Investing Essentials

Beginner's Guide: What is hedging? How it works for investors

  • September 17, 2021 07:37 AM PDT
  • Ashish
Hedging, derivatives, options, forwards

Highlights Investors deploy the strategy of hedging to shield themselves against risks in financial assets. Hedging reduces potential loss but doesn’t maximise potential gains. The investment strategy generally involves financial instrum...

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10 Crypto Terms to Know Before You Invest

10 Crypto Terms to Know Before You Invest

Highlights  Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency invented in 2009, had the largest market capitalisation on 13 September 2021. People can trade cryptocurrencies for other cryptos or fiat currency on a cryptocurrency exchange, an online locati...

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Ready to dip your toes into investing? Here are three basic mantras

Ready to dip your toes into investing? Here are three basic mantras

  • September 10, 2021 07:20 AM PDT
  • Aayush

Highlights  Investing is not as easy as it seems and investors, especially beginners, need to have some basic financial and business acumen before they dive headfirst into the world of investing. With lucrative returns seen in the last one...

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10 basic terms you must learn before crypto trading

10 basic terms you must learn before crypto trading

Cryptocurrency is the newest investment rage across the world, which is very popular with the younger people. Skyrocketing prices of cryptocurrencies are surely fascinating for new investors, but they should be aware of the risk before investing. ...

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Market capitalisation and market value: what’s the difference?

Market capitalisation and market value: what’s the difference?

Two terminologies that newbie investors often mistake for each other are market capitalisation and market value. However, as one spends time investing, the difference between the two terminologies quickly becomes apparent. Typically, investors giv...

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Going for gold? Here’s how you can invest in the yellow metal

Going for gold? Here’s how you can invest in the yellow metal

  • September 08, 2021 07:39 PM PDT
  • Ashish

From time immemorial, gold has been used as the world’s currency of choice. Experts advise investors to include safe-haven gold in their investment portfolios to lower overall risk by using it as a hedge against political unrest and inflation...

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How trading differs from investing: Here are three deciding factors

How trading differs from investing: Here are three deciding factors

  • August 27, 2021 08:04 AM PDT
  • Aayush

Highlights  Trading and investing are two different approaches to spot profitable opportunities in financial markets. The major difference between the two is that investing is generally a long-term game, while trading could be a short-term...

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Decoding the difference between investing and speculating

Decoding the difference between investing and speculating

Several people unknowingly use the terms - investment and speculation - interchangeably. However, both these terms have a separate meaning in the world of finance. While it is understandable why investors mistake one to be the other, it is essentia...

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How are retail investors different from institutional investors?

How are retail investors different from institutional investors?

Highlights Investors can broadly be categorised as institutional investors or retail investors. Retail investors generally participate in the market at an individual level with help from experts and investment advisors. Institutional investors...

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7 best ways to maximise profit using a diversified portfolio

7 best ways to maximise profit using a diversified portfolio

  • August 21, 2021 07:30 AM PDT
  • Ashish

The importance of a well-diversified investment portfolio should never be undervalued in any market condition. While the bulls are driving the market, investors are assured of high returns. But the situation changes when bears weigh on the market s...

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A quick guide to investing in earnings season

A quick guide to investing in earnings season

  • August 19, 2021 10:53 PM PDT
  • Ashish

Highlights Earnings season is considered as one of the most critical periods during a financial year for stock markets. During this period, publicly traded companies release their quarterly reports. The significance of the financial reports ca...

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