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What if I invest at a market all-time high (2024)?

In February 2024, Japan’s benchmark index reached an all-time high, marking a significant milestone after a prolonged interval of 34 years. The stock market in the Land of Rising Sun is in stark contrast to India’s in terms of reaching all-time highs (ATHs) – we witnessed multiple ATHs within a single year. Many investors worry […]

Personal Finance, Zerodha Varsity
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02 Mar 2024
 

This week in fintech and health

In this week’s edition of fintech and health, we look at the rise of corporate venture capital in India, ponder about the future about neobanks and then chuckle at the absurdity of the self optimization culture in health and the absurdity of biohacking fads.

VC/PE enthusiast. Handling investments @ Rainmatter.
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01 Mar 2024
 

Perils of using the Last Traded Price (LTP)

You have created an excellent option strategy, and backtesting shows that it can be profitable. However, the strategy didn’t hold when you applied it in the real market. What could have gone wrong? Did you use the Last Traded Prices (LTP) in your backtest? Most option backtesting tools design trading strategies using the last traded […]

Founder, StockViz
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01 Mar 2024
 

How the Chinese Dragon Burnt Itself

All is not well with China’s economy. Its problems come from the very strategies that brought it 40 years of growth. In our first post on China, we examine its addiction to investment-led growth.

Senior writer at Zerodha
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28 Feb 2024
 

Introducing TWF Flours

Our focus on health at Rainmatter started because of the core team’s focus on living a healthy life. The result of this passion was endless questions about the quality of common food items we eat every day, like vegetables, fruits, dairy, grains, etc. So we started interacting with experts in the domain, such as doctors, […]

Patient capital for Indian fintech, health, and climate startups.
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27 Feb 2024
 

What powers does a nominee of an incapacitated person have?

Imagine finding yourself in a situation where you cannot manage your investments due to illness or accident. Suddenly, the need for cash arises, but you’re incapacitated, unable to initiate transactions. Even worse, your nominee, typically designated to handle such matters in your absence, finds themselves powerless. Thankfully, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) […]

Co-founder, Share Samadhan
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23 Feb 2024
 

Investing is a problem that has been solved

“Investing is a problem that has been solved.” Dave Nadig, a veteran of the US ETF industry, said this on a podcast, and it has been stuck in my head ever since. I remembered this quote because I saw this poll on Twitter (Umm… X. What sort of name is that?). I’ve been thinking and […]

Financial analyst and researcher at Zerodha
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22 Feb 2024
 

What is a credit score, and why is it important for you?

As soon as you get your first credit card or open a bank account, you start hearing people preach about credit scores. And, if you have chosen to be blissfully unaware, here’s a simple explanation.  A credit score is a three-digit number between 300 and 900 that defines your creditworthiness; the lower levels reflect low, […]

Business Analyst at Zerodha
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20 Feb 2024
 

The basics you need to know when buying health and life insurance

Over the years, whenever we asked people what aspect of their personal finances they struggled with the most, the common answer was insurance. So we decided to do an Ask Me Anything session with Shrehith Karkera, co-founder of Ditto Insurance. We collected the most common answers from people with Shrehith answering them in detail.

Financial analyst and researcher at Zerodha
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19 Feb 2024
 

This week in fintech and health

Once upon a time, I used to publish a fintech newsletter. It was pretty good, if I may be vain enough to say so. Once upon a slightly later time, due to unspeakable and mostly embarrassing reasons, I let the newsletter fall by the wayside. But we’re starting it again. My colleagues have promised to […]

Financial analyst and researcher at Zerodha
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17 Feb 2024
 

Why Contribution Profit is a Big Deal?

Let’s say you want to put up a lemonade stand at a college fest. The rent for this stand is 10,000. The cost of making a lemonade with lemon, syrup, soda, and ice is 25. You plan to sell it for 50 per glass. How many lemonades should you sell to make profits or break […]

Content, Zerodha Varsity
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16 Feb 2024
 

Financephobic: Why Zerodha messed up by hiring me

I think I’m financephobic. I abhor finance. Maybe not the field itself, just how it feels. I know financial decisions are important. I still find them revolting. The problem is that I’ve somehow gotten myself a job at Zerodha. India’s largest stockbroker. And I have no idea what I’m doing. In this series, I’ll try fixing my financial life and share what I learn with you.

Senior writer at Zerodha
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16 Feb 2024
 

NRI rules that apply to buying and selling equities and immovable property

The query has been answered by Anjali Malhotra, Partner- Regulatory, Nangia Andersen India. Individuals residing outside India, such as Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), or Foreign Nationals, have to take into consideration the requirements & conditions laid down by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) […]

Partner- Regulatory, Nangia Andersen India
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13 Feb 2024
 

Introducing timeline and insights on Console powered by Tijori

If you have a portfolio of stocks, today there is no one place where you can get updates about all the events and developments that affect your investments. This is where the new Timeline and Stock Insight feature on Console, powered by Tijori comes in.

India's largest broker trusted by 1.3+ crore investors.
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13 Feb 2024
 

Know your fund manager: Rajeev Thakkar of PPFAS Mutual Fund

How well do you know the fund managers you invest with? Beyond the statistics and performance charts lies a deeper understanding that can help you make informed decisions: their core investment philosophies and personal beliefs. This is the heart of our Know Your Fund Manager series, where we delve into the minds of the individuals […]

Personal Finance, Zerodha Varsity
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12 Feb 2024
 

Cashless claim facility at any hospital, with no network limitations

You would have likely heard about it from someone or experienced it yourself: a medical emergency strikes, and you rush to the nearest hospital, only to discover your insurer’s network does not cover it. Dealing with upfront payments and waiting for reimbursements can be stressful. To ease the financial burden and speed up the claims […]

Personal Finance, Zerodha Varsity
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08 Feb 2024
 

Income tax for traders

Whether you’re a seasoned trader or just starting out, understanding the taxation of trading income can make a significant difference in safeguarding your hard-earned capital. In this article, we’ll delve into the intricacies of income tax for traders, shedding light on how understanding the taxation of trading income can make a significant difference in safeguarding your hard-earned capital.

India's leading tax filing platform
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03 Feb 2024
 

Can I stop paying for insurance if I have saved enough?

Can I stop paying insurance premiums if my savings match the coverage of my life and health policies? The purpose of life insurance is to make good the financial loss that a person would suffer if the earning member of the family passes away. We could bucket this financial loss into three major categories. Any […]

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03 Feb 2024
 

Invest in Sovereign Green Bonds (SGrBs) on Kite

Sovereign Green Bonds (SGrBs) are issued by the Government of India to raise money for green projects to reduce carbon emissions. You can now invest in SGrBs on Zerodha Kite.

India's largest broker trusted by 1.3+ crore investors.
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01 Feb 2024