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What are tax saving bonds and how do they work?

Bonds are a way for companies to raise funds from investors. Simply put, a bond is a sign of indebtedness between the borrower and the lender. Some of the common bonds are municipal bonds and corporate bonds. The Central and State Governments also raise funds through bonds. These funds are repaid when the bond matures. […]

What are some tips to invest in the stock market?

Investing in the stock market has become very easy now with electronic screen-based trading. The prices of shares have become transparent and orders get matched and settled online without any manual intervention. If you’re a beginner looking to make investments in the stock market, you need to understand what is share market. A share market […]

What are some intraday trading tips?

With electronic screen-based trading, it has become easy and convenient for people to make trades in the stock market. When it comes to stock trading, there are two types of trades; intraday and delivery-based trades. Intraday trading is a type of trading strategy in which shares are purchased and sold on the same day. The […]

What is Section 54EC bonds and how do they work?

The Government charges income tax on a wide variety of incomes like salary, rental income, business income, interest income. Apart from this, there is a tax on assets that are purchased and sold by the individual. Capital gains are the taxes that assessee should pay on the gains made from sale of capital assets. Under […]

What are futures and options?

A derivative is an instrument that derives its value from an underlying asset like a stock or a commodity, for example gold futures derive their price from the value of gold. Equity derivatives are a highly popular product. There are different types of derivative products in India: •    Forwards •    Futures •    Options •    Swaps […]

What is a stock market index?

One of the most common terms you must have heard while planning your investment is the term index. Different indices or indexes are the basis of investing in the online stock market and understanding its progress. One of the ways to track the growth of a portfolio is to map it to a benchmark index. […]

What are crude oil futures and how to invest in them?

Crude oil is one of the most traded commodities in the world. The world’s demand for energy means crude oil enjoys a rising demand from all countries. Since a few countries control the supply of crude oil, the dynamics of this market are completely different. When it comes to investing in crude oil, that is […]

What is a put option?

The derivatives market in India offers different types of instruments for investors to invest in. Derivatives are instruments who derive their value from the current market price of an underlying asset. The asset may be a share, a currency pair, a commodity or even the stock index like Nifty or Sensex. The F&O stock list […]

Margin accounts – the essential facts you need to know

Online trading has made it very easy for investors to trade different market instruments – from shares to mutual funds and exchange traded funds to money market instruments. This trade is conducted through your demat account, which you can open through a depository participant – a brokerage firm or a bank. But a demat account […]

Want to succeed as a day-trader? Here are 5 secrets for you

Day trading is regarded as one of the riskiest investments. This form of market investment is akin to gambling. But if you know what you are doing and if you have the research and data to back your investments, it could truly help you turn a profit at a quick rate. Most investors have a […]