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By: Rahim | August 07, 2015

  

When to sell a mutual fund? 

Mutual funds are portfolios of financial instruments such as stocks and bonds chosen by a portfolio or fund manager in accordance with the fund’s strategy. An advantage of this portfolio of assets is diversification. Typically, investors tend to compare the returns yielded by their mutual fund units with other funds or stock markets. In case the returns are lower, investors usually exit the investments without much investigation. Mutual funds are not synonymous with stocks as stocks are single entities with rates of return associated with what the market will bear, whereas mutual funds are diverse portfolios rather than single entities, hence relying only on market timing to exit mutual funds may be a useless s...

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By: Rahim | July 22, 2015

Introduction 

A warrant is like an option - it gives the holder the right but not the obligation to buy an underlying security at a certain price, quantity and future time. It is unlike an option in that a warrant is issued by a company, whereas an option is an instrument of the stock exchange. The security represented in the warrant (usually share equity) is delivered by the issuing company instead of an investor holding the shares. 


Types of Warrants 

There are two different types of warrants - a call warrant and a put warrant.

 • A call warrant represents a specific number of shares that can be purchased from the issuer at a specific price, on or before a certain date.

 • A put warrant represents a certain amount of equity that can be sold ba...

By: Rahim | July 21, 2015

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How to read and understand a company’s Balance Sheet 


Introduction

Balance Sheet is the true starting point for understanding a company’s financial position. It shows how much a business it owns (its assets), owes (its liabilities), and how much equity is leftover for the owners at a specific point in time


Reading the Balance Sheet 

In this article we have tried to capture few basic points which must be kept in mind whilst reading any company’s balance sheet, which will help the reader assess the company’s financial position.


 Liquidity and Solvency 

Liquidity is a company’s ability to meet its short-term obligations, such as its working capital needs and its debt obligations. Solvency is a measure of the company’s ability to sustain its activi...

By: Rahim | July 20, 2015


Definition 

Bonus shares are additional shares given to the current shareholders without any additional cost, based upon the number of shares that a shareholder owns. These are company's accumulated earnings which are not given out in the form of dividends, but are converted into free shares. 


Record Date 

Bonus shares are usually announced by the company with a record date, the date which is considered for the bonus shares. All the investors holding the shares on the record date are eligible for bonus shares. After the announcement of the bonus but before the record date, the shares are referred to as cum-bonus. After the record date, when the bonus has been given effect, the shares become ex-bonus.


 Example of issue of bonus shares 

When a com...

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By: Rahim | July 16, 2015


  • BIOCON ARM Syngene Sets IPO price band at Rs 240-250 / share  (cogencies)
  • Rs 2/ Litre Reduced on Pertol  and Diesel Price.
 











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