On 22nd April 1996, India's first financial website was born.
It may come as a surprise to you, but at that time we did not have our own domain. We actually rented space on another website.
There were 10,000 internet connections in the country then. Yes, no zeroes missing: just 10,000 VSNL internet connections with speeds of 28 kbps and 56 kbps.
But we had a dream.
We wanted to empower every Indian investor who had been brought up on a diet of what his broker assured him and the media fed him with 100% independent and unbiased investing opinions.
And we believe we have made progress.
Today, the combined services of Equitymaster have over 17,64,790 members across 72 countries worldwide.
But we are not resting on this global reach...
We continue to pursue our dream. Every day, every week, year after year.
Because it's time that you as an investor broke free from the shackles of commission-driven advice.
If you are new to this site, let us assure you that you will not find any 'short-term hot tips'. No intra-day trading advice.
But what you will find here is our 100% unbiased approach in picking good stocks, mutual funds and derivatives, so you can build your long-term wealth - safely.
If there is anything you'd like us to improve on, please write to us. The feedback you send us will be taken very seriously.
After all, Equitymaster.com was designed to be the investor's best friend.
Welcome to Equitymaster and Happy Investing always!
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