Capital market boom: Should you invest in shares of stockbrokers, depositories, exchanges, AMCs?

Now that many people are investing in financial assets like mutual funds, direct equity, digital gold (SGBs), and REITs (real estate), India’s financialisation theme has well and truly picked up steam. Read on to find out how retail investors stand to benefit.

Before demonetisation, most Indians invested in physical assets like gold and real estate. The bulk of investments in financial assets consisted of bank fixed deposits and the Government’s small savings schemes like PPF, NSC, etc. Not many invested in mutual funds and direct equity. But in 2016, demonetisation, a fall in interest rates, and digitisation gave a much-needed push for mutual fund investments. Then, in 2019, COVID-19 led to an increase in investments in direct equity.  Now that many people are investing in financial assets like mutual funds, direct equity, digital gold (SGBs), and REITs (real estate), India’s financialisation theme has well and truly picked up steam. The financialisation theme involves investment in financial/digital assets like fixed deposits, small sa...

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