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Fixed Deposit v/s Equities – Which is better?

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In India, safety always comes first. It comes with an additional cost. How much would you pay for safety and risk free income?

The topic for discussion here is safe fixed deposits and risky equity investments.

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing” – Warren Buffett

Fixed deposits are term deposits which involve locking in your money for a fixed rate of return for a fixed term. Most people invest their savings in fixed deposits. But can we do better than that?

Equities allow individuals to own businesses listed on exchanges in public markets. Index is a benchmark to track the general performance of listed businesses and often used to calculate returns from equities. In India, Sensex or Nifty are the major indices that people track.

Let us analyse through this article the pros and cons of investing in fixed deposits vis-a-vis equities.

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Budget 2017 – Key Highlights

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Here are the Key Highlights from Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2017

Union Budget 2017

  • Existing tax rate for individuals in Rs. 2.5-5 Lakh income bracket reduced to 5% from 10%.
  • 10% surcharge on individual incomes between 50 lakhs and 1 crore. 15% surcharge on individual incomes above Rs.1 crore remain.
  • No service charge on railway tickets booked through IRCTC
  • No cash transactions above Rs. 3 Lacs
  • Referral and cash back schemes to promote BHIM App

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Weekly Market Quote – Pre-Budget rally, Q3FY17 earnings and BSE IPO to drive the markets

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This article is written by Vijay Singhania – Founder – Director TradeSmartOnline which was published in Equity Bulls.

Expectation from the forthcoming Union Budget, Q3FY17 earnings and forthcoming public issue of BSE will drive the markets in the coming week.

The pre-budget market rally has started and investors have started building positions on likely announcements from the budget to be presented on February 1.

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A visit to an Orphanage..!

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visit to an Orphanage is a life-changing experience as it is filled with emotions and sentiments.  We were lucky to get an opportunity to visit an Orphanage named Salaam Balak Trust (shelter home for boys) on December 31, 2016.  There were around 40 children with 4 care-takers and a woman in charge.
It was a two-storey building with a terrace.  The walls of the home were old and the paint had worn off. It looked like the house was without maintenance for years.  There was a common hall.  There were mattresses pilled up and small red and yellow color lockers.  There were few bunk beds too.

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Cashless economy to boost online, mobile trading

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This article is written by Vikas Singhania – Executive Director TradeSmartOnline which was published in Tribune India.

Since November 8, 2016 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, the country has seen a significant improvement in embracing digital payments over cash. To sustain the momentum and encourage it further, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a series of incentives that marked completion of a month of demonetisation. The incentives range from discounts at fuel stations, booking railway tickets online, insurance policies purchased and payments made at toll plazas.

Below are the key points extracted from article

  • Trading apps

The massive push to cashless and online transactions in India means retail investors in stock market will now increasingly turn to their mobile-based trading apps for its convenience, efficiency and security. We have already seen the launch of a series of trading apps by broking firms which offer big-data analytics and now artificial intelligence to trade better and faster from the mobile.

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Trading Holidays List 2017 – NSE, BSE, MCX and NCDEX

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Hello Traders,

2016 has been a great year and 2017 will surely be better. But in the middle of all the relentless hustle of doing whatever it takes to make it big, make sure you take a nice break every once in a while to enjoy life for what it is! To help you with that, watch-out this official 2017 trading holiday list for NSE, BSE, MCX and NCDEX.

 NSE & BSE 2017 Holidays List

No. Holidays Date Day
1 Republic Day January 26, 2017 Thursday
2 Mahashivratri February 24, 2017 Friday
3 Holi March 13, 2017 Monday
4 Ram Navami April 04, 2017 Tuesday
5 Good Friday & Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti April 14, 2017 Friday
6 Maharashtra Day May 01, 2017 Monday
7 Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan ID) June 26, 2017 Monday
8 Independence Day August 15, 2017 Tuesday
9 Ganesh Chaturthi August 25, 2017 Friday
10 Mahatama Gandhi Jayanti October 02, 2017 Monday
11 Diwali-Laxmi Pujan* October 19, 2017 Thursday
12 Diwali-Balipratipada October 20, 2017 Friday
13 Christmas December 25, 2017 Monday

 Following holidays fall on Saturday/Sunday

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Spreads Scanner

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From our previous article, you must be already familiar with the functions and applications of ‘High & Low Breaker’ scanner, as well as how to utilize the scanner for picking out profitable trades. Now, let us take a look at our next scanner – ‘Spreads’.

The Spreads scanner is highly useful in identifying stocks that have an arbitrage potential. The scan results of this Spreads Scanner lists out the stocks that have the highest change in spread between the near month future contract and cash. The results of the scanner are divided into two categories – Long and Short.

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High & Low Breaker Scanner

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From our previous article, you must be already familiar with the functions and applications of ‘Circuit Breakers’ scanner, as well as how to utilize the scanner for picking out profitable trades. Now, let us take a look at our next scanner – ‘High & Low Breaker’.

The High & Low Breaker scanner is extremely useful for identifying stocks that crosses its high price or low price within a specified time period. The available time periods are 1 day, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, and 52 weeks. The stocks listed in these scan results are also called as the outliners for that time period. The scanner results are displayed into two categories – High and Low as depicted below.

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Circuit Breakers Scanner

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The Circuit Breaker scanner helps in identifying stocks that have immense profit making potential. The scan results of this scanner display a list of stocks that has hit the upper circuit or lower circuit for the day. The trader can form a bearish or bullish view of the stocks based on this scan result and enter new short or long trades.

The scan results of Circuit Breaker scanner are divided into two categories – Upper and Lower.

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