How Naïve Retail Investors Are Lured to Ruin

Retired school teachers, software engineers, doctors and property developers have lost money by blindly trusting their brokers or their franchisees, says Sucheta Dalal

Consider this conundrum: derivatives trading is complex and meant for sophisticated investors, mainly institutions. Trading volumes are large. The two national bourses notch up a combined daily turnover in excess of Rs20,000...

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    Price to book value is a popular valuation tool. It is meaningless in practical application, as this small study proves. Analysis by Debashis Basu

    One of the popular ways to value stocks is to use a formula that compares the market price to book value (P/B), which is arrived at by dividing the market price of a share with a company's book value per share. If a company is trading at a P/B of...

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    Fund managers are profiled prominently in the media but not the portfolio managers working with fund houses who manage private money under portfolio management schemes (PMS). Dhiraj Sachdev is the vice president & fund manager of HSBC Asset Management, responsible for PMS funds across the Indian equity market. Before joining HSBC, he worked with ASK Raymond James as portfolio manager and with...

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