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 […]
How stocks are affected by the general elections and 10 stocks that might be poised to gain
The general election in India is one of the most important events in the calendar of the country. This event selects the very government that will govern the country. A change in the government can impact the investment stream of cash flows at the sectoral level. For example, the previous government might have pushed the […]
Stocks with the highest PE ratios and why their PE ratio is high
During any of technical analysis or reading any of the analyst’s report, we investors come across these metrics called PE ratio. Let’s understand what this PE ratio is all about. PE ratio comprises of two important factors Price: This is the current market price of the stock at which it trades EPS: EPS is earnings per […]
How news affects the markets and what to do about it
Whenever we investors buy anything we become possessive about the entity owned. Be it automobile, house or even the stocks. We become too streamlined to hear anything related to our owned assets. Any news positive or negative is important for almost every investor for their stocks. A piece of positive news instills confidence which leads […]
Infibeam Avenues share & what is happening with it?
Encouraged by the strong revenue growth in Q3 of FY 2019, Ahmedabad-based e-commerce player Infibeam Avenues Ltd. has now set its sight on large-scale government and PSU (public sector unit) buying to drive its future growth in India. But are its shares really worth buying in the stock market? Let me show you what is […]
10 most volatile stocks in the market
When the stock market moves hills and valleys, the entire financial market perception moves. The ups and downs when happening very frequently, we overestimate downside risk. This downside risk of loss builds enough fear to stay away from the stock. But, not to deny there are financial gains attached to risky high movement stock. Let’s understand […]
NBFC shares: current situation and what the future holds
Non-Banking Finance Corporations (NBFCs) have played a pivotal role when it comes to nation building. The sector has provided the much-needed fillip to the infrastructure, employment generation, and wealth creation. The industry has provided access to financial services for the rural and weaker sections of the society. The success of the sector has had far-reaching […]
Indian automobile sector & the stocks that may be the Eicher of tomorrow
India is the fourth largest automobile market in the world after China, US and Japan. The automobile sector in India contributes around 7 % of the GDP. However, in the recent past, the sector has been on a down streak for a number of reasons such as oil prices, weak rupee, rising insurance premium etc. […]
Stocks that were least affected by the recession in 2008
The year 2008 is regarded as the year of the global financial crisis. The crisis is considered to be one of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It started in 2007 with a crisis in the subprime mortgage market in the United States. This eventually turned into an international banking […]
What is trading volume and what you must know about it
Trading volume is a very powerful tool in capital markets but is often overlooked because it is such a simple performance indicator. Trading volume information of a security can be found anywhere. However, very few investors know how to use this information to increase their profits and minimize risk in the markets. Definition of trading volume In the financial markets, the word trading volume […]
6 top FMCG stocks in India: are these evergreen?
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector is the fourth largest sector in the Indian economy with Household and Personal Care accounting for 50% of FMCG sales in India. For this sector, growing consumer awareness, easier access, and changing lifestyles have been the key growth drivers. The FMCG sector has grown at a CAGR of 11% […]
Stocks to look out for during the upcoming elections
Historically, the Indian market has observed a high degree of volatility in the month immediately preceding general elections. What is different this time is the current global macro headwinds like trade war, slowing global growth, concerns around US recession and the central bank’s autonomy that has been creating heightened tension among the market participants. Data […]
FMCG – the stable and evergreen sector?
In a consumption-driven economy like India, the significance of the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) sector is paramount. The FMCG sector is constituted by companies that sell non-durable mass consumption off the shelf products. In 2018, the FMCG sector in India witnessed a double-digit growth rate on the back of a number of factors such […]
10 most talked about stocks in the market today
Dalal Street has always been a place of action. The recent past has been no exception. Right from the PNB scam, the new LTCG (Long Term Capital Gains) tax, the liquidity crisis, the crude oil prices, right up to the trade war and the most recent fiasco in the Zee entertainment stock; calling these times […]