Some basic precautions you need to take in the stock markets

Trading and investing in the equity markets has an element of risk to it. Equities can be volatile and therefore profits and losses are part of the investing and trading game.

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How SEBI protects your interest as an investor?

Since the liberalization of capital markets in 1992, SEBI has played a pivotal role in the financial markets in two ways. Firstly, it has focused on protecting the integrity of the market mechanism from any kind of influence. Secondly, SEBI has also focused substantially on protecting the interests of the retail and small investors,

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What is an IPO?

Are you new to investing and wondering what IPOs are all about? Or are you looking to know more about how you can invest in one? Well, here’s a quick guide on the basics of Initial Public Offerings or IPOs.

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What is a contract note

The Contract Note as a concept originated when electronic trading did not exist. Back then, investors would personally contact their brokers to place orders for stocks and bonds. The brokers would then execute the trade and send a confirmation of the price to the investor.

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How to interpret profit numbers in the Annual Reports

You can refer to it as the Income Statement or the Profit & Loss Account in an annual report. It means one and the same. Unlike the balance sheet, which is viewed at a point of time, the income statement is viewed over a period of time. This period can be one quarter or one year as is the norm.

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5 key ratios every investor must look at gauge health of a company

Ratios are the relative measures of financial statements. There are different facets of the income statement and the balance sheet which, when combined, can give interesting insights into the performance and health of the company in question. Ratios are always relative as opposed to profit and sales numbers that are absolute in nature.

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Steps to be a prudent investor

Planning to meet certain goals in your life by investing your savings? You can grow your wealth using the power of compounding, one of the most popular and effective methods used by investors to ensure good returns. But starting out as an investor can seem to be a daunting task,

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Things to remember before investing in IPOs

Initial Public Offerings or IPOs are shares of a privately owned company that are offered for the first time to the public to invest in. Most companies looking to go public tend to present a rosy picture of the prospects of the company, and it’s earning potential.

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