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Friends, Coffee and a Demat account

Are you one of those who wonder how do people invest in stocks? Don’t know what are the formalities involved? Have heard of demat accounts and online trading accounts but don’t know what they are?

So, let’s chat over a cup of coffee to learn all about demat accounts!

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Company Shastra – Indian Bank Ltd.

Company Shastra – Indian Bank Ltd.

Indian Bank is a mid-sized public sector bank with major presence in South India. In fact it derives 42% of its growth from just one state, Tamil Nadu. It has been a consistent performer for the past ten years and can boast of ratios higher than industry averages.

However, the last one year has seen the NPA increasing from 0.53% to 1.33%.

Will the increasing NPA and focus on the southern region hamper its growth?

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Are Share Buybacks beneficial for you? Find out now…

As soon as companies announce share buybacks, their share prices start to soar! While market analysts are busy studying the charts, shareholders want to know whether or not to submit their shares while other investors are pondering whether to buy the shares expecting a rally in the stock price.

So, how exactly does a share buyback affect a shareholder or an investor’s decision?

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Should you be chasing momentum stocks?

Should you be chasing momentum stocks?

When we come across stocks whose prices have gone up by more than 30-40% in a span of 1-3 months, we are tempted to invest in it. The expectation/hope is that the stock will continue its upward momentum and rake in big moolah for us.

Take for example the stock of Unitech. Stock price of Unitech was Rs. 18.60 on 10th Sep 2012 and as we write the article the stock is trading at Rs. 23.80, an increase of about 30% in a matter of less than 10 trading sessions. Faced with this situation, we am sure you would have pondered whether there is more upside to the stock or is it overbought?

What should you do in such a situation? Should you chase such momentum stocks or stay away?

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Size does matter… in Stock Investing Too!

Being an investor, you look at many parameters while analysing a stock for investment. However, the importance of market cap is often underrated. Different market caps viz. Large caps, Mid caps and small caps- all carry varying degrees of risk and returns. In fact, your risk profile and the company’s market cap decides where you should you fish for stocks – in a pool or in an ocean.

In this article, we tell you why market capitalisation should be a must see while building your portfolio.

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