how to identify value traps in stock investing

How to Identify Value Traps in Stock Investing?

by Devyani Mishra • July 9, 2020

Picking the right stocks for your portfolio is not as straightforward as it looks. Many investors follow the principles of value investing and look at the intrinsic value of stocks before investing in them. They try to identify undervalued stocks that can generate good returns over the long-term. But are all value investors successful? The […]

warren Buffett's investment checklist for buying stocks

Warren Buffett’s Investment Checklist for Buying Stocks

by Devyani Mishra • July 7, 2020

Warren Buffett is one of the most popular investors in the world today. Born in 1930, he is the fourth-richest person in the world (as of December 2019). Since 1970, he has been the Chairman and the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway and is often referred to as the ‘Oracle’ or ‘Sage of Omaha’ by […]

How To Figure Out Your Circle of Competence

Understanding Your Circle of Competence in Stock Investing

by Devyani Mishra • July 6, 2020

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger are names that most savvy investors are aware of. Investors around the globe have been trying to replicate their portfolios on a smaller scale in an attempt to earn proportionate returns. Unfortunately, many of them fail to get even close to replicating the returns. While the reasons can be many, […]

Analyzing Stocks With Porter’s Five Forces

Analyzing Stocks with Porter’s Five Forces

by Devyani Mishra • July 4, 2020

As an investor, I always try to research the company thoroughly before buying its stock. I am fairly conversant with the P/E Ratio, Return on Equity Ratio, Price to Book Ratio, Dividend to Price Ratio, and Debt to Equity Ratio that can help me understand the financials of the company. However, do these ratios paint […]

intermediaries involved in IPO

Intermediaries Involved in an IPO

by Devyani Mishra • July 2, 2020

When a company decides to go public, it has to follow certain guidelines outlined by the Securities and Exchanges Board of India (SEBI) for offering securities in public issues. The company needs to fulfill the eligibility norms too. Further, there are four intermediaries associated with the issue of separate activities. These intermediaries need to be […]

Why Does a Company Decide to Go Public

Why Does a Company Decide to Go Public?

by Devyani Mishra • July 1, 2020

An Initial Public Offering or IPO is the first issue of shares by a private company. When a company decides to go public, it offers shares at a pre-determined price/price-band through the IPO. Investors get an opportunity to become shareholders in the company and earn dividends if the company profits as well as capital returns […]

How to Invest in an IPO Online

by Devyani Mishra • June 30, 2020

Whether you are a stock investor or not, you might have heard the phrase ‘a company went public’ either online or in a newspaper advertisement. What does going public mean? In the simplest terms, ‘going public’ is the process of a private company raising capital by issuing shares for the first time. In a private […]

How are Different Stocks Categorized

How are Different Stocks Categorized?

by Devyani Mishra • June 26, 2020

A stock is a share in a company. When a company is formed, there are some shareholders and investors who own the company. However, as it grows and needs funds for expansion, it has the option of ‘going public’ by issuing shares to the general public. It asks investors to buy a shareholding in the […]

Clearing and Settlement Process

Clearing and Settlement Process in Stock Markets

by Devyani Mishra • June 25, 2020

When you purchase or sell stocks, the entire trade is completed online. For purchase transactions, money is debited from your account and you receive the shares and for sale transactions, shares are debited from your Demat account while the selling price is credited to your banking account. However, this does not happen instantly. To ensure […]

Is it safe to invest in stocks

Is It Safe to Invest in Stocks?

by Devyani Mishra • June 24, 2020

Stock investments are one of the best ways to generate wealth. A strategic investment plan and data-driven decisions can help any investor achieve their long-term financial goals effectively using stocks. Every investment has some form of risk associated with it. The investment world works on a simple principle of risk-reward: higher risk offers a better possibility […]

Why to invest in stock market

Why Should You Consider Investing in the Stock Market?

by Revati Krishna • June 22, 2020

As a child, for the longest time, I actually thought the money plant in my garden will grow cash for me in future. While adulting has rightfully busted that claim, who doesn’t want to see their money grow? The stock markets can be the right embodiment of a money plant if you invest right, make […]

FAQs About Investing in Stocks On Groww Answered

by Devyani Mishra • June 19, 2020

Greetings investors! We have compiled a list of exhaustive FAQs, to help you invest in stocks on Groww easily. Check them out! How Do I Unlock Stocks on Groww? Stocks is now live on Groww. Update your Groww app to the latest version (12.34) to be able to access stocks.You will be able to see […]

Open Demat Account on Groww

by Devyani Mishra • June 18, 2020

Opening a Demat cum trading account on Groww is extremely simple. The process is completely online and paperless and won’t take more than a few minutes. So without further ado let’s see the steps in detail. Step 1: Log in to your Groww app. Under the ‘Stocks’ tab, click on ‘ complete setup’. Step 2: […]

How do I Transfer Shares from Another Demat Account to Groww Demat?

by Devyani Mishra • June 15, 2020

Greetings investors! Hope you have checked out the Groww stocks platform and have opened your account already. Wouldn’t it be great if you had all your holdings at one place for an easy trading experience? The good news is, once you have opened your Demat account at Groww, you can transfer shares from your Demat […]

why do stock prices change

Why Do Stock Prices Change?

by Devyani Mishra • June 12, 2020

One of the first questions in the mind of any new stock investor is what are the causes of fluctuation of prices in the stock market? I wish that there was a simple answer to this question. There are many ‘forces’ at play that govern the direction and the magnitude of the movement of the […]

Role of Financial Intermediaries in Capital Markets

Role of Financial Intermediaries in Capital Markets

by Devyani Mishra • June 10, 2020

While buying and selling stocks seems like a straightforward process, there needs to be a governing authority that ensures tight control to keep malpractices and frauds at bay. Imagine reading about an IPO in the newspaper that seems ideal, investing in it, and realizing that it was a scam! The governing authority needs to make […]

How to Invest in Share Market

How to Invest in the Share Market

by Devyani Mishra • June 9, 2020

Stock investments are one of the most popular avenues of generating wealth in the modern world. You might have heard several things about stock market investors ranging from some horrific losses to inspiring ‘rags-to-riches’ stories. The beauty of this investment avenue is that it treats every investor differently based on his/her approach to investments. Hence, […]

Intraday Trading Tips

Best Intraday Trading Tips You Should Know

by Devyani Mishra • June 8, 2020

In the stock market, you will find two kinds of people – traders and investors. While most people use these terms interchangeably, there is a huge difference between the two. An investor invests in the company. He looks at the financials of the company and has a long-term investment horizon. He invests if he believes […]

Share Market Tips

Best Share Market Tips for Beginners

by Devyani Mishra • June 5, 2020

Stock markets have always caught the fancy of investors looking at inflation-beating returns and wealth generation. However, making money in equities is not that straightforward. It requires patience (a lot of it), an inherent understanding of the way the market functions, and in-depth research and analysis, among other things. If we take a quick look […]

How Does Stock Market Work in India

How Does the Stock Market Work in India

by Devyani Mishra • June 4, 2020

We all know how important it is to invest money in the right avenues to grow wealth. Stock market investment is one such lucrative option that has rewarded steadfast investors with high returns over the years. However, to gain the maximum out of a financial instrument, it is essential to know about its workings. Let’s […]