October 23rd, 2019

Taxing the Sweet Life of Young Indians to create FIT India

By Diksha Jain

How major regulations impact business decisions of companies and their market performance

Government regulations often have a tell-tale effect on the stock market of any country. While some might impact one or two sectors in particular, some major ones (for example de-monetization, interest rate policies, etc.) can have widespread effect on the nation’s economy. There is often a fine line between over and under regulation. The government, emphatically declaring itself the lifestyle monitor for its citizens has this time come up with decisions to regulate what it considers ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for the majority, especially young and impressionable adolescents. The policy rule has resulted in the traditional tobacco and carbonated drinks…

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October 7th, 2019

Should Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), be part of your Portfolio? 

By Sathya Palaniappan

Of late, we have been bombarded with many news articles on the growth of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and performance of ETF vs Mutual Funds, albeit with divergent views !!!. One set of propagators claim the superiority of trading or investing in ETFs over actively managed mutual funds and another set has a divergent viewpoint. The scope of this discussion is not to prove or disprove the hypothesis on the performance of the ETFs, but in general, to provide an overview of ETFs, how they are different from actively managed mutual funds and, what should be the asset allocation strategy for ETFs in one’s portfolio.…

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October 2nd, 2019

Short Selling in the Indian Stock Market: A brief Walk-through

By Umang Koul

Shorting is something we generally don’t do in our day-to-day life. You can imagine it like this. We buy a phone, we buy a car. When we don’t need it we can sell it off. Shorting can be considered as the total opposite of it. You are selling a phone or car or even a stock today and buying it back after a few days. Yes, it's difficult to imagine so let's just try to understand it in detail with an example.

Imagine that a famous new sports-bike is  going to launch in India soon and there is a lot of demand for it. There was a registration window for buying…

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