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Clarifying ‘Put Options’, What You Need To Know?

Apart from mutual funds, stocks and bonds, there is another kind of investment, called options, which offer a gamut of opportunities to seasoned investors. The best thing about options is that you can make money even when the stock prices are going down. Options are versatile investment tools that can be used to micromanage an investor’s portfolio. There are two types of options – Put and Call. A put option is the right to sell a stock at a specific price before a certain date. A call option gives the investor the right to buy on the stock at a strike price.

Ponzi Schemes: How Not To Fall Prey

There is nothing worse than losing all your hard earned money in search of some ‘investment opportunity’ that you are not entirely sure about. Ponzi schemes are a huge fraud built around the idea that you could get something for nothing. In this blog we are going to talk about recognizing such schemes that are too good to be true and seeing them for what they actually are.

NCDs Or Company FDs: Who trumps who?

The number of finance companies offering NCDs or non-convertible debentures is increasing and is one way investors can achieve diversification in their debt portfolio. It is also interesting to note that along with NCD’s these companies also provide the option to invest in their Fixed Deposits. So under the terms and conditions according to which they operate, which would be the best option for investors in order to fulfill their goals of investment and increase their financial yield?

Economic Optimism And The Indian Rupee Bond Market

According to figures from the Securities & Exchange Board of India, foreign investors pulled out a net $8 billion out of Indian debt in 2013, after adding money every year since 2006. This year however, Indian bonds have witnessed a turnaround with foreign investors purchasing bonds worth 13 billion. It is also interesting to note that 9 billion of the total bonds purchased have been purchased in the last three months. During early April, Yields which move inversely to prices witnessed a fall from around 9.1% to 8.67%.However, yields on rupee debt as compared to the Ten-year U.S.

Commercial Paper: A Solution For Short Term Liquidity

Commercial paper (CP) is defined as a short term, unsecured, negotiable promissory notes with fixed maturity. For a corporate this type of a short term capital market product is used to raise funds and is issued by rated companies at a discount to face value.

Macroeconomic Policy: What is the government going for?

Consumers, producers and business cycles give the economy its form and direction. Keeping this in mind and looking at the economy as a whole, what goals are governments trying to achieve with the various fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policies? All these policies can be narrowed down to four essential macroeconomic goals.

Taxes In India – A Beginner’s Guide To Saving More

Taxpayers find themselves in a predicament at the beginning of every financial year pondering over the best tax-saving investments to make. The multiple options, contradictory advice and a fast approaching deadline result in taxpayers frantically make investments to minimize taxes, without adequate knowledge of the various available options.  In this article we shall take a look the most common investments and ways based on five basic parameters: returns, safety, flexibility, liquidity and taxability.

Copycat Investing – Is It A Real Thing?

Copycat investing refers to the strategy of replicating the investment ideas of famous investors or investment managers. But is copycat investing a viable investment strategy? While the evidence about its success is somewhat mixed, there are certain techniques you can use to increase your chances of becoming the perfect copycat investor.

Mixed Evidence – Buffett Bootleg versus Miller Mime

Bond Risks You Should Be Aware Of

There is a notion that bonds are low risk as compared to the ups and downs of stocks. This may be true but what if there something more than what meets the eye? Are there certain risks present that investors are not aware of? What we are trying to do in this article is to expose the risks that wait to steal your hard-earned profits.

Best Indian Sectors to Invest In

According to a report by domestic brokerage SMC, Indian stock markets will hit new highs post general elections in 2014. This is debated by many including Mr. Aditya Narain (MD, Citi India) who thinks that 2014 will be a year to trade, not invest. But will the newly elected government with an improvement in the investment climate likely stimulate the bulls in the markets? High US unemployment, Europe's debt crisis and China's slowing economy are some of the global headwinds that might keep investors on the edge.