We are happy to announce the launch of Zing! by Zerodha, a new Youtube channel that aims to have a fun take on finance lessons and education that we have always offered through our educational initiatives. We are building the channel in partnership with LearnApp, our collaborator of many years. LearnApp has extensive experience in creating high quality financial videos and courses, all the way from serious to fun.
Varsity, our biggest financial educational initiative, started around in 2014, and continues to be one of the largest openly accessible financial education coursewares on the web. In addition to the courseware, Varsity has its own app, quizzes, certifications, video lessons, and now even an animated series, Varsity Junior!
Today, the scope of the financial and capital markets landscape, especially retail, is vast like never before. And, the nature of social media is such that often, the deluge of misinformation and mis-selling dwarf actual, valuable lessons and information. “Finfluencers”, for example, is a big social media phenomenon that has gotten so big that SEBI is looking at it to curb financial mis-selling on social media.
In our continued decade-long attempt to provide quality financial education and to tackle mis-selling and mis-information in finance and capital markets, we’re trying something new with Zing!.
1. The De-influencing series
In this series we pick popular notions of making money and explore if it’s possible or not. Check out the first episode on Penny Stock in our new De-Influencing series.
2. Trading psychology
The second series is a set of 4 episodes on trading psychology. Here a newbie trader takes trades and tries to learn the psychology of it with a more experienced person. A new episode drops every Friday at 7 PM. Keep an eye on the channel here.
With research, a focus on lessons via fun storytelling and a dash of Zing!, we hope to build a fun repository of meaningful lessons for everything related to money, finance, and investing.