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What are smallcases?

smallcases are modern investment products that help you build a low-cost, long-term & diversified portfolio easily. Created by professionals, each smallcase is a ready-made basket of stocks/ETFs that reflects a theme, strategy or objective. Watch our explainer video here.

How to invest in smallcases?

A trading & demat account with any of our broker partners is all you need. Start exploring smallcases here. Once you have chosen a smallcase, click the Buy smallcase button & proceed. You can set filters to find a suitable smallcase or simply use the Find your smallcase tool.

Fees and Taxes

The charges for investing in smallcases are as per the broker’s guidelinesand only apply when you transact.Visit the help page on your broker platform for more information.
For smallcases of stocks, the taxes are the same as equities - Long-Term Capital Gains (> 1 year of holding) are 10% of the total gains (if gains for the year exceed ₹1 lakh) and Short-Term Capital Gains (< 1 year of holding) are 15% of the total gains.
For ETF smallcases, each ETF has its own taxation. Check the smallcase FAQs on your broker platform for a breakdown of the ETF taxes.

Can I buy smallcase as a SIP?

Yes, you can buy and start a SIP in a smallcase in 1 click. You'll see an option to start SIP while buying the smallcase. We'll send you a reminder notification on the platform aswell as an email on the due date; just confirm the payment and done. SIPs start for as low as 5k!

Understanding smallcases

Do you get dividends from smallcases?

Dividends for any of the constituent stocks in the smallcase will be credited directly to your bank account. We also have smallcases centered around dividend investing. See how you can track your dividend returns.

What is rebalancing?

Rebalancing is the process of reviewing the stocks/ETFs of a smallcase to ensure that it continues to reflect the underlying original idea. It takes into account fundamental factors,company updates, etc. to objectively narrow down on the right stocks/ETFs & their weightage.
Rebalancing is done by the research team/creator of the smallcase as per its schedule. It is not an automatic process; you would be notified via email when a smallcase you have invested in has a rebalance update available. You can review the changes and apply the update in 2 clicks. Learn more here.

Who manages smallcases?

You can buy smallcases on any of the partner brokers. Select a smallcase, select your broker and invest in less than 2 clicks.

Our partner brokers are:

Zerodha, AxisDirect, Edelweiss, HDFC Securities, Kotak Securities, IIFL Securities, 5 Paisa, Aliceblue, Angel Broking, Trustline, Upstox, Motilal Oswal, Groww, ICICI Direct, Fundzbazar and Dhan

Investing in smallcases

What is watchlist?

You can track the performance & risk a smallcase before investing by adding it to your watchlist. 

Orders and History

All orders placed for smallcases in the individual batches (buy, invest more, SIP, manage, rebalance, exit) can be found on the Orders page. If you expand a batch, you can see the quantities & prices of individual stocks.

Tracking a portfolio of stocks

When you buy a smallcase, an index value of 100 is assigned to it. Say, after a year, your index value is 124 - meaning your smallcase has returned 24%. With the index value,you don’t have to track stocks individually. There are other performance metrics available at the portfolio level to give you more detailed insights

Tracking & Managing smallcases

Tracking a smallcase

When buying a smallcase, an index value of 100 is assigned to it. Overtime, if the index value is 108.54, you can easily deduce that your smallcase has generated a total return of 8.54%.

The Details view shows you a more detailed investment overview and P&L breakdown. You can also track individual stock details from the Investments page.

Are there lock-in periods?

There are no lock-in periods, so you may sell your smallcases anytime. As a concept however, smallcases work best when used for long-term investing.

What is rebalancing & why is it important?

Rebalancing is the process of ensuring the weights of the stocks in the smallcase continue to be true to the underlying smallcase strategy. The rebalance frequency is decided by the creator of the smallcase. You can update your smallcase in 2 clicks to ensure your smallcase is on track with the strategy.

Setting up an SIP

You can also set up an SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) for your smallcases on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. The SIP orders will not be placed automatically and will require you to place orders each time an instalment is due. We are working on making this automated soon.

Investing more in a smallcase

To invest more in a smallcase from your Investments page, click on the smallcase you want to invest more in and click the Invest More button on the right.

Are smallcases’ returns guaranteed?

No, with smallcases - you are essentially buying exchange listed securities which are exposed to market risks. Investing in market instruments involves risks and investments may lose value.

Also, the returns shown for smallcases are the historical returns. smallcases do not have any projected returns shown. Past performance does not guarantee future returns.

Exiting/Selling (Whole & Partial)

From the individual smallcase page, you can find the Exit option at the right under More Actions. You can then choose a whole exit (sell all the constituents of a smallcase and exit completely) or a partial exit (book some profits while maintaining the minimum amount).

Note: Partial Exit can only be done if you’ve invested more than the minimum amount into the smallcase.

Some/all of my orders are unfilled

Orders are unfilled under the following circumstances:

  • No demat account linked with your trading account (A demat account is required to buy smallcases)
  • Insufficient funds while placing the orders (even though a funds check is conducted when you place any order - prices might have changed resulting in a/some order/s not getting filled)
  • If a stock is already sold on the broker platform, orders might be unfilled (If you have sold an stock directly via the broker platform, this does not get updated in your smallcases and hence results in unfilled orders)

Note: Partial Exit can only be done if you’ve invested more than the minimum amount into the smallcase.

What is Repair?

Repairing the batch helps you place fresh orders for those constituents that were not filled so your smallcase can be complete. For stocks that are already sold on the broker platform, contact the support team to reconcile your holdings.

What is Archive?

Archiving a batch excludes those stocks that you have unfilled orders for and completes your smallcase without placing fresh orders.

In this case, the smallcase will not be the same as the original version you meant to buy/invest more/rebalance/exit & will differ in composition & returns.

How can I cancel my eMandate?

One of the payment method available to subscribe to a fee based smallcase is eNACH where an e-Mandate is created.

If you want to cancel your e-Mandate(s) linked with any of your fee based smallcase subscription, please drop an email to publisher.help@smallcase.com with the following details:

  • Email used for subscription
  • Subscribed smallcase Name

We will share the mandate(s) details in response to your request including the below:

  • Mandate maximum limit
  • Mandate Validity
  • UMRN no. (Unique Mandate Registration Number)

To proceed with the cancellation of the mandate, we would require your confirmation by email after verifying the mandate and payment details. 

After receiving your confirmation, we will process the mandate cancellation and update you with the status within 72 hours.