Archive for the ‘Investing Trends’ Category

What does the term term “Margin Trading” mean ?

Many times you would have come across a term Margin trading. What is trading on margin and how is it different from normal trading is what is explicated here.

Margin” means borrowing money from your broker to buy a stock. Now the question is why would you borrow? Read more »

Alpha and Beta of Stocks

alpha beta of stock market

Alpha and Beta of Stocks

Every investment involves two important aspects – returns and risk. And every investor wants to get the maximum returns with minimum risk. In this post is described the significance of Alpha and beta parameters of the stock portfolio that are used to Read more »

What is Forex Trading ?

Forex Trading Basics

What is Forex Trading ?

Wikipedia defines Forex Trading as “The foreign exchange market (currency, forex, or FX) trades currencies. It lets banks and other institutions easily buy and sell currencies.Read more »

Trading Mutual Funds on Stock Exchanges – What the Investor needs to Know

Trading Mutual Funds on Stock Exchanges – What the Investor needs to Know

SEBI has recently allowed allowed registered stockbrokers to transact mutual fund units on behalf of their clients through the stock exchange mechanism. When the systems are in place there are a few points the investor has to consider while investing in Read more »

Stock Quote – lifeline of an investor

Do you plan to invest in stock market? Do you have some selected scrips in your mind for making investment? If yes, it is extremely important for you to know how well that stock is performing; at what price is it available in the market and how it Read more »

Trading Types – Day Trading, Swing Trading and Position Trading

Share Market Trading can be classified into either of these categories – Day Trading, Swing Trading and Position Trading. However, the common factor among all types of traders is that Stock market traders keep up with the news. The businesses and Read more »

What are Derivatives ? A Brief Introduction

Derivatives, as the name indicates are the financial instruments which derive their value from some other asset of monetary value called as “underlying asset”. This underlying asset can be gold, currency, stock or any commodity. In short, derivative is not an Read more »

SEBI approves Share Market Trading from 9 to 5


SEBI approves Share Market Trading from 9 to 5

You could soon be able to trade for an additional two-and-a-half hours on stock exchanges with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Friday allowing trading between 9 a m and 5 p m to align timings to international standards. Read more »

Online Trading – a few questions answered

Many Investors in India  prefer dealing in shares through their brokers over the Telephone and not trade online because of the security Concerns.

While concerns about online security will always be there, rest Read more »

Short Selling – The Basics What is short Selling ?

Short selling is selling the shares which you do not own. The term “short” here signifies that you do not hold the shares being sold. The first thought popping up in your mind would be – where do these shares come from which you are selling without possessing Read more »