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    Market Classroom

    Market Classroom

    In an attempt to create a knowledge powerhouse, we decode the finer nuances, terms, instruments used on the Dalal Street to help you become an informed player in the market.

    What is Commercial Paper?

    What is Commercial Paper?

    Commercial paper is issued by companies to raise funds generally for a time period up to one year.

    How is a Retail Investor defined in India?

    How is a Retail Investor defined in India?

    Sebi, the market regulator, constantly forms and amend laws to protect retail investors.

    What are CRR & SLR with respect to banks?

    What are CRR & SLR with respect to banks?

    Unlike CRR, money invested under the SLR window earn some interests for banks.

    What is Capital Adequacy Ratio for banks?

    What is Capital Adequacy Ratio for banks?

    The risk-weighted assets take into account credit risk, market risk and operational risk.

    How is net interest margin (NIM) calculated?

    How is net interest margin (NIM) calculated?

    It is similar to the gross margin or gross profit margin of non-banking finance companies.

    How silver futures contracts work

    How silver futures contracts work

    Today, we wade the reader through silver futures traded on commodity exchanges like MCX.

    What is relative strength index (RSI)

    What is relative strength index (RSI)

    RSI is computed based on the speed and direction of a stock’s price movement.

    Trading options in commodities

    Trading options in commodities

    A call option allows you to buy an underlier at a fixed price on a future date and a put option allows you to sell an underlier at a fixed price in the future.

    What are convertible debentures

    What are convertible debentures

    Investors benefit from interest payment and have the option to convert the loan into equity.

    MACD trading rules

    MACD trading rules

    To make it clearer, we have marked one bullish crossover with an up-arrow key and one bearish crossover with a down arrow key.

    How is mutual fund NFO different from an equity IPO?

    How is mutual fund NFO different from an equity IPO?

    Many mutual fund houses are coming up with new fund offers.

    What's MACD and what are its uses?

    The main weakness of this zeroline crossover rule is that it will take place with a lag.

    Trading rules based on ROC

    Trading rules based on ROC

    A negative divergence occurs when the indicator starts falling.

    Rate of change

    Rate of change

    Though not visible in short term charts, standardisation helps in long term charts.

    Understanding PCR in commodity options

    Understanding PCR in commodity options

    The futures value, the underlier for the option, was ₹37886 per 10 gm.

    What are the benefits of investing in mutual funds?

    What are the benefits of investing in mutual funds?

    It is very difficult for many individuals to manage their own money. It is tough to study and analyse companies and transact to buy /sell different securities on one’s own.

    How to read the health of the economy?

    How to read the health of the economy?

    Understanding economic indicators is the key to predicting the state and trajectory of the economy.

    What is Muhurat trading?

    What is Muhurat trading?

    The session marks the beginning of a new Hindu calendar year called ‘Samvat’ and it is believed that muhurat trading brings prosperity and wealth throughout the year.

    Moving average trading rules

    Moving average trading rules

    Though price crossover is a useful tool, traders need to be careful.

    What are the advantages of investing in multi cap mutual funds?

    These are diversified mutual funds which can invest in stocks across market capitalisation.

    What are moving averages

    What are moving averages

    Since moving averages are used to get a clear view of price trends, definition of the trend is also very important.

    Understanding open interest in commodities

    Understanding open interest in commodities

    ET explains the significance of interpreting OI in relation to gold derivatives.

    What it means to invest in a commercial paper

    What it means to invest in a commercial paper

    CPs can be issued in denominations of Rs 5 lakh or multiples thereof.

    Getting to the bottom of deposit insurance in India

    Getting to the bottom of deposit insurance in India

    ET explains the role of deposit insurance in India in such a situation.

    Understanding commodity derivatives trading

    Understanding commodity derivatives trading

    The exchanges which offer a commodity segment include MCX, NCDEX, ICEX, NSE and BSE.

    How side pocketing works in debt mutual funds

    How side pocketing works in debt mutual funds

    Side pocketing is considered as a change in the fundamental attributes of a scheme.

    How to start a mutual fund SIP on your own

    How to start a mutual fund SIP on your own

    ​​The investor does not need to visit the AMC office, fill physical forms and attach proofs and payment instruments while starting a SIP.

    Basics of crude oil futures

    Basics of crude oil futures

    The contract takes price cues from WTI crude oil futures contract offered on Nymex.

    What makes smallcap funds popular among investors

    What makes smallcap funds popular among investors

    Such a fund needs to have a minimum exposure of 65 per cent to such companies.

    What are preference shares?

    What are preference shares?

    Even though there are a type of equity shares, preference shares combine features of both equity and debt.

    Predicting a market range using Nifty options

    Predicting a market range using Nifty options

    How can readers gauge the market range by looking at Nifty options. ​

    Using dips to invest in ELSS

    Using dips to invest in ELSS

    Investing in ELSS is one of the ways an investor can save tax under Section 80C.

    How do currency options work?

    How do currency options work?

    Here we will use options expiring on August 28 (last trading day) to illustrate.

    Pennant and wedges

    Pennant and wedges

    Pennant is similar to a symmetrical triangle, with a few differences.

    Why you should invest in multi cap mutual funds

    Why you should invest in multi cap mutual funds

    Many advisors are recommending multi cap funds in the current environment to investors.

    What does the RBI move mean for you

    What does the RBI move mean for you

    As per RBI’s proposal, banks can link their lending rates with an external benchmark instead of the MCLR.

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