How Avenue Supermarts (DMart) fared well against Big Bazaar
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How Avenue Supermarts (DMart) fared well against Big Bazaar

EDLP (Every Day Low Pricing) is a concept hailed by FMCG companies around the world. India being a price sensitive market, of course loves it too. But, looks like Avenue Supermarts (DMart) has taken it to another level strategically. And that is why Avenue Supermarts has now become the 11th most valuable company in India in terms of market cap. With a market cap of more than 1.58 lakh crores, DMart has superseded Nestle India as well.

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What is Margin of Safety?
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What is Margin of Safety?

Origin of ‘Margin of Safety’

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How to choose right Insurance policy?
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How to choose right Insurance policy?

Choosing a life insurance policy is a great challenge for many individuals as there are many insurance companies offering different plans and to pick the best one out of all is pretty much difficult.

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Wipro Limited: An Overview
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Wipro Limited: An Overview

Wipro is the fourth largest Indian player in the global IT services outsourcing industry in terms of revenue, after Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys Limited (Infosys) and HCL Technologies Limited.

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Sector Funds: What are sector Funds?
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Sector Funds: What are sector Funds?

These are equity mutual funds that give you access to a very small part of the overall market; they majorly invest in a particular type of business, industry or a sector of the economy. It can be any sector such as the Education sector, Automobile sector, Health care sector, IT sector, FMCG sector, etc.

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What is PF and PPF?
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What is PF and PPF?

Provident Fund (PF) is a savings scheme started by the government of India for retired salaried people of India. As per the part of this scheme, a group of people comes together to invest money in an account which is later given back to the individual when he retires.

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What is Top up and Step up, SIP in mutual funds?
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What is Top up and Step up, SIP in mutual funds?

A Systematic investment plan refers to investing a fixed amount of money at fixed intervals like monthly, weekly, or quarterly. If the investor can earn more while still invested in SIP, then he can either start a new SIP or can top-up the current SIP to invest more. Top-up SIP is a feature in which an investor has an option to raise the systematic instalment value by a fixed amount. This feature is provided by many mutual funds. This enables the investor to invest a higher amount of money during the tenure of SIP.

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Efficiency Ratios Analysis
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Efficiency Ratios Analysis

As an investor, you need to determine how productively your company is managing its assets and liabilities to maximize profits.Revenue turnover, profits or assets; all these figures may tell you, how big an enterprice is . However, these figures cannot give you an idea whether the business is efficient or not.

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What are Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs?
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What are Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs?

ETFs are mutual funds which are listed and traded on stock exchanges like shares. ETFs are listed on a recognized exchange and their units can be bought and sold directly on the exchange through a stockbroker during the trading hours.

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Cadila healthcare- Stock Analysis
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Cadila healthcare- Stock Analysis

Cadila Healthcare is a 65-year-old pharmaceutical company with its presence in India, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Mexico, Brazil and most importantly, the USA. Headquartered in Ahmedabad, the company has over 35 manufacturing facilities and over 23500 employees. The company has its presence across the pharmaceutical value chain of research, development, manufacturing, marketing and selling of finished dosage human formulations (generics, branded generics and specialty formulations, including biosimilars and vaccines), active pharmaceutical ingredients (‘APIs’), animal healthcare products and consumer wellness products. The Company is also engaged in research and development activities focused across the value chain of API process development, generics development, biologics, vaccines, and New Chemical Entities (‘NCE’). What is Good?

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National Savings Certificate
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National Savings Certificate

The national savings certificate is an initiative started by the Government of India. NSC is a fixed income investment scheme that can be opened with any post office. The target market for this scheme is small to middle-income investors who are provided an opportunity to save money while saving on income tax. This scheme is a secured scheme that has a very low risk in it just like the Public Provident Fund scheme.

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Rights Issue: What is it?
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Rights Issue: What is it?

A rights issue is an invitation to existing shareholders to purchase additional new shares in the company (in proportion to their existing shareholding) at a specified price (generally at a discount) and time. The company gives a right to its existing shareholders to subscribe to the newly issued shares in proportion to their existing holdings. For instance, a 1:1 rights issue means existing shareholders can buy one extra share for every one share already owned by him/her.

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DCB Bank - Stock Analysis
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DCB Bank - Stock Analysis

DCB bank has a 90-year-old history formed by the merger of two co-operative banks, to form the Development Co-operative Bank. The bank went on to obtain a scheduled bank license from the RBI in the year 1995 changing its name to Development Credit Bank. The bank raised its IPO in the year 2006. Later, in the year 2014, the bank’s changed its name to DCB Bank Ltd.

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What are Hedge Funds?
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What are Hedge Funds?

A hedge fund is popularly called as alternative investment fund (AIF) in India. Going by the meaning of the word ‘hedge’ which means ‘to avoid,’ so hedge funds talk about avoiding the risk of investment. Though hedge funds are mistakenly taken as similar to mutual funds there is a great deal of difference in the two.

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What are bonus shares?
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What are bonus shares?

Bonus shares are the company’s accumulated earnings which are converted into free/additional shares that are passed on to the current shareholders by the stake held by each of them without charging any additional cost. 

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What is Stock Split?
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What is Stock Split?

The stock split refers to dividing one share into two or more number of shares. The stock split results in an increased number of shares of the company. Stock split results in dilution of the number of shares, but the market capitalization of the company remains the same before and after the dilution. Imagine if you have a 100 rupee note and you are given two 50 rupee notes instead of one hundred rupee note, then, it is as good as a stock split. 

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What is a dividend?
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What is a dividend?

A dividend is a share of profits paid to the shareholders and which is earned by a company. The dividend usually refers to the distribution of profits earned by the company. When a company earns profits at the end of the year, then it reinvests a certain portion of it into business to grow it further, which is called as ‘retained earnings.’ The remaining portion is distributed to the shareholders as dividends. 

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Wonderla Holiday- Stock Analysis
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Wonderla Holiday- Stock Analysis

Wonderla Holidays Limited is engaged in the business of amusement parks and resorts. They own and operate three amusement parks under the brand name wonderla situated at Kochi, Bangalore and Hyderabad and a resort at Bangalore. The company is planning to open its fourth amusement park in Chennai. The Company has acquired 61.87 acres of land for the new Amusement Park project in Kelambakkam in Chennai. The project work will commence immediately after we receive necessary approval from Government of Tamil Nadu.

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