Investing in the Stock Market: A Scientist's View

Introduction Growing up in an Indian family, I had very little exposure to discussion and information about the stock market. People in India are generally less likely to invest in the stock market. Many view investments with suspicion. Indeed, most estimates put the percentage of the population that invest in stocks at 2-5% of the country’s total population [5, 6]. Unsurprisingly, investments were never really a topic of conversation in my home or in school growing up.