Dividend Paying Stocks

I would like to share with the reader an article printed in the financial section of U.S.A. Today on March 7, 2003 which exemplifies the awesome power of a stock dividend.MICROSOFT TO ISSUE FIRST DIVIDEND TODAY:Microsoft investors will get their first payday today, when the tech giant shells out its... Read More

Investing in the Stock Market - When To!

Is really not as important as to how you invest in the stock market. And how you invest in the stock market should take into consideration what goals you are setting for that stock market investment.For example, are you investing for capital appreciation or for income through dividend paying stocks?... Read More

High Price/Earnings Ratios and the Stock Market: a Personal Odyssey

After some forty years of banking and investments, I retired in 2001. But since I do not golf, I soon found retirement to be very boring. So I decided to return to the investment world after ten months. However, those ten months were not a complete waste of time, for... Read More

Forces that Move Stock Prices

Among the largest forces that affect stock prices are inflation, interest rates, bonds, commodities and currencies. At times the stock market suddenly reverses itself followed typically by published explanations phrased to suggest that the writer's keen observation allowed him to predict the market turn. Such circumstances leave investors somewhat awed... Read More

9 Deadly Trading Mistakes!

The following are a list of nine things you want to avoid at all costs. Anyone of them can literally destroy your financial dreams and goals!1. Trading with money you can't afford to lose.One of the greatest obstacles to successful trading is using money that you really can't afford to... Read More

Making Outsized Returns in the Stock Market - Using the Dow Theory

The Dow TheoryCharles H. DowRobert RheaE. George SchaeferRichard RussellThe Dow Theory Today Charles H. Dow It is interesting and amazing to note that not until Charles Dow started... Read More

Basics of Stock Market

Financial markets provide their participants with the most favorable conditions for purchase/sale of financial instruments they have inside. Their major functions are: guaranteeing liquidity, forming assets prices within establishing proposition and demand and decreasing of operational expenses, incurred by the participants of the market.Financial market comprises variety of instruments, hence... Read More

Planning Your Dive and Diving Your Plan ? Trading!

A colleague of mine just returned from a scuba diving trip in Cozumel, which just happens to be one of my favorite places to dive. Anyway, she was telling me about an unexpected difficulty she encountered while swimming around the corral reef down about 85 feet. It wasn't anything serious... Read More

Trading Education: The Best of Both Worlds!

I made my very first investment in the stock market when I was ten years old. Ever since then I have been hooked! Now I check out hundreds of trades each year with the same excitement andenthusiasm, and each time try to find that one market at the right time... Read More

Historical Briefing: Stocks, Finance and Money

The World Bank claims that some two billion of the world's citizens live on $1 per day or less! That fact absolutely shocked me. With this statistic in mind it becomes important to focus on all of the things that have served as money over the history of civilization. Aztecs... Read More

In The News:

Is it time to stop investing in equity mutual fund schemes?  Economic TimesIt is difficult to predict the market but many pundits feel it clearly needs some firm signal from the govt.
What India's biggest mutual funds bought and sold in July  LivemintEquity mutual funds received net inflows of ₹8110 crore in July.This is the highest inflow in four months.
Mutual fund investors keep faith in stocks despite market rout  LivemintMumbai: Investors in Indian equity mutual funds bought more last month, unfazed by the selloff that saw the nation's $1.9 trillion market log its worst July in 17 ...
Fund managers bet over Rs 8.5K crore on these 6 stocks in July; do you own any?  MoneycontrolFund managers added large-cap private banks, utilities, energy and select FMCG names.
Equity mutual fund managers buy the dip amid a huge downturn in market  Business StandardDomestic money managers lapped up shares of several companies amid a huge downturn in the market last month. Equity mutual funds (MFs) bought shares ...
Hot and Cold Stocks of Mutual Funds in July 2019  MoneylifeIn July 2019, IndusInd Bank and ICICI Bank were the most preferred stocks of Indian mutual funds.
Step up your SIPs in these mutual funds to benefit from the market correction  LivemintAn SIP will automatically accumulate more units in corrections such as the present one.If you wish to cautiously take advantage of the market correction, stick to ...
Mutual Fund Trend: Infosys, REC and UPL among most sold stocks by MFs in July  Zee BusinessMutual Fund Report: Domestic equity mutual fund inflows continue to show resilience despite market volatility, with July inflows touching Rs 73 billion – a 9M ...
Promoters raise, cut their pledge holding in these 30 stocks; what should you do?  MoneycontrolPledging of shares by the promoter group is not new but investor sentiment has turned cautious on those companies which have a high amount of pledged ...
MFs raise holdings in Indian Hotels, Triveni Turbine & CUB, among others  Economic TimesMutual funds have increased stakes in Indian Hotels consistently for the last 6 quarters.
Mutual Funds: To stay invested or exit? Check these four points first  The Financial ExpressThe BSE Sensex is trading lower compared to the 1-year-ago and 3-months-ago levels, while it is flat compared to its level 6 months ago. In the past one year, ...
Mutual fund investors showing great appetite for assuming risk: Dhirendra Kumar  Economic TimesOne would have thought that new investors who came into mutual funds will be running away. But they are getting into riskier category of funds and the scale of ...
Is it time to switch to index mutual funds?  Economic TimesBy Rishabh Parakh It is one of the hottest topics debated these days: is it time for mutual fund investors to switch to passively-managed index funds from their ...
'Forget gold & FD, arbitrage funds give better returns to investors'  MoneycontrolDon't increase your exposure to gold, instead look out for arbitrage funds that historically have given more than FDs (post-tax) and on the side, slowly start ...
Forget stock market! Gold, silver delivering better returns in 2019  Business TodayInvestors who put their hard-earned money in traditional avenues such as gold and fixed deposits (FDs) are in a better position this year as compared to those ...
Mutual funds cannot invest in STDs of a bank that has invested in the scheme: Sebi  Economic TimesMumbai: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Friday said that mutual funds will have to ensure that no funds of a scheme is parked in ...
MFs play safe, exposure to top 10 Nifty stocks highest in ten years  Economic TimesET Intelligence Group: It's rather lonely at the top. As vast segments of India's equity markets continue to reel under unremitting pain, mutual funds are gravitating ...
ITI Mutual Fund mulls slew of scheme launches in next few months  MoneycontrolThe fund house which began its operations with the launch of ITI Liquid Fund and ITI Multicap Fund in April 2019 and ITI Long Term Equity Fund in July 2019 is ...
'Bad times are a good time to invest! Many stocks to turn multibaggers in next 3-4 years'  MoneycontrolInvestors will have to be extremely careful about what they are investing in. Some of the stocks that have fallen will surely become multibaggers in three to four ...
Mid-cap mayhem: Long road to recovery  MoneycontrolMid- and small-cap stocks have gone through a free fall. To make matters worse, large-caps are now in trouble.The large-cap-based BSE Sensex has been ...
Kunj Bansal: Pioneer fund manager debunks some investing myths  MoneycontrolWith nearly 25 years of experience in investing Kunj Bansal has been in the mutual fund industry when it was in its nascent state. Learning and working with the ...
50 hand-picked mutual funds to build your portfolio  LivemintMint50, a curated basket of investment-worthy funds, is the result of an exhaustive exercise that blends in various parameters with the aim of getting you the best ...
DHFL lenders arrive at 3-level resolution plan  Economic TimesBanks have a collective Rs 35000-crore exposure to DHFL through loans.
Do Investors Suffer If Distributors Stop Selling Schemes Of A Mutual Fund?  BloombergQuintThe Securities and Exchange Board of India reduced total expense ratio—or fees paid by mutual fund investors. There have been reports that some distributors ...
Nearly 100 fund managers sell entire stake in Yes Bank in last 1 yr; what should you do?  MoneycontrolIn the last one year, about 100 mutual fund managers have completely sold their stake in Yes Bank. In June 2018, 227 mutual fund schemes had Yes Bank in ...
The $3.4 trillion haven where investors 'hide out for a while’  Economic TimesBy Vivien Lou Chen and Alexandra Harris As fears of a global economic slowdown deepen and stock prices swing wildly, many U.S. investors are running for ...
Sundaram MF launches multicap fund  Economic TimesThe fund will open for subscription on August 16 and close on August 30.
Bottom fishing in a down market: 10 stocks everyone seems to be buying  Economic TimesAmid the heavy selloff in the midcap and smallcap space during June quarter, at least 10 stocks stood out, as they witnessed simultaneous rise in shareholding ...
The Mutual Fund Show: Crisil's Ranking Of The Best Schemes After June Quarter  BloombergQuintBased on the performance, Crisil ranked 472 mutual fund schemes—that account for 84.86 percent of the industry's open-ended AUM—as of June. Of these, 213 ...
Growth Stocks Drive This American Century Mutual Fund To Outperform  Investor's Business DailyWant a fund that beats the broad market, and owns leading growth stocks like Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook? Check out American Century Ultra Fund.
'Super 30 was a hit, so HRITHIK stocks in Nifty will continue to be favoured'  MoneycontrolSuper 30 was a hit, therefore HRITHIK will continue to be the flavour of the markets, for now, Vinay Pandit, Head, Institutional Equities, IndiaNivesh Securities ...
Investors Are Usually Wrong. I’m One of Them.  The New York TimesForget about getting everything right. Most people are so consistently wrong that merely avoiding major errors is enough to set you apart from the pack. That is ...
Will stocks or real estate make you the most money over the next 10 years?  MarketWatchThis could be the single best investment for the next decade.
MFs flocked to IndusInd, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Infosys in July  MoneycontrolMutual fund managers showed where their preferences lay in July as they warmed up to 'defensive' sectors and private banks. According to the Motilal Oswal ...
BSE StAR MF processes record 8.56 lakh transactions in a day  Economic TimesNew Delhi: The BSE on Wednesday said its mutual fund distribution platform has processed record 8.56 lakh transactions on Tuesday, valuing Rs 1,287.12 ...
How To Double Your Money Every 4 Years With Safe Dividend Stocks  ForbesMy own portfolio dedicated to this approach has earned 17% per year.
Explained: What is mutual fund NFO?  LivemintIn an NFO, you can subscribe to the units of the new fund, which is being launched, at an offer price which is usually set as ₹10.After the NFO, an open-ended ...
Investing Insights: Tech Stocks and Lower-Risk Foreign Funds  Morningstar.comOn this week's podcast, picks for upstream energy stocks, T.Rowe Price large-cap funds, and tax efficiency of different fund types.
10 Best High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy Now  U.S. News & World ReportDividend stocks come in all shapes and sizes. But while stability and a big brand are important, many investors are more interested in looking beyond the typical ...
The Best Investments You Can Make Right Now  NerdWalletBased on your timeline and risk tolerance, the best investments to make right now are high-yield cash management accounts, money market funds, CDs, bonds, ...
3 Weapon-Free Funds to Whet Your Ethical Investment Appetite  NasdaqSocially responsible investing (SRI) is fast gaining prominence. Also known as social investing, it takes into account financial returns from investment as well as ...
3 High-Growth Stocks That Are Just Getting Started  The Motley FoolMost stocks will never beat the long-term returns of the S&P 500. In fact, just 4% of all publicly traded companies have accounted for the net gain of the entire ...
How to know if you’re invested in gun stocks  Yahoo FinanceMany investors may not know they hold positions in gun companies.
These homeowners are putting a floor under house prices  MarketWatchDon't miss these top money and investing features.
Why picking the right mutual fund is key in a tough market  LivemintWhy have mutual fund (MF) returns fallen? Mutual funds primarily invest in equity (stocks) or debt (bonds). On the equity side, mid and small cap MFs have given ...
Top 10 stocks that mutual fund managers bought and sold in March 2019  Moneycontrol.comData for equity flows into mutual funds for March came as a breather after a weak February. An increase in net inflows in equity and income category led to the ...
Equity funds record highest ever exposure in banking stocks in March 2019  Business TodayAs per the latest data available from the SEBI, overall deployment of equity funds in bank stocks grew around 52 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) in the month ...
Mutual funds’ exposure to this space at all-time high; should you buy?  Economic TimesMoney managers on Dalal Street continued to shower affection on private banks for the ninth successive month as their exposure hit 19.90 per cent in June, ...
MF shopping list: Top 30 stocks that fund managers bought & sold in June  MoneycontrolMutual funds increased allocation to private banks, consumer, utilities, technology, NBFCs, retail, metals and PSU bank stocks in June, an ICICIdirect report said.
Sensex's rise from 20K to 40K: 5 lessons for equity mutual fund investors  Economic TimesWe look at some critical lessons that equity fund investors learnt during the journey of Sensex reaching 40K.
What India's three largest mutual funds bought and sold in June  Economic TimesHeres what the top three asset managers bought and sold last month.
Investors are taking cover in the US$3.4t money-market funds  The Business TimesSan Francisco. AS fears of a global economic slowdown deepen and stock prices swing wildly, many US investors are running for cover in money-market funds.
Consider investing in direct stocks only if you can monitor portfolio proactively  LivemintDirect stocks can be considered if you have the ability to do research to identify the stocks to be bought as well as to be sold.You should be revisiting your ...
What India's top three mutual funds bought and sold in March  Economic TimesIndias largest money manager held 1.5 trillion rupees in equities.
Should you invest in international mutual funds?  LivemintIf you were to sort all equity mutual funds available for retail investment by their one-year performance, international funds would come on top. The best ...
3 Lower-Risk Foreign-Stock Funds  Morningstar.comThese funds provide foreign-stock exposure but keep a lid on risk.
Here are a few mutual funds that stocked up on YES Bank in Q4FY19  Business StandardShares of YES Bank tanked 30 per cent in trade on Tuesday, after the bank reported a massive Rs 1,507 crore loss in the fourth quarter of financial year 2018-19 ...
A young investor’s guide to mutual funds  Economic TimesMany young investors, who are barely a year or two old in their career, are eager to start investing in mutual funds. ETMutualFunds.com receive many queries on ...
Govt increases limit to disclose investment in stocks, mutual funds for employees  Moneycontrol.com*Service* rules say no government servant shall speculate in any stock, share or other investment.
Actively-managed large cap mutual funds poised for a comeback  Economic TimesDefying predictions of their imminent irrelevance, some actively-managed large cap mutual fund schemes have bounced back to the top of the return chart.
All you need to know about liquid mutual funds  Economic TimesThe NBFC crisis has brought liquid funds back in favour as they carry lower risk than corporate FDs.
Index mutual funds see 60% jump in assets in a year as actively managed funds struggle  Economic TimesIndex mutual funds — a category that aims to mimic returns of benchmarks, like Nifty or Sensex — have seen their assets surge 60% over the past one year as ...
What top mutual funds bought and sold last month  LivemintMumbai: Inflows into Indian equity mutual funds in January were the smallest in two years as heightened market volatility and political uncertainty cooled ...
Mutual fund SIPs don't make equity investing risk-free. Here's why  Economic TimesSIPs do reduce the risk of market timing & allow investors to buy more units when their price falls.
Mutual funds shooting themselves in the foot?  Economic TimesWhat if banks take a leaf out of Kotak and HDFC Mutual Funds' decision to direct investors to come another day to get their money instead of paying them on the ...
Vanguard investors jolted with wrong prices from stock markets  Sunbury Daily ItemBy Joseph N. Distefano. The Philadelphia Inquirer. As investment values slipped again this past week — with U.S. stocks down, and bond yields also off on ...
Should you invest in algorithm-based quant mutual funds?  Economic TimesQuant funds work on a data-driven model that relies on a mix of parameters and algorithms to identify the right stocks at the right time. But can they beat actively ...
MF portfolio doctor: Babji needs to exit direct investments in stocks, take mutual funds route  Economic TimesThe Portfolio Doctor assesses the health of the fund portfolio, examines the schemes and their suitability with regard to the goals.
Can mutual funds give multibagger returns like stocks?  Economic TimesStocks can be multibaggers. They can offer extraordinary returns in a very short period. Can mutual funds ever do that? This was a question thrown at Rajeev ...
Flows into mutual funds revive in May as Modi win seems to spur risk demand  LivemintFlows into Indian equity mutual funds in May rebounded from the smallest in 31 months as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comfortable electoral win spurred ...
Mutual funds or direct equity investment – which is better?  Economic TimesOne big question that often dogs investors is which investing option should they opt for: mutual fund or direct equity? Katalyst Wealth's Ekansh Mittal ends your ...
Top 25 equity mutual funds failed to deliver positive returns in June  Economic TimesNEW DELHI: Top 25 mutual fund schemes, managing retail money in excess of $1 billion (Rs 7,000 crore) each, failed to deliver positive returns in June.
Stick to MFs if you lack knowledge on stocks  LivemintWhile equity is surely the way going forward considering your age and the financial goals, how you buy in equity is important.Direct stocks work very well if done ...
Why do wealth managers recommend multi cap mutual funds?  Economic TimesMany wealth managers believe multi-cap funds are a good starting point for long-term investors, specially those using SIPs for wealth creation.
MF holdings of auto stocks at record low: Motilal Oswal study  BusinessLineMutual funds' holdings of auto sector stocks stood at a record low in April, finds a study by broking house Motilal Oswal Securities. The weightage of the auto ...
Top 30 stocks that fund managers bought & sold in March; do you own any?  Moneycontrol.comData for equity flows into a mutual funds for March came as a breather after a weak February. Increase in net inflows in equity and income category led to the ...
How income from stocks and mutual funds are taxed for an individual  Moneycontrol.comCapital gains from transfer of unlisted share are considered as STCG where period of holding is less than or equal to 24 months, and LTCG when holding period ...
7 stocks most favoured by mutual funds over last one year  Economic TimesAs the markets hit a speed bump, stocks favoured by mutual funds appear to be safer bets.
Investment limits Sebi prescribes for mutual funds  LivemintIn case of unrated debt instruments, a mutual fund cannot invest more than 10% of the portfolio in a single issuer and 25% in all such securities.In case of listed ...
Active mutual funds fail to reflect index gains  Economic TimesThe Nifty, which has hit all-time highs for the second time in April, has advanced 12% in the last one year. But these gains are yet to reflect in many mutual funds' ...
What India's top three mutual funds bought and sold in May  LivemintInflows into Indian equity mutual funds in May rebounded from the smallest in 31 months as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comfortable electoral win spurred ...
Mutual funds sell several blue chips stocks, buy mid-caps in March  Business StandardDomestic money managers were seen pruning their holdings in several blue-chip stocks, including Reliance Industries (RIL) and Housing Development Finance ...
Top 8 most common mutual fund investing mistakes and how to avoid them  Business StandardMutual funds garnered Rs 8,022 crore of its assets by way of SIPs in December 2018, 29 per cent higher than the previous year | Illustration: Binay Sinha ...
What to do if your mutual fund scheme earns more return than your investment  Economic TimesAre the returns shown in your mutual fund account statement same as the returns delivered by your fund? It is quite likely that you might have earned less than ...
First-time investors can look at these mutual funds for long term  Economic TimesInvestors, who were waiting on the sidelines for the uncertainty to recede, are now looking to deploy their cash. But, valuations remain steep.
Best mutual funds to invest for five years  Economic TimesIf you have any mutual fund queries, message on ET Mutual Funds on Facebook. We will get it answered by our panel of experts.
What top 5 money managers bought and sold in February  Economic TimesFebruary was the fourth consecutive month of decline in net investment into equity mutual funds.
The dangers of high mutual fund inflows  LivemintMutual funds have put ₹2.4 trillion into markets in the last two years.Equity mutual funds receive ₹8000 crore monthly through SIPs.
Should you invest in mid- and small-cap funds now?  LivemintWith the new government taking office with a massive majority, it has the elbow room to push through the reforms. No wonder markets are expecting the ...
I want to invest Rs 1 crore in stocks and mutual funds for 5 years. How should I invest?  Economic TimesYou may consider the following asset allocation: 40% in large-caps; 40% in large and mid-cap, or multi-caps; and remaining 20% in mid- and small-cap funds.
Sebi allows mutual funds in exchange traded commodity derivatives  Economic TimesNEW DELHI: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Tuesday allowed mutual funds to participate in exchange-traded commodity derivatives ...
Here’s a better tool to judge mutual fund performance than simple 1-year, 3-year returns  Economic TimesOne invests in mutual funds to earn potentially higher returns than those in traditional investment products, and I'm sure everyone looks at the one-year, ...
A look at mistakes committed by investors of equity mutual fund schemes  Moneycontrol.comBalwant Jain. The interest of investors has been shifting from direct equity investing to equity mutual funds over a few years. Though this is a welcome trend, ...
Allocating to passive mutual funds in one's portfolio is increasingly making sense  Economic TimesPassive investments makes sense today as increasingly active ones are unable to beat it most times.
Stop! Too many stocks, mutual funds are not good for you; Buying too many may not get you more  The Financial ExpressHandling the overall risk of investments is crucial, but not at the cost of not meeting your financial goals. Over-diversification can do this.
The best, safe mutual funds to invest for 15 years  Economic TimesI am 29 years old. I want to start an SIP of Rs 20,000 in mutual funds for a period of 12 to 15 years. Please suggest me the best and safe mutual funds? My target ...
ITR filing: Income tax department makes disclosing LTCG from stocks, equity mutual funds simpler  LivemintThe Finance Bill 2018 reintroduced tax on LTCG made from listed shares and equity-oriented mutual fund.You only need to disclose the total LTCG from ...
Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal may foray into mutual fund business  Economic TimesSachin Bansal, former co-Founder of Flipkart, is mulling a foray into the mutual fund space, according to a report by ETNow. The business news channel said ...
Investment in equity MFs drops 35% to ₹1.11 lakh crore in FY19  LivemintNEW DELHI: Investors pumped in more than ₹1.11 lakh crore in equity-oriented mutual fund (MF) schemes in 2018-19, a decline of 35 per cent compared to ...
How concentrated is your mutual fund portfolio?  LivemintA concentrated portfolio can backfire badly if the fund manager's strategy goes wrong.A portfolio with few stocks can fall sharply if share prices of most stocks in ...
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