Getting Started

  • What is Alphine?

    Alphine is a marketplace platform where you can buy stock indices

  • What is a Stock Index?

    A stock index is simply a collection of stocks, classified by certain characteristics, like market cap, profitability, growth etc.

  • Why should I buy an Index over buying an individual stocks?

    Index minimizes the risk by better diversification. If you buy just one company, you are betting all your money in that one company. Whereas with index you are buying many similar companies and preventing risky exposure to a single company.

  • What is the advantage over buying an index as opposed to investing in a mutual fund?

    Two great advantages of buying an index over a mutual fund is,

    1. You will only have to pay a fraction of the fees with index compared to mutual funds
    2. It’s very simple to understand an index, as opposed to the complicated structures of a mutual fund.

  • What is the fees for an index?

    Indices are one of the lowest cost investments, it is as low as 0.5% of your investment.

  • How does an Index fees compare to Mutual Funds?

    While index charge only 0.5%, Mutual Funds usually charge around 2.5%

  • What are the requirements to buy an Index?

    You need to create an Alphine account (Click Here to create an account), and needs a brokerage account. Currently we support only Zerodha Accounts (Click Here to create a Zerodha Account). We will be adding more brokerages in the future.

  • What is the process of buying an Index?

    After selecting an index based on the return you are expecting, just hit the buy button. All the stocks in the index will be credited to your brokerage account. You can then track your returns through your Alphine profile or sell it from there when you achieve desired returns.

  • How long should I hold an Index?

    Index investing are for the longer term. Data shows stocks deliver better returns over the long term. It is common for people to hold index over 10 years or more. It delivers better returns not only through capital appreciations, but also through reducing transaction costs and taxes

  • Are the returns guaranteed?

    Even though stocks have beaten every other asset classes in the long term, stocks returns are never guaranteed.