January 2, 2012

Financial Resolution for the New Year

The new has already knocked the door and we are celebrating it like never before and we should do this. But while celebrating we should move to new year new approach towards our life, so is to our finances. We should ensure that we are having some realistic financial resolutions this year. Not some very big and artificial ones like previous years just to forget once more. Those who don’t have such habit of making a resolution and sticking to it forever should start with some easier ones. Continue reading

December 23, 2011

Moody’s Upgrades Indian Bonds

Earlier Moody’s downgraded Indian Banking sector few weeks back. The same rating agency has sweetened the Indian economy when it needed some help as week rupee, huge fiscal deficit, and policy paralysis made things worse her in India. Its expected that this upgrade will help Indian economy inshort term as well as long term and some foriegn currency, mainly US dallor may come to India for better returns. Continue reading
November 23, 2011

Sensex and Nifty Losses Almost 1.5% on 23 Nov 2011

On the expected line today 30 stocks Indian Benchmark Index Sensex fell below the 16,000 level again after rising yesterday. The market started with sharp rise followed by sharp falls. The Sensex has fallen by 1.5%. Following the BSE Sensex, wide based NSE Nifty also fell by 1.4% in the early hours of trading. Continue reading

November 22, 2011

Sensex and Nifty Rises on Short Position Covering on 22nd Nov 2011

The Volatile Indian stock markets in line with the international counterparts, today on 22nd Nov 2011 bounced back. After falling for many days in row since eight sessions, the Indian stock market today opened higher than the previous closes giving speculators and short term investors have huge opportunities to earn some decent returns from this hyper volatile market. Continue reading

November 21, 2011

Sensex and Nifty Falling on Selling Pressure

The 30 share BSE benchmark index Sensex fell by over 191 points in opening trade on Monday, 21st Nov 2011, because of worries about the slowing economic growth in Indian economy and sluggish policy initiatives at different levels and sectors, ailing airline industry as well as uncertainty over the euro zone debt crisis has resulted into lack of confidence in investors in stock markets. Continue reading

November 11, 2011

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Indian Banking Sector Contrary to Moody’s Downgrades

The downgrade of Indian banking sector from stable to negative by Moody’s shaken the Indian equity market and as result of this downgrade the Indian banking sector stocks faced huge selling pressure and the prices of the stocks of almost every bank fell.

Contrary to the Moody’s downgrade, it’s competitor in rating market today the leading rating company Standards & Poor’s has upgraded the Indian banking sector on the basis of strict and stringent domestic banking regulations and proper enforcement by the Reserve Bank of India. Continue reading

October 30, 2011

Types of Mutual Funds: By Style of Investment

The investment styles of funds or fund managers may be of two types – Growth or Value

Value Funds

These funds buy stock in fundamentally sound companies whose shares are currently under-priced in the market and have been underperforming their potential, and thus are out of favor with investors. Value funds seek out such stocks because, owing to their depressed prices, they offer strong value. Value funds will add only those shares to their portfolios that are selling at low price-earnings ratios, low market to book value ratios and are thus believed to be undervalued compared to their true potential. Continue reading

October 13, 2011

Future of Indian Stock Market

Indian stock market has been very volatile since long. And the future is unexpected. The investors have got confused.

Scenario

For long term investor the Indian stock market has provided no incentive to invest in the market. If the Sensex of BSE is taken as indicator of the stock market performance Indian stock market, then it is crystal clear that the stock market has no incentive to invest as the Sensex has been in the same range since months. Continue reading

October 12, 2011

Tough Time for Indian Stock Market in 2011

Indian stocks market has been witnessing huge ups and downs since last few weeks. Initially market fell sharply then it recovered steeply. Both situations are contradictory to each as there has been nothing special that has changed in the economy. This has made life of an ordinary investor very difficult. For anybody to know the direction of the market is a question of huge importance.

Indian stock market in tandem with other global stock markets has become so choppy that following a strategy of not investing at all seems to be the right strategy. These regular swings in stock prices are robbing ordinary investors. They are losing their hard earned money for no faults of theirs. Continue reading

September 29, 2011

What is Rupee Cost Averaging

There are many investors who prefer to invest in lumpsum into an asset class and forget about it. And there so many investors who are not able to invest in an asset class at one go. So they do it by investing a fixed sum regularly.

When one invests in any asset in one go s/he buy the asset at prevailing price at that time. S/he is not get affected by price of asset at the buy price as her/his buying price is fixed. But one who invests a fixed sum regularly s/he buys assets at different prices.

In financial market there is always volatility. So price of assets changes. Some times the price increases and some times the prices falls. And an investor who keeps investing regularly is forced to buy the assets on the prevailing prices. Continue reading

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