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ARQ is a rule-based investment engine that takes emotional bias out and lets you harness the maximum performance of asset classes in your portfolio.

Personalised Recommendations

ARQ uses winning Modern Portfolio Theory, that gives you the best asset allocation advice across major asset classes like equity, gold & debt mutual funds, after understanding your risk preferences.

Recommendation Based on Future Potential

ARQ uses advanced technology to process billions of combinations to create models that have superior predictive power, helping you invest in the stocks & mutual funds that have the highest future performance potential.

No Minimum Investment Amount

In keeping with our goal to bring the best investment advice to every single individual, ARQ advisory does not require any minimum investment commitment.


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ARQ helps you to harness the full power of Equities.

ARQ is a rule-based investment engine that takes emotional bias out of investing, and lets you harness the maximum performance of equities as an asset class.

ARQ is empowered by advanced technology:

Expert Insights

Machine Learning

Cognitive Algorithms

Teraflops of Processing Power

Don't just take our word for it.

Our goal with ARQ from the inception was to challenge, evaluate and scientifically back-test every piece of investment wisdom & logic. ARQ's performance test results are available for you to examine, before you take the plunge with your hard-earned money.

ARQ offers recommendations for Mutual Funds (Lumpsum & SIP) and Equity Stocks.

All Angel Broking customers can access & use ARQ through or the Angel Broking App.

Once you start using ARQ, it provides recommendations on a periodic basis through notifications sent via SMS. So, all you need to do is execute trades as per ARQ's recommendations and thus become your own fund manager.

No, you cannot. ARQ is available exclusively for Angel Broking customers. To use ARQ, you have to open a Demat Account with Angel Broking (which takes about 1 hour if you have your documents ready). Once your Angel Broking Demat Account is active you can access & use ARQ on the same day.

ARQ is an advisory product and not a PMS product. There is no enrolment fee or minimum committed investment. Once you receive the recommendations, you can go ahead with the recommendations or decide not to do so.

ARQ Advisory is based on a model whose performance has been optimised to provide recommendations with high outperformance and strike rates. The model has been tested using scientific back-testing and has also been validated based on its track record. The model has been calibrated to take advantage of the upticks in the stocks or mutual funds during an investment period.

ARQ helps you pick & invest in the right Mutual Funds. Picking the top performing Mutual Funds is not easy. General strategies to invest in MF such as, investing based on past performance, brand name, large size or holding the same scheme for years, have proven to be non-effective. ARQ recommends Mutual Fund schemes based on future performance potential & not past performance track record. Hence with ARQ's advice, you have the best shot at picking the right schemes and getting the highest returns from your Mutual Fund investments.

Without ARQ's advice, you might end up buying under-performing MF schemes as the traditional methods of MF selection have proven to be inadequate:

  • In last 5 years, Top 10 MF schemes gave 14% returns while Bottom 10 schemes gave 5.1% returns.
  • Size didn't matter. The 5 largest schemes in 2013 were not even in the Top 50 performance charts over the next 3 years.
  • Past performance did not equal future performance. Top 5 schemes between 2006-11 were nowhere near the top between 2011-16. In fact they lagged behind the 2011-16 top performers by more than 30%.
  • Holding the same scheme for years at a time was not the ideal strategy. Over the last 4 years, only one scheme held onto its Top 3 position for 2 consecutive years, while ten other schemes featured in the Top 3 only once in the last 4 years.

ARQ offers recommendations for mutual funds across various categories such as Largecap, Midcap, Smallcap, Multicap & ELSS funds.

As soon as you access ARQ for Mutual Fund recommendations, ARQ will show you the Top 2 schemes for SIP/Lumpsum. You have to invest equally in the preferred schemes. You will receive annual notifications through SMS about rebalancing your portfolio. All you have to do is execute the transaction as per ARQ's recommendation.

ARQ's investment strategy for Mutual Funds is designed to work best in a 1 year time frame. You must hold your Mutual Fund schemes for 1 year. After 1 year, you will receive a notification intimating the list of Top 2 Mutual Fund schemes. If some or all of the schemes differ from the ones you are currently holding, then you must sell your existing holdings and buy the newly recommended mutual funds.

ARQ's strategy has been optimised to give the best performance over a 1 year period. Moreover, a 1 year holding period ensures that you don't have to pay exit load & capital gains tax.

No, you cannot. ARQ is available exclusively for Angel Broking customers.

ARQ's strategy has been optimised to give the best performance over a 1 year period. Moreover, a 1 year holding period ensures that you don't have to pay exit load & capital gains tax.

All strategies are optimised to give the best returns over a 1 year period.

Let’s look at an indicative strategy:

Holding Period: The current strategy has a 1 month holding period after, which you will be notified whether to retain the stocks or switch to a new set of stocks.

Market Cap: Large-Cap

No. of Stocks recommended: 3

Over a period of time, there will be several strategies which may have different holding periods, market capitalization, and number of stocks recommended.

Going forward in this FAQ section, the questions are answered in reference to the above strategy.

When you access ARQ Stock Advisory, you will receive recommendations to 'Buy Top 3 Stocks' by SMS notification. These 3 stocks are selected from a universe of high quality fundamental stocks. These stock recommendations are updated daily, so you must make sure to buy the 3 stocks which are recommended as the top buys on the day you choose to invest.

You should follow a disciplined stock investment strategy while using ARQ recommendations. You must buy all 3 stocks in approximately an equal amount. The holding period is 1 month. After 1 month, you will receive a notification intimating of the list of Top 3 stocks on that day. If some or all of the stocks differ from the ones you are currently holding, then you must sell your existing holdings and buy the newly recommended stocks.


1st June 2016 Recommendations: Buy Piramal Enterprises, JSW Steel, Bajaj Finance.

1st July 2016 Recommendations: Buy Piramal Enterprises, JSW Steel, Pidilite.

ARQ is a disciplined stock investment strategy. Unlike other advisory products, ARQ's stock advice works at a portfolio level, designed to keep you invested 365 days a year in the Top 3 best quality stocks. ARQ's strategy has been optimised to give the best performance over a 1 year period. Due to the volatile nature of stocks, daily/weekly/monthly returns can tend to fluctuate, so the ideal recommended investment duration is 12 months.

The strategy involves disciplined investing. You must invest in all 3 stocks equally.

You must sell within a month and buy the next set of 3 stocks.

New set of stocks will be recommended every month. They may or may not be same as last month. For the next month, those are the stocks that are expected to give maximum returns, so regardless of the returns generated in the previous month, you should not hold on to the previous month stocks if the list of stocks has changed this month.

ARQ is optimised to provide the best returns over a 12 month period. Hence, there is no individual target price or target returns from each stock, but rather you should follow the strategy for 12 consecutive months to get optimum returns at the portfolio level.

The reason for the better strike rate over 12 months is 2-fold:

First, the number of months that the recommendations under-perform are fewer than the outperforming months. Secondly, and more importantly, in the months when ARQ recommendations underperform, the quantum of underperformance is much less than the quantum of outperformance in the positive months i.e. the risk-reward ratio is favorable. By keeping you invested 365 days a year, it helps you capture the significant up-moves in several stocks so that eventually you end up on top by a healthy margin, as demonstrated by the validated results.

The returns are calculated after taking into account the brokerage charges (we've taken 3.5% for 12 churns, implying 24 Buy/Sell transactions i.e. around 15paisa per transaction). Plus, STT and Service Tax are also taken, so basically the resulting returns are after all charges.

Note: Short Term Capital Gains Tax is not considered, just as banks do not quote interest rate post tax. We also do not give Target price and target upside in any Fundamental/Technical or other net of tax. But, for reference, the investor can keep in mind the 15% short-term capital gains tax, which means that returns would be lower by around 6.5% in the 6-year testing period.


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