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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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Bank of Baroda – Vijaya Bank – Dena Bank Merger - What’s in it for you?
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In September’18, Government announced that 3 state-owned banks - Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank will be merged to create country's third largest lender as part of eff..

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Benefits of Power of Attorney
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  Every trader during the process of opening a demat account is liable to sign a Power of Attorney (POA). Such intricate named documents can result in rise of many questions and c..

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Bharat 22 ETF
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Bharat 22 ETF (exchange-traded fund) has opened a window to allow in new investors on 14 February 2019 with an issue size of Rs. 3500 crore. The issue is being managed by ICICI Pru..

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BHEL Buyback
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The Board of Directors of BHEL approved a share buyback for its investors on Oct 25, 2018. The details of the buyback include:  Record Date: November 6th, 2018 Buyback price: Rs...

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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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Cement channel check - A series of increases
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The Cement demand growth in most regions has been better in April than in March. Another round of price hikes of 20-25 Rs/Kg was seen in all regions in first week of April. Even though ..

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Cochin Shipyard Buyback
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The Board of Directors of Cochin Shipyard Ltd. approved a share buyback for its investors on Oct 16, 2018. The details of the buyback include: Ex-Date: October 30th, 2018 Buyback pric..

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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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CPI September 2018 review
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CPI data was released last week and the inflation was at 3.77% in September compared to 3.69% in August rising only by 8 basis points, against forecasted level of 4%.  The minor in..

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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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Feb’19 IIP Update – Output Shows Sluggishness
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Index of Industrial Production (IIP) – grew by 0.1% YoY in Feb’19 compared to 1.7% in Jan’19, below consensus expectation of 2%. Manufacturing output contracted by 0.3..

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FOMC April 2019 Meeting Minutes - No Rush to change rates
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The minutes from the May 1-2 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) May’19 monetary policy meeting showed policymakers remained firmly committed to a “patient” policy ap..

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How Weather is Impacting Natural Gas Price….
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Introduction Natural gas(NG) is widely used in daily life. It supports the American economy and also is major producer for NG. Oil & Gas industry accounts for 7.6% contr..

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IBHSGFIN-LAKSHVILAS merger - Yet another transition of NBFC into universal banking license
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  In a strategic move, Indiabulls Housing Finance (IBULHSGFIN) has announced a merger with 569-branch strong south-India based regional bank Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LAKSHVILAS)  ..

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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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India April trade deficit - Exports subdued while imports rise
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India’s trade deficit for Apr’19 stood at $15.33bn as against $10.89bn in Mar’19 above consensus expectation of US$13.5bn, widened to a five-month high in April due to..

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India CPI March 2019 Update - Rises to 2.86%
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Headline number    CPI accelerated to 2.9% in Mar’19 as against 2.6% in Feb’19 and market expectation of 2.8%.  Driven by food inflation...   Food..

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India's Trade deficit - exports still disappointing
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India’s trade deficit for Apr’19 stood at $15.33bn as against $10.89bn in Mar’19 above consensus expectation of US$13.5bn, widened to a five-month high in April due ..

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Interaction between bond value, market interest rate, coupon rate
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Let us understand the variables which affect the value of the bonds. It depends on many factors such as coupon rate, market rate of return, maturity period, and redemption payment. As t..

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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 swaps
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Let us today discuss about ‘Swaps’ in finance. Swaps are simply financial agreements to exchange cash flows. These are simply private arrangements between parties to exchang..

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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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Just Dial Buyback
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The Board of Directors of Just Dial LTD. approved a share buyback for its investors on Jul 20, 2018. The details of the buyback include: Record Date: October 12th, 2018 Buyback price:..

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KIOCL Buyback
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The Board of Directors of KIOCL (INDIA) LTD. approved a share buyback for its investors on Sep 18, 2018. The details of the buyback include: Record Date: October 1st, 2018 Buyback pri..

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Making sense of the NBFC’s situation; What is RBI doing to support them?
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Nifty's down about 15% since its year high made in August end. Nifty bank is down by 12% and NBFC stocks down by 15% on average and 74% for a company like DHFL, since their year highs. ..

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Mar’19 IIP Update – Output Shows Slowdown in Consumption
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Index of Industrial Production (IIP) – entered negative territory in March, contracting to 0.1% compared to 0.1% in Feb’19, below consensus expectation of 1.3%, the first mo..

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March 2019 AMFI data - ending year on a high
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MF AUM increased in Mar’19 despite outflow in liquid funds Overall, the mutual fund (MF) industry’s assets under management (AUM) increased by Rs63200 cr MoM, he..

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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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NIIT Technologies Ltd – Promoters exit, full valuations
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What’s the deal? Baring Private Equity Asia entered into an agreement with NIIT Ltd and other promoters to acquire their 30.2% stake in NITEC (NIIT Ltd: 23.22%, Pawar family: 3.4..

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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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PC Jeweller Demerges its Export Division
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What’s the deal? PC Jewelers recently announced that it would demerge its Export Division and merge with its wholly owned subsidiary - PCJ Gems & Jewellery Limited. Company c..

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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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Prabhat Diary sells 98% of the business, uncertain times ahead
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Prabhat Dairy Ltd (PDL) announced on January 21, 2019 that the company has entered into definitive agreements with Tirumala Milk Products Private Limited (“Purchaser”), a wh..

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PSU banks capital infusion
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Recently Government approved capital infusion of Rs. 48,239 cr into 12 PSU bank. This step is taken to aid them in meeting capital requirements and accelerate lending to boost growth (e..

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RBI cut coming in June despite subdued CPI?
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April CPI on Monday came in below RBI's medium-term target of 4% for the ninth consecutive month. At 2.92%, inflation in April was only 6 bps higher than in March and marginally lower t..

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Redington Buyback
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The Board of Directors of REDINGTON (INDIA) LTD. approved a share buyback for its investors on Sep 17, 2018. The details of the buyback include: Ex Date: September 27, 2018 Buyback pr..

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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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Ruchi Soya - Patanjali Deal – Anything for minority shareholders?
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What’s the deal? Ruchi Soya is one of India’s largest manufacturers of edible oil and owns a large number of plants and top brands such as Nutrela, Mahakosh, Sunrich, Ruchi..

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Spencer acquires Nature’s Basket – Is it worth buying?
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Spencer's Board recently approved the proposal for acquisition of entire 100% stake in Nature’s Basket Limited (NBL) for cash consideration of Rs. 300 cr, subject to requisite app..

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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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Types of Swaps
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This post is in continuation of our series on Introduction To Swap. Let us now understand some basic swap arrangements such as currency swaps and interest rate swaps. Currency Swaps ..

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US plan to end sanctions waiver of Iran, India to be impacted
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In a statement last week, the White House Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that five countries - India, China, Japan, South Korea and Turkey will no longer be exempt from U..

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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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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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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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