Why traders should never attempt to predict prices…

Ask any stock market trader why they lost money and the standard answer would be that they got their price prediction wrong. But is it really possible to predict stock prices? Prices are after all a s...
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10 stock markets lessons that you can learn from the IPL…

IPL 2018 is on in full swing and it will be another 3 weeks before the eventual winners are known. But IPL 2018, like in each of the past 11 years, has had its share of thrills, adventures, disappoint...
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Six ways to handle stock market volatility…

What do we understand by market volatility? From a general perspective, volatility refers to the ups and downs of the Nifty or the Sensex. But, volatility also has a technical meaning and it means the...
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What do rising bond yields mean for equity markets?

Bond yields, in India and across the world, have been rising sharply in the last few months. In fact, when the monetary policy was announced by the RBI on 3rd April 2018, the bond yields had touched a...
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What is a better measure for equities: ROE or ROCE?

When it comes to financial markets, the easiest and most elegant way to look at comparisons is through the lens of ratios. Normally, one of the most important measures for an equity share is the Retur...
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Understanding all about ex-dividend date and record date…

If you scan through the stocks page in the newspaper or access any broker website you will find the mention of terms like ex-dividend date, record date, dividend announcement date, dividend payment da...
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Why should traders always stay on the right side of momentum?

The legendary trader Jesse Livermore once said that when it comes to trading the market, there is no bull side and bear side. There is only the right side. What Livermore intended to convey was that i...
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11 things you must know before you foray into the stock markets…

If you are rightfully excited after opening your trading account and demat account with your broker, you are entitled to be so. After all, you are going to make your foray into the esoteric world of e...
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Indian stock market holiday list 2018 (on BSE and NSE)…

We have all heard of trading holidays, but did you know that there is also something called a clearing and settlement holiday that is different from a trading holiday. For example, you can have tradin...
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Understanding the importance of stop loss in trading…

If you are a trader in the stock markets, you would have surely heard of the stop loss discipline. What exactly is this stop loss discipline and why is it so important for a trader in equities? In fac...
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