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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Thinking of investing in mutual funds? Here’s how to pick the right fund

Thinking of investing in mutual funds? Here’s how to pick the right fund

  • July 23, 2021 07:48 AM PDT
  • Aayush

Summary An SIP is an investment technique wherein an investor does not try to time the market by waiting for a dip to buy. An index-based mutual fund basically tries to replicate the performance of its underlying index such as the ASX 200 in Au...

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Confused between shareholders and stakeholders? Here’s how they differ

Confused between shareholders and stakeholders? Here’s how they differ

  • July 22, 2021 08:12 PM PDT
  • Ashish

The terms shareholder and stakeholder are used interchangeably in business environment. However, both have very different meanings when analysed closely in context of business environment.                 &n...

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Five ways to improve your financial literacy

Five ways to improve your financial literacy

  • July 22, 2021 02:14 PM PDT
  • Ashish

Financial literacy has become a part and parcel of today’s life. Be it choosing the best retirement fund or stocks, financial knowledge plays a critical role. To put it simply, financial literacy is the foundation of one’s relationship ...

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Money market vs capital market: How do the two impact investors?

Money market vs capital market: How do the two impact investors?

  • July 21, 2021 06:17 PM PDT
  • Ashish

Summary Investors and traders are expected to understand the difference between money and capital markets to make better investment decisions. While money markets are used for trading in short-term debt, capital markets are used for long-term l...

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Is the sun shining on solar farm investments?

Is the sun shining on solar farm investments?

Summary A solar farm is a block of land with several ground-mounted solar tracking towers. Operating a solar farm can be simpler than operating a traditional farm as it reduces operational costs, particularly the cost of electricity. Although ...

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How to become financially independent through investing

How to become financially independent through investing

In the recently released Indian financial thriller series – Scam 1992 – the lead character, former Indian stockbroker Harshad Mehta (played by Bollywood actor Pratik Gandhi), goes on to say that the “stock market is such a well that...

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Four famous commodity experts whose opinion matters

Four famous commodity experts whose opinion matters

Summary Analysts actively evaluate and give their recommendations to buy or sell or hold a stock On a broader scale, there are two types of analysts – buy-side and sell-side. Buy side analysts research companies to zero in on investment ...

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Why should one invest in penny stocks?

Why should one invest in penny stocks?

Summary Despite the considerable risk, penny stocks have the potential to generate a massive profit at a faster rate. Investing in penny stocks gives one an option to add niche businesses in one’s portfolio that could have substantial pot...

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How does OPEC Control crude oil prices?

How does OPEC Control crude oil prices?

Summary OPEC is an inter-government organisation that was founded in 1960 with eleven founding members. The primary objective of the group is to stabilise the crude oil market by maintaining demand and supply. OPEC controlled the 2020 oil cris...

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What is crypto fear and greed index?

What is crypto fear and greed index?

  • June 29, 2021 05:55 PM PDT
  • Aayush

Summary A crypto fear and greed index is essentially an oscillator, which quantitively depicts the sentiments of crypto investors/speculators. Generally, it ranges in value from 0 to 100, with 0 depicting extreme fear and 100 being extreme gree...

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