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Sensex, Nifty charts: bulls and bears struggle for domination (Dec 02, 2016)

As per provisional figures, FIIs were net sellers of equity worth Rs 31.8 Billion while DIIs were net buyers of equity worth Rs 22.6 Billion. Both Sensex and Nifty closed 0.3% lower for the week.India's GDP growth touched 7.3% in Q2 (Sep '16) against...

Nifty chart: a midweek technical update (Jul 27 '16)

FIIs have been on a buying frenzy during F&O expiry week. Their net buying in equities crossed Rs 1950 Crores in 3 days, as per provisional figures. DIIs were net sellers of equity worth Rs 640 Crores.Nifty broke out upwards from a consolidation...

15 tips to Financial Fitness

15 personal Finance tips to make you financially fit The financially successful people believe 80% right behavior and 20% knowledge on finance is required to become successful in personal finance.  Here, in this article, I’ll discuss on these 15 m...
by Coursedude on Jul 23, 2016

How to avoid buying near a market top and selling near a market bottom

Common sense suggests that investors should buy near a stock market bottom and sell near a stock market top. But time and again, investors do just the opposite. They buy near a market top and sell near a bottom - losing their savings in the process.W...

Want long-term happiness over short-term thrills? Buy experiences, not things

Many small investors enter the stock market with the hope of making some quick gains. They may have heard stories from their friends or colleagues about making a killing in a sugar stock that quadrupled in 6 months, and want to jump on the bandwagon.

BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty index charts – Jul 01, 2016

Nikkei India's manufacturing PMI (Purchase Manager's Index) rose to a 3-months high of 51.7 in Jun '16 against 50.7 in May '16, indicating an improvement in industrial activity. A number higher than 50 indicates growth.Most auto manufacturer's showed...

Nifty chart: a midweek update (May 18 '16)

FIIs were net sellers of equity worth Rs 550 Crores during the first three days of this week. DIIs were net buyers of equity worth Rs 500 Crores, as per provisional figures.After 17 straight months of contraction, WPI inflation moved up to 0.34% in A...

8 Common Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

There is an oft-quoted stock market adage: There are two kinds of investors in the market - those who have money and those who have experience. The ones with the experience get the money. The ones with the money get the experience.The stock market is...

A 7-Step Guide to Value Investing

If you enjoy the thrill of making some quick profit from the stock market by booking trading profits of Rs 2 or Rs 3 per stock then you will save time and effort by reading no further.But if you are interested in building wealth over the long-term -...

Top-down Analysis: Finding the Right Sectors and Stocks

The stock market seems to be recovering from a year-long correction. Experts and analysts are suggesting that the next leg of a long-term bull market is about to unfold.This is a good time for new investors to start building an investment portfolio.&...

The GCC Asset Allocation

A year ago, I was evaluating moving our portfolio to 100% equities. Posterity will appreciate it. A lot has changed since then, so I wanted to share an update. Year-End House Cleaning While reviewing our taxes in December 2015, I … Continue rea...
by Go Curry Cracker! on Mar 22, 2016

Why small investors should relentlessly pursue Saraswati and wait patiently for the blessings of Lakshmi - instead of the other way around

In Hindu mythology, the Holy Trinity of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Maheshwara represent the cycle of life - Creation, Preservation and Destruction.They are also symbols of the three ‘gunas’ (or attributes) of the soul – sattva, rajas, ta...

Why you Shouldn't Sell after a Stock Market Crash

Many small investors buy unknown 'cheap' stocks near stock market peaks. When the eventual crash comes, they are left holding their dud stocks because there are simply no buyers for these at lower prices.Eventually, the stocks are sold off near the s...

Nifty chart: a midweek update (Feb 17 '16)

There has been no let up in FII selling. In the first three days of the week, their net selling in equities crossed Rs 2800 Crores. DIIs more than matched them with net buying in equities worth Rs 2950 Crores.WPI inflation for Jan '16 was -0.9% - its...

Have you been caught swimming naked?

"Only when the tide goes out do you discover who has been swimming naked" - Warren BuffettWhat did Buffett really mean? During bull markets, almost all stocks - the good, the not-so-good and the downright rubbish - tend to move up. Everyone seems to...

Aggressive Investment Strategy

Of late, I have received several requests from investors seeking help with their investment portfolios. Earlier, such requests used to come when the stock market was nearing a bull market top.This time it has been different. The market is at the tail...

The 4 Key Elements of a Well-Managed Portfolio

It is easy to have an investment portfolio. Open a demat account and an online broking account and you can start buying stocks. Buying funds require filling up a form and submitting it with a cheque to the fund management house.Then you just sit back...

How to survive and thrive during a bear phase in the stock market

During bull phases, the general direction of the stock market is upwards, but there are frequent corrections and consolidations along the way. In bear phases, the general direction of the stock market is downwards, but there will be intermittent ral...

Add some stability to your stock portfolio with bonds/debentures

For the past few months, the stock market has been all over the place – rising 300 points one day and falling an equal amount a couple of days later. The end result of such gyrations have left Sensex and Nifty with negligible gains since Jan ‘15.

The Best Investment Vehicles to Put Different Types of Investments In

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Determining which accounts (Tax Free, Retirement, or Taxable) to hold different investment types in Should you put stocks in your RRSP or TFSA? What about fixed income like bonds? This p...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Jul 7, 2015


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