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What has blockchain brought with itself?
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This post is in continuation of our series on crypto currencies. In the previous post, we discussed about the aspects that influence investor’s opinion on crypto currencies and..

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Option Strategies-2
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To Read the first Blog (Introduction to options) in this Series Click here.  To Read the Second Blog (Working of Options) in this Series Click here. To Read the Th..

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Option Strategies
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In our  blogs Series, we gave a brief introduction as to what options are & Working of Options. To Read the first Blog (Introduction to options) in this Series Click..

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Working of Options
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In one of our previous blogs, we gave a brief introduction as to what options are. To Read the first Blog in this Series Click here  Let us now understand how options work. Supp..

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Introduction to options
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Options are contracts which give the holder the right to buy/sell the underlying asset at a predetermined amount (strike price/exercise price) before/at the expiry (depending upon wheth..

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Physical Settlement in Equity Derivatives
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Recently NSE announced that some of the equity derivatives would be physically settled. This post tries to bring clarity over some blurred clauses regarding the same. A major query is ..

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Part 3: Current status of crypto currencies
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  This post is in continuation of our series on crypto currencies. Decoding Crypto currencies: (Part 1) Types of Crypto Currencies (Part 2)  In the earlier post, we talk..

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Impact of NSE’s extended trading hours
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NSE recently asked its clients to get ready for derivatives trading till 11.55 pm from October. Reports are that NSE has written to SEBI seeking approval to extend trading time for deri..

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VC and PE – A Comparison
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Earlier, in one of our blogs, we have discussed about Venture Capitalists (VC). Let us look further and understand the difference between VC and Private Equity (PE). There are several ..

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Introduction to Venture Capital Investment
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Let us first understand what is meant by ‘venture capital’. Venture Capital is nothing but a form of financing provided by firms/funds to early stage or emerging firms that ..

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Types of Crypto Currencies
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This post is in continuation of our series on cryptocurrencies.   In the earlier post we talked about the origin of crypto currencies, their features and drawbacks, how fun..

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Measures of Leverage
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Let us today understand what does ‘leverage’ mean and its application in financial management. Leverage is nothing but the responsiveness or influence of one financial var..

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Decoding Crypto currencies: Part 1
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Crypto currencies are a global phenomenon unknown to many people today. There is a lot said and understood and much left ignored or misunderstood due to lack of awareness. Let us try ..

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Rise in MSP – All you need to know!
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Let us first understand what Minimum Support Price (MSP) is. It is nothing but the price at which government purchases crops from the farmers, irrespective of the market price. This act..

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Introduction to ‘BSE Groups’
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The stocks that are listed on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) have been classified into various groups depending upon what they represent. Each series/group represents a different category ..

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Depreciation vs Devaluation of currency
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Drop in a currency’s value can be either due to market forces of supply and demand or monetary policy steps taken by central banks. When this fall is due to central banks, it is k..

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Impact of corporate actions
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Various corporate actions have different impact on the stock prices. While the actions of the company do certainly matter, the news about the company, its fundamentals and the technical..

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Corporate Action Types
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Corporate actions are events pertaining to a company that has an impact on its stock price movements. These actions may have a direct or an indirect impact on the share price. It affect..

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What exchanges do for investor protection?
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There is always a bleak chance for investors to not receive securities they have bought, or not receive proceeds from the sale of stocks from a defaulter/expelled broker member of NSE o..

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Types of Market Orders
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Placing a trade order seems easy enough: Click the ‘buy’ button to enter a trade and hit ‘sell’ when it’s time to get out. While it is possible to execute ..

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Why PMS over Mutual Funds?
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Investment and risk taking go hand in hand. Whenever one is investing his/her hard-earned money in the hope of generating higher returns, there is a possibility of huge gains or even bi..

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Breaking down PPF
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Public Provident fund is a long term debt oriented investment scheme backed by the Government of India that offers attractive interest rates and returns that are exempted from tax. Intr..

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Bond yields and stock market
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Traders have two broad categories available to invest their money in – equity and debt. The two asset classes are always in competition to attract the maximum amount of funds. But..

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Ban Period - Concept and implementation
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What is open interest?   Open Interest is defined as total no of outstanding derivative contract (all positions in options and future contract for all expiries taken together &nd..

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Market timings extension
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The new SEBI circular allowed the stock exchanges to extend the timings for the Equity derivatives trading to be held till 11.55 pm as compared to 3.30 pm earlier w.e.f. October 1 this ..

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Jobless growth
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Growth with employment opportunities is important to sustain upswing in the GDP for a developing economy like India. With working age population expected to increase by 1.3 million eve..

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TYPES OF RISK
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We recently discussed different sources of risk vis-à-vis market risk, interest rate risk, inflation risk,business risk and financial risk. The first three sources, i.e., market ..

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RISK AND ITS DIFFERENT SOURCES
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  Investors invest for anticipated future returns, but these returns can rarely be predicted precisely. There may be difference between expected return and realized return and the..

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DOW THEORY
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Today the theory which we are going to study is the most basic and more than 100 years old, it still remains the foundation of Technical Analysis. This theory was developed by Charles H..

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ANCHORING EFFECT
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  The phenomenon which we are going to study is so common and simple that we just ignore how it can affect your day to day life decision. It is most solid tested phenomena in th..

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Difference between Investment and Speculation and the factors that an investor should con..
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The terms ‘investment’ and ‘speculation’ are overlapping and used interchangeably; however, the two are quite different. Speculation is an investment of funds wi..

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WHAT IS PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT?
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It is occasional to find investor investing their entire savings in a single security. Instead, they invest in a group of securities. Such a group is called a portfolio. Creation of por..

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BENEFITS OF DIVERSIFICATION
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There is a proven investment quote:  Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. In this quote, the eggs are individual investments and the basket is your overall investment portf..

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Approaches to Equity Analysis
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Equity analysis involves a lot of technical and in-depth analysis of the expected behaviour of the risk and returns with respect to a security. An individual investor may undertake th..

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