How the Water-Diamond Paradox Helps Explain the Subjective Nature of Investing

The famous philosopher Adam Smith, best known for his classic work The Wealth of Nations, came across a perplexing paradox. Smith noted that the value of water, from a survival standpoint, is infinitely higher than the value of diamonds. Diamonds will not help you survive while stranded on a desert; water will. Therefore, when it came toRead More

Guide To Stock Market Crashes – Sensex & Nifty

Guide To Stock Market Crashes – Sensex & Nifty

So the market crashed! What do you do now? If you invest in SIPs, mutual funds or stocks then this guide is for you. We are going to bust some myths TradeAcademy style, this guide will talk specifically for the 24th August market crash. On the morning of 24th August I was speaking with Shrinivas,Read More

The truth behind the massive bull run!

The Great Bull Run: The (seemingly) never ending marathon! Markets are up! Markets are down! The RBI cuts the Repo rate….markets move up! Analysts expect a correction in the markets…but the markets move up again! Nifty and Sensex hit all time highs…surely, a correction must occur? Markets move up again!  “A correction is expected”. MarketsRead More

Dealing with the Social Stigmas of Trading

Dealing with the Social Stigmas of Trading Recently, I was asked to write an authored piece for a well known international publication. The topic was quite broad: “A guide to the the stock markets“. And so, since I reside in India and RKSV is a domestic, Indian retail brokerage house- the tone of the articleRead More

How To Trade Banking Stocks: Learn To Follow NII

Earning Season is here again! For the banking sector the golden goblet is Net Interest Income. In this article we explore what NII is and how you can use it to invest. Earnings announcements play a great role in this. But investors often go blindly by the growth in profits and revenues. That is likeRead More

Reliance: The journey to $75 billion and beyond

It has been 37 years since Reliance listed on the stock market. If you had invested Rs 1,000 in RIL shares when it listed in 1977-78, it would have been worth Rs 7.78 lakh, its chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani had proudly said at its annual general meeting in 2012. It is a mammothRead More

6 major factors pushing the Indian markets to all time highs

The Indian benchmark indices on short intervals are hitting all-time high levels. The sentiment among investors has turned bullish and they are expecting the Indian markets to rally another 5-10 per cent in the run-up to Diwali. A mix of global and domestic factors is pushing the benchmarks to newer highs: 1. US markets at recordRead More

Week Ahead – Trading Strategy, Rupee, IT Sector

The Week Ahead for March 10th, 2014 Your weekly dose of RKSV’s The Week Ahead!  If you like these videos, ensure you’re subscribed to our series of videos by subscribing here: Subscribe! On this week’s video, we will cover the following topics: A Trading Strategy You Can Use Rupee and IT Sector Opinion Polls Verdict

The Week Ahead: India’s Sensex Vs The World, Inflation optimism, Gold Reforms

The Week Ahead for February 17th, 2014 Your weekly dose of RKSV’s The Week Ahead!  If you like these videos, ensure you’re subscribed to our series of videos by subscribing here: Subscribe! On this week’s video, we will cover the following topics: Compare India’s Sensex versus world Indices Update on Inflation Info on Gold Import Reforms

Pre-Market Checklist: Be ready to trade every morning

Pre-Market Checklist: Be ready to trade every morning It’s 9:06 on a Monday morning and you are getting ready to start trading. You ask yourself, what direction will the market move today? Should I buy or write Nifty options this morning? Simple questions like these are crucial to every trader on every morning. Predict incorrectlyRead More

The Week Ahead: Stocks in Uptrend, Auto Sector Slump & Quarterly Earnings

The Week Ahead for February 10th, 2014 Your weekly dose of RKSV’s The Week Ahead!  If you like these videos, ensure you’re subscribed to our series of videos by subscribing here: Subscribe! On this week’s video, we will cover the following topics: Stocks witnessing an uptrend movement Sensex and Nifty generally down and Rajan’s effects US EmploymentRead More