Yep. I was a worker at McDonalds and only sixteen at the time, and we had a new employee. He was on grills, and I was on table right behind him. There’s another side to the table that cannot see the grills through the cabinets of food, so when any cook to order meat, in this case quarter pounder, was finished, the grill person would call “Quarters up!” So side two would know to get their meat and send the burger on its way. Well, our new employee absolutely refused to talk near me. I didn’t really get it, he would talk to other people. But he wouldn’t call out quarters up for the life of him. After multiple times of doing it myself, I finally stopped and took the meat and held it back to him and asked him to call it out himself. He slammed it into the table and splattered grease into it. I stood there and told him he needed to call out quarters up for side two. He would not, he turned back to his grills and ignored me.
With better internet penetration and availability of smart phones, access to information related to investments and stocks are just a click away. Plus with a lot of positive messages like “mutual fund sahi hai” and the efforts put in by brokers like Sharekhan, ICICI , kotak by investing in branches and virtual and physical seminars on investments, the understanding of the topic is getting better. We have witnessed a steady increase in investor numbers over the last 20 years. New age parents are now not averse to investing in stocks…infact they are setting aside a certain sum to invest in them . The succeeding generation parents will be even more aware and hence will advise their kids to look at stock invesments even more favorably . Colleges and universities are also introducing courses related to investments. So things can only get better from here.