Behaviour Gap

Addressing Behaviour gap through intelligent algorithms

As part of our ongoing series in understanding traders’ behaviour, we reviewed Carl Richards’s book Behaviour Gap. Part 1 and Part 2. Here are some points picked from what the book’s readers said about the book. The core premise is: Managing your financial affairs is nothing more than using common sense and the avoidance of […]

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Indian Mutual fund evolution

Indian Mutual funds: Evolution and stricter SEBI regulations

Access to affordable financial services – especially credit and insurance – enlarges livelihood opportunities and empowers a nation’s citizens and industries. Mutual Funds have been phenomenal in mobilizing capital and resources and channeling it into productive investments. With constant evolution and growth of the fast-paced economy in the last few decades, mutual funds have evolved […]

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Mutual fund direct plan

Mutual funds Direct plans: Things to know

Courting retail investors is an ongoing endeavour in India. For a country that has been traditionally drawn to gold and real estate as sources of investment, the government has been persistently introducing measures to encourage them to consider other avenues of saving. So when SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India) mandated the offering of direct […]

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Riches of ancient India

Yesterday while luxuriously enjoying my cup of coffee (Yes!! This is indeed a luxury worth mentioning, especially when you have two busy toddlers at home), I happened to flip through all the Aadi sale offers in the newspaper. Most of them were jewellery ads offering huge discounts. Out of all these, one particular ad caught […]

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Mutual fund glossary

Terms Associated with Mutual Funds While investing into Mutual Funds, you would often come across some financial terms which are very specific to the mutual fund industry. The most frequently used terms are detailed below : Units – is equivalent to the term ‘shares’ which is used in the context of Companies. A Mutual Fund ‘Unit’ […]

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Mutual funds

Types of Mutual Funds – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we saw some basics about the Mutual fund types. Now, we zoom into more specifics. Broadly mutual funds could be categorized into 3 types; Equity Mutual Funds Debt Mutual Funds Hybrid Funds Equity Mutual Funds: Equity oriented mutual funds where majority of the assets are invested in stocks. To […]

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Mutual fund types

Types of Mutual Funds – Part 1

There are over 11000 mutual funds. How are they different from each other? Types of Mutual Funds based on structure: Open Ended Schemes: An open-end fund is one that is available for subscription all through the year. These do not have a fixed maturity. Investors can conveniently buy and sell units at Net Asset Value […]

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What is a Mutual Fund?

Everyday we’re bombarded with banner ads and big billboards everywhere asking us to invest in SIPs or Tax saving mutual funds. Most of us know what Mutual funds are. But, really, do we? Savings: Does anyone need any skill to invest in an FD or Post office savings scheme? You just go to the bank […]

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kabali fever

Kabali Fever at Traderscockpit

If Rajinikanth was a stock, we would all rush to own the stock. The IPO would be a billion times over subscribed. Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai alike would rush to buy the stock. The Govt will have to create a separate stock market to trade that single stock. . It would have […]

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Mutual fund

Stocks or Mutual funds? Our views.

Every literate person in India has heard of the word ‘Sensex’. They know Dalal Street and the stock market. The newspapers carry articles regularly about the stock markets. Atleast when the market crashes, most of us get to know. There are a lot of mental images we associate with the stock market. Stocks offer the […]

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