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Transfin. Podcast E27: Public Order, Passive Money, Musk Ride

Professor of Financial Economics and Part-time Value Investor, Transfin.
Mar 23, 2019 6:14 AM 2 min read


We like to talk Business and Finance. Figured we should do it for a living.


We open this Episode on a slightly different note. It is Holi after all ;) While you're hopefully resting post celebration...listen in to know of:  


The Victims of PUBG


Gamers Beware! Playing PUBG in India could land you in jail, as it did for six students in Gujarat and 10 more in Rajkot, where playing the game was banned. Was the government right in enforcing such a law on the ruse of maintaining public order or did they drop the ball on this one? We give our take on the matter.


The Worthwhile Aspect of Index Funds/ETFs


As per a recent study, only two out of about 190 actively managed funds beat Nifty 50 returns by at least 1%. Further, the assets under management (AUM) of index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has risen 61% Y-o-Y to INR1.14tr in end-February 2019, so much so that financial planners are increasingly suggesting clients consider index funds.


We discuss how Index Funds/ETFs could be worthwhile investment options in the long run. 


Elon Musk's Potential India Plans


CEO Elon Musk recently hinted at the possibility of Tesla setting up shop in India, with plans of launching their offerings in the country. This has attracted the attention of both market watchers and environmentalists.


Is this a mass market play that could have come on back of the recent announcement of the FAME 2 scheme or just one of those random Musk tweets that are all bark and no bite? Come find out.


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