15 must read books on investing, stock markets, & trading
Books revolutionized humanity. They allowed people to borrow other’s knowledge. In a field like investing where past knowledge is disproportionately valuable, books prove to be a godsend. In that light, here is a list of some of the most essential books on investing and the stock markets. Best investing books 1. One Up On Wall Street […]
What is the difference between BSE and NSE?
The stock exchange is a marketplace where securities can be traded between investors/traders with the help of brokers. The BSE and NSE are the leading stock exchanges of the Indian market. BSE stands for ‘Bombay Stock Exchange’ and NSE stands for ‘National Stock Exchange’. Although everybody knows that both BSE and NSE is something related to financial instrument […]
Will the Indian Economy Grow Faster in 2019 than 2018?
The Indian market has remained volatile in 2018. The S&P BSE Sensex ended the volatile year at 36,068 up 5.9% from the start of the year. Crude oil prices, global trade-war tensions, rupee volatility, liquidity concerns and policy action by central banks kept markets on tenterhooks in 2018. Sectorally, majority of the counters barring Information […]
Bandhan Bank & GRUH Finance merger: reason for merger
Bandhan Bank and GRUH Finance are merging. GRUH Finance is the housing finance subsidiary of HDFC. Bandhan Bank is India’s youngest bank which was listed on the stock exchange in 2018. Subject to regulatory approvals, the merger shall take effect from January 1, 2019. The share exchange ratio is decided at 568:1000, which means shareholders […]
Top 5 Technical Analysis Tools For the Stock Market
Nowadays more and more Indians have started investing in the stock markets. Investing in the stock market and selecting the right stock or derivatives to be invested needs technical analysis. There are many technical analysis tools available, but the ones listed below are the best and can be used by an individual in deciding the […]
Global banks could enter bear market in 2019; Indian banks to continue growth
Off late the major banking names have sold off to a level that was last observed in last 2016 after the presidential election. We believe these banks could break down over the coming months thereby entering into the bear phase. While few of the commercial names are better off, the overall segment is struggling with […]
Should you bet on the banking sector in 2019?
The Indian Banking sector is one of the oldest and most popular sectors from the stock market point of view. It is also one of the largest in terms of market capitalization in the Indian stock market. The banking sector is such a sector which is either liked by investors or disliked by investors but […]
3 Smart Financial Decisions I Made This Year
Today, Iet me highlight few of the financial decisions which I undertook this year which has helped me ride the volatile market and plan my future needs. But firstly, let me discuss the most common mistakes people commit during such times of crisis and in general while investing. Let’s remember one thing, every crisis will […]
How will the trade war impact India?
You must have heard about the World War. But, have you heard about the trade war? Yes, something like this does exist and it’s ensuing in the economy right now. We have been hearing about the trade war going on between China and the USA from a very long time, but we don’t know why […]
These are the 7 things I learnt from the financial crisis of 2008
The collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 jolted people out of their comfort zones. It unleashed chaos as many lost their investments in the market and many lost their jobs. Apart from the damage done, the crisis paved the way for financial reforms. On the 10th anniversary of what can be termed as a devasting […]
Will the General Elections of 2019 affect the stock market? the ultimate guide for investors!
When BJP entered the political stage in 2014, India was reeling in what we may call an economic crisis. Our country was in the “Fragile Five,” along with Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and Indonesia. The currency was bleeding in comparison to the dollar. The foreign exchange reserves of India had decreased tremendously as investors made sharp […]
I have a strategy behind withdrawing money from mutual funds. Do you?
Before I set the context of this article, let me quickly take you to the Mahabharata. Yes, it is relevant. It is said that Abhimanyu learned the art of Chakravyuham from his mother Subhadra, when he was in her womb, while Arujna, his father, was explaining to her about the process. The baby boy Abhimanyu […]
Will the financial crisis of 2008 repeat itself? Here is a detailed analysis
The financial downfall of 2007 – 2008, also known as the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2008, is considered to have been the worst economic downfall since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The great financial crisis began in 2007 in the sub-prime mortgage market in the United States, and soon developed into a full-blown international […]
How IL&FS crisis led to panic in the Indian domestic market
This week on Groww, we reflect on one of the major crises that has played havoc in the lives of investors. This event can be considered as a trigger for what the markets are behaving in the current scenario, whereby investors have lost a lot of their wealth. By now you must have guessed that […]
4 freakish ways in which the decline of rupee is affecting your investment
The sharp decline of the rupee against the US dollar affects most of us, directly and indirectly On 8th October, 2018, for the first time, the rupee ended below the 74 mark against the US dollar. Advances in the dollar overseas, along with foreign fund outflows dragged the rupee lower. Now the question everyone is […]
Market Crash! 11 Mistakes That You Shouldn’t Be Making (but most likely are)
Stock markets keep going up or down, depending on how the participants in the market collectively think. Fear and greed drive investors. Some people are driven by logic, while others are driven by emotions. Some do detailed research, while others just follow the advice of trusted investors. However, I know one thing – investors who […]
The growth of the mutual fund industry since 2016 – An overview
The digital revolution in India is being acclaimed over the world. The country is on the path of breakthrough, whereby, several innovations are coming in the space of technology. Ever since, demonetization was announced on November 8, 2016, the economy has been witnessing a rapid growth in terms of digitization and we are collectively moving […]
We bet you didn’t know these facts about HDFC AMC
Many of you have invested in mutual funds through HDFC or want to invest. In this article, we will talk about why HDFC is one of the most popular AMCs in the country. Let’s get started. HDFC Asset Management Company is the second AMC to be listed in the stock exchange after Reliance Nippon Life […]
Is it wise to time the market?
Since demonetization hit in November 2016, the market has jumped significantly. 2017 was a blockbuster year for Indian equities, it jumped as much as 35%. In 2018, the market had something different in store . Ever since January 29, 2018, the market started to slide significantly. The fall intensified over the course of the year […]
5 Steps to Reduce Losses When Invested in Small Cap Funds
The BSE small-cap index has lost nearly 19% since January 15, 2018. Is it too late to recover the notional loss? Can you still hedge? Should you add or should you exit your investments? There are many such questions that we’re asking ourselves. In this blog, we seek to discuss what should be your approach […]