Different types of stocks in the stock market…

Most of you must have invested in stock markets. But have you ever wondered about the kinds of stocks that are available in the stock market. Classifying a universe of over 5000 actively traded stocks is no mean task, but there are some broad signals that we can pick up. This classification is important as it enables you to pigeonhole specific stocks to your specific requirements. Here are 6 such categories of stocks that are available in the stock markets… Continue reading

Trading Rule – “Begin with defining your time frame”…

Long term and short term can be too generic and misleading at times. Irrespective of whether you are a trader or an investor, you need to define your time frame. Remember, time has an opportunity cost and capital does not come for free. When you enter into a position as a trader or as an investor try to mentally define your time frame. After all, the most important goal for you is to make the best of your capital… Continue reading

Trading Rule – Never add to a loser, never dump a winner…

As a trader in the market the natural tendency is to take profits at the slightest opportunity. Unfortunately, there is also a tendency to hold on to losing propositions. In fact, we aggravte matters by adding on to our losing positions. No trader can get it right all the time. The trick therefore lies in holding on long enough to your winning trades and cutting short your losing trades quickly in the market. Continue reading

GST Blues – What can the government do to stem the issue…?

The government did make a great start by sticking to its deadline of July 01st for GST launch. While the launch and its implementation have been fairly smooth, the real problems have arisen after that. To be fair, some teething problems were expected in the process but what has transpired in the last few weeks is a sense of chaotic frustration among businesses. Here are 4 things the government can do to mitigate the situation on a priority basis… Continue reading

Basic investing strategies in the stock market…

The very term basic investing strategies in the stock market can be quite diffused. There is a plethora of ways to approach the markets. When we are talking about strategies, we are talking about approaches to investing. If we were to take all the different approaches and classify them into a few broad baskets, then we can have 5 broad investing strategies that investors can adopt. Of course, no investor looks at these 5 strategies as discrete choices and there is some part of each of these strategies that investors use at different points of time. Continue reading

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