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Gamifying your Investments

As you login to your account, you’ll now see on the top right corner a box that tells you where you stand among your peer investors! This will help rank yourself among your peers and will also act as an instant financial health check for you. We have a podcast that explains the various aspects of […]

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SIP ready reckoner

We often talk of the virtues of investing through the systematic investment route (SIP). When you invest a monthly sum, how much can you expect at different rate of returns, over different time frames? Here’s a ready reckoner that will help you quickly know if you are investing adequately and where you are likely to […]

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Of market crashes and recovery

With Brexit taking centre stage in world markets, we ran a check on how Indian markets reacted to various crises in the last two decades and how the recovery was. The good news is that there is a lot of money to be made after a crisis. This isn’t new news by any means. But […]

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FundsIndia View: The story behind how your wealth is created

Motilal Oswal has come out with its 20th Annual Wealth Creation Study for five years between 2010 and 2015. We only thought it apt to not just showcase the results of that report, but to also let you know how these findings play a vital role in your own mutual fund portfolios and investing habits […]

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Why passive investing is not random in India

The Mathematician George Spencer-Brown, in his book, ‘Probability and Scientific Inference’, tells us something remarkable. In a random series of 101000007 zeroes and ones, there are likely to be 10 or more sequences of a million consecutive 0s. If we were to do a pattern analysis, and took a considerably large consecutive set of a […]

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Can Social Learning help Investing?

Historically, every single attempt to automate human activity has been met with stiff resistance. In the late 19th and early 20th century, when tall buildings started coming up, lifts or elevators were operated through pulleys and levers by lift operators. This was obviously an inefficient and risky approach. Humans make mistakes. But when technology improved, […]

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Investment Behavior: Young & Old

FundsIndia investor distribution, much like most things related to the Internet in India, is skewed towards young working age men. As a result our investors when measured across age for 6 of the biggest cities in India are distributed thus. Our typical investor, as it can be seen, is between the ages 24 and 44. […]

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FundsIndia’s Successful Investors: A Data Analysis

I’m Nilakantan S. Rajaraman and I work as a Data Scientist at FundsIndia. One of the things I do every day is stare at data. And hope for some insights that may be of value. I hope some of what I find interesting in the data analysis will raise your eyebrow, too. India’s great cities […]

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