Best Performing IPO – Quess Corp

HR Staffing firm Quess Corp on Tuesday (July 11, 2016) made a stellar debut by listing at Rs 499 on BSE, a premium of 57.41 per cent over its issue price of Rs 317. The IPO was open between June 29 and July 1.     Data suggests that the subscription to Quess Corp was…

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RBI MONETARY POLICY UPDATE – June 2016

RBI governor Raghu ram rajan announced the second bi-monthly monetary policy for this fiscal year 2016-17 today. The main highlights are:   1. The Repo rate is unchanged at 6.50 per cent. Cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks is unchanged at 4.0 per cent. Repo rate is the rate at which RBI lends money…

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Your investment will stay with you all your life

Be it buying a car or house, a gift for your child, investing in a retirement fund for your parents, or planning your investment, money is the most important element that drives our lives.   It is no surprise that for a common man, investing can turn out to be a very mysterious process. Terms…

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NCD – What you need to look for as an investor

Non-convertible debentures (NCD) compared with bank fixed deposits and FMPs have caught the eye of investors as a lucrative investment option. Here are a few things that you need to consider before planning your investment in NCDs:     How safe is your capital? You must remember that the major reason for you investing in…

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How your financial goals help you in financial planning?

To achieve financial stability and success, it is important to have financial goals. These goals have to be classified as short term (less than 5 years), medium term (5 to 10 years) and long term (above 10 years) You can follow these 10 simple steps: Classify your goals (short/medium/long) Take each goal separately Write it…

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What is this buying at DIPS all about?

Buying at dips is a slang version that refers to investing in a stock after its price has declined. We need to understand that prices of shares generally tend to correct owing to many reasons. Moreover, more often than not, the correction has nothing to do with the company’s fundamentals. Correction in stock prices generally…

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Investment, time, and change – the vital correlation

Be it our future, education, career goals, or even a holiday trip, we plan them well in advance, don’t we? In fact, we try our best to control everything around us in the best manner. However, the million-dollar question is whether things often pan out exactly as per our plans. One thing we all know…

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RBI MONETARY POLICY UPDATE – April 2016

RBI governor Raghu ram rajan announced the first bi-monthly monetary policy for this fiscal year 2016-17 today. The main highlights are: 1. The Repo rate is reduced by 0.25 per cent and is now at 6.50 per cent. Cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks is unchanged at 4.0 per cent.   Repo rate is…

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Investorpreneur – Enough of spending this festive season, its time to save and invest

This is a theatrical series that comprises interactive edutainment sessions on the most pertinent topic in the contemporary world – ‘Investment’. ‘Investorpreneur’ is a portmanteau representing a lucrative combination of an investor and an entrepreneur. Every entrepreneur attempts to maximise business prospects and profitability to the fullest. Likewise, every investor looks to compound his/her investments over a…

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Is Financial Compatibility the Key to a Successful Marriage?

In India, marriage is considered a life- long bond and a sacred commitment forboth partners.Indeed, marriage is the institutional basis for creating and nurturing a family. With increasing urbanization, consumerism, pressures of living as a nuclear family, high career orientation and aspirations of both the husband and wife, lack of any support mechanism, it is…

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RBI Policy – February 2016

RBI MONETARY POLICY UPDATE   RBI governor Raghu ram rajan announced the sixth bi-monthly monetary policy for this fiscal year 2015-16 today. The main highlights are: 1. The Repo rate is unchanged at 6.75 per cent. Cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks is unchanged at 4.0 per cent.     Repo rate is the…

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Importance of striking the right balance between savings & investment

Before one starts the process of building wealth and discovering financial independence, it is important to understand some of the basics. A key aspect of saving and investing is that the two factors are related but independent processes that one should not confuse. A disciplined investor should appreciate the balancing act between saving and investing,…

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2016 to be a Favorable Year for India IPOs in terms of profit growth

As we start 2016, let’s try and understand the prospects of investing profitably in Equity Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) There are a few important factors to consider. First let us look at the positive aspects   1. Earnings growth expectation from corporate India Corporate India’s earnings growth is expected to recover to low double digits…

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Inflation – A crucial consideration before planning investment

Inflation refers to the rate at which prices of goods/services increase during a given period, which could affect cost of living in a country. Increase in inflation could reduce our purchasing power and discourage us from making investments and create savings. Thus, maintaining steady rates of inflation in a country becomes crucial.   The supply…

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Basic mistakes put financial safety and security at risk

We need to avoid making basic mistakes to increase financial safety and security Financial planning has become a way of life for us today. In fact, it has become the most important part of our life. Be it a CEOs, COOs, or homemakers, everyone realises the important of financial planning for the safety and security…

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ARE YOU A VALUE INVESTOR?

  The “Investment world” is myriad with a wide a range of theories and practices.   One classical theory which has rightfully acquired worldwide acceptance is“Value Investing” Originally created by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd in 1928 when they began teaching in Columbia Business School. Benjamin Graham is also the author of two seminal booksSecurity…

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RBI Policy December 2015

RBI governor Raghuram rajan announced the fifth bi-monthly monetary policy for this fiscal year 2015-16 today. The main highlights are:   1. The Repo rate is unchanged at 6.75 per cent. Cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks is unchanged at 4.0 per cent. Repo rate is the rate at which RBI lends money to…

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Ways to invest in multibagger stocks

  As an investor, the first major goal you would set for yourself is to invest in the best stocks that provide you great returns while multiplying your money. Stock brokers have coined a popular term ‘multibaggers’ for such stocks. Knowing that you would ideally like to invest in multibagger stocks in one thing, identifying…

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Investorpreneur – It is Diwali, time to light up your year and go yellow

This is a theatrical series that comprises interactive edutainment sessions on the most pertinent topic in the contemporary world – ‘Investment’. ‘Investorpreneur’ is a portmanteau representing a lucrative combination of an investor and an entrepreneur. Every entrepreneur attempts to maximise business prospects and profitability to the fullest. Likewise, every investor looks to compound his/her investments…

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To Buy Or Not To Buy: How To Decide While Investing In An IPO?

An initial public offering (IPO) is a first time issue of equity shares by a company to all public investors. These include retail, high net worth and institutional buyers.   Through this process the company converts itself from a privately owned entity to a public listed company.   These equity shares after allotment to the…

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Investorpreneur – Happy Dussehra with Bunty, Babli, and Chintu

Prologue This is a theatrical series that comprises interactive edutainment sessions on the most pertinent topic in the contemporary world – ‘Investment’. ‘Investorpreneur’ is a portmanteau representing a lucrative combination of an investor and an entrepreneur. Every entrepreneur attempts to maximise business prospects and profitability to the fullest. Likewise, every investor looks to compound his/her…

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Investorpreneur – Oh! I will never understand these stock markets

Prologue This is a theatrical series that comprises interactive edutainment sessions on the most pertinent topic in the contemporary world – ‘Investment’. ‘Investorpreneur’ is a portmanteau representing a lucrative combination of an investor and an entrepreneur. Every entrepreneur attempts to maximise business prospects and profitability to the fullest. Likewise, every investor looks to compound his/her…

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Investorpreneur – Band, Baaja, Rinki’s baraat and gold diversification lessons

Prologue This is a theatrical series that comprises interactive edutainment sessions on the most pertinent topic in the contemporary world – ‘Investment’. ‘Investorpreneur’ is a term coined to represent a lucrative combination of an investor and an entrepreneur. Every entrepreneur attempts to maximise business prospects and profitability to the fullest. Likewise, every investor looks to…

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INVESTING FOR CHILDREN

Children are the future of our country and indeed of the world.   On the occasion of children’s day, it is very important that parents think about planning for their child’s future and take immediate action steps.   In today’s competitive world, education is the only game changer.   Providing for the basic, college and full professional…

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Your friend in need could be gold indeed

Gold can be one of the most crucial and lucrative investments that you can make, which will give you assured benefits over a life time. Gold has been the most coveted precious yellow metal in world for centuries together. In fact, India might be the only country in this world where people consider buying gold…

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RBI MONETARY POLICY UPDATE

RBI governor Raghuram rajan announced the fourth bi-monthly monetary policy for this fiscal year 2015-16 today. The main highlights are:   1. Reduction of the policy repo rate by 0.50 per cent from 7.25 per cent to 6.75 per cent with immediate effect   Repo rate is the rate at which RBI lends money to…

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10 MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WITH CREDIT CARDS

1.Applying for a credit card Remember, “credit card” is not “free money”. It is the “most expensive loan ever” Think carefully, do you really need it. Instead use a “debit card” It is least expensive and it will keep you disciplined while spending money as you can only spend if you have money in your bank account.    …

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5 SIMPLE STEPS FOR RETIREMENT PENSION

  1. Make it a habit of saving at least 33% (1/3rd) of your net take home salary every month. Ensure that you stick to this with rock solid discipline and regularity 2. Take these 3 simple steps NOW – buy a family floater mediclaim policy (to cover any unforeseen hospitalization expenses for you and your family), buy a…

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5 REASONS TO INVEST IN EQUITY STOCKS TODAY

1.Thebest way to beat inflation and become a MAHA CROREPATI! Investing inequity stocks and equity mutual funds through a staggered approach (Systematic Investment Plan) is the best way to beat inflation. In the long term (take 15 to 50 years time frame) the equity market indices (NSE nifty and BSE sensex) have given an long-term…

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5 MISTAKES NOT TO MAKE WITH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES

  1. Taking financial decisions with emotions Never mix emotions with finance. It is a dangerous cocktail. Establishing a financial relationship with your friends and /or relatives is risky, as in case of default you not only lose your money but also a relationship. 2. Lending money First principle is to never ever lend money to any…

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5 MISTAKES NOT TO MAKE WITH LOANS

1. Taking a loan to buy a car or any consumer durable (air conditioner, washing machine, mobile phones etc) Never take a loan to buy any product which depreciates in value (depreciation means losing value every day) You will get hit on 2 counts, viz: you are paying a high rate of interest /EMI which will burden…

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11 STEPS TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM

  1. Pray each day before you pay Emotional and spiritual balance will lead to financial freedom. Ask God to guide you and give you strength to follow these steps every day. 2. Make long-term financial goals If you don’t know why you’re doing this — why you’re making sacrifices, why you’re working so hard…

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KAUN BANEGA MAHA CRORE PATI…!!

1.   Most of us have watched and remember that iconic gameshow on TV. In that program, getting to the hot seat in front of the anchor was a matter of sheer luck. Then making money was a matter of knowledge and sheer hard work required to attain that level of knowledge. 2. Don’t all…

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5 MISTAKES NOT TO MAKE WHEN BUYING INSURANCE

Buying life insurance policy, even though you have no dependants. This is the first fact; you need a life insurance policy ONLY if some one is depending on your income. If you are fortunate to have no dependants, then just ignore life insurance.   Don’t buy any other insurance policy, except a pure term term life insurance.…

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7 FINANCIAL MISTAKES TO AVOID IN LIFE

1. Living beyond your means: You must make a closer analysis of all the things that you are spending your money on and whether you can do without them, e.g: spending on cable TV, cigarettes, entertainment, mobile phones, hotel bills, EMIs, vacations, new clothes, shopping bills, consumer durables etc. You must differentiate between necessity and luxury…

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3 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT INFLATION

This article will help you understand “Inflation” and “How to beat it”   1. What is inflation? Inflation is defined as a sustained increase in the general level of prices for goods and services. It is measured as an annual percentage increases as inflation rises; every rupee you own buys a smaller percentage of a good…

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3 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT PORTFOLIO REBALANCING

1.What is portfolio rebalancing? Answer: Portfolio rebalancing is the continuous process of changing your portfolio asset allocation, to keep it in line with the originally planned portfolio asset allocation model, which is as per your risk profile. 2.How does it work? Answer: Equity markets can go up or down every day, hence so do the stock prices Now, for example, let’s…

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3 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT ASSET ALLOCATION

We all know of the age-old proverb “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” This is a universal principle and it applies particularly to money. In the language of financial planning, the one word to describe this proverb is “Asset Allocation” 1. What is asset allocation? Answer: Asset allocation is the scientific process of investing and managing…

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3 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW FINANCIAL PLANNING

1.What is Financial Planning and How does it work? Answer: Financial Planning is the process of meeting your life goals through the proper management of your finances. Life goals can include buying a house, saving for your child’s higher education or planning for retirement. The Financial Planning Process consists of 3 steps. – Step1: Constructing your cash flow analysis…

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START INVESTING TODAY… DO NOT DELAY!

Ajay and Vijay, two friends, started working at 23. Both of them drew a post tax salary of Rs.30,000 per month. Out of the two friends, Ajay was more money conscious and started investing Rs.12,500 from the first month itself and continued this process until he turned 65. On the other hand, Vijay, who is…

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Investorpreneur – Hurray! A Swiss holiday? Investment? or Both?

Prologue This is a theatrical series that comprises interactive edutainment sessions on the most pertinent topic in the contemporary world – ‘Investment’. ‘Investorpreneur’ is a term coined to represent a lucrative combination of an investor and an entrepreneur. Every entrepreneur attempts to maximise business prospects and profitability to the fullest. Likewise, every investor looks to…

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7 MISTAKES NOT TO MAKE IN VOLATILE MARKETS

Don’t check the value of your long-term investments on a daily basis. Long-term means “long-term”(10, 20, 30 or even 50 years) not “daily” Don’t stop your SIPs in equity stocks or funds Stopping SIPs when markets are going down would be the most foolish thing to do. In falling markets, that you will get better value…

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Investorpreneur – Dharam’s Babuji’s pearls of wisdom

Prologue This is a theatrical series that comprises interactive edutainment sessions on the most pertinent topic in the contemporary world – ‘Investment’. ‘Investorpreneur’ is a term coined to represent a lucrative combination of an investor and an entrepreneur. Every entrepreneur attempts to maximise business prospects and profitability to the fullest. Likewise, every investor looks to…

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Investorpreneur – Dharam explains the importance of buying a house to Veer

Prologue This is a theatrical series that comprises interactive edutainment sessions on the most pertinent topic in the contemporary world – ‘Investment’. ‘Investorpreneur’ is a term coined to represent a lucrative combination of an investor and an entrepreneur. Every entrepreneur attempts to maximise business prospects and profitability to the fullest. Likewise, every investor looks to…

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Investorpreneur – Dharam and Veer’s investment saga

Prologue This is a theatrical series that comprises interactive edutainment sessions on the most pertinent topic in the contemporary world – ‘Investment’. ‘Investorpreneur’ is a term coined to represent a lucrative combination of an investor and an entrepreneur. Every entrepreneur attempts to maximise business prospects and profitability to the fullest. Likewise, every investor looks to…

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Impact of different types of inflation on your financial planning

Inflation can be one of the biggest hindrances in our overall financial planning process. In this article, we will look at how different types of inflation impact your financial planning from time to time. Wholesale Inflation Wholesale or headline inflation is measured based on the changes in wholesale price index (WPI). The WPI can be…

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Train your children to be sound financial planners for tomorrow

Children are the future of the country. They will determine the direction the country takes, going forward. As they say, you never forget things that you learnt during your childhood. Our parents teach us goods manners, etiquette, and they groom us by teaching us the ways of life. However, my question is how many of…

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Asset allocation, a balanced approach to investing

Asset allocation is a very crucial concept in investment given consistent market volatility, changing income and risk patterns. Asset allocation can be termed as an investment portfolio technique, which is performed with the major objective of balancing risk while creating ample investment diversification. This is done by dividing the assets into major categories, which include…

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What do you do if it is a ‘bull’ or ‘bear’ market

First, let me tell you that markets are termed as ‘bull’ or ‘bear’ markets largely due to the way in which these two animals attack their opponents in a tough fight. In a general fight, a bull tends to show extreme aggression by plunging its horns up in the air. It clearly gives its opponent…

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SIP – your means to achieve your financial goals

Dreams play a huge role in our life in terms of motivating us and helping us reach our objectives. As they say ‘only if you dare to dream, will you work towards realising it’. As we begin our career and start earning money, we start dreaming of having our own car, own house, scintillating vacations,…

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Financial decisions that you need to take before you hit 30

Aging is a very normal process in anyone’s life. We all will age with time. However, the distinguishing point will be how well few people plan their transition into the critical age group of 30. Yes, it is a hyper critical age group in our life and will generally determine how our life, retirement plans,…

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Become a Smart Investor

Money is vital to one and all. However, the fact that a few people in this world have it in abundance and a few strive extremely hard to earn it has increasingly become a stark reality. Thus, it becomes imperative for all of us to make smart investment decisions very early in our lives in…

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Personal Finance

Personal finance refers to the methods, techniques, and ideas used by individuals to plan their finances frugally in order to reap lucrative returns in the future while generating a supposedly, more-than-sufficient savings to lead a peaceful retired life. However, one must not forget that the foundation for leading a comfortable life post retirement is to…

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Oct series could be litmus test

ROLLOVER ANALYSIS  OVERALL OUTLOOK The Sept series began on a strong note and saw steady gains .However volatility increased towards the last half of the series ending with strong profit- taking and finally the index managed to close at 7912 netting loss of 43 pts for the series. The metals ,banking, realty and capital goods…

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Will History repeat Itself in GOLD

The above is weekly International Spot Gold. As of now Price is quoting at $1211 level. Flash back to 2013 year, we have seen the sharp fall from $1550 level to $1180 after breaching the important Support level of “Reversal Descending Top”. We have heard famous quote in market or its very familiar with all…

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Caution advised at higher levels

Market outlook for October ‘14 The month of Sept saw profits getting trimmed after the Nifty hit an all time high of 8180 and by the end of month the index had again slipped back below 8000 .Thus the month of Sept closed almost unchanged with net gains of 10 points. The month was largely…

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Dollar continues to rule

US Dollar   The Dollar climbed to a four-year high against a basket of currencies and hit a two-year high against the Euro on Tuesday after Eurozone inflation fell in September, putting the greenback on track for its biggest quarterly gain in six years. The Dollar Index, which measures the currency against a basket of…

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Nifty – Divergence Shows

The benchmark Index has seen correction for two consecutive weeks. The biggest gainers were the IT sector followed by pharma and FMCG. We were already bullish on the Pharma and FMCG sectors right since the beginning of the dream run for the market and it has paid off well. The real estate sector was the…

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FMPs are here to stay

Attractive yields and conducive interest rate scenario make FMPs a hot pick for investors. FMPs are targeting to fill up the vacant investment space created by the rise in interest rates. What are FMPs? Fixed Maturity Plans (FMPs) are close ended debt funds, which invest in securities that have maturity profiles in line with the…

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5 reasons to save

Money may not buy you everything, but surely, with enough money in your hands, you could control your life better. You need money mainly to accomplish and maintain your present basic lifestyle and more importantly, in future. Further, you would need money to achieve what you wish to have beyond your basic requirements during your…

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What is missing in India’s growth story?

There is no doubt that India is growing fast and consistently. We are able to register above average growth compared with most economies globally. In the past decade, we have remained less affected by the financial issues of the global markets. India’s consumption story is very much intact and is improving with every passing month.…

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Nickel- A Non Stop Knight Rider

The above is daily chart of the MCX Nickel. Nickel has been the top performer for the 2014 year with return of more than 23% till date. During the start of this year Nickel price was trading at 870 level. In month of March 2014, price succeeds to cross the important resistance and psychological resistance…

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Will Rupee break the band?

The Indian rupee marginally weakened on Thursday , last trading session of august month, ahead of key indicators including economic growth data due on Friday, retreating against the dollar for a third consecutive month due to a flare-up of global geopolitical risk events. Although foreign investors have remained buyers of Indian shares and bonds through…

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Acche Din

The First week of August started on a profit-taking note, but the selling was absorbed and the Index is still making new highs. The benchmark index is trading at all time highs and we expect the bullishness to continue. As shown in the above chart, the index had broken out from the channeled move with…

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Finding Returns

For the past five to six years, investors have been searching for an asset class with better returns. Surely, one can say that they must have found one now with equities presenting a promising picture.   We are bullish on the Indian equity markets considering the following outlook, where pros clearly overweigh compare to cons.…

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Rollover analysis – September ’14

OVERALL OUTLOOK   The Aug series saw some huge volatility and but finally closed with gains of 233 to close at 7954   for the series. The banking stocks saw some divergent trend with the PSU banking stocks showing a negative trend while the private sector stocks managed to nullify some of the negativity. The…

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Strong momentum to begin with

MARKET OUTLOOK FOR SEPT   August was a volatile month with some geo-political tension in Middle East and Russia threatened to spook equity markets .The downtrend was however short lived and the market resumed its uptrend and by the end of the month regained its strength setting the groundwork for a strong Sept series. However,…

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Which money is to be invested?

  When equity markets go up every day, people usually get attracted with euphoria and at times even end up investing their money in anticipation of quick gains. However, by doing this, people generally end up having losses than gains. This in-turn destroys their confidence in asset classes such as stocks.   We need to…

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Where to invest?

  Today, we have a number of options to choose from in assets to invest our money. Further, it is important to manage the entry and exit (switch) of your investments. Therefore, financial services/securities companies play an important role in helping you choose the right approach for your investments, which need to be customized according…

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When to invest?

You must have heard that no time is right or wrong to invest. In some cases it is true and in some it is not.   But it is seriously advisable to start investing at your earliest age.     The earlier you plant a tree you are bound to get its fruits at the…

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Why everyone must invest?

Human needs are never ending and everyone has basic once. More importantly, these needs are not static any more. With time, even our basic needs change.   For example, we may have completed our education as per the Indian education standards but today; most of us want our children to attend ICSE schools. Our entire…

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What is investment?

Since ancient times, investments have always been made whether in time, skills, or assets to fulfill our needs or to gain something from it. While working for a company, we invest our time and skills to generate income for ourselves i.e. salary. Similarly, while doing business, we invest our money or assets to generate more…

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Fibonacci Follower – Natural Gas

Leonardo Fibonacci da Pisa, a thirteenth century mathematician, discovered the Fibonacci (pronounced fib-eh-nah-chee) sequence of numbers. The Fibonacci sequence is the series of numbers:1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144, and so on to infinity. Golden Ratio: After the first several numbers in the sequence, the ratio of any number to the next higher number is approximaterly 0.618 to 1 and…

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Commodity Report August 14

Precious Metal GOLD OCT:International Spot Gold had opened for the week at $1307. Prices made a high of $1309but could not sustain thoselevels and droppedto $1280. Recovery in the US economy and higher GDP data boostedthe dollar, which is a negative for the Bullions. Prices gave a weekly closing at $1293. MCX Gold Oct opened…

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Debt Market Update _ July 14

Announcements below in the Union Budget in July 2014 were the major factors that affected the debt market:   Banks  were permitted to raise long-term funds for lending to infrastructure sector, with minimum regulatory pre-emption such as CRR, SLR, and Priority Sector Lending (PSL)   Rate of tax on long-term capital gains increased from 10%…

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Sectoral shift likely in August series

Rollover Analysis Overall Outlook   The July series began on a strong note and saw steady gains and finally the index managed to close at 7721 netting gains of 228 pts for the series. The banking stocks and rate sensitives saw some profit-taking. The IT and pharma sectors saw some recovery after being in the shadow for…

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USDINR – Rise could spook the markets

The USDINR after forming a bottom near the 58-58.50 zone started rising steadily and given a breakout out of a falling wedge on the weekly chart of USDINR. A falling wedge has a bullish implication and as per Thomas Bulkowski it has a 70% strike rate. Although lower time frame charts suggest that the rise…

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Nifty – Shake off of weak bulls

Nifty and Sensex continued to make new highs. There was good momentum and sector shift seen. It is a healthy sign when different sectors take part in the rally. As indicated in the July edition of Market Pulse, the IT, Healthcare and FMCG sectors outperformed the indices. Real Estate and Capital Goods were he worst…

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Fresh rebalancing of sectors on cards

Market outlook for August   July was another eventful month with the major event of the maiden Union budget being the focus of attention as post the landslide victory of the NDA Gov, expectations were running high. Besides the corporate results were a mixed pack and some sectors like capital goods and banks which had…

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Good news for India from the US

As per the latest numbers, the US economy expanded at the fastest pace in recent times of 4% as economic activity picked up big time. More than expected accelerated economic growth of the US economy in the second quarter would help clock a stronger performance during the remaining part of the year.     Domestic…

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IPO Demystified

Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the first sale (primary) of a company’s shares to investors. The main purpose of an IPO is to raise capital to fund any expansion or modernization programme being undertaken by the company. The company may make offer of either a fresh issue of share or an offer for sale of…

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Rupee favoring Bulls or Bears

Indian rupee completed its biggest monthly fall since August 2013 on concerns of higher global oil prices spurring inflation and widening the trade deficit. The currency lost 0.5 percent this quarter on concerns of a potential drop in farm output because of inadequate rainfall; Furthermore, the bigger worry was that it would stoke price pressures.…

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Highlights of RBI’s Monetary Policy

Debt Market   • Policy repo rate kept unchanged at 8% under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) • Cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks kept unchanged at 4% of net demand and time liabilities (NDTL) • Statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) of scheduled commercial banks reduced by 50 basis points from 23% to 22.5% of…

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Step in the Right Direction … Budget 2014

Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley presented his maiden budget in which he has not taken any big bang policy measures. However, he did provide a roadmap that suggested the government is taking steps in the right direction to revive growth. Emphasizing on growth and keeping a check on the fiscal deficit was a tall order…

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5 COMMON STOCK MARKET MYTHS THAT YOU FEEL ARE TRUE

Over the years, volatility has become a well-known characteristic of the Indian stock markets. However, this has led to creation of various myths that scare you away from trading in the stock markets. The unfortunate part is that some of these myths spread like virus, keeping people away from the markets. The problem is that…

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Is Crude Setting Up For Something Big?

The oil market has been in a bullish mode for some time now and technical should never be ignored when it comes to commodities. However, a majority of this bull run has been due to increasing global tensions because of Ukraine and Iraq. Both these are crucial regions for exports of energy products. Apart from…

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Keep the cake and eat it too

CAPITAL PROTECTION  ADVISED AHEAD OF THE BIG EVENT   Following indices /stocks should be protected with a downside side put as they look overbought on long term charts   Scrip(Lot size) RSI on monthly charts Recommended strike put Nifty  (50)            83               7600 Bank Nifty (25)            75               15500 LT (250)            84…

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High expectations belie government’s cautious mood

Maiden Union Budget from the NDA Govrnment The Union Budget is due to be announced on July 10. After the landslide victory of the NDA, expectations are riding high and at the time of writing this article, the market is trading at an all-time high with momentum still looking strong for a target of 7900-8000…

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Nifty target 10,000 – Technically speaking

The monthly chart of CNX Nifty Index showed a big bull run until the 2008 period which started in 2003 when the Nifty traded at the 900 level.  Within five years, the Nifty registered a sevenfold increase, gaining 5400 points. After touching the 6300 mark in 2008, the Nifty dropped to the 2230 level, like…

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Market Outlook For July 14 – Delicately Poised

July would be an eventful month with the major event of the maiden Union budget being the focus of attention. After the landslide victory of the NDA government, expectations are running high. Our budget expectations have been covered separately along with the stocks in focus and our preferred stocks for buying.   The other major…

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July series could be volatile with major events lined up

OVERALL OUTLOOK   The June series began on a strong note and saw steady gains as the index finally managed to close at 7493, netting gains of 258 pts for the series. The banking stocks and rate sensitives saw some profit-taking. IT and pharma sectors saw some recovery after being in the shadow for the…

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Let’s catch up with the budget gains

Budget 2014 is no run-of-the-mill event. It is the first budget from the NDA governmentin which people vested their faith and hope. Thus, investors cannot ignore this budget.   The Indian people have large expectations from Budget 2014. Thus, the Modi government needs to balance between expectations of the industry and the common man. Let…

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Dividend: What does it mean to Investor?

Dividend is an important fruit that you get from the tree called investments. Several aspects of this concept need to be understood so that you not only get your dividend dues on time but also understand its importance in investment strategies. Dividends are tax free in the hands of the recipient and hence are an…

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Jump the Bid

Indian markets have all sorts of offerings nowadays. Traders who want to buck the tide can trade instruments right from Futures, to options, be it Index or stocks. Although risky instruments to trade, termed so because of the Leverage they use, if used properly these can prove very beneficial. Each year I meet many traders…

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How to select your broker?

Your stockbroker is an important person in your life, helping you achieve your investment objective. He should be able to give you proper advice, comply with regulations governing the intermediary and provide you good service. There have been several cases of investors losing their entire savings because of entrusting their money and securities to dubious…

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Argentine Index slumps 10% on Risk of Debt Default

MerVal according to Wikipedia is the most important index of the Buenos Aires Stock exchange, Argentina. It is a price-weighted index, calculated as the market value of a portfolio of stocks selected based on their market share, number of transactions and quotation price. It fell more than 10% yesterday. Probably one of the largest fall…

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Market Outlook for June, 2014

We saw one of the historic general elections in India, where after 3 decade a single party has got clear majority. This has rejuvenated the hope of Indian equity investors. Market celebrated this by hitting the all time high of 7563 levels and we saw the biggest monthly gain since October 2013. Moving ahead Union…

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Ab ki baar – Rally ho gayi yaar

Massive, huge, big, large, heavy, and solid, all adjectives would fall short to describe the performance of Indian Stock Markets in May 2014. Markets cheered the coming of a new government by reaching lifetime highs. Almost all the sectors participated in the rally. As per Fibonacci levels, the next resistance can be at 7615 levels…

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