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In an attempt to create a knowledge powerhouse, we decode the finer nuances, terms, instruments used on the Dalal Street to help you become an informed player in the market.

Getting to the bottom of deposit insurance in India

Getting to the bottom of deposit insurance in India

ET explains the role of deposit insurance in India in such a situation.

Understanding commodity derivatives trading

Understanding commodity derivatives trading

The exchanges which offer a commodity segment include MCX, NCDEX, ICEX, NSE and BSE.

How side pocketing works in debt mutual funds

How side pocketing works in debt mutual funds

Side pocketing is considered as a change in the fundamental attributes of a scheme.

How to start a mutual fund SIP on your own

How to start a mutual fund SIP on your own

​​The investor does not need to visit the AMC office, fill physical forms and attach proofs and payment instruments while starting a SIP.

Basics of crude oil futures

Basics of crude oil futures

The contract takes price cues from WTI crude oil futures contract offered on Nymex.

What makes smallcap funds popular among investors

What makes smallcap funds popular among investors

Such a fund needs to have a minimum exposure of 65 per cent to such companies.

What are preference shares?

What are preference shares?

Even though there are a type of equity shares, preference shares combine features of both equity and debt.

Predicting a market range using Nifty options

Predicting a market range using Nifty options

How can readers gauge the market range by looking at Nifty options. ​

Using dips to invest in ELSS

Using dips to invest in ELSS

Investing in ELSS is one of the ways an investor can save tax under Section 80C.

How do currency options work?

How do currency options work?

Here we will use options expiring on August 28 (last trading day) to illustrate.

Pennant and wedges

Pennant and wedges

Pennant is similar to a symmetrical triangle, with a few differences.

Why you should invest in multi cap mutual funds

Why you should invest in multi cap mutual funds

Many advisors are recommending multi cap funds in the current environment to investors.

What does the RBI move mean for you

What does the RBI move mean for you

As per RBI’s proposal, banks can link their lending rates with an external benchmark instead of the MCLR.

Basics of a dollar-rupee futures contract

Basics of a dollar-rupee futures contract

The USD-INR futures near month contract closed at 71.22 on Friday.

SIPs in equity mutual funds are giving negative returns. What should you do?

SIPs in equity mutual funds are giving negative returns. What should you do?

SIP returns for many investors in mid- and small-cap funds in the last one year are negative after the sharp market correction

Technical analysis: Ascending & descending triangles

Technical analysis: Ascending & descending triangles

A descending triangle is a mirror image of the ascending triangle.

All you need to know about expense ratio in mutual funds

All you need to know about expense ratio in mutual funds

One of the key factors which investors look at while comparing mutual fund scheme is the management cost charged by the fund house.

Market segments on NSE

Market segments on NSE

The total market-cap of the capital market was Rs 140.44 lakh crore in FY18.

Symmetrical triangle

Symmetrical triangle

Triangles are formed when the market loses interest in a counter.

SIPs in equity mutual funds are giving negative returns. All you need to know

SIPs in equity mutual funds are giving negative returns. All you need to know

There is a sense of panic among investors using the SIP route to invest in equity mutual funds on seeing returns turning negative.

Foreign borrowings may not come cheap for govt

Foreign borrowings may not come cheap for govt

Sovereign bonds are debt instruments issued by govt to raise long-term funds with repayment obligations spread over years.

Goal based investing using mutual funds

Goal based investing using mutual funds

Instead of randomly investing in many mutual funds, investment advisors suggest you invest for your goals.

Head and shoulders

Head and shoulders

Failure to reach the previous peak is another signal that the bears are becoming stronger.

Golden jubilee of bank nationalisation in India

Golden jubilee of bank nationalisation in India

By Independence, 90 per cent of the banks were privately owned.

Triple bottoms and tops

Triple bottoms and tops

Any decisive break above this resistance will confirm the triple bottom formation.

A mutual fund that offers equity, arbitrage and debt

A mutual fund that offers equity, arbitrage and debt

Many financial planners recommend equity savings funds, to first time investors who want low volatility and equity taxation for their mutual fund

Options straddles from seller side

Options straddles from seller side

Option selling is up the street for a maverick trader with deep pockets.

Opening the liquidity tap for NBFCs

Opening the liquidity tap for NBFCs

Banks are encouraged to purchase securitised loan pools from NBFCs up to Rs 1 lakh crore.

How double tops and bottoms signal trend reversal

How double tops and bottoms signal trend reversal

Double bottom is formed at the bottom and indicates the end of a falling market.

Don’t put money in NFOs just because NAV is Rs 10

Don’t put money in NFOs just because NAV is Rs 10

There are several new fund offers open for subscription to investors after the regulator came out with norms on categorisation and rationalisation of mutual fund schemes.

The many moods of yield curve

The many moods of yield curve

When the short-term interest rate is higher than the long term, the yield curve looks inverted.

Can Facebook’s Libra get past the hurdles Bitcoin faced?

Can Facebook’s Libra get past the hurdles Bitcoin faced?

Libra falls under the category of virtual currency called ‘stable coin’.

Using patterns of reversal and continuation to profit

Using patterns of reversal and continuation to profit

Based on historical analysis, the patterns are classified broadly into two — reversal patterns and continuation patterns.

All you need to know about systematic withdrawal plan in mutual funds

All you need to know about systematic withdrawal plan in mutual funds

If you are a investor in a scheme, you can just activate the SWP option in the scheme, whenever you feel the need for regular cash flows.

Debt and the financial health of companies

Debt and the financial health of companies

The ratio is calculated by dividing the debt of a company by its total shareholders’ equity.

How Modi, Trump's bonhomie can iron out Indo-US irritants

How Modi, Trump's bonhomie can iron out Indo-US irritants

Trump and Modi haven’t interacted much really. It’s time to press the case directly with Trump.

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