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.
Credit-risk funds invest in securities with lower ratings are gaining popularity among investors as there is a potential for investors to earn double-digit returns.
You need not sell your mutual fund units, hence your financial plan remains intact, there are no tax implications and neither is your ownership of fund units divested after pledging them for a loan.
If a public offer is oversubscribed, it's a must buy, right? But there is every probability that you may be wide of the mark. The thumbrule doesn't hold true all the time. Like this, there are many popular notions about an initial public offering that could shortchange you. That's precisely why we decided to separate the wheat from the chaff and present a list of myths and facts if you are thinking of investing in IPOs.
Financial planners believe investors should keep aside 3-6 months expenses as an emergency fund.
If there is something that makes even the brightest scratch their head, it has to be this -- how to spot a market trend. It's an art, and science both.How to crack the code? Sweat not, help is at hand. We put together 10 such tools, and we bet you won't lose sleep.
After Sebi's re-categorisation, many fund houses are launching new fund offers.
There's no dearth of choice when it comes to investment in debt. Of all, fixed maturity plan remains one of the most popular bets.
You normally buy a call option on Nifty if you feel the index will rise. You buy a put option on Nifty if you feel the index will fall.
Traders uncertain of market direction can usually opt for a variety of options combinations – one of them being a straddle – which literally means to be on both sides of something.
Events, like results or like the outcome of ma jor elections, cause markets to move sharply up or down and cause huge profits (losses) to be made.
A primer on where to trade commodities for traders interested in branching out from equity to other asset classes.
In India, options are European style, which can be exercised only upon maturity of the contract.
Like an equity F&O, currency futures and options derive value from underliers, such as dol lar, INR, GBP , Yen and Euro, all of which can be traded and settled in rupees on NSE, BSE and MSEI, though it is most popular in the first one.
The commodity futures market, which caters largely to retail and wholesale participants, a few corporates and trading companies at present, urgently needs more participants and new products to grow.
Being able to spot a potential multibagger stock early is the ultimate dream of any investor. Such stocks exist all the time, no matter whether the market is rising or falling. But it needs a lot of time and patience to be able to spot them. Here are a few parameters that can help you spot a potential multibagger stock early.
Every trading strategy has one thing in common -- to maximise profit. The point is how to pull it off. There are many ways, in fact. Cash and carry is one. Here are the nuts and bolts of the game you should know.
All businesses -- be they in any form -- need money to survive, carry on and expand. Looks like, they are spoilt for choice. One of their clear favourites is non convertible debentures (NCDs). A debenture is a long-term security issued by a company with a fixed rate of interest. It can be secured or unsecured.
FMPs are suitable for investors who wish to avoid interest rate risk and are willing to invest in safer debt instruments.
Peer-to-peer lending is one area that is already being used by blockchain community.
Financial planners stress the importance of keeping a track of your mutual fund investments.
Annual reports are the primary sources of investor information.
There are different financial ratios having their own significance and importance. Below are four important ratios that may help investors in simplifying their investment decision.
Knowing financial rules can do wonders for you, be it in investing or in your day-to-day activities. There are thumb rules that can solve financial queries in no time.
Nomination is the process of appointing a person to take care of the assets in the event of the investor’s demise.
As mutual funds become a preferred vehicle to reach financial goals, many investors are putting money in them for the first time.
Sometimes the need for instant gratification is so high that we use credit cards to indulge.
Value investing means buying stocks of growing businesses below their intrinsic values.
Financial planners believe investors would do well to invest and opt for the growth option.
Derivatives can cover downside risks when large exposure exists in a portfolio long on stocks.
Under GST, E-way bill is governed by a uniform set of rules applicable throughout the country.
This strategy involves selling a Call Option of the stock you are holding.
The RBI has refused to blink so far and is insisting that the new rules will improve credit culture, make banks more proactive in dealing with NPAs and reduce bad loan accumulation in future.
Many investors invest in tax-planning funds towards the end of the financial year by making a lumpsum investment.
One thought pattern that helps immensely in elimination is having a healthy dose of scepticism.
Fitch’s 'no' to a credit rating upgrade has come as a heartbreak for many.
The final goal for all stock investors is the same: to get superior returns. However, in terms of what you do, there are two completely different routes.