What are the Nifty and Sensex and how are the indices calculated?

A common question that is asked in the stock markets very colloquially is “Market kya lagta hai”. While this question does not have a very specific answer, what the person is referring to is the l...
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Did you know the impact of IPO funding on IPO listing?

Over the last few months you may have been surprised to see the HNI portion of some of the IPOs being oversubscribed by 300 and 500 times. If you are wondering what is driving this kind of oversubscri...
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A guide on the difference between an IPO and an OFS…

The Initial Public Offer (IPO) market has been abuzz over the last 2 years. While IPOs helped raise nearly $2 billion in the fiscal year 2016-17, the fiscal year 2017-18 is likely to see well over $5 ...
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Know how the ASBA process simplifies the IPO application process…

Back in the early 1990s the entire IPO process used to be complicated and intimidating. You would apply for an IPO in a fixed price issue by issuing a cheque to the bankers to the issue. It would take...
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How to survive equity volatility: Lessons from Nadal and Federer…

When Rafael Nadal beat Kevin Anderson at the US Open on 11th September 2017, it was the fourth occasion when the Grand Slam (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open) was shared between Fed...
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Why have FIIs been sellers in the month of August?

Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) have been aggressively selling across emerging markets and India has been no exception. In the 4 weeks of August, FIIs have pulled out over Rs.15,000 crore from ...
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Why the proposed change to option expiry rules are important…

The regulator has been consulting the exchanges about a proposed tweak to our existing equity and index options expiry rules. When a trader buys an option, he will be required to choose whether the op...
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10 points to remember when selling options…

Ok, just as an option has a buyer, it also has a seller. Is that not what any market is all about? Unlike the option buyer who has unlimited profit potential and limited risk, the option seller is in ...
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10 things to keep in mind while buying options in the market…

Equity options have emerged as a big segment of stock markets in the last 10 years. In fact, today index options and equity options put together account for over 85% of the total volumes on the NSE on...
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Are we underestimating the role of traders in the stock markets?

How exactly do you define a trader in markets? Frankly, there are no hard and fast definitions but a trader typically tries to move in and out of markets to capitalize on opportunities. Essentially a ...
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