What Is A Bonus Share Issue?

Bonus shares are additional shares that are issued to existing shareholders of a company at no additional cost. The existing shareholders are simply allocated additional...

Market Makers – Concept

Market makers are market participants entrusted with the task of infusing liquidity into the market structure by providing two-way (both buy and sell) quotes...

What Is Open Interest and How To Use It To Find...

Open Interest is the term which defines the number of outstanding contracts in the Futures & Options (F&O) segment as at the end of...

Alternative Investment Fund

Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) are a privately pooled investment vehicle, set up as a separate entity, which collects funds from its investors for investing...

What Is A Cash Flow Statement?

A Cash Flow Statement is one of the most important documents that an investor must look into before investing in a company. A cash flow...

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 Is Dematerialisation Of Shares?

Dematerialisation is the process by which physical shares are converted and maintained in an electronic format. A 'depository participant' plays a key role in the...

What Are Zero Coupon Bonds?

Zero Coupon Bonds (ZCBs) are bonds that carry a 'zero' coupon rate. Therefore Zero Coupon Bonds do not pay interest to the investors.ZCBs are...

What Are Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)

Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) are securities that track the performance of a commodity (e.g Gold ETF) or an Index (broad-market like the NIFTY or...

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,...