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    Like we’ve alluded to multiple times in the past, without a vibrant advisory ecosystem of advisors and distributors, there’s only so much the Indian markets can grow. Sure, the investor...

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    Thanks to the dramatic increase in the internet native young investor crowd, we keep getting questions about why fractional shares aren’t allowed in India like the US. Coincidentally, we recently...

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    We started Rainmatter in 2016 because we realized that the Indian markets were quite shallow. The only way we could grow was if the investor participation in Indian capital markets grew, and we cou...

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    Since day 1 of Zerodha, we’ve always tried to share as much as possible and educate people about the markets. Today, our initiatives like Varsity, Z-Connect and Tradingqna are some of the mos...

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    Update (9th Dec 2021): SEBI has put up a consultation paper, which I am guessing is due to their worry about the growing popularity of unregulated algo trading platforms that offer off the shelf au...

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    India is the second-largest consumer of gold in the world after China. Gold holds a lot of cultural significance for Indians. The average Indian household has over 11% of its wealth in gold and it...

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    Fintech is hot🔥 right now. Everybody and their grandmother want to do some “fintech”. Q2, 2021 was the best quarter on record for fintech with $33.7 billion in funding – $1 out of ever...

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    Everything is fintech, and fintech is hot right now. According to CB Insights, Q1’21 was the best quarter on record for fintech, with $22.8 billion in funding. The same story is playing in India....

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    In September 2020, SEBI notified the new changes to the Registered Investment Advisers (RIA) guidelines. There were a few big and important changes in the new guidelines:  Segregation of advisory ...

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    We have all heard of the lakhs of crores of Rupees worth of trading turnover that happens in the Indian capital markets every day, creating the illusion that the markets are massive. However, this ...

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    One of the biggest enablers for the growth of retail investments in India over the last 10 years has been Systematic Investment Plans or SIP in equity mutual funds. You select a mutual fund to inve...

  • ERPNext 

    I am happy to announce Rainmatter’s investment in ERPNext, the biggest Free and Open Source (FOSS) project out of India, and the biggest FOSS ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system in the ...

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    Edited: 1st Feb 2022 after the budget announcement that surcharge on LTCG (Long term capital gain) of unlisted companies to be capped at 15%. Overall LTCG for unlisted companies now drops from 28.5...

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    Negative news generally gets more views compared to happy news due to the Negativity Bias. Social media went berserk when the rumour broke out about the possibility of stock exchanges offering Dire...

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    Retail participation in the stock markets across the world hasn’t been this high in a long time. Low interest rates, work-from-home giving more time and bandwidth to think about personal finance,...

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    SEBI released a circular on June 5, 2020, announcing a regulatory sandbox to allow fintech companies to experiment and test their products in a live environment with some flexibility afforded with ...

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    Trading can be an extremely stressful activity. An emotional roller coaster that all of us face every day. I have interacted with tens of thousands of active traders for almost two decades now. A t...

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    Know your KYC

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    22 Jan 2020

    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 ...

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    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...

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    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 Zero...

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    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) released a circular on 20th May 2019 outlining the framework for innovation sandbox. This sounds like an interesting development for Fintech firms....

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    Tradingview (TV) which offers a popular charting utility and also building a social network for traders recently acquired TradeIt for around $20 million dollars. This was after TV themselves had ra...

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    Less than 1.5 crore Indians invested in the stock markets last year, out of which less than 70 lakh directly into stocks. For an economy like ours to truly reach its potential, we need people to ba...

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