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Mutual funds, FDs kuch sahi nahi hai. Investors are going atmanirbhar to dip their toes in stocks


Concept by Sumit Kumar and Muhabit ul haq

Synopsis

Between March 2020 and February 2021, over 10 million people opened demat accounts to buy and sell stocks. As a result, retail participation in the market has risen to its highest in 15 years. Interestingly, bluechip stocks are seeing a surge in small shareholders. The pandemic may have taught a thing or two to the investor. Hint: do-it-yourself.

Time to take matters into own hands, says the retail investor. Thanks to the pandemic, investors have gone through their own mutation of sorts. Earlier, investors mostly relied on mutual funds for exposure to equities and stuck to fixed deposits to see their money grow. Now, these individuals are taking the reins of their investments in their own hands. Brokers say disappointing performances by several equity mutual fund schemes in the past five

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