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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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