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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.

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.

Paathshala: Basics of dollar-rupee futures

Paathshala: Basics of dollar-rupee futures

So the March expiry is on March 27.

Different charting techniques

Different charting techniques

Some technical analysts also use opening price while plotting bar chart.

Trend is your friend: How to spot emerging trends

Trend is your friend: How to spot emerging trends

Despite best efforts of regulators, price-sensitive information comes to stock market slowly.

What does linking of rates with benchmark mean?

What does linking of rates with benchmark mean?

Just like savings rate falling with a cut in repo rate, lending rates too are likely to fall.

Voluntary retention route for foreign portfolio investors

Voluntary retention route for foreign portfolio investors

FPIs investing through this route will be eligible to participate in repos for their cash management.

Basics of farm futures

Basics of farm futures

You can roll over your position or square it off before the tender period begins.

Fundamental vs technical analysis for markets

Fundamental vs technical analysis for markets

Since both methods are useful, most brokerages employ both types of analysts.

Diversify equity portfolio with international funds

Diversify equity portfolio with international funds

Many international funds are available to Indian investors.

Gold futures & options are a hit among speculators

Gold futures & options are a hit among speculators

Gold futures are bi-monthly contracts that result in compulsory delivery.

Derivatives trade in base metals

Derivatives trade in base metals

The Exchange has started disseminating on its website the spot prices of both the metals twice a day.

A primer on commodity derivatives market

A primer on commodity derivatives market

MCX offers trading on metals and energy products .

What is stock lending and borrowing & how it works

What is stock lending and borrowing & how it works

Sebi’s decision to move to physical settlement will bring more short-sellers to SLB platform.

What are call & put options?

What are call & put options?

Sebi is going to make delivery compulsory in all derivatives over time.

Options sellers and their role in Nifty options

Options sellers and their role in Nifty options

One who sells a call or put option to a buyer for a premium, or price of the option.

Should retail investors put money in smallcap funds?

Should retail investors put money in smallcap funds?

Smallcap funds are those which invest in shares of companies which have smaller market capitalisation.

What are Nifty Index Options

What are Nifty Index Options

Each day of holding an option results in time eating into its premium.

How to tag goals to your mutual fund investments

How to tag goals to your mutual fund investments

Calculating and investing to reach that financial goals could be called goal based investing.

Taking positions on currency movements through futures

Taking positions on currency movements through futures

An equity trading account with a brokerage firm is sufficient to access this segment.

Arbitrage Funds: Low on risk, high on tax efficiency

Arbitrage Funds: Low on risk, high on tax efficiency

The fund manager creates a mkt neutral position by buying in cash mkt and selling in futures.

Put, call and all that are options

Put, call and all that are options

On December 27 Nifty ends at say 10,900. The 10,800 call is Rs 100 ‘in the money’.

US Fed moves, markets shake

US Fed moves, markets shake

The Fed is the central bank of the US. It conducts monetary policy for the US.

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