The Fall of Jet Airways: How Will it Affect the Shareholders, Economy and Reasons For its Failure
With only few airplanes in function, the once 2nd largest airline of India, has now temporarily suspended its domestic and international operations. In addition to the halt of operations, the company has defaulted in making domestic and international loan repayments, salaries and other dues. The airline is fighting for its survival. This has adversely affected […]
Internal Rate of Return (IRR): Calculation, Formula, Applications and More
IRR, ROI, XIRR, CAGR, TWRR, you must have come across many such acronyms in finance and investing. One common thread through all of them is that they are a rate or % value and each one finds application in different aspects of financial valuation. However, bear in mind that they are all different from each […]
What Is Stop Loss and How Is it Important?
A stop loss also called stop-loss order or stop market order, is an order whereby an investor instructs the broker to automatically sell his/her stocks if the price of the security drops to a certain level. In other words, stop loss can be defined as an advance order to sell an asset when it reaches […]
Top 10 Companies to Invest in India on the Basis of Market Value
Market value, commonly referred to as market capitalization, depicts the total value of a company’s shares. The market value is computed by multiplying the number of outstanding shares with the current market price of the stock. Following are the top 25 companies by market value in India as on April 15, 2019. Company Name Market […]
Dupont Analysis: Everything a Stock Investor Should Know
‘Quality without results is pointless. Results without quality is boring.’- Johan Cruyff, soccer player Just like in all spheres of society, where quality is preferred, investors in equity markets seek quality stocks at reasonable prices. Quality in case of stocks, is the comparison of the returns derived relative to the capital invested in stocks. The […]
What is stop loss?
When you start trading in the stock market, you will come across new and unfamiliar terms, one of which is ‘Stop-Loss’. In the financial world, when a trade goes against you, a stop loss order is part of your exit plan. Let’s look into it in detail. What is Stop-Loss? Stop loss meaning: Stop-loss, also known […]
Is PE ratio over-hyped
PE ratio is also known as the Price-to-Earnings ratio is a famous number that nearly all investor or budding investor or finance enthusiast look at while investing. In this blog, I shall discuss the PE ratio – what is it, disadvantages of the PE ratio, misinterpretation mistakes common investors do and what an investor should […]
What is the best time to sell a stock?
In 2018, the mid-cap and the small-cap segment fell by 24.2% and 23.7%. Some investor-favorite stocks had fallen more than 50 percent from their all-time highs in 2018. Many in the list are the names that saw massive run in 2017. We often wish we’d sold the stocks while staring at the losses. Investors, despite spending […]
13 stocks with strong fundamentals that could see steady returns in 2020
Fiscal 2019 was a year of recovery from the disruption caused by events such as demonetization and implementation of the Goods and Services Tax. Supported by the public investments the economy is likely to register 7.2% growth even though the private investments have disappointed. Export market performed well thereby providing buoyancy to the manufacturing sector. […]
These sectors might generate great returns for investors in the coming years
The year 2019 is considered to be a year of volatility as the world’s largest democracy is going for general elections that is due in 2019. The political parties are leaving no stone unturned to showcase the achievement of the current government while some of them are busy highlighting the short-comings of the current government. […]
Top pharma stocks and what this sector’s future looks like
India is one of the leading providers of generic medicines globally. Thanks to the cost advantage that the world’s third largest economy by Purchasing Power Parity provides. Additionally, India has a pool of scientists who have the potential to steer the industry ahead to an even higher level. Structure of the pharma industry The pharmaceutical […]
5 Top agri-sector stocks and why they could be a great investment
We all know how deeply linked the agriculture sector and its allied activities is to India. Historically, we had been an agrarian country. The agriculture sector is the largest employment sector. This sector employees more than 54% of the Indian population. And it also contributes almost 16% to the Gross Domestic Product of India. If […]
What is intraday trading? How does it work?
Until recently, people perceived intraday trading to be the domain of financial firms and professional investors or traders. But this has changed today thanks to the popularity of electronic trading and margin trading in India. Today, it is very easy to start intraday trading. What is intraday trading? Intraday trading meaning: also known by name […]
What are blue chip companies and what makes them special?
In the stock market, blue chip stocks are considered high-valued and supreme long-term investment vehicles. And these blue chip stocks are stocks of well-known and well-established blue chip companies. Let’s look at everything about these blue-chip companies. Blue chip companies meaning A blue-chip company is a nationally recognized, well-established, and financially healthy company. These are basically the […]
What preference shares and how are they more powerful than regular shares?
Preference shares are those shares in the equity of a listed company that carry two preferential rights over other classes of shares. First preferential right in respect of earning a fixed dividend which may consist of a fixed amount or at a fixed rate. This fixed dividend must be paid to the preference shareholders before the company can issue […]
Essential mathematics you must know for investing in the stock markets
One of the interesting things about investing is to understand that it only takes one great investment, held for a very long time, to change your destiny forever. Great fortunes are not built from risking everything on a single stock that doubles or triples itself in a year. The hardest part of investing is not about […]
Figures, numbers, & ratios to check when buying a stock
In this blog, we aim to discuss the key parameters and figures you should look for while scouting for a stock for investment purpose. I believe developing a simple and easy to use set of criteria for evaluating stocks can make the stock selection task less stressful. A decade ago, investors used to face problems […]
Risk-free investing is making you poor. Here’s how to become a good risk-taker
Very often we think of steps that we didn’t opt because either we were risk averse or we didn’t believe the risky option’s phenomenal outcome to be true. It’s the innate power or gut feeling which is responsible for risk worthy options we took. When this risky decision pays off, they pay off heavily. We […]
5 reasons why FD investors should switch to stocks
Fixed Deposits (FD) are not just investment instrument in India, they are a part of our tradition and culture. But what most people do not realize is that they can earn way more money by investing in the stock market and keep the risk profile lower by remain invested for a longer period. 5 reasons […]
Why you should invest in the stock markets – even if you’re not a finance wizard
“No way. I worked day and night to earn that money. I am not going to gamble it away in the stock market.” That was my dad’s wisdom, someone who was reluctant to do anything with his hard earned money that didn’t involve either a Fixed Deposits (FDs) or insured CD/bonds. These words sound familiar […]