Offer for Sale: What is OFS and How it works?
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Offer for Sale: What is OFS and How it works?

You visit a shopping mall, and you see that your favourite brands are offering some discount for a limited period with a quote "offer for sale". What will you do? Of course, you will go there and purchase your favourite things from those stores because you are getting them on a discount now. 

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What is SGX Nifty and how it impacts Indian Stock Market?
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What is SGX Nifty and how it impacts Indian Stock Market?

When one reads the business section of the newspaper or watches new channels on their television, it becomes inevitable to miss out on the term Nifty or the constant news that highlights how points within this platform either go up or down. 

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How to Check CAMS IPO Allotment Status?
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How to Check CAMS IPO Allotment Status?

During the recent initial public offerings (IPO) wave hitting the country, numerous companies of different industries opened up their IPO for the public in the last month, and one of them became the biggest IPO of the FY20 so far, after getting an overwhelming response from investors. This company was private equity firm Warburg Pincus-backed Computer Age Management Services (CAMS).

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4 Big Mistakes to Avoid in the Current Equity Market
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4 Big Mistakes to Avoid in the Current Equity Market

In the field of finance, it is really hard to skip through the terms 'equity' or the 'stock market.' It has become almost impossible in the current world, not to hear of the fast-paced lifestyle within these markets. 

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Angel Broking IPO Details
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Angel Broking IPO Details

"It was 150 percent, 102 percent." Confused as to what these figures are? These are the figures that the market witnessed with respect to the subscription of IPOs that were issued a few days ago. The IPO market seems to be all good and happy with the various companies experiencing a record-breaking subscription in the Dalal street. While the market has become a war zone with heavy fluctuations in recent times, the optimism for these IPO'S seems to be unaffected. 

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Psychology of IPO investment
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Psychology of IPO investment

Do you like mysteries? Like reading mystery books or watching mystery movies? I think, as a kid, we all enjoyed reading mystery novels and watching a thrilling film. These days investors are enjoying these mysteries in the capital market. Yes, you guessed it right; I am talking about IPO investments.

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Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) IPO review
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Computer Age Management Services (CAMS) IPO review

Opportunities knock only once. But have you witnessed a scenario where you are visited by them one after the other? The COVID-19 pandemic became a nightmare hitting all the sectors of the economy like a tsunami. The markets went really abrupt, with investors facing huge losses and stocks seeing a tremendous correction. In short, everyone was given a free ticket to a roller coaster ride having a series of ups and downs. But it did not stop with that. 

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SEBI’s new multi-cap fund rule: What lies ahead?
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SEBI’s new multi-cap fund rule: What lies ahead?

Do you remember celebrating any festival as a child? Be it Diwali, Eid, Rakshabandhan, Holi, absolutely any festival, one thing you were sure to receive as a child, apart from new clothes and sweets, was money. And you'd probably lie to yourself if you say that this was something you weren't the most excited about. Some of us liked to collect and store it in our piggy banks, and the rest would immediately set out to spend it. And since it was the money that was completely ours, we didn't need to seek any permission from our elders as to where and how we could spend it; well, usually.

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Route Mobile IPO: Key things you must know before subscribing!
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Route Mobile IPO: Key things you must know before subscribing!

Have you ever heard that luck either showers you entirely or leaves you out to starve? And sometimes you get the taste of both. The market and the world at large are currently witnessing something like that. The COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardized the Indian economy.

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Master Class 15: How to Read the Quarterly Results?
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Master Class 15: How to Read the Quarterly Results?

The earnings season is here. The news is filled with the quarterly results issued by various companies and their follow-up interviews. So what does it mean to you as an investor? Does it really matter? The answer would be "yes." It is extremely crucial to check the quarterly results of the company you are investing in. 

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SEBI’s new guidelines: What do they signify?
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SEBI’s new guidelines: What do they signify?

In November 2019, the capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) banned one of the country's leading brokerage firms, Karvy Stock Ltd. Karvy Stock Broking was accused of pledging its client's shares and transferring clients' securities worth Rs 1,096 to its group company Karvy Realty Pvt Ltd, without their consent. This incident shook the trust of the country's retail investors in the brokers, with some even pulling out their contracts with the brokers. This incident instantly raised the question of the extent of trust that can be put on brokers. Investors were left worried as to how can they protect themselves from such frauds? Will the government and the regulatory authorities do something to safeguard their interests?

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Master Class 9: How to analyze and value Banking Stocks - NIM and ROA
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Master Class 9: How to analyze and value Banking Stocks - NIM and ROA

Last year was not a bed of roses for a lot of banks in the country, especially the public sector banks. A lot of banks had to go through a rough patch, which cost a lot to its depositors and investors. But does that mean all those banks are unsafe for investments? 

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Master Class 5: Asset Turnover, Cash Cycle Ratio and Share Split
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Master Class 5: Asset Turnover, Cash Cycle Ratio and Share Split

Have you seen the applications of your peers? Sometimes the achievements, degrees, and skills exceed their age. We try and hone our skills in every way possible. Similarly, to add more feathers to your cap of stock market analysis techniques, let us take you through another two important ratios:

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What is Return on Capital Employed?
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What is Return on Capital Employed?

Companies ensure that they provide better returns to their investors with the addition of leverage in their total capital, and thus show higher profitability and returns. We also previously understood evaluating a company's profitability and rate of returns to its investors with the use of Return on Assets (ROA) and Return on Equity (ROE) ratios. However, in order to understand how the company is using its total capital, one must know the rate of returns on the total capital employed. This ratio is known as the return on capital employed ratio.

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ICICI Securities Review
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ICICI Securities Review

ICICI Securities provide a platform for investment in the stock market and other financial instruments. ICICI Securities also offers timely pay-in and payout, settlements, and above all other personalized services. Just like a wheel needs a lubricated chain to operate along. It provides equity capital market products, including IPO, further public, rights, and convertible offerings. It also offers qualified institutional placements, non-convertible debentures, buyback, delisting, open and international offerings for unlisted and listed companies. They extend their services to corporates, financial institutions, HNIs, and retail investors. It also serves by ICICIdirect.com, an online stockbroking platform for trade enthusiasts to invest in Equity, Derivatives, Currency Futures, MF, and other financial products. Apart from offering trading services, it adds cherry to the cake by providing accessibility to research information, stock picks, and mutual fund recommendations. 

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Understanding Financial and Operational Leverages
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Understanding Financial and Operational Leverages

When a company wants to increase its investments in order to expand its asset base and generate returns towards risk capital, it sometimes borrows capital as a funding source. This is known as Leverage. Leverage is an investment strategy of using borrowed money, specifically from financial instruments or borrowed capital, to increase its potential rate of returns on equity. Leverage also refers to the amount a company borrows or the debt it uses to purchase or finance assets.

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SMC Global Securities Ltd Review
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SMC Global Securities Ltd Review

To fulfill the financial need of India’s widespread geographical demography, content on SMC’s new website can be translated (from English) into ten various regional languages viz. Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Sindhi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu & Urdu. It offers ease of access to real-time live streaming quotes and favorite option record tracks to your frequently visited scrips just like google tracks your history and pops up with recommendations, along with ads linked to your preference and offers research & advisory assistance backed by 24*7 technical and advanced office reports.

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DuPont Analysis and its importance
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DuPont Analysis and its importance

The Return on Asset and Return on Equity are one of the most important considerations an investor takes while making an investment decision. It gives an insight into how well a company is using its assets to generate revenue and determines the value it creates for its shareholders and investors. However, these ratios still do not provide the whole picture. It is important to break down the components of ROA and ROE, and understand each of their current positions so that an investor can make a more informed decision. Without breaking down the ROE, an investor can be duped into believing that a company is a good investment when, in reality, it's not. Hence, to break down the ROE components and understand each of their roles and effect on the ROE ratio, a DuPont Analysis is performed.

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