06 Jan 2022

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

Why only 1% of traders make money
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
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
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?
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
App permissions Zerodha apps ask for...
22 Nov 2021

Buy Now, Pay Later for stocks
Buying stocks by borrowing at ~15% & risk of being liquidated in drawdowns, is probably the worst financial product for retail investors...
18 Nov 2021

Crypto and forex ads need to be regulated
If financial services businesses are allowed to mis-sell greed & easy + guaranteed returns from risky financial products, it not only harms consumers but it creates a systemic risk...
18 Oct 2021

Nature Shows How This All Works
Extreme events in one direction increase the odds of extreme events in the other...
09 Jun 2021

Nudging users to help them avoid mistakes
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
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
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
In conversation with Howard Lindzon...
24 Apr 2021

The pandemic has shown us it's the right time to move away from cities
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.
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
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
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
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
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
The last boom & bust was in 2007-08, took 10 yrs to get back to those numbers...