Learning Center | Basics of investing and personal finance
Investing Basics
Deflation and disinflation
Unlike deflation, disinflation is considered a positive sign and capital markets, especially the bond markets, tend to react positively to it
Joint savings bank account
A joint savings account comes with operating options such as either or survivor, anyone or survivor, former or survivor and latter or survivor
When saying no makes financial sense
Controlling your urges in these five situations will go a long way in serving your financial interests
Hierarchy of investment needs
All investments are not equally important. You need to fulfil the basic investment needs first before moving on to the others
Can autosweep accounts hurt your returns?
Autosweep savings accounts may be convenient since excess money from these automatically moves to FDs. But do you know that you could lose on interest?
How debt mutual funds work
A debt mutual fund purchases bonds and passes on the interest earned from them to its investors. Here's a primer
The alpha factor
Alpha tells you if a fund has produced returns justifying the risks it is taking
Using ValueResearchOnline
How to analyse competition
Use these VRO tools to study what competition the company you are interested in faces and whether it is better placed than the competitors
How to check your SIP returns?
Use our SIP Return Calculator to find out how your SIP investments have fared
Find out point-to-point returns with our tool
Use our Point-to-Point Returns tool and find out how your fund has performed in a particular period
Simplifying fund selection
The Fund Selector tool helps choose the right fund from the multitude of options available
How to avoid excessive exposure to a stock
Use the Who Owns What tool to know if your fund already owns the stock you want to buy
8 questions to ask before you buy a stock
The new Stock Snapshot page on this website allows you to do adequate research on a company before you invest in it
How to determine the financial health of your stocks?
Want to know the chances of your portfolio companies going bankrupt? Or if they are dressing up their books? Check out our Essential Checks