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

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

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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!

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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

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What India's top three mutual funds bought and sold in March  Economic TimesIndias largest money manager held 1.5 trillion rupees in equities.
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MFs used March rally to realign holdings; so what’s the ‘in’ thing this poll season  Economic TimesThe quarter witnessed a deterioration in mutual fund flows into equities.
Birla MF looks to parachute out of Jet Airways crashing stock  Business StandardBirla Sun Life Mutual Fund (MF) — the only fund house holding Jet Airways shares in its actively managed schemes — off-loaded Rs 13 crore worth of shares in ...
BJP’s Amit Shah has diversified stock investment portfolio; Rahul Gandhi prefers mutual funds  Economic TimesShah held shares worth Rs 17.56 cr as of March 22, while Gandhi has MFs worth Rs 5.19 cr.
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 ...
Retail steadily increased holdings in Jet Airways even as institutions sold  LivemintAt the end of March 2019 the retail investors had increased their stake in the troubled airline to 11.42% from 4.9%.The behaviour of institutional investors has ...
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 ...
Consumer Stocks Could Be Good Bet Against Mutual Fund Crowd, Strategist Says  Barron'sGoing against the wisdom of the crowd, Savita Subramanian tells investors to build up sectors that haven't attracted as much hedge and mutual fund interest.
Siemens, Thermax, BHEL on fund managers’ radar  Economic TimesIn the month of March, fund managers have shown keen interest in companies largely in the capital goods sector and select ones in niche sectors. There are two ...
Best ELSS funds to invest in FY 2019-20  Economic TimesHere are four ELSS schemes that are relatively new but have delivered superior risk-adjusted returns.
Closing Bell: Nifty ends below 11,600, Sensex falls 495 pts; IT stocks gain  Moneycontrol.comThe Sensex was down 495.10 points at 38645.18, while Nifty was down 158.30 points at 11594.50.
What is Smallcase? Should you invest in stocks via these?  Economic TimesOne invests in the market either by buying individual stocks through a broker or by putting money in equity funds or exchange traded funds. Brokerages are now ...
Stock Mutual Funds Dominate List Of Best Funds For 2019  Investor's Business DailyWhen looking to add investments to your portfolio, you might want to start with the best stock mutual funds listed in the IBD Best Mutual Funds Awards for 2019.
Here's what millennials can do to make money from equity market  Moneycontrol.comDirect equities may not be the best option for those who are starting out; stick to mutual funds' systematic investment plans.
Best Mutual Funds 2019 Awards Spotlight Top Market-Beating Funds Of All Kinds  Investor's Business DailyAre you looking for funds that beat the market recently and have great long-term returns too? Check out the winners of IBD's Best Mutual Funds 2019 Awards.
Growth Stock Mutual Funds Racked Up Impressive Returns In Q1 On Easy Fed And Better Data  Investor's Business DailyLarge-cap growth stock mutual funds had the upper hand among the top-performing stock funds in March, rising 2.43%. Midcap growth funds led in Q1 with a ...
3 Top Dimensional Mutual Funds to Buy Right Now  NasdaqDimensional Fund Advisor offers investment solutions from different asset classes to institutional and individual investors, investment consultants.
How Many Stocks/Funds Are Too Many?  GoodreturnsYou've done your budgeting and understood your financial goals. Analyzed your risk-taking appetite, and defined what you want your money to do for you.
Mirae Asset India Equity Fund to be reclassified as large cap - What should investors do?  LivemintMirae Asset's flagship equity scheme, the ₹10,560-crore Mirae Asset India Equity fund is being reclassified from multi-cap to large-cap and will be known as ...
Money management advice: Top-ranked advisor details big strategy shift  Business InsiderRebecca Rothstein, who manages $3.8 billion for ultrarich investors, says her firm made a huge shift toward exchange-traded funds in the past year.
75% midcap, smallcap funds outperformed their benchmarks in 2018  Economic TimesDespite broader market facing challenging environment in 2018, around 75 per cent actively managed midcap and smallcap equity funds outpaced their ...
What to do when saving enough money to retire demands drastic action  MarketWatchIf you're older and don't yet have enough to retire, it's time to get real.
Paytm Money Gets Approval For Stock Trading; Will This App Disrupt $2.3 Trillion Stock Market?  Trak.inPaytm Money has got the approval from SEBI to launch stock market trading on its platform; Mutual funds is already sold via Paytm Money.
Stock trades, earnings season: 5 options recommendations from Goldman  Business InsiderStock-market price swings have been subdued leading up to earnings season, but Goldman Sachs has still identified a handful of mispriced market ...
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 ...
7 No-Load Mutual Funds to Buy  Investorplace.comA mutual fund load is real nuisance because it goes to compensate a middleman These no-load mutual funds let you keep more of your money.
Julie Jason: Mapping out a road to retirement  The Mercury NewsJulie Jason: Mapping out a road to retirement. Investing in retirement is a lot different from buying stocks and bonds and mutual funds when you are in your 30s ...
Goldman Sachs ETF chief breaks down new investment trend  CNBCExchange-traded funds are getting a revamp at Goldman Sachs. The big bank has doubled down on a concept called smart beta, which blends passive and ...
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.
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 ...
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Govt tweaks rules, increases limit to disclose investment in stocks, mutual funds for employees  Economic TimesNew Delhi: The Centre has increased the over 26-year-old monetary limit on disclosure of investment in shares and mutual funds by employees to six months of ...
What Kind of Easter Egg Hunt Are You In?  Investorplace.comThe markets are closed today in honor of Good Friday. So, we're bringing you a special treat — an essay from our CEO, Brian Hunt — aptly titled “What Kind of ...
How stocks picked by mutual funds over 2014 to 2017 have performed  Economic TimesWhile the most wanted stocks of 2014 and 2015 have done well, the recent picks have disappointed.
Mutual funds bet big on these 30 stocks in November; do you own any?  Moneycontrol.comThe Indian equity market rose about 5 percent in November but what was more heartening to see was inflows into mutual funds. Investors pumped Rs 1.4 lakh ...
Mutual Funds increase holding in ‘attractively valued’ oil & gas stocks  Economic TimesMUMBAI: Mutual funds have been adding shares of oil and gas companies such as GAIL, HPCL, BPCL and ONGC over the last few months, encouraged by ...
Why it is a bad idea to always look for outperformers while investing in mutual funds  Economic TimesOne of the most important features that any investor, wealth adviser or anyone in the financial media looks for in an investment product is its track record in ...
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.
Check out what top five mutual funds bought & sold during October selloff  Economic TimesNEW DELHI: Mutual funds stood resilient as industry's asset base increased to Rs 22.23 lakh crore in October in spite of a heavy correction in the domestic ...
Mutual funds may need smart bets on smallcap stocks to beat ETF show  Economic TimesSmallcap stocks could see up to ₹1 lakh cr inflow as fund managers look for potential winners: Analysts.
When should you sell your mutual fund schemes? - Stocks and equity mutual funds are different  Economic TimesInvesting in an individual stock and equity mutual fund scheme is different. You must look at various parameters like key ratios while investing in a stock. Hence ...
What India’s top three mutual funds bought and sold in February  BusinessLineInflows into Indian equity mutual funds in February were the smallest in more than two years as savers held back investments amid market volatility and ...
Here are 30 stocks that fund managers bought & sold in February  Moneycontrol.comEven the month of February witnessed the lowest inflow in equity mutual funds in the last 2 years. Only Rs 5122 crore of *fresh* inflows took place in equity funds.
Quantum Mutual Fund uses cash pile to buy stocks cheap  Economic TimesQuantum Long Term Equity Value Fund, where value investing is the pronounced fund allocation theme, has brought down the level of cash at its plan 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 ...
27-year-old rule changed: Disclosure limit on MF, stock investment up for bureaucrats  Economic TimesGroup A and B officials had to intimate government if total transaction in shares or MFs exceeded Rs 50K.
Fund managers ready to go shopping after sharp correction in stocks  Moneycontrol.comDomestic fund managers are capitalising on the market fall and buying shares as they feel the valuations have become attractive after a sharp correction in the ...
Mutual funds' exposure to banks hits 3-month low of Rs 1.88 lakh crore in Sept  Economic TimesMutual funds' holding of banking stocks declined by over Rs 21,600 crore to Rs 1.88 lakh crore in September, driven by the correction in equity markets.
Is it a good time to invest in small-cap mutual fund schemes?  Economic TimesDespite the slide in the Nifty Smallcap100 index, fund houses seem to be placing faith in small-cap funds again. Should investors take the cue?
Why stock market volatility is beneficial for mutual fund SIP investors  Economic TimesWhile investing through systematic investment plans, you make more money precisely because the markets are facing volatility.
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 funds garner over Rs 65,000 crore in Jan  Economic TimesMUMBAI: The mutual fund industry added assets worth Rs 65,439 crore in January 2019, taking total assets under management to Rs 23.37 lakh crore.
Should you shift from large-cap mutual funds to index funds?  Economic TimesThe index fund category of mutual fund schemes is slowly gaining traction among investors. The fortunes of index funds are changing as not only are they being ...
Gold, mutual funds, equity - where to invest in 2019?  Moneycontrol.comAs we enter 2019, the question on everyone's mind is: can we say goodbye to market volatility that 2018 unleashed upon us? The answer may not be that simple ...
Why stopping mutual fund SIPs when stock market falls can jeopardise your financial goals  Economic TimesThe 806-point drop in the Sensex on Oct 4 was the fifth biggest single day loss in the past five years.
Three large mutual funds opposed to L&T’s takeover of Mindtree  Economic TimesMUMBAI: Three large mutual funds holding shares of Mindtree are opposed to L&T's hostile takeover attempt of the mid-sized software company.
Mutual fund investing for the conservative: Should you stick to largecap funds only?  Moneycontrol.comFinancial planners advocate investing in equity mutual funds to beat inflation and build a corpus that will cater to one's future needs, even if one is a conservative ...
Sebi seeks to make mutual funds' valuation process fairer  Economic TimesThe Sebi board approved easing of norms for raising of funds through instruments like real estate and infrastructure investment trusts.
Sebi issues new format for mutual funds' monthly report  Economic TimesFrom April 2019 onwards, AMCs will have to submit the MCR to Sebi in the new format by the third working day of each month.
Shall I buy the HDFC AMC stock or mutual fund?  LivemintThe HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd stock closed 65% up on the first day of listing over its IPO price of ₹ 1,100 per share. Investors who sold on day one, saw ...
What India's top three MFs bought and sold in January  Economic TimesStock funds took in a net Rs 6160 crore, the least since January 2017.
Why HDFC Bank stock is among the top picks of mutual funds  Business TodayPrivate sector lender HDFC Bank, the third-largest Indian firm by market capitalisation, is among the favourite stocks in the portfolios of mutual funds. Despite ...
Are mid and small-cap mutual funds holding too many illiquid stocks?  Economic TimesIf your fund has too many illiquid stocks in its portfolio, it could really leave you in a spot.
How your mutual funds played the balancing act during stocks crash  Economic TimesAs with market cap allocations, equity funds seem to be maintaining their sectoral exposures.
10 small equity mutual funds that have given very good risk-adjusted returns  Economic TimesMany small-sized funds have delivered handsome risk-adjusted returns. Find out why you should not ignore them.
Quant-based mutual fund schemes are coming. Should you invest?  Economic TimesMany mutual fund advisors believe quant-based mutual funds are the future of the Indian mutual fund industry.
Mutual fund houses push sell button on auto and construction sectors  BusinessLineBut stock up on IT scrips amid redemption pressure.
Mutual funds that destroyed most investor wealth in the September selloff  Economic TimesThe recent selloff in the stock market has raised fears of a rush for redemption in mutual funds.​
Is it time to invest in mid cap and small cap mutual fund schemes?  Economic TimesMany market pundits believe this is the right time to enter in small cap and mid cap segments.
Top fund houses are busy lapping up PSUs; what’s behind this new-found love  Economic TimesNEW DELHI: India's top three mutual funds, which manage over Rs 9 lakh crore in debt and equity assets, added a number of PSU stocks to their schemes in ...
From Axis to ICICI: Mutual funds lap up private bank stocks ahead of rally  Business StandardDomestic money managers aggressively bought shares of private sector banks in February. Kotak Mahindra Bank and Axis Bank were the two most-bought ...
Planning To Invest Your Money? Here's A Beginner's Guide  NDTV NewsInvestment Tips For Beginners: One of the basic rules of investing is to start early so that time works in favour, experts suggest.
Picking the best mutual fund: Are past returns relevant after re-categorisation?  Moneycontrol.comJuzer Gabajiwala. Investors always give a lot of weight to the past performance of returns. In fact, most decisions are always made on the basis of returns.
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.
How do mutual funds help you to invest better?  Moneycontrol.comMutual funds can provide you products that can meet your financial goals with relatively lesser risk.
Best small cap mutual funds to invest in 2019  Economic TimesHere is the monthly update on our recommended small cap mutual fund schemes. We are happy to inform you that there are no changes in the recommendation ...
Top mutual funds still have Rs 8,650 crore exposure to DHFL & four group entities  Economic TimesAs skeletons tumble out one after another from the closets of highly leveraged companies, domestic mutual funds with exposure to such entities are finding ...
These stocks see mutual fund inflows for 8th straight quarter; are they worth a look?  Economic TimesAt least 20 listed stocks on the BSE have been major beneficiaries.
New to stocks? Try aggressive hybrid funds: Dhirendra Kumar  Economic TimesThe promise of a small cap is that they turn out to be a bonanza when they become a midcap or large cap, says Dhirendra Kumar, CEO, Value Research.
Fund managers raised stake in 194 stocks in Dec quarter. Is it a good idea to follow them?  Moneycontrol.comFund managers raised stake in as many as 194 companies in the December quarter as compared to the previous quarter. Stocks of some these companies have ...
MFs bought select IT, bank stocks in Jan ahead of Budget, May polls  Economic TimesNEW DELHI: Mutual funds were seen churning their portfolios in information technology, consumption and private banking sectors during the month gone by, ...
Hot and Cold Stocks of Mutual Funds in November 2018  MoneylifeIn November 2018, Axis Bank and ICICI Bank were the most preferred stocks of Indian mutual funds.
Funds lap up select PSU stocks on valuation comfort  Economic TimesHere are five PSU stocks which have got large amount of buying from fund managers in Feb.
Investment limits Sebi prescribes for mutual funds  LivemintDid you know that there are guard rails that the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has put in place to protect you from the risks of over-exposure to a ...
Is your mutual fund buying or selling stocks too much?  LivemintA mutual fund scheme's turnover ratio tells you how frequently its fund manager buys and sells the underlying stocks. Typically, higher the turnover ratio, more ...
Are smart beta mutual funds better than large-cap MFs?  Economic TimesSmart beta funds seeks to enhance returns from the base index by buying a larger proportion of stocks compared to their share in the underlying index.
Can a US citizen invest in mutual funds in India?  Economic TimesYes, a US citizen can invest in mutual funds and other financial products such as NRI fixed deposits, stocks and more, subject to prescribed regulations.
How diversified should a mutual fund be?  LivemintThe extent of diversification is driven by the mutual fund's strategy and the market segment it invests in.
Fund managers' picks: Large, mid & smallcap stocks that MFs bought, sold in Dec  Moneycontrol.comHunting for *fresh* ideas in volatile market might be tricky, but taking a sneak peek in a portfolio of mutual fund houses might be of some help. Mutual fund (MF) ...
At least 100 MF schemes own these stocks; that should mean something, right?  Economic TimesDomestic institutional investors have become one of the key market drivers in recent years.
Mutual fund holdings in IT stocks touch all-time high  Economic TimesIT stocks have picked up in the past year as companies put their act together.
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 ...
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