Investing with Stocks: Basics

Learn about online trading, choosing a broker, margin, and different order types.

What is Pairs Trading?
Traders often come across the term “risk-free trading”. Although in reality, it is virtually impossible to trade with a risk-free strategy, certain strategi...
Fri, 16 Apr, 2021 at 7:59 PM
What is Margin?
Margin is nothing more than the broker providing you more purchasing power than you have in your account. Many times, the terms "margin" and "...
Fri, 16 Apr, 2021 at 7:29 PM
What is SLB?
SLB (Security Lending & Borrowing) is a legally approved medium for lending and borrowing of securities. All market participants including retail (except...
Fri, 16 Apr, 2021 at 7:26 PM
What is STT (Securities Transaction Tax)?
STT, or Securities Transaction Tax, is a tax levied on securities trades (not on commodities or currency trades). Different STT rates are applicable for Equ...
Thu, 1 Apr, 2021 at 12:57 AM
What is Technical Analysis?
Technical Analysis uses historical stock statistics, usually price and volume data, to forecast future prices. In layman’s terms, a technical analyst is one...
Thu, 1 Apr, 2021 at 12:55 AM
What is Fundamental Analysis?
Fundamental analysis is based on the idea that the market cannot be depended upon to accurately price a stock. Fundamental analysis looks at external factor...
Sun, 7 Sep, 2014 at 1:20 PM
What is FATCA? Why do I need to sign it?
The exchange of financial details between the US and India is made both possible and transparent with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). As fin...
Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 at 11:40 PM
What is Intraday Trading?
Intraday trading involves buying and selling securities within the same trading day. It generally applies to equities (securities). The benefits of intraday...
Thu, 1 Apr, 2021 at 12:51 AM
What is Delivery Trading?
Delivery trading is the most common type of trading done in India. It is commonly used by investors, whereby they pay the full price of a stock (equity) wit...
Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 at 7:55 PM
Difference between Investing and Trading
The main difference between trading and investing is that the former provides opportunity to realize profits from volatile trends in the market. In investin...
Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 at 9:33 AM