What Is A Payments Bank?

A traditional bank offers services that can be broadly categorized into three groups: acceptance of demand and time deposits from the public, extension of...

Why Do Bond Prices Move Up or 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...

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...

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...

Who Are Institutional Investors

The term 'Institution' can be defined as 'an established organization'.Institutional Investors, as distinguished from individual investors, are 'established organisations' with a separate legal existence...

Factoring – Concept and Types

Factoring is an arrangement under which a business house outsources the collection of its book debts to an external entity (a factor) against the...

What Is Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is the art of financing a project or venture by pooling together small contributions from a large number of individuals, ideally through an...

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...

Stock Split – Concept And Example

A stock split is a term used to denote a situation where a company increases the number of its shares outstanding by reducing the...

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...