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Equitymaster Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is Equitymaster?

    Equitymaster is a publishing company unlike any other. We publish ideas and research through our newsletters to educate and empower independent investors to make their own investment decisions.

    The Equitymaster website was launched in April 22, 1996, with the single-minded goal to create something that the individual investors of India could trust, and access with ease.

    In fact, we were the first finance website in India!

    But our journey to become the ‘investor’s best friend’ goes back even further. Before we even started the Equitymaster website, we were pioneering to bring you honest and credible opinions, in a market riddled with stock ‘tips’ and unreliable brokers.

    In 1990 – we were then part of Quantum Information Services - we launched the first published source of information on 200 Indian companies, the Stock Market Yearbook.

    Today, decades later, we continue to publish ideas and research through our newsletters to educate and empower independent investors. In fact, to date we are probably the only research house that maintains its own proprietary database…we are now at 800 companies!

    And over these years, we're proud to say that over 1,764,790 registered members of Equitymaster, across 72 countries worldwide, have turned to us for honest, unprejudiced and reliable research.

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  • Is the content on Equitymaster free?

    Our mission is to educate and empower readers like you with honest and credible opinions. And that’s why a lot of what we write is freely available.

    Mind you…don’t let the word ‘free’ mislead you in any way. Our content, all of it, is written by experienced research analysts with great track records, who do not hesitate to go against the markets if that is where the value lies.

    Our in-house research team has a cumulative experience of nearly 80 years!

    Readers can access the free content either by visiting our website (, or by subscribing to our free daily newsletter:

    • Our free wealth-building opportunities newsletter, the Profit Hunter.

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  • How can the information you provide be free?

    Okay, I know what you are thinking. If we are spending all this money on research and bringing you the best analysts and ideas out there, how do we survive…

    While it is – and will always be - completely free to sign up for our daily newsletters, we make money by selling our premium content through newsletters and recommendation services.

    But let us tell you right up front, you never have to buy anything. And we will never share your email address without your consent. We only send promotions for our own services, or for services from our partners that we know and trust. So, rest assured, and happy reading.

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  • What is Equitymaster premium content?

    Our team of investing gurus and research analysts bring you honest opinions and actionable analysis so you can make informed and profitable decisions.

    Each of these experts manages their own trading or recommendation services – premium offerings that allow them to provide high-end investment analysis and recommendations in their area of specialization.

    If you find that you really enjoy the commentaries, analysis or recommendations of a particular Equitymaster editor – be it Rahul Shah, Tanushree Banerjee, Richa Agarwal or any of the many other brilliant analysts – we encourage you to build on that relationship by subscribing to that expert's recommendation service.

    You can find out more and sign up for any or all of these services by clicking here.

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  • What is the Profit Hunter?

    The Profit Hunter is our free daily e-letter that focuses on the best profit-making opportunities in the Indian stock markets. Headed by Research Analyst & co-head of research, Rahul Shah, this profit-hunting team searches for the most profitable opportunities in the markets that fit into his rational wealth-building strategy.

    Rahul firmly believes that in order to be successful at investing, you have to do the big things right and possess a great temperament and a contrarian streak. From time to time, the team presents readers with contrarian views on the markets, politics, and economics so they can make informed decisions.

    To subscribe for this absolutely free newsletter, click here.

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  • Are Equitymaster analysts allowed to invest in the recommended stocks?

    Equitymaster is an honest, completely transparent and a professionally run organisation. We have a strict compliance system, internal policies and Code of Conduct for Prevention of Insider Trading (Code of Conduct) in place.

    Please note all securities trading of our employees are tracked and monitored to ensure that our subscriber gets the first right to our paid research.

    We follow the SEBI (Research Analysts) Regulations, 2014 and SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 and give full disclosures with respect to each recommendation. We further request our subscribers to go through our Code of Conduct.

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  • How do you conduct your research? Are you a licensed advisor?

    Equitymaster is a SEBI registered Research Analyst.

    Equitymaster features a number of qualified research analysts who have significant experience as research professionals. Our research stems from decades of first-rate, hands-on experience. Here's a complete list of our contributors and their qualifications.

    However, Equitymaster does not provide personal investment advice, brokerage services or manage any money. You should contact your broker or investment advisor before making any financial decision based on the information provided to all subscribers.

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  • What are the risks?

    Any investment contains an element of risk. There are some risks that an investor can control, and others they can only guard against. General economic factors, inflation, market value fluctuations, and general conservatism are all risks to every investment. It is important to make well-judged investments based on thorough research in order to minimize your risk.

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  • Do Equitymaster subscribers find their ideas and recommendations helpful?

    We like to think so. But don’t take our word for it, check out our hundreds of subscriber testimonials here.

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  • Is there an Equitymaster App?

    Our apps are yet another way for us to make sure you can get our views on the markets, the economy, and investment quickly and easily as possible.

    You can download the app by clicking below:


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  • Where is Equitymaster located?

    We’re based in the heart of India’s financial capital – Nariman Point, Mumbai. However, our team analyses companies, and travels around the country to seek out the absolute best – safest, and most profitable – business for our subscribers to buy stocks in and grow their wealth.

    You can contact us here.

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  • If I want more information, how can I get in touch?

    A customer service representative can help with any questions you have about Equitymaster or its Premium Content. You can contact us here.

    To sign up for our publications, please go here.

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