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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.

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.

Put and call options in bonds

Put and call options in bonds

This is an exit route for investors who may be looking to move out of their bond investments.

How to trade commodity futures and options

How to trade commodity futures and options

MCX is the largest, and listed, metals and energy exchange.

How to form trading rules based on trend lines

How to form trading rules based on trend lines

An abrupt or sharply inclined trend line means that the current sentiment is extreme and may not be able to hold for a long time.

All you need to know about liquid mutual funds

All you need to know about liquid mutual funds

The NBFC crisis has brought liquid funds back in favour as they carry lower risk than corporate FDs.

Income from office property through REIT

Income from office property through REIT

REIT is an entity that owns income producing real estate assets.

The mechanics of hedging gold

The mechanics of hedging gold

In practice hedging has a cost and only those companies with scale and experienced treasury hedge themselves.

Importance of side pocket in debt mutual funds

Importance of side pocket in debt mutual funds

Side-pocketing helps stabilise the net asset value (NAV) and reduces redemptions in the scheme.

Modern monetary theory

Modern monetary theory

High spending can lead to a break-out of high inflation.

Hedging and profiting from dollar-rupee movements

Hedging and profiting from dollar-rupee movements

Two working days prior to the last business day of the expiry month.

Trading rules based on supports and resistances

Trading rules based on supports and resistances

A support or resistance that stood at least three times can be considered as a strong one.

Understanding the alpha and beta of mutual funds

Understanding the alpha and beta of mutual funds

Understanding alpha helps in understanding the soundness of one’s investments in a scheme.

Understanding the biosimilars opportunity for Indian pharma

Understanding the biosimilars opportunity for Indian pharma

Biosimilars to biologic drugs are what generics are to chemical drugs.

Supports and resistances

Supports and resistances

Support and resistance levels get formed over time by the actions of the market participants.

As TER gets into the act, mutual fund expense ratios begin to fall

As TER gets into the act, mutual fund expense ratios begin to fall

Last year, Sebi amended the TER slab structure which reduced mutual funds’ fund management costs.

Value of localising data in payments system

Value of localising data in payments system

Since then, the government has drafted a similar policy for foreign e-commerce players as well.

Who are option sellers

Who are option sellers

The maximum the seller earns is credit of Rs 243 a share, but his losses could be huge.

Why do wealth managers recommend multi cap mutual funds?

Why do wealth managers recommend multi cap mutual funds?

Many wealth managers believe multi-cap funds are a good starting point for long-term investors, specially those using SIPs for wealth creation

Regulatory sandbox and fintech innovation

Regulatory sandbox and fintech innovation

These sandboxes may help usher in improvements in financial inclusion through innovations.

How to play dollar-rupee options contracts

How to play dollar-rupee options contracts

You pay a premium to the seller of the dollar call and puts.

Volume-based trading theories

Volume-based trading theories

Similarly, it is common phenomenon that volumes usually come down during a bear phase.

Understanding digital revenue of IT exporters

Understanding digital revenue of IT exporters

Technological advances over the past two decades have resulted in multi-locational data storage and distribution.

Want to donate to a political party? Try electoral bonds

Want to donate to a political party? Try electoral bonds

The only issuing authority of such bonds is the State Bank of India.

How do people punt on results?

How do people punt on results?

In futures, profits and losses can be unlimited.

Importance of volume

Importance of volume

Traded value is calculated by multiplying volume with share price.

How to go for hedging in gold

How to go for hedging in gold

In practice hedging has a cost and only those companies with scale and experienced treasury hedge themselves.

Tools to find out extent of a company's indebtedness

Tools to find out extent of a company's indebtedness

The ability of debt to gear up profitability ratios depends upon the efficiency of operations.

What is open interest in futures and options

What is open interest in futures and options

There are four relationships between OI and price.

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