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  • Engineer duped of Rs 17.85 lakh by fake stock market traders Feb 28, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    Engineer duped of Rs 17.85 lakh by fake stock market traders

    The accused approached the engineer through social media in November 2020 and asked him to fill a form to open a demat account.

  • Moneycontrol Pro Weekender | “Let’s get rich, stocks only goin’ up, never shrinkin’”  Feb 20, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    Moneycontrol Pro Weekender | “Let’s get rich, stocks only goin’ up, never shrinkin’” 

    A Bank of America survey shows cash levels with fund managers are at the lowest since March 2013, allocation to equities is at its second highest level ever since the survey started and emerging markets continue to be the investor favourites

  • Why markets are still efficient even with Tesla’s gains Feb 17, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    Why markets are still efficient even with Tesla’s gains

    Stock prices remain our best prediction of future amid continuing technological change

  • Wall Street’s most reviled investors worry about their fate Feb 09, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    Wall Street’s most reviled investors worry about their fate

    Short sellers, including hedge funds such as Plotkin’s Melvin Capital, had wagered that GameStop shares would fall while its mall-heavy business shrank further

  • The hopes that rose and fell with GameStop Feb 08, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    The hopes that rose and fell with GameStop

    The trading frenzy — powered by online hype over a rebellion against traditional Wall Street powers — had created and then destroyed roughly $30 billion in on-paper wealth

  • Vested Finance that allows Indians to invest in US stock market raises $3.6 million Feb 05, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Vested Finance that allows Indians to invest in US stock market raises $3.6 million

    Vested processed more than $100 million in trades in 2020 and more than half of the investors using the platform are investing in the US market for the first time, the company has said .

  • Dumb Money’ is on GameStop, and it’s beating Wall Street at its own game Jan 28, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    Dumb Money’ is on GameStop, and it’s beating Wall Street at its own game

    On Wall Street, individual investors are often derided as “dumb money”, destined to lose against the highly compensated analysts and traders. But in recent days, individual investors have upended that narrative

  • How options trading could be fuelling a stock market bubble Jan 26, 2021 12:59 PM IST

    How options trading could be fuelling a stock market bubble

    Market speculation has reached a frenzied level not seen since the tail end of the dot-com boom two decades ago

  • Kuaishou IPO: ByteDance's Chinese rival mulls raising $5.4 billion Jan 25, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    Kuaishou IPO: ByteDance's Chinese rival mulls raising $5.4 billion

    Kuaishou's valuation may double after its Hong Kong IPO and reach at $60.9 billion, up from the $28.6 billion it achieved in a funding round last year.

  • Investor anxiety mounts over prospect of stock market ‘bubble’ Jan 25, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    Investor anxiety mounts over prospect of stock market ‘bubble’

    After a dramatic rebound from the coronavirus crash last March, benchmark equity indices have toppled a series of record highs in the early days of 2021

  • EPFO in equities | A look at the heart of the problem Jan 22, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    EPFO in equities | A look at the heart of the problem

    While the EPFO may continue investing in equities, the objective of enhancing replacement rate upon retirement would be seldom met unless liability side reforms are carried out

  • Mindtree shares close over 1% higher as net profit jumps Jan 19, 2021 04:51 PM IST

    Mindtree shares close over 1% higher as net profit jumps

    The Bengaluru-based company had posted a net profit of Rs 197 crore in the year-ago period. Its revenue grew 3 per cent to Rs 2,023.7 crore in the quarter under review, from Rs 1,965.3 crore in the year-ago period.

  • Wildebeest investors and the dangers of the herd Jan 15, 2021 11:36 AM IST

    Wildebeest investors and the dangers of the herd

    Safety in numbers is not always the best approach when it comes to investing

  • Creative destruction in India’s stock markets will yield better results Jan 11, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Creative destruction in India’s stock markets will yield better results

    One of the basic lessons of economics is that increase in competition leads to better market outcomes. Incumbents initially complain, but those who adopt the changes and fight new competition eventually grow as a firm. SEBI is trying to do the same in the MII sector 

  • Rational bubble puts markets on high starting point for 2021 Jan 04, 2021 11:11 AM IST

    Rational bubble puts markets on high starting point for 2021

    While investors appear bullish, some wobbles in equity markets should be expected in the year ahead

  • 2021 may see more confrontation between SEBI and market participants Dec 31, 2020 11:33 AM IST

    2021 may see more confrontation between SEBI and market participants

    The year 2020 once again proved that SEBI has been reactive to events rather than proactive

  • Stocks vs Mutual Funds – Who will win the battle in 2021? Dec 31, 2020 10:39 AM IST

    Stocks vs Mutual Funds – Who will win the battle in 2021?

    Mutual funds are a preferred option for many first time investors looking to participate in equity investing, largely due to the diversification it offers as well as it being professionally managed by fund managers.

  • Personal Finance | Why hope, the last item in Pandora’s Box, is not good news for stock market investors Dec 31, 2020 09:01 AM IST

    Personal Finance | Why hope, the last item in Pandora’s Box, is not good news for stock market investors

    When Pandora - the first woman as per Greek legend - opened her box of gifts, the last item was ‘hope’. But it didn’t reverse the damage she had caused. Similarly, hope in the stock market doesn’t make you money

  • A theory of (almost) everything for financial markets Dec 29, 2020 11:58 AM IST

    A theory of (almost) everything for financial markets

    Finance has a tendency to take all trends too far, and passive investing will undoubtedly prove no different

  • Market edges towards euphoria, despite pandemic’s toll Dec 28, 2020 03:16 PM IST

    Market edges towards euphoria, despite pandemic’s toll

    Big investors who have been bullish for much of 2020 are finding new causes for confidence in the Federal Reserve’s continued moves to keep markets stable and interest rates low

  • What can go wrong? Investors’ views on the big risks to markets in 2021 Dec 28, 2020 11:38 AM IST

    What can go wrong? Investors’ views on the big risks to markets in 2021

    The virus mutation in the UK underlines the fact that how it is not always a smooth sailing

  • Business in the week ahead (December 21-25, 2020) Dec 18, 2020 06:25 PM IST

    Business in the week ahead (December 21-25, 2020)

    Purchases by foreign funds and conducive central bank policies are driving equity markets up. Mrs. Bectors Food Specialities saw record applications. While the US Federal Reserve has maintained policy rates, lawmakers are closing in on a deal to extend a financial helpline to the world’s largest economy

  • The unsexy side of COVID vaccines gets Wall Street’s attention Dec 16, 2020 05:48 PM IST

    The unsexy side of COVID vaccines gets Wall Street’s attention

    Private equity firms and wealthy individual investors have been seizing on smaller companies like PCI Pharma, whose cold-storage operations will play a crucial role in delivering COVID vaccines to the public

  • Need for review of capital adequacy norms for stock brokers Dec 12, 2020 01:16 PM IST

    Need for review of capital adequacy norms for stock brokers

    To promote orderly growth of the industry, it’s an apt time to move towards a capital adequacy framework that acts as a good screening tool to ensure entry of credible entities in the capital markets.

  • 3-Point Analysis | Will bulls take control of D-Street in December? Dec 03, 2020 12:43 PM IST

    3-Point Analysis | Will bulls take control of D-Street in December?

    The markets have been on a roller coaster ride in 2020. Sensex fell 38 percent from January high to 25,982 on March 23, 2020. The equity markets started to recover from April with November being the best month for stocks according to BSE 500 index stocks' performance on a monthly basis.

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