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A Guide to Muhurat Trading

Muhurat Trading is a tradition going back many years. It is meant to celebrate the festival of Diwali and is to be done for good fortune during the coming year. What it means for investors is an opportunity to participate in a tradition that has stood the test of time and start the New Year on a positive note. Muhurat Trading is also the perfect time for first-time investors to may forays into the trading market. For first-time investors, placing your first trades during this auspicious time will ensure a great start to your involvement with the markets. We recommend investing...
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Stock market trading: A Derivative of Fear and Anxiety?

Investors are often wary about losses they could make while trading in the stock market. Everyone wants to make money, but nobody wants to lose it. However, stock markets do not function in one direction. For someone to make money, somebody has to lose it. A market is a meeting place of expectations of buyers and sellers. If the demand is higher than supply, prices are higher. If the supply is higher than the demand, prices fall. Here are pointers that could help dealing with fear and anxiety: ·         Day trading: Stock market trading is a zero sum game. There are...
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How to Invest in Indian Commodity Market

Let us firstly understand the meaning of a commodity. A commodity is a product or an article which holds commercial value and one which can be traded across various markets. From a trading perspective, these commodities should have the same standard. Also, they can be classified into two categories namely, hard commodities and soft commodities. Metals like iron ore, copper, gold, silver; etc can be grouped into the former whereas commodities like rice, wheat; etc form a part of the latter.   Since, commodities trading is based on derivatives, let us understand some of the most commonly used derivatives. They are...
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How can NRI Invest in Indian Equities

Equity markets have always been a lucrative option for traders looking to mint money. And this is not only reserved for Indians. Non-resident Indians (NRIs) too can play in the markets. Here’s your five-point cheat-sheet on how NRIs can trade in India:   The process for NRIs to invest in the Indian equity markets is quite easy. They need to open a NRI trading account and then invest in equities using this specific account. Infact, NRIs have a dual benefit –they have access to the Indian equity market as well as overseas markets in their home country. There are some additional...
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Learning Trade Options – Tips for First Time Traders

I know it can be difficult getting started with options trading since it involves planning, money management, right trading psychology, and lots of risk. However, option trading has its own benefits when compared to other investment verticals. Too often, traders jump into the game with very less or no understanding of options. Option trading gives you the flexibility to put money on specific market outcomes. It therefore is a quick way of making money, and an easier way to lose them too. Basically option trading is a method of studying the game of stocks and betting your mind against the market....
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Commodity Market: Post Budget Analysis

Commodity Market - Post Budget Analysis

The world of commodities is truly a fascinating one. The market tends to surprise each participant on a daily basis as far as fluctuating prices of commodities are concerned. Be it a trader, speculator or an arbitrager everybody wants to maximize his or her gains by predicting the accurate price of the commodities.

Trade concerning commodities has become an excellent avenue for people who wish to diversify their investment portfolio. Earlier, investors preferred to invest only in stocks, mutual funds or real estate. But, with the tremendous opportunity that came in the form of commodities, people have realized the potential of this market and since it is currently at a nascent stage in India, it provides an impetus to market participants to get started as early as possible to maximize their gains.

 

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Online Share Market Trading – The Best Way to Earn Maximum Funds

Trading in shares and securities has always been the best option to invest and earn maximum returns on a regular basis.  Here traders buy shares and stocks at a cheaper price and sell it, when their price shoots up. The difference between the prices is the profit. The traders wait for the right time to sell the securities, so that they can earn maximum funds on their money invested. An expert trader usually has no issues in buying and selling the shares, as they are aware of all the facts of the market. However, with novice traders the situation is different....
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Cheaper Roaming Rates to Hurt Telecos’ Profits

In India, the telecommunication market is dominated by Airtel with 29.9 % market share, Vodafone (23 %), Idea (15.7 %), Tata (8.2 %) and Reliance (7.8 %).  There is a growth of 3.7 % in the industry gross revenues.  A total of Rs 38,750 crore were earned in the last quarter of the FY-2012-’13. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently announced that the roaming rates will be slashed by at least 57 %. This news has made telecom services subscribers happy, but for major telecom players in the market, it will hurt their profits. However, the telecom companies are heaving...
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Depreciating Rupee: A Sign of Worry

Indian currency experienced an all time low in May-2013.  The depreciating value of the currency is a sure-shot sign that something is amiss in the economy. The trend, as experts predict, will continue for some time in spite of heavy foreign fund flows. Indian currency is shoved down because of one prime reason, i.e. the continuous surge in gold imports. In April 2013, India imported a total gold of worth $7.5 bn. It was a sharp jump from $3.1 bn in March 2013. The total trade deficit of the country was amounting to a total of $17.8 bn in April 2013....
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Why you should use internet/ mobile for trading

Some years ago, if you bought or sold shares of a company, it took at least three weeks for you to get the share certificate or money for your trade. Today, instant communication allows you to trade through the online and mobile platforms from the convenience of your home, car or office. In a fast-paced world, it takes just a few minutes for things to turn on its head. In that context, all investors should be able to get in and out of the market whenever they want to. The new online and mobile trading platforms bring a level playing field...
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