Saturday, 31 August 2013

Weekly Market Update - 26 Aug to 30 Aug 2013

If anybody was curious about the potential that the markets have for swings, then last week would have been an eye-opener. The Sensex and Nifty touched deep lows and had steep pull-backs aided by the wildly swinging INR in the fall as well as the rise.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Weekly Market Update - 19 Aug to 23 Aug 2013

The week saw the market seesawing from historic lows and then to recover to weekly high with assurances given by the RBI and the Govt. allaying the fears of investors. Rupee too saw some recovery from historic low of 65/$ during the last trading session ending the week at 63.20/$. Some highlights of the week gone by are :

Friday, 23 August 2013

Bear Market - Right Time to Invest in Stocks is NOW!!

Any novice to stock investments will tell you that the basic rule of getting good returns from stocks is to buy low and sell high. Easy?? Well, when it comes to actually implementing this rule, we make the inevitable blunder of staying away from the markets when they are actually low and then trying to enter into the market when the rally has already started and underway. We present this post as a reminder to all that the basic rule (Buy Low, Sell High) is indeed very easy to follow and what we need is a change in our approach to stocks and equity investments.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Weekly Market Update - 12 Aug to 16 Aug 2013

The markets did it again. The Sensex dived 769pts on Friday eroding investor wealth worth Rs. 2lk Cr in a single day. This was the Sensex’s biggest single day fall since 2009. As the Govt. went into damage control mode saying that things will calm down once the measures taken by RBI earlier in the week are interpreted correctly, investors felt the pain of the stock market fall all the more as the rupee touched record lows in intraday. This and more highlights of the week gone by :

Monday, 12 August 2013

Zerodha - Trade More Pay Less

Whenever we transact in Equity, F & O, Currency or Commodities, we pay a slew of taxes to the authorities for each transaction. In addition to these the brokerage firm through which we have done the transaction also charges us some amount as brokerage charges.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Weekly Market Update - 5 Aug to 8 Aug 2013

The market performance past week has shown decisively that we are in tight economic situation for a long time to come. As investors panicked and stocks and rupee fell to new lows everyone felt that this may just be a signal for worse things to come. The highlights of the past week are as follows :

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

RBI and its Monetary Policy

Any developing economy has mature regulating agencies which oversee the functioning of the nation’s economy as a whole and who have various checks and balances at their command exercise adequate control over the economic conditions when situation demands.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Weekly Market Update - 29 Jul to 2 Aug 2013

The markets saw a lot of red this week. The RBI not changing key rates in its policy review and no concrete signs of revival of the rupee weighed heavily on the markets and the resulting lack of direction took the market and the rupee downwards. Some of the key highlights this week are as follows :