MBS or Mortgage-Backed Securities became infamous for their role in the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. What seemed like a high-paying investment soon turned out to be a bag of shit that piled on until it choked the entire economy! But that was not the end of MBS, it still remains one of the sought-after modes of investment. Firstly let's start by answering what is MBS? Suppose you want to buy your dream house but don't have the required capital. What do you do? You go to the bank an..
What do you do when you don't want to miss out on market opportunities and you don't have enough knowledge to make a well-informed decision? You buy a Mutual Fund!! Have an experienced fund manager manage the funds while you just pour in the money (A luxury only a few can afford). The mutual fund also gives you a sense of security as the entire premise rests on the theory of diversification. The fund generally holds a portfolio of multiple industrial sectors with an allocation between debt and e..
BARBEQUE-NATION HOSPITALITY LIMITED - IPO REVIEW Background of the Company The Company was originally incorporated as Sanchi Hotels Private Limited on October 13, 2006 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India as a private limited company under the Companies Act, 1956. Subsequently, the name of the Company was changed to Barbeque-Nation Hospitality Private Limited and a fresh certificate of incorporation consequent upon change of name was issued by the Registrar of Companies, Madhya Pradesh and Chh..
Titan Company Limited's Shares have been soaring high for over a decade now and are preferred stocks for investment by many traders. Given the company's exponential growth over the last decade, many people who had invested in the company long ago are thinking what will be the value of their investment in today's prices? The value of the investment in any company increases with growth of the company. In fact, shares are nothing but a small measure of the company's ownership tha..
Shares of Infosys have grown manifolds since its inception in 2001. If someone had bought its penny shares at almost 96 Rs. per share in Feb 2001 then the shares would have grown to Rs. 1253 per share in February 2021. So, if someone has dormant shares of Infosys lying in IEPF form 2001, then considering the exponential growth in them, even a small investment would have grown to crores of rupees. Let’s understand in the following sections why it is profitable for old investors of Inf..
Do you know that holdings of just 60 shares of Asian Paints from 1982 could have made you a multimillionaire today? However, one might get confused that how just 60 shares could fetch a fortune of millions. In this blog, we will learn how just 60 shares of Asian Paints limited are worth millions by today's value. History of the Asian Paints Limited Stocks Asian Paints Ltd. was incorporated in 1945 as a private paints manufacturing company. In 1982, it went public and got listed on the ..
Your capital may erode slowly. You might have to work in later stages of life even if you don't want to. In 58 years, petrol has approached INR 100 per litre with the implied growth in price of 8.86% per annum till date. Similar is the inflation rate for other expenses as well. Simply, if your money doesn't earn at least 8.86% post-tax, you are losing its value. Human nature is a failed investor The human being is naturally bound by a complex of fatal misperceptions dimin..
Regret is the most enduring emotion in the lives of most equity investors. Because sooner or later, they make the mistake of getting out of a falling equity market, only to see it turn around and rise, three years out of four, and for the rest of their lives. Some get back in much higher; others never get back at all. This process gets repeated during the next bear market and the next. No matter: the pain of regret is with them forever. Nor does the passage of time heal the pain. If anything,..
Introduction Employee stock option plan (ESOP) or Equity incentive plan is the scheme used by the companies to give ownership interest to its employees. ESOP is regulated by Section 62(1) (b) of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (ESOS and ESPS) Guidelines, 1999.The latest amendments in the guidelines were given by the SEBI in 2014 followed by an amendment in 2015. What is ESOP? ESOP is an employee-owner method which provides ownership stake to its employees. This method is used by the or..
Short Squeeze GameStop, an outdated video game and merchandise retailing company was trading at $19.95 at the close of trading hours on 12th January 2021. The stock shot up 17 times and closed at $347.5 on 27th January 2021. How did this happen? This happened due to what is termed as 'Short Squeeze'. Short squeeze is a phenomenon where traders short sell a stock in anticipation of a fall in stock price but they rush to close their position to cover their losses resulting in an upwa..
I want to talk about the five things that virtually everyone I speak with is trying to achieve with his/ her money. Some people have only one of these goals. Some have two or three. And, not infrequently, I meet people who, with a little prompting, turn out to have a bit of all five. And since these five issues are the main emotional and financial concerns in my own and my family's life, I can effortlessly (and quite genuinely) spark a tremendous amount of empathy on this to..
'Oh My God!! Did You see the Sensex?? It has crossed 49k!! These are all time high levels. I am getting scared. Looks like I should redeem all my investments.' Said Sameer, a 34 years Old IT Professional. 'Yes, it has crossed 49k. But what makes you scared? And Why Would you want to redeem?' Asked Niraj, his friend. Sameer : Aren't you scared ? This is an All-Time-High that the market has hit. Niraj : No, I am not scared. And lets re-frame it. Its not 'All-Time-H..