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FIIs continue to earn from the Indian Stock Market; What’s stopping you?

FIIs continue to earn from the Indian Stock Market; What’s stopping you?

In October 2012, foreign institutional investors crossed the $150 billion mark of net investments in India. This is despite the challenges the Indian economy is currently facing!

While this may sound surprising, this positive bias comes on the back of the recent reform initiatives taken by the Indian government. These have strengthened chances of better economic growth and thus, improved market sentiment.

But, we retail investors back home continue to stay away from the market! Let’s find out what’s stopping us from earning that extra return…

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Category:Economy
Just 6% discount to Nifty@MRP! Is the Indian Stock Market fairly priced?

Just 6% discount to Nifty@MRP! Is the Indian Stock Market fairly priced?

‘Wake me up when September ends’ is a popular song by Greenday which ends up as a FB status update for many people in September. The Indian Government also seems to have listened to this song and decided to wake up, albeit before September end!

September saw a number of reforms being announced by the Government – diesel price hikes, cap on LPG gas cylinders, allowing FDI in retail and some other sectors. While these reforms hurt the common man more than benefit him, the stock markets cheered wildly and have consequently rallied 8% over the last 2 months.

But while the sentiments seem to have improved a tad; what about the financial performance? Does India Inc.’s financial performance also support this optimism? To find out, let’s look at the September-12 quarter performance of the Nifty companies and find out if the Nifty is fairly priced…

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How to find out if a ‘Brand’ is creating value?

How to find out if a ‘Brand’ is creating value?

You may have often read about the importance of a Brand, of brand being a moat, etc. And you may have heard the names of Coca Cola, Apple, McDonald’s being mentioned in any discussion of brands.

But have you ever thought what is it that makes these companies so different? What does a brand exactly do for a company? And most importantly, as an investor, what benefits do you get?

Simply put, is the brand working for the company? Let’s find out in this article…

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Trading-vs-investing-comparison

Trading or Investing – What’s right for you?

Most of the participants in the stock market at a point of time would have thought about the differences or similarities between investing versus trading. Both the terms are frequently used interchangeably. But are the two strategies the same? Moreover, what if someone asks about the best method to make money in the stock market- investing or trading? It surely would not be an easy question to answer.

So, let’s try and answer this question

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Friends, Coffee and a Trading account!

Friends, Coffee and a Trading account!

A lot can happen over a cup of coffee! The Café Coffee Day punch line could not have been more apt! From harmless college gossip to strategic business decisions, this beverage has seen it all. And so we did discover, last week during our discussion on Demat accounts.

It is now time to engage in another such fruitful discussion. So grab a cup of coffee and join me and my friends in this conversation!

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