An Introduction to US Stock Market Indices

An Introduction to US Stock Market Indices

by Devyani Mishra • September 25, 2020

Before you start looking at investment opportunities in the US, it is important to spend some time understanding the way the markets work there and factors that influence them. An essential aspect of understanding the equity market of any country is the list of stock market indices. They act like a measuring gauge that offers […]

Who Regulates US Stock Markets

Who Regulates US Stock Markets?

by Devyani Mishra • September 23, 2020

The stock market is a highly volatile and high-octane arena for investments. When you buy or sell stocks, is there someone watching your back? Protecting you from illegal or suspicious traders trying to make a quick buck by using fraudulent means? Understanding the stock markets and choosing the right stocks to buy is hard work. […]

Steps to Invest in an IPO on Groww

by Devyani Mishra • September 21, 2020

Greetings Investors! We are pleased to announce that you can now invest in IPOs of your choice on Groww! Currently, you can invest through the web only. The following steps will help you through the process. Step 1: Login via desktop, and go to to apply for the latest IPOs. Here, you would be […]

history of Amazon

From Bookstore to Superstore: Amazon Through the Years

by Revati Krishna • September 19, 2020

Amazon is one of the few brands that every person on this planet who has ever used the internet is aware of. But what is Amazon? Is it just an e-commerce giant? Or a retail service provider? To be fair, Amazon is an amalgamation of businesses that defy all norms. It has grown to a […]

Financial Intermediaries in the US Stock Market

Financial Intermediaries in the US Stock Market

by Devyani Mishra • September 18, 2020

The US Stock market is the largest in the world accounting for under 50% of the market capitalization of all listed companies around the globe. With millions of shares traded every day and thousands of active investors, the US stock market is a volatile place. Back in 1929, when the US markets crashed (The Great […]

5 Things to Keep in Mind Before Investing in US Stocks 

by Devyani Mishra • September 8, 2020

When it comes to diversifying across geographies, US markets have been one of the top choices. US Markets have been home to some of the greatest technology and potential wealth-creating businesses. The fact that there is a low correlation between the US and Indian equity markets further increases its appeal from a diversification perspective.  However, […]

How To compare stocks of the same sector?

How to Compare Stocks of the Same Sector?

by Devyani Mishra • August 29, 2020

An essential aspect of stock analysis is conducting a fundamental analysis of the company. This can allow you to assess the strength of the company and make an informed investment decision. Although this requires some effort, it is a great way to identify strong stocks that can withstand the test of time and offer stable […]

7 Interesting facts about the US stock Market

7 Things to Know About US Stock Market

by Devyani Mishra • August 28, 2020

US Markets have been a popular choice of investors seeking global portfolio diversification opportunities. The fact that it is home to some of the biggest brands in the world, the strong position of dollar and the low correlation between US and Indian Indices make it a top destination. Now I am sure you have done […]

Reasons You Should Diversify Overseas

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Diversifying Overseas

by Devyani Mishra • August 24, 2020

If we shift our lens to the pre-pandemic times, it is easy to observe volatility to be an inherent trait of stock markets in India and around the globe.  As investors regain trust in the markets and economies prepare to pull themselves out of the recent slump, diversification will play a huge role in ensuring […]

Tax Implications for Indian Residents Investing in the US Stock Market

Tax Implications for Indian Residents Investing in the US Stock Market

by Devyani Mishra • August 19, 2020

When an Indian investor thinks about buying international stocks, one of the first concerns on his mind is the tax implication of the capital gain or dividend income. Understanding the charges and taxes are important to ensure that the net returns are worth the effort. Today, we are going to talk about the tax on […]

Ho to invest in US stocks from India

How to Invest in US stocks from India

by Devyani Mishra • August 18, 2020

When we think about diversification in stock investments, we think about investing across different sectors, industries, and market capitalizations. However, very few investors tend to look beyond India’s borders for investment opportunities. Today, our point of discussion is going to be around how to invest in US stocks from India. The last few months have […]

How To Assess A Company's Growth Potential

How to Assess a Company’s Growth Potential?

by Devyani Mishra • August 13, 2020

While analyzing a company’s fundamentals, we try to look at its past performance and growth rates to assess its financial strength. However, while this analysis can give you an idea about how the company has performed to date it does not assure us about the company’s performance in the future. The equation is simple – […]

Accounting Red Flags To Check While Analyzing Financial Statements

9 Accounting Red Flags to Look Out for in Financial Statements

by Devyani Mishra • August 11, 2020

Analyzing financial statements is a key step in fundamental analysis. There are many ratios and tricks to ensure that you get the complete picture of a company’s financials before investing in its shares. However, with companies trying to highlight certain aspects and keep certain others hidden, it takes an accounting brain and an in-depth analysis […]

Pledging of Shares by Promoters and how it impacts Stock Valuation

Pledging of Shares by Promoters and How it Impacts Stock Valuation

by Devyani Mishra • August 4, 2020

When you are trying to analyze a stock by going through the company’s fundamentals, there are various aspects that need to be considered. Apart from analyzing the financial ratios and management efficiency, looking at the pledge amount on promoter’s shares is crucial in identifying signs of financial trouble in the company. Let’s see what it […]

How to Assess Management Quality Before Buying Stocks?

by Devyani Mishra • August 3, 2020

As a stock investor, one of the first things that you learn is that the secret to generating steady returns from the stock markets is buying high-quality stocks. That being said, there are numerous ways in which a stock can be analyzed for quality. You can look at the financials of the company or how […]

New Regulation: Margin on Selling Stocks

by Devyani Mishra • August 2, 2020

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) vide Circular no. CIR/HO/MIRSD/DOP/CIR/P/2019/139 dated November 19, 2019, has mandated the collection and reporting of margins from clients in the cash segment since January 1, 2020. Further, the penalty for short collection/non – collection of margins will be mandated from April 01, 2020.  However, keeping in view […]

role of credit ratings in capital markets

Role of Credit Ratings in Capital Markets

by Devyani Mishra • July 29, 2020

One of the fundamental principles of an economy that allows capital markets to thrive is that businesses need regular financing. While in an ideal scenario, a business should be able to sustain its costs and growth plans, in the real world, most businesses need to raise capital for meeting operational costs and/or implementing expansion plans. […]

how to analyse a company's debt management ability

How to Analyse a Company’s Debt Management Ability

by Devyani Mishra • July 28, 2020

When you think about how to evaluate a company, there are various aspects that need to be assessed. These include studying the assets and liabilities of the company that provides a quick view of its financial health and its debt situation.  All businesses need financing at some point. It can be for expansion or to […]

Top Debt free companies in India 2020

Top Debt Free Companies in India

by Devyani Mishra • July 27, 2020

When you look at the financials of a company, different factors play different roles in helping you understand its strength. The debt section is an important field. If a company has zero debt on its balance sheet, then it is known as a debt-free company. Debt plays an important role in the present performance and […]

Business and Industry Analysis

How to do Business and Industry Analysis of a Company?

by Devyani Mishra • July 23, 2020

Fundamental and technical analysis are two ways of evaluating a stock for its potential to give returns in the future. While technical analysis focuses on predicting a stock’s performance based on the trend in stock price, fundamental analysis focuses on intrinsic factors such as the company’s financial potential, growth prospects, competitive advantage over peers, management […]