Retail investors are helping markets more by staying out than by investing in equities. So from a purely selfish point blogof view, we (current equity market participants) do not mind if you stay away from equities. Park your money in low-interest bearing savings accounts and this will help banks raise cheap funds.

Then, while you earn taxable 9% per year in fixed deposits and 4% in savings accounts, we will continue to buy HDFC Bank, IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank and the like, which are up 3.5 times, 11 times and 5.9 times respectively since December 2008.

Also, remember to pay all your EMI installments on time so that retail loans made by private banks do not get into trouble and we can continue do well owing their stocks. Continue reading