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  • Sensex… Rolling returns… Expensive valuations… Head-and-shoulder patterns… Day moving averages…

    Life in the stock market is full of such complicated words and terms. And these words can find their way into the news too.

    Understanding financial news and developments, thus, can become hard. Not to mention the fact that you’ll need to track the implications of these events too. How else will you understand the real impact on your investments and finances?

    That’s the aim of this section—Update you with the top share market news of the week in a way that you can understand. The idea is to take the latest development like market movements, earnings announcements, or even global events; explain why it matters to you; how it affects you, and its overall impact on the stock markets.

    Here are the latest articles:


    Weekly wrap-up: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 21st September

    Published on: 21st September, 2018

    From Rupee showing signs of recovery to China retaliating with $60 billion worth of tariff on US import, this has been a very happening week. To know what you've missed, read here.

    Evening Capsule: A look back at the financial markets for the day

    Publish date: 21st September, 2018

    Stock markets are known for their volatility. But it can also be quite an exciting roller-coaster ride. Some find it interesting and enthralling. Others find it worrisome. Irrespective, if you're a stock market trader or investor, you need to keep yourself up-to-date with stock market developments. Here’s a summary look at the stock market trends and developments today.

    Has China's central bank manipulated global trade?

    Published on: 21st September, 2018

    There is no doubt that China today is a trading powerhouse. In fact, it has often been cited as the gold standard for other emerging market economies, including India. But what if we told you that China's central bank has manipulated global trade? Yes, that is one of the conclusions we can draw. Read on to know why.

    Candy crush: What's driving the sweetness in sugar stocks

    Published on: 21st September, 2018

    Sugar stocks are on a high. They have been in the limelight post the ethanol price hike. Recently, the Union Cabinet approved an increase in ethanol price by up to 25%. Is this what is driving the sweetness of sugar stocks? Let us find out.

    RBI's No to YES: What is the fuss over YES Bank's CEO tenure?

    Published on: 21st September, 2018

    Yes, the private sector bank may get a new chief executive officer (CEO) in early 2019. The incumbent Kapoor, who is credited with establishing YES Bank's credentials as a lender, is all set to step down in end-January. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) rejected an extension of tenure for him. YES Bank's stock price has reacted negatively. What's happening? We will explain.

    MSCI India Index Outperforms the MSCI Emerging Market Index

    Published on: 21st September, 2018

    Currently, the MSCI India Index is trading at a lifetime high premium of 67% against the MSCI Emerging Market (EM) Index, a 15 month high. MSCI EM index has fallen more than 11% for the period from the beginning of the year to the present (year-to-date). Here's why

    Morning Capsule: Your pre-market news update

    Published on: 21st September, 2018

    Stocks usually react to news developments. This is why investors and market participants usually keep a close eye on the news. It can give stock ideas and a general sense of a market trend.

    This MNC stock can give 12% returns in three months

    Published on: 19th September, 2018

    The markets are showing signs of weakness, but there may still be a way to earn handsome profits. A favourable confluence of technical and fundamental factors is at work, ensuring that this nearly Rs 35,000-crore company is well placed to gain financially. If you have a three-month time horizon, the stock can generate a 12% upside. Without further ado, let us tell you why we at Kotak Securities think Siemens Ltd., the flagship listed company of Siemens AG Group in India, is a reliable bet.

    Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank merger: All you need to know

    Published on: 19th September, 2018

    The proposed merger of Bank of Baroda (BoB), Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank will be an acid test for the country’s banking future. Although State Bank of India (SBI) and its five associate banks have been merged successfully in the past, an amalgamation of three government-owned banks to create India’s third-largest bank will be a Herculean and an unprecedented task.

    August inflation data was soothing, but will it last long?

    Published on: 19th September, 2018

    The Indian economy needed a dose of good news. And it got one in the shape of the August inflation data. The tonic was needed because for weeks now, the economy’s nerves have been shot battling high global crude oil prices and consistent weakening of the rupee. On closer scrutiny though, the data was a mixed bag.

    Rupee falling? No need to hit the panic button… yet

    Published on: 18th September, 2018

    The Indian economy, at the moment, is like a cat on a hot tin roof. It seems to be edgy due to a falling rupee. Globally, the growing intensity of the US-China trade war and high crude prices haven’t helped matters either. The deepening crisis has sparked a growing clamor for government and central bank intervention. Talks of increasing interest rates and floating NRI bonds have gained steam. But would that be a good idea?

    How Infosys is regaining digital mindshare through acquisitions

    Published on: 18th September, 2018

    Technology services giant Infosys is regaining its mojo on the digital front. After a very public spat between the former CEO and the founders, the company has been constantly in the news for the wrong reasons. The tech bellwether has seen a spate of high-profile exits recently. So, when on September 14 the company announced its Euro 65-million buy of Fluido, there was finally a reason to rejoice.

    How Flipkart’s interest in Hotstar can reap dividends

    Published on: 18th September, 2018

    Flipkart, which was acquired by Walmart a few weeks back, has apparently held talks with Star India-owned Hotstar officials about a deal that could expand their footprint in the digital space. The preliminary talks come at a time when streaming giants Netflix and Amazon have bet big on India’s burgeoning online video demand market. Here’s what we know so far and how it can help Flipkart.

    Why what women wear matters to TCNS Clothing stock

    Published on: 18th September, 2018

    With a reliable track record of scaling up new brands, stable margin profile, and anticipated improvement in cash generation, it offers an attractive proposition. If women spend more on apparel, that’s good news for this recently listed stock, which promises out-sized gains. This potential winner is about our womenfolk and shopping. Read on to know more.

    Why Govt's forex measures may not be enough to stem rupee fall

    Published on: 18th September, 2018

    Finally, over the weekend the government came out with a multi-pronged prescription to cure the malaise. The measures are aimed at increasing capital flows and reiterating the commitment to stick to fiscal deficit targets. But structural challenges and adverse global conditions will keep the risks of INR depreciation alive. Here’s what we think of the government’s measures.

    What does a high Current Account Deficit mean to Investors?

    Publish date: 17th September, 2018

    India’s Current Account Deficit (CAD) has widened to a four-quarter high at 2.4% of GDP in the June Quarter from 1.9% in the previous quarter. This can go up to 2.6% of GDP in 2018-19. Let’s discuss what CAD is and its impact on investor’s sentiments.

    Will the five-pronged government strategy steady the Indian economy?

    Publish date: 17th September, 2018

    A $10 billion capital flight has hobbled the Indian economy. Contagion fears among foreign investors has consequently roiled the current account deficit (CAD) and the strength of the rupee. Keeping the current turmoil in mind, the Indian government on Friday sounded out a raft of measures to increase capital flow in the country. But are these good enough? Let’s have a look.

    Weekly wrap-up: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 14th Sept

    Publish date: 14th September, 2018

    Stock markets are known for their volatility. But it can also be quite an exciting roller-coaster ride. Some find it interesting and enthralling. Others find it worrisome. Irrespective, if you're a stock market trader or investor, you need to keep yourself up-to-date with stock market developments. Here’s a summary look at the stock market trends and developments today.

    Why market may be overdoing its fear of Ind-AS impact on NBFC stocks

    Publish date: 14th September, 2018

    With one quarter of reporting, NBFCs already show the effect of following the standards. For some of these companies, the Ind-As adjustment has hit where it matters the most: bottom line or profit after tax (PAT). As a result, NBFC stocks have received some negative treatment due to the fear of Ind-AS effects. Yet, the market may be too pessimistic in its assessment. Read on to know why.

    Cautious, not concrete, on cement stocks outlook

    Publish date: 14th September, 2018

    Why are investors not ready to pay top dollar for cement stocks in the world’s fastest-growing major economy? Various factors are at play, and these are forcing investors to adopt a cautious stance. Sluggish cement prices, anticipated cost pressures, and expensive valuations have formed a troublesome troika. Let’s do a deep-dive.

    Will HDFC Life's loss be Axis Bank's gain?

    Publish date: 14th September, 2018

    Axis Bank has formally announced the appointment of Amitabh Chaudhry as MD and CEO of the bank for three years beginning 1 January 2019. The announcement could have wide implications for Axis Bank, as the lender recovers from its balance sheet and perception problems. Let’s look at the key monitorables that Axis Bank investors should watch out for.

    Why India’s biggest steelmaker is a sell

    Publish date: 14th September, 2018

    Steel drives India, but the stock of India’s biggest steelmaker may not be a good bet currently. After a spurt of over 19% in the last one month, JSW Steel shares may be running out of steam. Click to read why

    IL&FS credit downgrade to create ripples among banks and mutual fund houses

    Publish date: 12th September, 2018

    Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services’ (IL&FS) bonds and long-term loans were downgraded to junk status by ratings agency ICRA last week. Here are the reasons for the downgrade and its impact on banks and mutual fund houses

    Rupee's fall in value against the US dollar: What can the government do?

    Publish date: 12th September, 2018

    News of measures targeted at Rupee, over the weekend, has calmed nerves and pulled USDINR closer to 72.00 levels from near 73.00 levels on spot. We have seen this movie before. For folks who were trading USDINR during 2011-2013, know almost every day we used to hear about such verbal intervention. What measures can GoI announce? Here’s the answer.

    Why understanding valuations is key to IPO investing

    Publish date: 12th September, 2018

    As the IPO market has become active now, most PE/VC investors are planning their exits. But, not every IPO can give you bang for your buck. Out of the 19 IPOs that have got listed in 2018 so far, 11 are trading below their respective issue prices. This means it is very important to buy the right IPO at the right price. Let us understand the important factors that should drive your IPO investing journey.

    Why Sensex rose 300 points and the rupee recovered from record lows

    Publish date: 12th September, 2018

    The Indian share market and currency market have been buoyed by news reports of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi planning to take stock of the economic situation on Saturday. Here are all the details.

    How do price movements of raw materials impact a company’s profitability?

    Publish date: 12th September, 2018

    Generally, the two most common ways for a company to increase its profits is to increase its revenues or decrease its input costs. In this article, let’s examine how a rise in input costs can impact the profits of companies in different sectors.

    Aurobindo Pharma is spreading good vibes in the market: All you need to know

    Publish date: 12th September, 2018

    Drug company Aurobindo Pharma acquired Sandoz Inc’s dermatology business and three manufacturing facilities in the US for an initial cash payment of $900 million on Thursday. The deal seems to be a win-win for both Aurobindo and Novartis.

    Direct mutual fund plans: Why you should take note of them

    Publish date: 12th September, 2018

    Many companies have recently announced plans to sell direct mutual funds. So, why are companies suddenly switching to selling direct plans for regular ones? And how do they differ from regular plans? Click here to know.

    Emerging markets have taken a beating: All you need to know

    Publish date: 12th September, 2018

    Amplified global crude oil prices, skewed balance of payment due to currency depreciation, ongoing US-China trade war and China’s slow and structural growth have set the cat amongst the pigeons in the emerging markets, especially the Fragile Five.

    Weekly wrap-up: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 7th Sept

    Publish date: 07th September, 2018

    More things happened this week beyond Rupee’s move beyond Rs 72/$ and the Supreme Court’s ruling against Section 377. You’ll find all the important news developments here along with related research reports. Click to read.

    Payments banks are different from commercial banks: All you need to know about them

    Publish date: 07th September, 2018

    The government of India launched the India Post Payments Bank on September 1. But before we look at the facilities offered by the India Post Payments Bank, let’s understand what a payments bank is.

    How high crude oil prices and Iran dilemma will impact India

    Publish date: 07th September, 2018

    India finds itself in an oily situation. For a country that needs to import more than 80% of its oil requirements, it isn’t surprising. Blame it on the rising crude oil prices. With crude prices likely to hover around the $80 mark in the near future, let’s look at what impact it will have on the Indian economy.

    What’s in store for markets in September?

    Publish date: 07th September, 2018

    India finds itself in an oily situation. For a country that needs to import more than 80% of its oil requirements, it isn’t surprising. Blame it on the rising crude oil prices. With crude prices likely to hover around the $80 mark in the near future, let’s look at what impact it will have on the Indian economy.

    Why are consumer sector stocks falling: 4 things to know

    Publish date: 07th September, 2018

    Fast Moving Consumer Goods or FMCG are companies that create and distribute products that are frequently bought by the consumers. Usually, these are low-risk stocks with stable returns and regular dividends. Over the past one week, a sharp selloff was witnessed in shares of these companies. The Nifty FMCG index is down 5.4% against a NSE Nifty fall 1.4%. Here are 4 things you may want to know about the fall in consumer sector stocks.

    Fastest mobile network in the country? Here’s what Ookla’s results tells us

    Publish date: 05th September, 2018

    Telecom operators’ need for speed has never been more important than ever before. While the government-approved Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data hands the title to Reliance Jio, the US-based Ookla reports have consistently shown Airtel to have the fastest mobile network in the country.

    United Breweries witnessing accelerated growth

    Publish date: 05th September, 2018

    The maker of Kingfisher beer, showed a 180-degree swing from year-beginning to year-end, in the previous year. Here are a few points on what contributed towards the stock’s accelerated growth.

    This Teachers’ Day, let us learn from the Stock Market

    Publish date: 05th September, 2018

    Earlier, we had written about being your own guru in the world of investing as well as about Guru Purnima. Today, since it is September 5, this article will discuss the important lessons stock markets teach us:

    Godrej Consumer Products divests 100% stake in UK business: Things to know

    Publish date: 04th September, 2018

    The UK subsidiary’s contribution to GCPL’s overall revenues had been heading south over the past decade. It stood at a mere 4.7% last year. GCPL justified the sale by saying it wants to optimise its portfolio as a long-term strategy and concentrate on emerging markets.

    Real estate sector to be hit hard if construction ban is prolonged

    Publish date: 04th September, 2018

    In a severe setback to the real estate sector, the Supreme Court of India has banned construction activities in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh until October 9. The move will particularly impact real estate companies, cement-makers and steel industries.

    What is driving the rupee: Everything you should know

    Published on: 03rd September, 2018

    It has been a tough year for the Rupee. Rupee has weakened against most of its peers in the EM basket as well against almost all major currencies in the developed market block. There may be a few domestic pressures. However, the real worry for the Rupee are mostly global in nature. Read on to know.

    Why Maruti Suzuki shares fell post August sales data

    Published on: 03rd September, 2018

    The share price of Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car manufacturer saw a decline after it posted its sales numbers for August 2018. The share price fell by Rs 220 (or 2.42%) to Rs 8,896 at the end of trading on Monday. Here’s why the company’s share price took a tumble.

    Weekly wrap-up: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 31st August

    Published on: 31st August, 2018

    This was the week the Rupee hit an all-time high touching Rs 71/$. But there were other big news in the week. Get all the details here.

    Here are steps to file income tax returns online

    Published on: 31st August, 2018

    As the deadline to file Income Tax Returns (31 August) approaches, make sure you file yours online – on any device, from anywhere, and at your convenience! All you need to do is follow the following steps.

    Power sector bad loans: All you need to know

    Published on: 30th August, 2018

    India’s total power sector debt is pegged at 1.2 lakh crore. As many as 60 companies owe that money to banks. There are many factors responsible for the stress in the power sector. Here is all you need to know about India’s Power NPA story.

    What the Q1 numbers say about the health of Indian banks

    Publish date: 30th August, 2018

    After a dismal FY18, the first quarter earnings of banks in FY19 were not spectacular, to say the least. But our analysts remain positive on the outlook for the banking sector. Dalal Street may not have much to cheer about anytime soon, but here is a checklist we found to be particularly heartening. Click to read.

    Jet Airways in deep red for second consecutive quarter

    Publish date: 30th August, 2018

    The cash-strapped airline reported a loss of Rs 1,323 crore this quarter, which is the second consecutive Rs 1,000 crore-plus quarterly loss. The unabated bleeding has got tongues wagging about Jet’s ability to sustain its operations. Read more here.

    Major Milestones: Nifty from 1,000 to 11,000

    Publish date: 29th August, 2018

    The Nifty breached the 11,000 mark this year for the first time. This was after an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report showed that India was set to be the world’s fastest growing economy in 2018-19. Nifty crossed some interesting milestones in its journey from 1,000 to 11,000 points.

    Major Milestones: Sensex from 100 to 38,000

    Publish date: 29th August, 2018

    The index has been on a growth trajectory with hitting fresh lifetime highs on July 12 and trading above 36,500 mark. This was mainly due to positive earnings, reduced fiscal deficit targets and continued foreign portfolio investment (FPI) inflows. Recently, SENSEX crossed the 38,000 mark in August 2018. Here are few interesting milestones from this journey of SENSEX.

    Sensex, Nifty hit a record high on strong global cues; Rupee against dollar rises

    Publish date: 29th August, 2018

    The BSE 30-share Sensex touched an all-time peak of 38,989.65 points on the back of strong buying by domestic investors ahead of the expiry of August futures and options (F&O). Shares of Index heavyweight RIL were trading at an all-time high of Rs 1,304.30. The rupee too rose against the dollar. Here’s our take on the market development.

    Jet Airways readies plan to sell JetPrivilege stake, wet-lease small planes

    Publish date: 29th August, 2018

    Two consecutive quarterly losses have forced India’s oldest private airline, the Naresh Goyal-led Jet Airways, to consider a slew of fundraising measures that include diluting its stake in the joint venture with Etihad Airways, wet leasing some of its ATRs and finalising liquidity support.

    All you need to know about filing Income Tax Returns

    Publish date: 28th August, 2018

    The last date to file your income tax return is July 31. However, the government has extended the date this year to August 31. In case if you have not done so yet, do it by the due date to avoid any future penalties. Here’s how you can.

    Telecom turmoil: Jio juggernaut aside, incumbents on the ropes

    Publish date: 28th August, 2018

    Reliance Jio’s eye-grabbing tariff plans have rocked the boat of the big two incumbents: Bharti Airtel and Idea-Vodafone. In the quarter ended June, both Bharti Airtel and Idea-Vodafone did report profits, but the numbers don’t tell the tale really. Here’s what you need to know.

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway confirms investment in Paytm

    Publish date: 28th August, 2018

    This is the company’s first investment in a privately-held tech company in the world. It’s also Berkshire Hathaway’s first investment in an Indian firm in seven years. Here are all the details you need.

    Attractive interest rates jazzes up Andhra Pradesh’s Amaravati Bond

    Publish date: 28th August, 2018

    The Andhra Pradesh government issued bonds worth Rs 2,000 crore in a bid to build its capital city Amaravati. They were oversubscribed by 1.53 times. Here is everything you need to know about the bonds.

    What you need to know about the high profile exits from Infosys

    Publish date: 27th August, 2018

    Infosys Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath recently announced his decision to quit the company to “pursue professional opportunities in new areas”. This is the latest high profile departure in a long line of exits from the Bangalore based IT giant. Here’s everything you need to know about the story of attrition at Infosys.

    What do the first quarter numbers say about growth in the technology sector?

    Publish date: 27th August, 2018

    The technology sector followed a well-tread path when it came to its first quarter results. A few companies delivered good returns while the management commentary for all companies indicated optimism. However, there is a small twist this time. Following years of deceleration, the industry is finally set for growth. Here are a few interesting findings from the results of Q1FY19.

    Weekly wrap-up: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 23rd August

    Published on: 24th August, 2018

    US Fed’s rate hike hint, L&T’s buyback, SEBI tackles high MF expense ratios, and so much more. This has been one news-heavy week. Read all about it here.

    Economy: IIP: Continuing to signal gradual recovery

    Publish date: 24th August, 2018

    The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) registered a five-month high of 7% in June 2018, rising from 3.93% in May. This, being a sign of recovery, is still below the 7.4% IIP growth in January. Here are reasons for the robust growth.

    L&T buyback: what do the experts say?

    Published on: 24th August, 2018

    Another major company making air-waves in this regard is Larsen & Toubro (L&T). The board of directors of L&T are set to meet on 23 August to consider a buyback of equity shares. Here is the experts’ take on this story.

    Why we are cautious about cement sector stocks

    Published on: 24th August, 2018

    The cement sector’s performance in the first quarter of FY19 was broadly in line with analysts’ expectations. The volume growth during the quarter kept the sector afloat amidst rising prices and increasing costs. Going forward, the story has not changed a great deal.

    ZEE’s movies, web series to now be shown on Airtel TV

    Published on: 24th August, 2018

    Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) have signed a three-year content-sharing partnership with Bharti Airtel to expand OTT (over-the-top) digital footprint in the country. The development comes days after ZEE removed all its content from Reliance Jio. Here are the details

    All you need to know about Alibaba-Reliance’s rumoured partnership

    Published on: 24th August, 2018

    The drumbeats are getting louder. Alibaba is planning to expand its footprint in India. Not shy of making a grand entry, a livemint.com report suggests that the Chinese retail giant is planning to pool resources with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail to build a “mega” entity in the country.

    Should Senior Citizens Invest in the stock market?

    Published on: 24th August, 2018

    Investing in a volatile and quick changing stock market may not seem appropriate for them, but our elders and senior citizens have a hidden arsenal of strengths that can serve them well – if they were to begin investing or trading.

    Everything you need to know about US stocks’ longest bull run

    Published on: 24th August, 2018

    3,453 days! That’s the number of days the US stocks have been on a bull run for — arguably the longest such rally in its history. The previous best run was between October 1990 and March 2000, the time when the dot-com bubble went bust. Is the current run running dry soon?

    Both investors and traders can benefit from this characteristic

    Published on: 24th August, 2018

    As in the religious word, frugality benefits companies, which are well set on the path of growth. They are often favoured by investors and traders. Let us look at the reasons why such companies can be considered.

    Upcoming IPOs of 2018

    Publish Date: August 23, 2018

    The equity markets are witnessing an exciting year in 2018. From the period of January to June this year, 19 companies have been listed on the bourses, having raised Rs 26,470 crores through their companies’ respective IPOs. Here’s a look at 29 enterprises that have an IPO on the cards.

    Weekly wrap-up: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 17th August

    Published on: 17th August, 2018

    Global headwinds, rupee’s all-time new low, high trade deficit, and so much more. This has been one news-heavy week. Read all about it here.

    5 major economic decisions under PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Published on: 17th August, 2018

    Former Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away at the AIIMS hospital on 16 August at the age of 93. The policies he implemented during his tenure as the Prime Minister have paved the way for economic growth in the country. Here are 5 major economic decisions taken during the Vajpayee government that shaped the Indian economy.

    4 questions you may have about rupee depreciation

    Published on: 17th August, 2018

    It’s natural to have questions when so much is happening. Economics and finance, in particular, can be quite confusing with myriad rules and exceptions. Here are answers to 4 important questions you may have..

    Contagion effect of China on World Markets

    Published on: 17th August, 2018

    A slowdown in the Chinese economy is a big problem for the rest of the world. On 15 Aug 2018, the Chinese Yuan hit a fresh low of 6.95 yuan per USD. The Chinese equity markets too plunged by nearly 2%. Even a marked recovery by Turkish Lira, almost 18 per cent, was overshadowed by the Chinese concerns. This affects every body. Here's how.

    How India Inc. fared in Q1 FY19

    Published on: 17th August, 2018

    India Inc. got off to a flying start in the June quarter. Net profits of the Kotak Institutional Equities (KIE) universe of corporate India increased 12.5% y-o-y. Its net income increased to 14.4%, exceeding our expectations. Here is an overview of how corporate India performed in Q1 FY19.

    Indian markets: Caught in the trade war crossfire

    Published on: 16th August, 2018

    The Indian equity markets are at risk due to strengthening US dollar and a full-blown trade between Washington and Beijing. The Nifty will be able to withstand the global churn if it remains above the 200-day moving average (DMA), which is placed at 10,600. Plus there are other risks too. Read here.

    Rupee at 70, what should you do?

    Published on: 16th August, 2018

    As India celebrates its 71st Independence Day, the Indian rupee breached the 70-mark for the first time ever in its history. With the rupee navigating unchartered waters, is it a time to worry? Let’s find out.

    This Independence Day, secure financial freedom for your family

    Published on: 14th August, 2018

    Want to generate substantial income? This Independence Day, learn to earn the Freedom to conquer your dreams through investing. Read now.

    How does the Turkish currency crisis impact India?

    Published on: 14th August, 2018

    The Turkish Lira has dropped by more than 40% in 2018 and it is regarded as the worst performing major currency this year. This freefall in Turkish currency has created ripples across global markets. Let’s find out how it affects India.

    Weekly wrap-up: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 10th August

    Published on: 10th August, 2018

    What a week it has been with renewed trade war concerns, stock market fluctuations, earnings announcements and a bumper listing for HDFC AMC on the bourse. Here’s a simple update for the whole week.

    How do the US sanctions on Iran impact India?

    Published on: 10th August, 2018

    With the US government re-imposing sanctions on Iran, it means a lot to countries to India that rely on Iranian oil import to meet the annual energy need. Let’s read how it affects India.

    Pledged Holdings by promoters drop in June 2018 quarter

    Published on: 9th August, 2018

    Promoters of listed companies seem to have improved their financial status. An analysis on pledged holdings of BSE-500 shows that there is a sharp decline to 6.8% of the total promoter holding in the quarter to June 2018, the lowest in 9 quarters. This was 7.4% in the March 2018 quarter. Here are the market implications.

    A dummy’s guide to Proxy Advisory Firms

    Published on: 9th August, 2018

    Deepak Parekh is considered an icon by many in the corporate circles after having led the company for nearly three decades. Yet, around 23% of investors voted against his re-appointment as a director on the HDFC board. This has something to do with two global proxy advisory firms. Let’s understand what these firms are and why they matter.

    Why ICICI Bank is a good Investment Pick

    Published on: 9th August, 2018

    At the outset, ICICI Bank might not look like a strong investment choice following the earnings report released in July. But if you dig a bit deeper in the annual report and 20F filing, you’ll find that most metrics show improving trends. Here are the reasons why ICICI bank is a top investment pick.

    Weekly wrap-up: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 03rd August

    Published on: 3rd August, 2018

    Lost track of the week? Here’s a short recap of the news and developments that rocked the markets this week.

    RBI committee hikes borrowing rates by 0.25%: Things to know

    Publish date: 02nd August 2018

    Rates were hiked consecutively for the second time this year. However, the committee has maintained a ‘neutral’ stance. Here are some important things you need to know.

    Earnings update: Here are the quarterly results of Aditya Birla Fashion, Exide Industries and Torrent Power

    Published on: 02nd August, 2018

    It looks like the excitement in the share market is only beginning. Here is a snapshot of the earnings results announced on 1 August.

    Marico and Ramco: an earnings snapshot

    Published on: 02nd August, 2018

    Here is a summary on the earnings reports released by Marico and The Ramco Cements for the quarter ended June 2018.

    How did Godrej, Tech Mahindra, HDFC and other companies perform during the quarter?

    Publish date: 31st July 2018

    Many big companies across different sectors have announced their first quarter results for FY19 on 30 July 2018. Here is a brief summary of the results.

    Maruti Suzuki shares plunge after Q1 results: Here’s why

    Publish date: 30th July 2018

    Maruti Suzuki, the biggest Indian car company in terms of revenue, witnessed shares fell 3.6 % on the BSE after its results on Thursday. Let’s know why.

    Q1 results: what happened after market hours on Friday?

    Publish date: 30th July 2018

    Let’s take a look at the financial performance of a few companies that released their results the first quarter of FY19 over the weekend.

    Weekly wrap-up: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 27th July

    Published on: 27th July, 2018

    Lost track of the week? Here’s a short recap of the news and developments that rocked the markets this week, from Vodafone-Idea's merger approval to market's bull-run.

    Guru Purnima: Investment teachers to learn from

    Publish Date: 27th July, 2018

    We need a Guru to mentor and train us. Be it at math, karate or investing- everyone who’s a master in their field has had a guru, including leading investors. Let’s take a look at some prominent gurus and what their protégés learned from them.

    Be your own guru in the world of investing

    Publish Date: 27th July, 2018

    In the world of finance too, you wish you had a guru to teach you the ropes. However, the absence of one cannot be an excuse to remain ignorant. Now-a-days, there are various online tools which can teach you ways to become a successful investor. Here are some of them.


    Numbers, numbers, numbers: here is a simple summary of quarterly results announced on 26 July 2018

    Publish Date: 27th July, 2018

    The Sensex breached the 37,000 mark for the first time ever in its history, creating another exciting day at the stock markets. But the excitement didn’t end there since a number of big name companies announced their first quarter results for FY19. Here is a summary of the earnings reports released on 26th July.


    NCLAT upholds CCI's verdict on cement cartelisation

    Publish Date: 27th July, 2018

    The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) recently dismissed cement manufacturers’ plea challenging the penalty imposed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for alleged cartelization. Here’s all you need to know.

    Bajaj Auto Q1 earnings: A blip or should you be concerned?

    Publish Date: 26th July, 2018

    Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL), India’s fourth largest two-wheeler company, disappointed Dalal Street on July 20 by posting lower-than-expected numbers for the first quarter ended June 2018. Here’s everything you need to know.

    Quarterly results snapshot: find out how different companies performed on 25 July 2018

    Publish Date: 26th July, 2018

    We are roughly half-way through the first quarter results season. Until now, a number of companies have announced good results, with a few posting better-than-expected numbers. Here is a snapshot of the results announced on 25 July 2018.

    Kargil Vijay Diwas: How to attain financial freedom

    Publish Date: 26th July, 2018

    Decades ago, they fought valiantly for national security. Years later, you continue to fight--for the security of your own and family's future. It's a constant tug of war for financial freedom. Here are some pointers to keep in mind that will help you build a robust army of a portfolio

    What does GST rate cut mean to you

    Publish Date: 25th July, 2018

    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council cut tax rates on as many as 88 items on Saturday. This can be good for the Consumer Goods industry as well as a few others. Here are five things to know about the new changes.

    HDFC Bank Q1 result: Key highlights

    Publish Date: 25th July, 2018

    HDFC Bank reported its lowest earnings in five quarters, reporting an 18.17% (YoY) growth in net profit for the quarter ended June. But all may not be well. Here are some worrying factors to keep an eye on.

    L&T Infotech Q1 earnings: Everything you need to know

    Publish Date: 25th July, 2018

    Information Technology firm Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Infotech Ltd announced its first quarter results for FY19. Here are all the details you need to know.

    Earnings Report update: Bajaj Auto, Havells India, Wipro, HDFC Standard Life, Kansai Nerolac Paints

    Publish Date: 23rd July, 2018

    20 July 2018: a big day for results. A lot of major companies announced their first quarter results for FY19. Here is a summary of the different earnings results posted for the quarter.

    Weekly wrap-up: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 20th July

    Publish Date: 20th July, 2018

    Rupee touches fresh record low, WPI inflation at 5-year high, expected widening of CAD, the No Confidence Vote in Parliament, and more—lots of news and developments happened in the week ending 20th July. Read them here.

    Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) Q1 results: 5 things to know

    Publish Date: 18th July, 2018

    Ponds, Lux, Close Up, Bru coffee and Vaseline are some of the popular everyday items that you can find in almost every store in the country. Let’s see how much their parent company—Hindustan Unilever—earned in April-June 2018.

    Earnings Report update: HUL, Bajaj Corp, Infosys, DCB Bank

    Publish Date: 18th July, 2018

    The earnings season has starter. Here’s what the April-June 2018 quarter’s results for HUL, Bajaj Corp, Infosys and DCB Bank mean.

    4 things to know about the buyback plan of HCL Technologies

    Publish Date: 18th July, 2018

    India’s third largest IT company HCL Technologies recently announced a share buyback plan of Rs 4,000 crore. Here are all the details you need to know regarding the buyback plan.

    4 important things to know about the LIC-IDBI bank deal

    Publish Date: 17th July, 2018

    The board of India’s biggest life insurer: Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) approved a proposal to acquire a majority stake in IDBI Bank yesterday. Here is everything you need to know about this takeover.

    Infosys Q1 earnings: 5 things to know

    Publish date: 16th July, 2018

    After the better than expected numbers from market leader Tata Consultancy Services, there have been great positive expectations from Infosys. Here is everything you need to know about the results.

    Reliance Industries hits $100 billion market cap: Key things you need to know

    Publish date: 13th July, 2018

    On July 12, the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) became only the second Indian company, after TCS, to cross a market capitalisation (market cap) of $100 billion. Here are the reasons behind the rally.

    Weekly wrap-up: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 13th July

    Publish date: 13th July, 2018

    Nifty scaling 11,000, India’s GDP crossing France, CPI-IIP data, and more—lots of news and developments happened in the week ending 13th July. Read them here.

    Economic data: 5 things that the numbers say

    Publish date: 13th July, 2018

    On 12 July, the data regarding Industrial Production (IIP) and Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation were released for the month of May and June respectively. Here is all you need to know.

    Back to school: A guide to investing

    Publish date: 12th July, 2018

    Just like the kids going back to school in the rain, are you, as an investor, prepared for rainy days at the stock market? If not, here’s what you can do to protect yourself during rough weather.

    4 things to know about Sensex hitting an all-time high

    Publish date: 12th July, 2018

    The 30-stock index surged by over 300 points and hit its all-time peak of 36,699.53, going past the previous high of 36,443. Here are some of the reasons that have contributed to the latest Sensex surge.

    4 things to know about TCS results

    Publish date: 12th July, 2018

    Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s biggest Information Technology (IT) company reported their results for the June quarter of FY19. Here is everything you need to know.

    What can you learn by tracking bond yield movements?

    Published on: 12th July, 2018

    India's 10-year benchmark bond yield sprinted to 7.99 per cent, it is the highest in three years. This says a lot for stock market investors. Learn how to make sense of bond yield movements.

    Investment lessons from the football field

    Publish date: 6th July, 2018

    At so many points during FIFA World Cup, we came across striking re-semblances between football and the stock market. It’s almost as if they were cut from the same cloth! You can judge for yourself here.

    4 things to know about the hike in MSP

    Publish date: 6th July, 2018

    This year, the government raised the MSP considerably for Kharif crops. It’s not surprising because the country’s heading for polls next year. Here are four things you need to know about the current revision.

    5 interesting takeaways from Reliance AGM

    Publish date: 6th July, 2018

    Ever since the introduction of the Jio network in 2016, Reliance Industries has made major announcements during its AGMs. And this year too, there were a few major announcements. Here are some interesting takeaways

    Half a chocolate, double the joy

    Publish date: 6th July, 2018

    This World Chocolate Day, let’s look at chocolates a little differently. Not only will you be able to buy immediate joy, but also long-term happiness. Read on to see how..

    Weekly wrap-up: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 6th July

    Publish date: 6th July, 2018

    Trade war fears, RIL AGM, hike in MSP and more—lots of news and developments happened in the week ending 6th July. Read them here.

    6 things to know about China’s falling Yuan

    Publish date: 02nd July, 2018

    The Chinese Yuan dropped by 3% against the dollar within a fortnight. This has got a lot of Indian traders nervous. Read why this affects Indian markets.

    Weekly wrap-up: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 29th June

    Publish date: 29th June, 2018

    The rupee touching Rs 69/$ levels may have been on everybody’s minds. But a lot more happened in the week that ended June 29th. Look at all the important news that affected your stocks.

    5 indicators to gauge the intensity of current trade war

    Publish date: 29th June, 2018

    With the recent US actions on trade tariffs, many expect a trade war to break out. But the impact of this developing news is unclear. Here are 5 indicators that can help you gauge the impact.

    6 reasons why TCS buyback presents a ‘BUY’ opportunity

    Published on: 28th June, 2018

    The market is excited about the buyback, especially after the successful buyback last year. But did you know, you can consider buying the stock before the buyback and sell it at the buyback? Read more

    Rupee hits all-time low of Rs 69/$: What's the way forward?

    Published on: 28th June, 2018

    This was its 4th attempt in the last 5 years—to cross the Rs-69 mark. Let’s understand the reasons behind the depreciation and what the future could hold.

    Tata Motors: Why it can be a ‘value’ buy

    Publish date: 27th June, 2018

    Stock prices have fallen around 35% in the last 1 year, under-performing the Auto index, which rose nearly 7% over the same period. We explain why stocks fell and why it could still be a ‘value buy’.

    The Sensex rejig: How it affects you

    Publish date: 27th June, 2018

    Recently, S&P replaced Dr Reddy’s Laboratories with Vedanta Ltd. The sectors’ allocations have changed too. It can have many implications. Here’s a look.

    US-India trade tariffs: Which sectors could get affected?

    Publish date: 27th June, 2018

    In the event of an all-out trade war, India has a lot to worry about. The IT and pharmaceutical sectors, for example, can be at a disadvantage. Read more to know other affected sectors.

    5 ways to hedge against a small-cap crash

    Publish date: 26th June, 2018

    Performance of small-cap stocks has been bleak recently. Since the Union Budget, the small-cap index lost nearly 16%. At such times, you can hedge your portfolio to try and minimise losses.

    It’s a wrap: Market updates, news and insights for the week ending 22nd June

    Publish date: 22nd June, 2018

    Missed out on what's been happening in the market this week? Here's a snapshot of this week's key news items and our investment perspective on it.

    Hawks abound: What the RBI’s review minutes reveal about future hikes

    Publish date: 22nd June, 2018

    The minutes of the meeting of RBI's monetary policy committee shows that most members have turned 'hawkish'. This has great implications for your stock investments. Know more.

    What Yoga teaches you about money and investing

    Publish date: 21st June, 2018

    While you stretch and breathe deeply for a healthier lifestyle, let’s bring your attention to something else that needs to be fit too—your finances. Surprisingly, Yoga can teach you plenty about money matters too.

    US-China trade face off: Why should India be concerned?

    Publish date: 21st June, 2018

    US President Donald Trump and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping are engaged in a bitter trade war. A full-fledged trade war seems to be likely. Here’s what it means for India and Indian investors.

    RITES IPO opens June 20: Here’s what we recommend

    Publish date: 20th June, 2018

    The first IPO of a state-owned railway firm—RITES—opened today. It has a price band of Rs 180-Rs 185 per equity share. Want to know if you should invest in it? Read here.

    Why we continue to have a ‘Buy’ rating on ICICI Bank

    Publish date: 19th June, 2018

    The controversy surrounding ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar has hit stock prices. Many investors may be selling their holdings, but we still maintain our BUY rating. Learn why.

    10 Financial tips from a father to his child

    Publish date: 15th June, 2018

    If you want your kids to be financially responsible adults, you need to teach them money management as soon as they learn to count. Here are some tips on how you can encourage your kids to be financially mindful.

    5 important changes to India’s Bankruptcy law

    Publish date: 11th June, 2018

    Recently, the The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 got a facelift with an ordinance that brings about five key amendments. Here’s how it can affect you.

    RBI policy: 5 things to know about repo rate hike

    Publish date: 7th June, 2018

    It’s important that you go beyond the simple headlines as an investor. Here are 5 important things to know about the RBI’s 25 bps repo rate hike in June 2018.

    5 things to know about crisis in Italy and its impact

    Publish date: 5th June, 2018

    The Indian stock indices took a beating due to the crisis in Italy. If, like many others, you have been wondering about the crisis too, here’s a handy guide for you.

    Q4 results update: What lies ahead for L&T?

    Publish date: 1st June, 2018

    Investors need to know the future outlook to be able to invest in L&T shares today. Let’s see what lies ahead for the construction major.

    Q4 results: Government spending helps keep L&T’s flag flying high

    Publish date: 1st June, 2018

    L&T declared its fourth quarter results for January-March 2018. Are you wondering what it means to you as an investor? Let’s look at the positives and negatives.

    SBI shares rise despite worst quarterly loss: 4 things to know

    Publish date: 25th May, 2018

    Despite reporting the second largest loss by a bank ever, SBI’s stock price rose after the results. Plus, analysts are recommending a buy. Let’s understand why.

    The bears are ruling May 2018. What should an investor do?

    Publish date: 24th May, 2018

    Not all analysts and experts advise the same action based on their reading of market situations. This can be confusing. Let’s help you out with this.

    It is ‘MayDay ‘in the Indian midcaps this 2018

    Publish date: 24th May, 2018

    Small- and mid-cap shares have taken a beating in the recent stock market sell-off. While they tend to experience higher volatility, there are other reasons too.