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All About LIC’s Q4 Numbers!
A significant event for stock market participants, the world’s fifth-largest life insurer, LIC, recently came out with its Q4 FY22 results. Here’s more to it:

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Are EVs Taking A Backseat?
Electric vehicles (EVs) are considered the future of mobility, but they aren't cheap. For Indian consumers, what's cheap is cars running on compressed natural gas (CNG).

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Investors and Their Behavioural Biases
Legendary investor Morgan Housel says, "Doing well with money isn't necessarily about what you know. It's about how you behave. And behaviour is hard to teach, even to brilliant people." In this context, here's more on investors and their behavioural biases:

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Will Gold Prices Go Up?
In an exciting turn of events, gold prices have fallen since April, especially when the stock market has been wild.

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Is Startups Boom Fading?
Bet on startups is declining. In April 2022, investments in startups dropped 27% to $5.5 billion. Does this mean the boom is over? Let’s read!

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How Further Will Rupee Depreciate?
The Indian rupee is at an all-time low of 77.41 compared to the US dollar, surpassing the previous low of 76.98 in March. This is terrible news for the economy. Why? Because of inflation.

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Should You Bet on Real Estate or REITs?
Employees are returning to their workplace, and with that, the demand for commercial real estate is flourishing. Not everyone has an enormous wealth to invest in the realty market, so should you invest in REIT instead?

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Economic Growth in Danger
Heatwave, COVID-19 fears, inflation, supply chain issues and global monetary tightening are all the challenges India faces now. The big question now is - will we be able to escape all these troubles at once?

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LIC IPO Is Finally Here
After months of waiting, the giant LIC IPO is finally here! It is set to hit the market on May 4. The red herring prospectus (RHP) has clarified all the numbers. Let’s get into it!

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Explained: Amway and Its ‘Get-Rich’ Schemes
Remember the time when everybody was obsessed and saw profits in Amway products? The same brand is now recognised as a scam by the Enforcement Directorate. Read up as Teji Mandi looks into Amway India's business model and why the ED tags it as a 'marketing scam'.

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Government May Soon Launch LIC IPO
It's coming up soon! As per the media reports, LIC will be launching its IPO earlier than anticipated. The market’s appetite is growing, and the government doesn’t want to wait anymore.

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Electric Scooters Ride On Fire
One after the other electric scooters are getting blazed by fire. With the upcoming wave of electric vehicles (EV), can we trust the future mobile with our lives?

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Mutual Funds Step Up Bets In Equities
Local mutual funds (MFs) are optimistic about the Indian stock market despite all the volatility. In March, the gross purchase by MFs was Rs 1.3 lakh crore, the highest ever in a single month.

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How Will India-Australia Trade Deal Impact Investors?
In a first, India and Australia last week signed an Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) that aims to double the bilateral trade between the two countries in the next five years! How will it impact the investors? Read to know!

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Tatas Pave a New Way in the EV Future
There’s no denying that electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of the automobile industry. However, the rising fuel prices act as catalysts that will fasten EV adoption among the Indian population. Here’s how the Tata Group is paving a new way in the EV future.

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Market Applauds As PVR-INOX Unite
Multiplex players PVR and INOX Leisure are merging their businesses to create a cinema giant in the country with over 1,500 screens. The big question now is - why this gigantic leap?

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Should You Avoid Equities In 2022?
Market turmoil has left investors troubled about the near-term future of the market. The current volatility is daunting, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. Do not lose all your hopes.

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How Attractive Is Ruchi Soya FPO?
Ayurveda major Patanjali Group-owned Ruchi Soya Industries plans to raise Rs 4,300 crore via Further Public Offer (FPO). This is the first capital raise since over a month.

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Is Paytm Approaching Its Bottom?
Paytm’s shares are down over 70% from its issue price of Rs 2,150 apiece. Some feel it will become a value buy, while others hope to see an uptick. What’s the future of the stock from here?

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Why Is Reliance on an Acquisition Spree?
Renewable energy is the future of all energy needs across the world. Reliance Industries has identified this path and has kept Rs 75,000 crore aside to make the company carbon neutral within the next 15 years. Here’s how it’s doing!

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When the US Fed Sneezes, the World Catches a Cold
Amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the world is all set to switch its attention to the west for a while! The US Federal Reserve is gearing up for a rate hike. All this when the S&P 500 is running out of steam after rising almost 90% since making a bottom in March 2020. Read to know more!

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Should You Buy The Dip?
No one can time the stock market, and the same applies to ‘dip’ strategies. You can never advise anyone when to buy because every trading session in choppy markets is an opportunity.

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What’s Next In LIC IPO?
LIC IPO is the elephant in the room that has gone quiet. The current market condition has delayed the IPO and investors’ hope too.

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Euphoria of Digital Healthcare Catches Heat
The COVID-19 pandemic taught us many meaningful lessons, and one of them is that digital services will be the future of every sector. Today all new and robust business models are powered by technology. Let’s read into this space!

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IPO Bug Bites Bhujia Baron Bikaji
Bikaji Foods International was a bold move in the late nineteen eighties and so it is today as the company plans to launch its IPO. The brand was formed in the presence of Haldiram’s (market leader of savoury snacks).

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NSE IFSC Opens New Doors To The Wall Street
Indian investors can now easily invest in top US stocks through NSE International Exchange (IFSC) at a lower cost. No brokerage or commission fee needs to be paid anymore. Let’s see what all we can buy now!

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How Is RBI Controlling Rupee?
Russia-Ukraine’s conflict has affected the world’s stock markets and foreign exchange. However, the rupee's volatility is a crucial topic that needs not be overlooked because of the rising inflation. And that’s when RBI comes into the picture. Let’s read!

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ICICI Bank Getting Back Its Halo
The big turnaround in ICICI Bank came after Sandeep Bakhshi took over the reins. The humble, soft-spoken and determined Bakhshi has returned ICICI Bank to its past glory.

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Crude Oil Hovers Around $100/Barrel! Who Set To Gain?
For a country like India, which still imports over 80% of its crude oil requirements, soaring oil prices does not bode well! Oil prices were near $65/barrel a year ago but are now hovering around the $100 mark. But some domestic oil companies are set to gain from this event! Read to know more!

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Will Headwinds Ahead of LIC IPO Dampen Market’s Mood?
LIC IPO - the biggest IPO of India has got the market excited. The IPO is expected to launch around March 11. Everyone’s eyeing it given the past glory, but will it be profitable to take a chance at the LIC IPO? What are the prospects of LIC? Let’s dive in!

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Metaverse Wave Expands To India
Metaverse is the hottest term in the tech market right now. It is said to be the future of human interaction. While large companies like Microsoft, Nike, PwC, Adidas and many others have jumped on the bandwagon, India plays a key role in it. Let's continue reading!

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Consumer Discretionary Companies All Set for Summer
A high number of COVID-19 cases had put a dent in demand for consumer discretionary products over the last two summer seasons. But this time it’s different! With a decline in COVID-19 cases and things getting back to normal, companies have started to expand production capacities back to pre-COVID levels. Read to know more!

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Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Should You Be Concerned?
Were your eyes glued to the media last week to track the developments on the Russia-Ukraine geopolitical crisis? Well, the stock markets went on a see-saw ride amid the risk of Russia initiating a full-fledged war that would have not boded well for the global economy.

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What Does the Telecom Sector Have in Store for 2022?
From telecom players on the likes of Aircel, Tata Docomo, BSNL, and MTNL, India has come a long way to experience a consolidation wave in the telecom sector with only three leading companies to choose from. Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone-Idea (Vi) are the only major players left in the industry. Let’s dive in to know what’s in store for investors in 2022!

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All About India’s $38 Billion Smartphone Market!
Data is the new oil. This saying can be easily proved by having a look at India’s growing smartphone market. The Counterpoint research showed that India’s smartphone market recorded revenue of $38 billion in 2021, and it is forecasted to grow to $44 billion in 2022! So let’s dive deep to understand where the Indian smartphone industry stands today.

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Will Tata and Jhunjhunwala Break Aviation’s Bad Spell?
An aviation sector is a tricky place that’s heavily regulated and not easy to run. A lot of airlines have entered this market valiantly but then exited with deep losses in a few years. The big question now is will Air India and Akasa Air fly high?

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Yes Bank’s Farsightedness Could Help It Get Back On-Track
There was a time when Yes Bank’s exit from the banking sector seemed real. No private equity players were interested in saving the bank. Everything changed after Yes Bank came under the stewardship of the State Bank of India (SBI). Now PE players are interested in saying ‘Yes’ to Yes Bank.

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Zomato’s Sprawling Investments See A Blurry Path Ahead
Zomato is one of the leading food apps in India. It has a seamlessly functioning app, social media platform and services. Everything's good so far except its acquisitions. In more than a decade, it has had over a dozen acquisitions. Read up more here!

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Everything About the Growth-Oriented Budget!
Sometimes, no major announcements are also positive. The Union Budget 2022 was just that! This is evident from the fact how the stock markets fared yesterday. For if there was some major proposal announced in the budget that investors regarded as unfavourable, they would have taken no time to show their displeasure. All that the hour and a half speech focused upon was growth, led by infrastructure investments and expenditures.

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Union Budget was a Game-Changer but No Immediate Relief to the Laymen
A lot of firsts happened in the Union Budget of 2022-23. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's budget presentation was the shortest one since 2019. The speech lasted only one hour and 31 minutes. FM Sitharaman did her presentation using a tablet and not a bahi-khata. Out of all the announcements, read up the ones that stood out the most.

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Here’s Everything We Know About Boat IPO!
Boat, a consumer electronics company, entered the Indian market just a few years back and has become a million-dollar company. The brand is mainly popular for its headphones and fitness wearables. As Boat gears up for IPO, let’s have a quick understanding of its SEBI filing.

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Will FabIndia IPO Walk Fashionably Across the Street?
The Azim Premji-backed lifestyle brand FabIndia has filed the draft prospectus with the SEBI to get the latter’s nod for an IPO. The company looks to raise Rs 3,000 crores from the public issue. Let’s discuss whether the company’s IPO will be able to walk fashionably across the D-Street or not!

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Deep Dive of AGS Transact Technologies IPO
AGS Transact Technologies is an omnichannel payment solution provider offering ATM services, point-of-sale terminal (POS), banking automation solutions etc. It is coming up with the first IPO of 2022. Everybody is waiting for its listing, which will tread the path for other IPOs this year.

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Cafe Coffee Day’s Turnaround Stories Appear To Be Bogus
Every millennial has had coffee at least once in Cafe Coffee Day (CCD). That’s how big and influencing the brand was, but after the entry of Starbucks, the competition grew tough. Our good old CCD couldn’t keep up with the new trends and slowly started going away from our sight. But there could be a turnaround soon. Read up to know what’s happening!

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Budget 2022: Will Sitharaman Live Up To People’s Expectations?
The Union Budget is round the corner, and the hopes of laymen are heightened after looking at high inflation and the current third COVID-19 wave. Will Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman be able to address all the issues and make the public happy? Let's read what's whispering in the masses.

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How Will Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis Impact Indian Investors?
Sri Lanka’s economy is in big trouble. The county has only a few weeks of foreign exchange reserves to seamlessly import even essential items such as fuel. Although it can be blamed upon the COVID-19 crisis and the loss of tourism that put the country in such a situation, there’s more to it! Let’s deep dive and see how the country got there in the first place.

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IPL Welcomes Tatas, Bids Goodbye to Vivo!
The Tata Group has replaced the Chinese smartphone maker Vivo as the title sponsor of the IPL (Indian Premier League) for 2022 and 2023, confirmed the BCCI. Here are the details of the event!

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All Eyes On Vi As Government Lends A Hand
Vodafone Idea (Vi) in the last few years has literally hit rock bottom. The company had thousands of crores worth of debt and the intensifying competition from Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel further eroded all its funds. The company was about to exit the business but the government stepped in and lent a supporting hand. Here’s a quick look at what’s happening!

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India Could Join The 5G Bandwagon This Year
While the world has already started to use 5G, India is still grappling with a lot of issues of its own. The regulatory system is absolutely strict, financial flexibility is challenging, and the overall market is surrounded by thousands of crores of debt. The cherry on the cake is the adverse impact of 5G technology on the health and environment. Read up on what's with 5G and when it will arrive in India.

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Mild Omicron Cases Rescue Multiplexes From Rough Waters
Multiplexes bonanza had just begun and the Omicron wave is spoiling all the fun. The shutdown of theatres in Delhi has struck the business of multiplexes yet again. Meanwhile, Mumbai continues to house audiences in theatres but with 50% capacity. The hopes of a full recovery seem to be out of sight. Let’s read up on what’s happening in this space!

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What’s Happening in the Quick Commerce Space?
Along with the glaciers in Antarctica, things are heating up at the pretty much same pace in the Indian quick commerce space. Quick commerce is the business of delivering essentials in a time frame of 10 to 20 minutes. Significant money is being poured in companies like Zepto, Swiggy Instamart, Blinkit, and lately Dunzo.

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Will the Union Budget Fare Well This Time?
Just as India was showing signs of recovery and people were rejoicing at the thought of the ‘end of Covid-19 era’, the Omicron wave dampened the overall enthusiastic sentiment. The hopes of declining inflation and robust demand are again hanging loosely on a thread. The biggest question is how will the Union Budget fight off the upcoming threat?

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Alcohol Firms In High Spirit Despite Omicron Wave
The total number of alcohol consumers in India is estimated at around 160 million. Post-pandemic, the demand for alcohol rose double and people have begun to stack alcoholic beverages in case of a sudden lockdown again. But is this demand enough for alcohol firms to report high profits? Let’s read up on this quickly.

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Is LIC IPO Worth All The Hype?
2021 was a year of maximum IPOs, but 2022 will be about the biggest IPOs. The giant one standing in line is the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). Well, a majority of Indians have at least one LIC to their name. Let’s understand how LIC is gearing up for its IPO.

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Why Is Patience The Key To Successful Investing?
Investors often ask, “Is it the right time to invest?”, “Should we buy blue chips now?” etc. These questions often go unanswered, but one needs great clarity of thought to answer these questions. It depends on which stocks you are looking to buy. Let’s understand the benefits of timing in relation to great fundamentals.

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NSE Goes the Brazilian Way!
In a bid to raise the bar for corporate governance practices, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) has launched ‘NSE Prime’. This framework allows listed companies to sign up for higher governance standards than what is required under the law. Companies can voluntarily sign up to be included in this framework, which will require them to adopt higher corporate governance standards.

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7 Ways To Save and Invest More in 2022!
The year 2021, was full of surprises and shocks. For some, this year gave them everything they wanted to achieve, while for others, the year wasn’t that great. From an investing standpoint, the stock markets experienced a record bull run with a pinch of volatility, making investors happy.

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New Year, New Threats And New Responsibilities!
The new year has begun and with that have new hopes and dreams. Some spent their weekend at home while others celebrated to embrace the new year. But most of us entered the new year with a familiar air of cold and fever. COVID-19’s new variant Omicron has already begun its run to infect everyone. But there are larger issues still piling from last year. Let’s take a look!

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Investing Resolutions That You Can Actually Keep in 2022!
It's new year! It’s the time of the year to set some financial goals. The beginning of a new year is a good time to look back at the previous year and assess what you've achieved in terms of income, expanding your net worth, and growing your investments. Then you can think about which financial resolutions will help you reach your financial goals in the future. Here we list some investing resolutions for 2022 that you can keep:

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Asian Paints’ blue ocean
For over the quarters of a century, Asian Paints has managed to stay ahead of the curve in identifying trends and modifying the offerings accordingly. Now, the company is once again attempting to reinvent itself. But, will it be equally effective?

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Biryani Economics!
here is a little doubt about the dominance of Biryani over the Indian food palette. Its claim of authority remains uncontested. It has even got the statistical backing now.

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