5 Facts About ULIPs

Unit Linked Insurance Plans (ULIPs) are hybrid life insurance products that seem to be growing in popularity by the day. These are market linked...

What is CRR and SLR?

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) uses instruments like the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) and the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) to regulate the availability,...

Forward Contracts – Concept And Example

Forwards are the simplest form of a derivative contract. We can define a forward contract as an agreement between two parties to exchange...

What Are Option Contracts?

Option contracts or simply 'options' are derivative contracts that give you the option (a right but not an obligation) to buy/sell a particular security...

What Are Unit Linked Insurance Plans [ULIPs]

Unit Linked Insurance Plans are Hybrid Insurance Products offered by Life Insurance Companies that attempts to cater to both the 'Protection' as well as...

Onerous Contracts And Its Treatment Under IND AS 37

Onerous Contract is a contract in which the costs of meeting the obligations under the contract exceeds the economic benefits that are expected to...

What Is ISIN

ISIN stands for International Securities Identification Number and is a 12 digit alpha-numeric code used to uniquely identify a tradable security (Shares, bonds, warrants etc)....

How To Make Money By Trading In Futures Contracts?

In an earlier post I had covered in some detail the concept of futures. In this post I will discuss how you can make...

What Are Call Option Contracts And How To Trade In Them?

A call option is a derivative contract that gives you the right but not the obligation to buy (go long) a specified quantity of...

Why Does Bond Prices Move Up And Down?

Ever wondered why the market price of a bond fluctuates from time to time? Bonds are generally issued with a fixed interest rate known as...