Usually, companies sell a portion of their ownership to the public in exchange for money. Investors purchase a share of the ownership by buying shares of the company. They then become a shareholder. Company stocks are called equities.
In finance, equity trading is the buying and selling of company stock shares. Shares in large publicly traded companies are bought and sold through one of the major stock exchanges, such as the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which serve as managed auctions for stock trades. An equity trade can be placed by the owner of the shares, through a brokerage account, or through an agent or a broker.Trading Hours:
Trading on the BOLT System is conducted from Monday to Friday between 9:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. normally.Reasons to Invest in Equities
- Beat Inflation
- Better than keeping cash
- Best long-term returns
A derivative is an instrument whose value is derived from the value of one or more underlying, which can be commodities, precious metals, currency, bonds, stocks, stocks indices, etc. Four most common examples of derivative instruments are Forwards, Futures, Options and Swaps.Over - The – Counter (OTC):
Forward & Swaps are OTC products that are customized & do not trade on exchanges hence is unregulated.Exchange Traded:
Futures & Options are exchange traded & standardized contracts, hence are regulated. Futures are contracts or an agreement between two parties to either buy or sell a fixed quantity of assets at a particular time in the future for a fixed price. An option is also a similar contract, except the parties are not obligated to fulfill the terms of the agreement. These contracts are then traded in the market. The minimum value of a contract is Rs 2 lakh.
A business that provides investing advice or counsel to an investor in exchange for a fee. Investment advisory services may interact directly with a client, or may provide passive, general advice on which securities or industries are bullish or bearish.
Most investment advisors charge either a flat fee for their services or a percentage of the assets being managed. In most cases, there are very limited conflicts of interest between investment advisors and their clients, because the advisor will only earn more if the clients’ asset base grows as a result of the advisor's recommendations and securities selection.
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Mutual Fund is a investment type that uses a pool of money from numerous investors to invest in stocks, bonds or any other type of securities.
It is a professionally managed investment scheme run by an Asset Management Company (AMC) where a Fund Manager takes all the investment decisions.
Funds are generally of 3 types:
Open Ended Funds - Can be bought and sold at anytime. There is also no limit on the number of units the fund can issue, so if more investors buy into funds more units are issued. All the transactions take place on the Net Asset Value (NAV).
Close Ended Funds -
There are fixed number of units that are issued during the IPO and trade only on the exchange. They trade just like stocks.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) -
Exchange Traded Funds also trade like stocks on the exchange but the movement is replicated based on the underlying asset like Index, Gold, Oil etc.
In Insurance, Insurance Policy is like a legal agreement between the insurer and the insured. The entity that provides the Insurance Policy is called insurer and the person who buys the Insurance Policy is called the insured. To avail this Insurance Policy the insured must pay an Insurance Premium.
The agreement in the Policy clearly states the exact terms on which the indemnity cover is provided to the insurer.
The types of Insurance -
- Health Insurance
- Motor Insurance
- Home Insurance
- Personal Accident Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Commercial Insurance