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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:


    Morning Capsule: Your pre-market news update

    Published on: 17th July, 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.

    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.

    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.