New fund categories proposed by SEBI

The big announcement last year in the mutual fund industry was categorization and rationalization of mutual fund schemes by SEBI. The market regulator sought to bring uniformity in the characteristics of similar schemes to ensure that an investor is able to evaluate various options before making any investment. As per the circular, SEBI has demarcated a …

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sharda cropchem

Sharda Cropchem Ltd- Generic Growth

Sharda Cropchem Ltd (SCL) is a generics agrochemical company, marketing and distributing a wide range of formulations and active ingredients (crop protection chemical) globally. It follows a differentiated asset-light business model focusing on product registrations and outsourced manufacturing. It operates in formulations and active ingredients solely based on generic (off-patent) molecules. This differentiates it from …

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Fears of fresh escalation in Syria’s war coupled with compliance with a pledge by the OPEC cartel and Russia to limit production are pushing up global crude prices. Crude reserves have declined substantially on increased demand but there has not been any corresponding increase in supply. There are talks of Saudi Aramco, the leading crude …

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investment advice

Pay for the right investment advice

Last week I was reading an article about how Rahul Dravid was cheated by a Bangalore based firm Vikram Investments of Rs.4 cr. Though there were reports of many other celebrities being duped, Dravid has been the first to lodge a complaint. Similarly it was reported that badminton star Sania Nehwal was cheated of Rs.75 …

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LTCG tax: How should you react?

The Budget 2018 proposed to change how long term capital gains (LTCG) on equity shares and units of equity-oriented MFs are taxed in your hands. Till 31st March 2018 no LTCG will be chargeable. If you sell after 31st March 2018 the LTCG will be taxed as follows: The cost of acquisition of the share or …

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bull market mistakes

Mistakes small investors make in a bull market

2017 was a mega year for stock market investors. As you can read in a previous article The year of the bull-2017 even if you did nothing & just simply remained invested through the year you would have earned about 30%. SENSEX/NIFTY returned ~28% during 2017. This would be one class of investors. Other investors could …

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market outlook

Market Outlook December 2017

The Indian markets have been range bound with NIFTY hovering between 10,000-10450 for over a month waiting for the next cue. The next cue could potentially be coming from Gujarat. Though symbolic how the current ruling party fares in the state could provide some indication to how BJP fares in the 2019 elections. A strong …

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market review

Creating a new normal…

The Indian markets have been scaling new highs with NIFTY remaining above 10,000 for over a month. The current rally in Indian market is fuelled by strong liquidity from domestic investors. As strong inflows continue into domestic mutual funds reforms initiated by the Modi-led government reaffirm the faith of foreign investors ( as evident from …

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IPO bidding rules to maximize chances of allotment

Primary markets have been hyper-active over the last year & the pace has only picked up over the last couple of months. There has been 30 IPOs since last Diwali garnering over Rs.45,000 cr of which Rs.14,000 cr was raised in October 2017 & we have another ~Rs.20,000 cr worth IPO lined up in the …

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