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Latest Blogs of MSE-IPF

100% guarantee on a stock tip? Think Twice.

Every stock-based investment carries the caveat of being subject to market conditions. Tips like 100% guarantee on a stock are highly suspicious. Don’t fall for it. Go for SEBI authorised centres. Don’t forget to report dubious claims!

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What is Dividend Yield?

Dividend yield varies from company to company; some of the companies have a fixed policy whereas others provide the dividend yield based on the profit.

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Betting on Rumours? Think Twice.

Just like the Fake News on mobile, don’t hedge your bets on rumours. So, always double or even triple check the source of the information. Unauthenticated market news usually means someone else is trying to make money at your cost.

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What is Dividend?

The dividend is the amount of cash which a company shares with its shareholders out of its profit.

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Stay safe. Think Twice.

Passwords of your financial accounts should ideally be just with you. It is best not to share it at all. And never ever try to share passwords with someone over WhatsApp and other online mediums. Some secrets are best kept with oneself.

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Beware of fake claims. Think Twice.

Always beware of those who promise very high returns. Invested money grows as per market conditions, so take such claims with a pinch of salt. It usually means they promise you returns, without really wanting ever to return your money!

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What are the types of Dividend?

There are three types of dividend, Normal dividend, annual dividend & Special dividend. To understand the difference between all three of them check out the video.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Bonus.

Bonus will bring more amount of shares in your account and increase the liquidity, whereas it doesn’t bring any cash. A bonus represents the number of reserves a company holds, which makes it credible and reliable.

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Stay Cautious, Do Not Panic. Think Twice.

Much like the Corona Virus, 'Panicking' is extremely contagious. So don't let someone else's state of panic influence your decisions. #ThinkTwice before you make a move in the market.

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Take care of your investments. Think Twice.

Look after your investment and don't become a victim to swindlers. Follow simple precautions like Don't fall for tall promises, don't share your password, don't believe in rumours and always get proof of purchase. Think twice. It's better to be safe

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What is Bonus in Stock Markets?

Stock Market bonus differs from your salary bonus or any cash incentive. So, when a company announces a bonus ratio, you received more shares of the company (in which you have invested) as per the ratio. This is the Stock Market Bonus.

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Don't Panic. Think Twice.

Under any circumstances, it's important for an investor to not panic.

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Always do your prep work before investing, better safe than sorry.

It is human nature to seek high returns. And to take risks. But one should beware of unfamiliar products that come with tall promises, as it could just be means to swindle you of your money. Study any investment carefully before committing. Remember.

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How to interpret ratios when companies declare Bonus?

Well, whenever you stuck with the bonus ratio, read the ratio from right to left. Yes, it’s exactly the opposite of how we all read. From right to left, the first figure is your holdings and the second figure is your bonus.

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Remember to use only secured networks for all your market trades.

Unsecured wifi can put your data at risk. Avoid trading when you use public wifi. For someone could steal your information and cheat you of your investment. Use only secured networks. Remember. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

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How much bonus does a company offers to its investors?

There are so many variables that affect the bonus; there is no hard and fast rule for that. The management decides the bonus ratio.

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Ignore'Risk Factors' in the offer document at your own 'Risk'

Risk factors are usually mentioned in any offer document. But most tend to ignore them. And when the returns are not up to expectations, you feel cheated. Read them carefully and ask your broker to explain them to you. Be better informed. Remember. I

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Difference between Bonus & Dividend

The difference between the bonus and dividend?. The bonus will bring you shares and dividends will bring you cash. Learn the best investment sutras (formula), which suits you, from Mr. Anil Singhvi,(Managing Editor – Zee Business).

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Never leave your possessions unattended

An unattended laptop is an invitation for data thieves to steal your information. Don’t do so. Keep it with you in such places. Additionally, let your laptop be password protected. Remember. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

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Deal with only Authorized Brokers. Think Twice.

Unregistered brokers means it is difficult for the exchange and for the SEBI to hold them up for fraudulent transactions. It also means they can willingly not follow industry regulations. Always go for authorised brokers. Remember. It’s always better

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Sharing passwords? Think Twice.

Be cautious while sharing passwords. As when you do so you put your account at risk. It's best to not share it at all. It's better to be safe and sorry.

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Stay safe by ignoring dubious claims. Think Twice.

Every stock-based investment usually carries the caveat that it is subject to market conditions. So, one cannot give a guarantee of consistent returns. Don’t fall for such dubious claims and report suspicious activities. Remember, It’s always better

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Ensure utmost security when trading. Think Twice

Unsecured wifi can put your data is at risk. Avoid trading when you use public wifi. For someone could steal your information and cheat you of your investment. Use only secured networks. Remember. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

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Is someone promising you over the moon? Think Twice

Don't fall for those who promise unachievable returns. Be careful. Stay alert and report suspicious activities. Go with authorised traders. It's always better to be safe and sorry.

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Better safe than sorry! Think Twice.

Your brokers are obliged to send you account statements periodically. Don’t let it become an unread mail in your inbox. Always check to see if any unauthorised transaction has taken place. Remember. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

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Paying cash without receipts? Think twice.

No receipts usually mean unauthorised transactions. Which means your money is at risk. Always ask for a receipt. It's better to be safe than sorry.

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Don't put your money at risk. Think Twice.

Always get proof of purchase. Ensure that for every executed trade you receive duly signed contract note, with details of the trade. If not, you are just putting your money at risk, and you won't be able to hold anyone liable for it.

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Betting on rumours? Think Twice

Rumours can't be trusted. Basing your investments on them may make you lose money. Trust only verified sources. It's better to be safe and sorry.

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Be patient, stay cautious. Think Twice.

It is human nature to seek high returns in the short term. But overnight successes are rare and usually too good to be true. So check for past performance before making any investment. Beware of the carrot that never really existed.

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Don't buy into it. Think Twice.

Every stock-based investment carriers the caveat of being subject to market conditions. Tip like 100% guarantee on a stock is highly suspicious. Don't fall for it. Go for SEBI authorised centres. Don't forget to report dubious claims!

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Don't bank on it. Think Twice.

Just like the Fake News on mobile, don’t hedge your bets on rumours. So, always double or even triple check the source of the information. Unauthenticated market news usually means someone else is trying to make money at your cost.

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Betting on rumours? Think Twice

Rumours can't be trusted. Basing your investments on them may make you lose money. Trust only verified sources. It's better to be safe and sorry.

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Stay safe. Think Twice.

Passwords of your financial accounts should ideally be just with you. It is best not to share it at all. And never ever try to share passwords with someone over WhatsApp and other online mediums. Some secrets are best kept with oneself.

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Beware of fake claims. Think Twice.

Always beware of those who promise very high returns. Invested money grows as per market conditions, so take such claims with a pinch of salt. It usually means they promise you returns, without really wanting ever to return your money!

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Promised 100% guarantee on a stock tip? Think twice

Don't fall for tall promises. As we say, returns are subject to market risks. Beware and report suspicious activities. It's better to be safe and sorryDon't fall for tall promises. As we say, returns are subject to market risks. Beware and report sus

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How financial planning differs from asset allocation?

How financial planning differs from asset allocation?

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Bonds - How they fit into your investment portfolio

Bonds - How they fit into your investment portfolio

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What you can expect from your broker as service?

When you open your trading account with your broker, you do go with some expectations in terms of service standards, execution skills, research and advisory support. While that will depend on whether the broker is a discount broker or a full service

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Saving vs. Investing: How are they different?

When it comes to ‘financial’ advice, ‘save your money' is one of the most popular things you’ll hear. However, as the economy has grown and become more sophisticated, investing is a great way to not only save but also grow your money.

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Setting financial goals: Where it all begins

One of the basic questions that most investors are up against is, “How to start investing”? To begin with, you cannot invest at random. Buying a random stock or a mutual fund is not the answer.

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Investments and the power of compounding.

If you identify quality equity assets and hold on to them with patience for the long term, you are bound to generate wealth. Why it is that equity generates wealth over the long run? The answer substantially lies in the power of compounding.

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Translating Savings into Investments for long term

The actual fundamental difference between savings and investments become apparent only when you consider the extent of wealth creation over a longer period of time. If you put all your money in a liquid fund, then it is hard to create wealth.

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Focus more on time in market than timing the market

When you try timing the market you are effectively speculating on the market direction. The problem is that you don’t have control over factors like elections, Fed rate changes, RBI announcements etc.

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How to ensure that you save enough for the future?

It is not just enough to have a good income. There are 3 more important steps involved here. Firstly, you need to squeeze the maximum savings out of your earnings. Secondly, you need to ensure that your long term wealth creation funds are invested in

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Equity - How it fits into your investment portfolio.

Portfolio investments are about creating wealth in the long run and your investment strategy has to be built on that. Whether you invest in direct equities or in diversified mutual funds, there is the logic of wealth creation to equities. Let us see

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Why you must never put all your eggs in one basket...

The idea of not putting all the eggs in one basket is to ensure that the overall risk is managed better and even in a worst case scenario the investor has some positive returns to fall back upon.

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What are your rights as an investor in markets?

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has been working closely with the exchanges to constantly inform investors about their rights in equity markets.

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Start investing small but start investing early

Catch them young and watch them grow; nowhere does this work more effectively than the realm of investments.

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Before you start investing, get rid of your debt

One may wonder as to how is debt related to investments. Actually there is a very subtle relationship.

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How diversification reduces risk of an investor

What exactly is diversification when it comes to your investments? It is all about not putting all your eggs in one basket. It is about spreading your risks.

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Some basic precautions you need to take in the stock markets

Trading and investing in the equity markets has an element of risk to it.

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How SEBI protects your interest as an investor?

Since the liberalization of capital markets in 1992, SEBI has played a pivotal role in the financial markets in two ways.

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What is an IPO?

Are you new to investing and wondering what IPOs are all about? Or are you looking to know more about how you can invest in one?

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What is a Contract Note and why is it important?

The Contract Note as a concept originated when electronic trading did not exist. Back then, investors would personally contact their brokers to place orders for stocks and bonds

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How to interpret profit numbers in the Annual Reports

You can refer to it as the Income Statement or the Profit & Loss Account in an annual report. It means one and the same.

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5 key ratios every investor must look at gauge health of a company

Ratios are the relative measures of financial statements. There are different facets of the income statement and the balance sheet which, when combined, can give interesting insights into the performance and health of the company in question.

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Steps to be a prudent investor

Planning to meet certain goals in your life by investing your savings?

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Things to remember before investing in IPOs

Initial Public Offerings or IPOs are shares of a privately owned company that are offered for the first time to the public to invest in.

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