Yes Bank Update- Know About 3 Years Lock-in
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Yes Bank Update- Know About 3 Years Lock-in

Yes Bank investors are now facing a three-year lock-in period. What’s going on? When a new animal is brought to a zoo, it has to stay there for a certain period. Whether the animal is uncomfortable or it’s enjoying its stay there, it doesn’t have an option to exit. We had never thought that this phenomenon could be applied to human beings as well. But, this has been imposed upon a group of investors who have now been virtually locked down with their investment and won’t be able to exit for next three years. We’re talking about those who have invested in Yes Bank. The rescue plan for the reconstruction of ailing Yes Bank has been introduced with a twist. A three-year minimum lock-in period has been imposed on the shareholders who hold more than 100 shares of Yes Bank (to an extent of 75 percent of their holdings).

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How to Identify Quality Stocks in a Market Crash
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How to Identify Quality Stocks in a Market Crash

The stock market witnessed one of its biggest falls ever and the carnage is not yet over. Volatility is the name of the game right now and investors should brace themselves for the worse. In times of such uncertainty, an investor has two options; either to panic sell good stocks or stay calm and look at this crash as an opportunity to invest in more quality stocks. However, given the situation all the stocks in market is falling, making it difficult for the investors to differentiate quality stocks from fundamentally weak stock. 

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National Pension Scheme: Everything you should know
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National Pension Scheme: Everything you should know

More than half of the population have a brief plan as to what they will be doing in the near future. It may not necessarily be a clear one but a vague picture of what you might be doing 5 years from now or 10 years from now.  The entire blueprint as to which college or school your child as to go, which house to buy, which car to purchase, etc. would be set inside your mind. But one thing most of us fail to include in this equation is our retirement.  With inflation set on full speed, life can be dismal without a proper plan as to how you are going to cope up after retirement. 

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All About the Yes Bank Crash
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All About the Yes Bank Crash

Yes Bank is in doldrums. But, how has it managed to do this? Read and find out below. Imagine you visit a fight club and see that two fighters are ready for a bout.

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What can be the Impact of LIC IPO?
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What can be the Impact of LIC IPO?

On February 1, the budget speech for 2020-21 was going monotonous. Finance Minister was mentioning the intentions of her government-backed by numbers. Then were her words on an ambitious target of disinvesting the Public Sector Undertakings for ₹2.1 lakh crores. However, the biggest cheer came up when the government announced the IPO for Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

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Top 10 Indian Merger and Acquisition Deals
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Top 10 Indian Merger and Acquisition Deals

Just like Charles Darwin’s theory of ‘Survival of the Fittest,’ only the stronger companies survive in the end. The weak ones cease to exist. Sometimes they join forces to take on a stronger threat to their existence. Animal Spirits drive the companies too. 

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Hostile Takeovers: Defence and Takeover Strategies
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Hostile Takeovers: Defence and Takeover Strategies

Mergers and Acquisitions are part of the business world. Companies club themselves together to become an even larger force in the market dynamics. When Jio came into the market with its free services, Vodafone joined hands with Idea to tackle the new competitor.

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Mergers and Acquisitions: Concepts that you must Know
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Mergers and Acquisitions: Concepts that you must Know

Business is an unpredictable business. People do it; some become successful empires, some others perish in the dust, and rest merge or acquire. The merger and acquisition is a very old phenomenon. In fact, in India, small British companies merged with the East India Company in 1708.

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A Strategic Guide to Private Equity Funds
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A Strategic Guide to Private Equity Funds

One of the most talked-about IPO in 2020 is undoubtedly the SBI Cards IPO. There is a lot of buzz, and people are waiting for it. SBI Cards is co-owned by State Bank of India, and a Private Equity Company named The Carlyle Group. It is being dubbed as India's biggest ever PE Exit.

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What makes Bajaj Finance preferable for Investors?
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What makes Bajaj Finance preferable for Investors?

Bajaj Finance in the year 2019 became a hit among investors. In October, it was reported that investors had priced Bajaj Finance more than India's largest lender i.e., the State Bank of India (SBI) with a balance sheet 14 times the size of Bajaj Finance's book.

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PPF New Rules: Check How it will Benefit You
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PPF New Rules: Check How it will Benefit You

The Modi Government recently took down the earlier Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme (1968) and launched new PPF rules in 2019, replacing all earlier PPF rules with immediate effect. What are these new rules governing the Public Provident Fund? Read on and find more below.

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Liquid Funds: Safe to Invest or Not?
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Liquid Funds: Safe to Invest or Not?

In the realm of investments, there are various kinds of funds available for investment. One such fund is liquid funds. There are quite mixed reviews about them. Some claim that they're quite safe to invest in, while others want to stay away from them. 

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Prince Pipes IPO: Should You Invest?
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Prince Pipes IPO: Should You Invest?

Prince Pipes and Company Ltd. are a manufacturer of polymer pipes and fittings. Founded in 1987, the company contributes to irrigation, plumbing and sewage technologies to meet the water supply infrastructure demands of India. Around 37 percent of the company's revenue is generated from supply of plumbing products, along with 32% from irrigation products. 

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Active Funds Vs Passive Funds: What
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Active Funds Vs Passive Funds: What's Trending?

Mutual funds investments' popularity is at an all-time high. Investors are increasingly putting their money with Mutual funds, but few must be aware of more attractive options available to them. We are talking about Active vs Passive Funds. Did you know about the passive funds benefit?

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Check the Causes of Diminishing Mutual Fund Returns
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Check the Causes of Diminishing Mutual Fund Returns

I remember when I was in school; there was a trend of mutual funds in my neighborhood. People were always talking about their mutual fund returns like I'm getting this much mutual fund returns on this scheme or that scheme. Now at that time, I didn't know much about mutual fund returns, but I deduced that mutual fund returns and mutual fund itself must mean something like "money earned from a group of people."

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Bharat Bond ETF: Should you Apply?
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Bharat Bond ETF: Should you Apply?

Finance Minister recently announced that India would launch its first-ever "Bond ETF" called 'Bharat Bond.' The bharat bond ETF is a new move to develop an underdeveloped bond market in India. It will ultimately give a boost to debt availability to the PSUs (Public Sector Enterprises).

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7 Essential Elements of an Elevator Pitch
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7 Essential Elements of an Elevator Pitch

The wave of Startups has hit the entire world, including India. We often have brilliant business plans, but not enough funds to execute them. Such is the time when we approach investors with a brilliant elevator pitch. But why would the investors invest their funds for our ideas?

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Life Insurance: Term, ULIP, or Endowment?
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Life Insurance: Term, ULIP, or Endowment?

Do you know that 19 people die every minute in India? The health standards are decreasing day by day. The newspaper is filled with articles of alarmingly high pollution levels, natural calamities, increasing crime, etc. Life expectancy has come down to 68 years. In such a situation, taking Life Insurance is a must. It at least provides financial security to the family. So an obvious next question would be, "Which Life Insurance to take?”

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