28 Jan 2021

Shorting and Indian Capital Markets

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Can retail traders are cause a “short squeeze” in India like they did in stocks like GameStop and AMC entertainment in the US? It cannot, and I explain why in this post. Join the discussion on Trading Q&A.
22 Jan 2021

Beyond misleading trading turnover numbers — the actual size of Indian capital markets?

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Looking at trading turnover to estimate capital market size is misleading. Most trades are leveraged & ideally we should look at the margins being traded, not the trade value...
01 Jan 2021

The fallacy of predictions

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Even after all my years of experience, I couldn't have been more wrong in predicting the direction of our business in 2020. These expert predictions should be taken with a ...
24 Dec 2020
23 Dec 2020

Total addressable market for brokers

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Since broking is hot post-COVID, inspite of all the spike in trading volumes and activtity, the total addressable market is just ~1.5 million users. I had shared this pre-Covid. Broking ...