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Five smart financial moves you can make in 2018

  2017 was undoubtedly the year of the Indian equity market. BSE Sensex scaled 28% and Nifty fared even better. Small investors who invested in mutual funds in 2017 benefited amply through robust returns. Having said that, this year was a tumultuous affair for overall investment. Other asset classes remained stagnant. The real estate market […]

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Will the SME IPO boom continue in 2018?

  2017 has been a stellar year for IPOs in India. ₹1, 61,116 crores was raised through the public equity market, a figure which is the highest amount that has ever been raised in India (in a calendar year). Included in this figure are 133 SME IPOs, and most of the IPOs from this year […]

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Why start your ELSS scheme in 2018?

  It’s the last week of the year- a time when everyone is celebrating. March, which signals the end of the financial year, is just two months away. Can there be a more opportune time to start your tax savings? Do you believe it is possible to save taxes and invest at the same time? […]


What is an Index?

  Before we talk about what an index is in relation to the stock market, let’s first get a general idea about indexes. In simple terms, an index is a tool which measures change. For instance, Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures inflation; the Human Development Index measures the development of the country. Therefore, just like […]

How to save money without giving up shopping

  For most of us, the thought of saving money means having to give up things that we derive pleasure from. And chief amongst this is shopping. We all like to buy things for ourselves and other people. But since it is not a necessity, we view it as an expense that is not required. […]

What should Retail Investors do during a Buyback?

A stock buyback refers to a situation when a company repurchases a part of the shares issued by them. It pays shareholders the market value of that stock, thus re-absorbing a portion of its ownership. At first, it seems counter-intuitive to buy back shares that it issued to raise capital. However, there are quite a […]

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Avoid Deceptive Sales this Diwali season

  The months surrounding festivals are filled with lucrative offers in every store, enticing customers to take advantage of the season and spend. Everywhere one looks, heavy discounts are flashed at customers that are seemingly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. In the middle of all this, it is very easy to get confused and end up making spending […]

Do you believe these Myths about the Stock Market?

  For most people, the stock market represents a risky venture that is only attainable by a daring few. People hear about the volatility of investments and prefer to keep their money ‘safe’. This belief has fostered misconceptions that keep people away from investing their money in a profitable manner. Since a lot of people […]

The Preparation you need before an IPO

    IPO stands for Initial Public Offering, and it refers to the process by which a private company goes public. Companies raise equity capital by sale of shares to the general public. IPOs present both retail and veteran investors with an excellent opportunity and have become a big hit in the past couple of […]

Why is it necessary to invest your money?

Right from the time you were a child, your parents or grandparents would have asked you to save money. It is safe to say that this experience has helped you develop the habit of saving. However, the truth of the matter is that your needs always tend to grow bigger day the day. During your […]