India has the world's second-fastest growing ETF market, behind Japan, with assets more than doubling to USD 4 billion from USD 1.9 billion in the past three years.
An average Indian household holds 84% of its wealth in real estate and other physical goods, 11% in gold and the rest 5% in financial assets like deposits and savings accounts, publicly traded shares, mutual funds, life insurance and retirement accounts.
Households in advanced nations such as Australia and the UK put larger share of their wealth in retirement assets at 23% and 25% respectively.
The most expensive stock in world is the Warren Buffet's Hathaway, Class A, which is priced at USD 2,13,330 per share. The reason for such a high price is that the company doesn't splits the shares.
The oldest stock exchange in the world is Amsterdam Stock Exchange, which was established in 1602 by Dutch East India Company dealing with the printed stocks and bonds.
Indian households held Rs 9,80,000 crore in mutual funds by July 2017, a year-on-year increase of 40%. Households accounted for 48% of all mutual fund assets, 3% more than a year ago.