THE DISEASE AND TESTING TIMES FOR INVESTORS

A new wave of virus initiated by its latest variants has created a deja vu like situation which reminds us of the March 2020 panic in the stock market. This time the circumstances are further aggravated as India has been witnessing up to 3 lakh cases per day, which...

MARKET FRICTIONS IN AN UNCERTAIN ENVIRONMENT

The second wave of Covid-19 has been picking up in India. The cases have been surging steeply adding more than two lakh cases per day since the 14th of April. Although vaccination drive has been picking up yet there are more than 18 lakh active cases, as of 18th...

TEN INDISPENSABLE COMMANDMENTS FOR INVESTMENT

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin It is often heard that more than 90% of retail traders or investors have been losing money in the stock market. Even highly educated people, who have been doing great in the other fields, lose money when it comes to...

Are your savings better off without a fund manager?

  Imagine you are a software developer and you do freelance and have clients all over the world – companies, government bodies, etc. They hire you for consultancy for their software and their product. It’s a very busy and fulfilling life. You enjoy development. You are awesome in it and you...

TAX ON TRADING INCOME: CAN YOU SAVE IT?

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. Robert A. Heinlein Trading income is simply the gain on capital employed or the investments made in the stock market. Thus capital...

AN INTRODUCTION TO DOW THEORY

Charles Dow, the originator of Dow theory, never wrote a book on the theory. However, he wrote many articles which act as the basic building blocks of the Dow theory. These century-old concepts are still valid in the current market environment and are used by investors and traders in...

AN INTRODUCTION TO BONDS

A Bond is a debt instrument that is used by governments to raise funds so that they can carry projects for developmental purposes. Government bonds are issued by the government with maturity ranging from medium to long term. In return, the investors get assured return in the form of...

Highflyers Vs Lazybones: A Sectoral Analysis

On the one hand, there are Banks, Metals, and Energy Sectors that have been outperforming Nifty while on the other hand FMCG has been underperforming since Jan ‘21 lows. Post budget rally in the stock market from Jan lows has affirmed that investors are bullish on banks, metals, and energy...

IS BUYING EXPENSIVE ALWAYS A GOOD BARGAIN? AN ANALYSIS OF NIFTY50

  The price to Earnings (PE) ratio has been the most widely used measure to assess or compare the valuation of a company against its peers or the overall markets/indices. It has been used as an easy reference by the analysts on business channels to assign a ‘cheap’ or ‘expensive’...

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