Author: Nithin Kamath


इन 2 शेयर मार्किट के फ्रॉड से सतर्क रहें

सबको आसानी से पैसा बनाना होता है, और इसी कारणवश वह शेयर मार्केट में उतरते हैं। लेकिन, जैसे किसी ज्ञानी ने कहा है, “आसानी से लंबी अवधि के लिए रूपया कमाने के लिए स्टॉक मार्केट दुनिया में सबसे मुश्किल जगह है।” और इसका अहसास हमको तभी होता है जब हमको कोई नुकसान नज़र आता है। […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
10 Feb 2020

Stock market scams everyone should be aware of

Hindi: इस पोस्ट को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें। The lure of easy money is what attracts people to trading and investing, including yours truly. But like someone once said, “Stock markets are the toughest place in the world to make easy money in the long run”. This realisation typically occurs when […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
10 Feb 2020

Introducing Portfolio Analytics

While all of us wish that all the stocks we hold go up, it seldom works out that way. There will always be asset classes, sectors, and stocks which underperform your expectations. The “putting all your eggs in one basket” risk with the hope of getting lucky is something all investors need to avoid to […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
29 Jan 2020

Know your KYC

Update: April 25, 2020 SEBI put out this clarification on April 24, 2020 on the Know Your Client (KYC) process. It is in line with what we have described in the post below. While we have explained authenticating AADHAR through DigiLocker, The Ministry of Finance has put out this notification on April 22nd allowing AADHAR […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
22 Jan 2020

Referrals just got more rewarding!

When you refer a client to Zerodha, we credit you with 300 reward points for each referral. These reward points can be used to subscribe to our premium products and partner services (more here). We’ve also been following up with the exchanges to allow a percentage sharing of brokerage like we offered for referring until […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
10 Jan 2020

Intraday leverages reduced across the board

Over the last 12 months, SEBI has been bringing in many additional rules and regulations that safeguard retail customers from any potential financial fraud at a brokerage firm. In this process, many ambiguities in earlier circulars are also being cleared out. While all these have been extremely tough on the brokerage industry in the short […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
02 Jan 2020

Introducing Quicko

A super important part of trading is filing income tax returns (ITR), irrespective of whether you’re profitable or have made losses. Through the Markets and Taxation module on Varsity, we have not only explained all aspects of taxation, but also answered thousands of queries. It was obvious that just education isn’t enough, but we need […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
02 Jan 2020

Introducing instant GTT on equity buys

We launched Good Till Triggered (GTT) orders in July this year to help you place long-standing equity delivery orders to set stoploss and target on your holdings, or to set triggers to buy stocks at a certain price in the future. If you aren’t already using GTT, check out the intro post. Many of the […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
12 Dec 2019

Launching the all-new Streak 3.0 Beta

The Streak team has been working for the past few months on revamping the platform to make your experience better, based on your feedback. Here is a post from the Streak team introducing the new Streak 3.0 beta platform. You can write to [email protected] with any feedback you may have. We have all come a […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
04 Dec 2019

On the Karvy Issue

This damning SEBI order against Karvy has come as a shock to everyone in the capital market ecosystem. While the press is going to start reporting its interpretations, we should reserve judgement and allow the regulatory investigations to complete, and all facts to emerge. In the meanwhile, many have written to us on our support […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
23 Nov 2019

Introducing 20 depth or level 3 data on Kite

Hindi: इस पोस्ट को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें। Over the many years trading and interacting with traders, I have constantly heard complaints that institutions have a big edge over retail traders due to lower trading costs, better platforms, and access to level 3 data. With our technology, and with our partner […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
01 Nov 2019

Explore the Zerodha Universe this Diwali

Happy Diwali! Like every year, we have a few exciting offers on all our partner products this Diwali. The Muhurat trading session will be held on Sunday, October 27 2019, between 6:15 and 7:15 PM. As always, no brokerage will be charged for trades done in the Muhurat trading session. 🙂 Here is a list […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
25 Oct 2019

Introducing Finception

There is something about good content on finance and markets that excites me, and Finception has done it since their first article. We have partnered with some of the coolest FinTech businesses in India working on expanding capital market ecosystem through Rainmatter – Finception is the latest. Their daily newsletter, Finshots, is how I start […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
15 Oct 2019

The race to Zero – Can the Indian brokerage industry survive?

October 1st, 2019 was quite eventful for the brokerage industry. In the US, Interactive Brokers introduced a“Lite” plan with no commissions, followed by Schwab, TD Ameritrade, E-Trade, and more. These firms were charging up to $7 per trade. Stock prices of most of the large brokerage firms dropped 10% to 30% in one day. These […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
03 Oct 2019

On conspiracy theories about Zerodha

Thursday, 29th Aug, was a tough day for us as a business. Our vendor-managed Order Management System (OMS) had a 30+ minute downtime caused by a single anomalous order, a new scenario they were not familiar with. We investigated the issue and published a postmortem report with technical details on the same evening, which seems […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
03 Sep 2019

Post-mortem of technical issue – August 29, 2019

Between 10.00 and 10.40 AM today, we faced technical issues with our order management system (OMS). Order placements resumed after that, but clients who had open orders from before 10.00 AM that got executed at the exchanges during the affected period, faced issues with additional margin blocks until we could reconcile the overall positions with […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
29 Aug 2019

Lessons from trading on Yes Bank

Over 7 lakh people currently hold stocks in their demat account with us. The current market fall has been quite sharp (especially in midcap and small-caps) and hurting most of our investment portfolios. While there has been wealth destruction across the board, three companies stand out not just in value lost, but also in the […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
23 Aug 2019

9 years of Zerodha

Aug 15th, 2019 is 9 years since we started Zerodha. All of us have had the best time of our lives, building a brokerage firm that we wanted as traders. We are now: India’s largest retail brokerage with over 1 million active clients Maybe the largest retail brokerage in the world in terms of the […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
14 Aug 2019

Introducing GTT – Good Till Triggered orders

I am happy to announce a long-awaited feature, GTC, but even better. Introducing GTT (Good Till Triggered) orders. GTC orders GTC (Good Till Cancelled) orders are orders that are valid until cancelled. They are most commonly used for placing long term stoploss and target orders. Offering this has been a challenge because exchanges in India […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
22 Jul 2019

Introducing the Kite 3 mobile app

Today, more than 70% of our daily trades come from our mobile apps. If you had asked me to guess five years back, it wouldn’t have been anywhere close to this. It seemed unlikely then that active day traders would use mobile phones to trade. Kite mobile changed that. Now, Kite 3 mobile is here, […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
01 Jul 2019

Introducing Console holdings

Our tech team has been working on Console – our reporting tool for the last two years, and it has been a grind covering for all the edge cases. It is probably the only platform that includes P&L and the average price even for stocks transferred in from another demat, all types of corporate actions, […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
18 Jun 2019

Open Interest on Kite charts, track events, and more…

Open Interest (OI) is an essential factor to track when actively trading F&O contracts or their underlying stocks. You can check this chapter on OI on Varsity to learn more. Change in OI indicates the strength of the price move, as explained in Varsity. All trading platforms display only the current OI on any contract, […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
12 Jun 2019

Referrals and rewards

Hope you are enjoying the new products and features we are constantly pushing at Zerodha.  Better yet, we have several big announcements scheduled over the next few weeks. We have always taken the approach of building the best products for you and let word of mouth marketing spread the goodness. We have refused to raise […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
29 May 2019

Growth of UPI usage at Zerodha

UPI is changing the payments landscape in India. You must have already seen metrics for the UPI platform published by the NPCI. We thought it might be interesting for you to see data on UPI at Zerodha, as we are one of the largest merchants on the UPI platform and our client demographics — people […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
24 May 2019