What is ESG Investing and ESG Funds in India

The full form of ESG investing is Environmental, Social and Governance Investing. Prior to ESG investing, investors used key financial ratios like Price to Earnings, Price to Book Value etc. But investors today are more interested in sustainable living and investing. This is why ESG investing is gaining momentum in India. Investors are no longer […]

What is a Forward Contract?

What is Forward Contract? – How Forward Contract Works & Payoff While forward contracts are not popular among investors and traders today, it is still important for you to understand what are forward contracts as they form the base of futures and options trading. So, what are forward contracts? A […]

What Are Tax-Free Bonds?

Tax-Free Bonds are one of the most sought-after bonds in India. And rightly so. Tax-free bonds help investors earn tax free interest income unlike ordinary bonds and fixed deposit. But what are tax-free bonds? Who issues them? How do tax-free bonds work? These are some of the concepts we will […]

Trading in MCX Crude Oil Futures

Crude Oil Futures Definition Crude oil is arguably one of the most traded commodities in the world. All major exchanges in the world offer Crude Oil Futures. In India MCX – Multi Commodity Exchange and NCDEX are popular commodity exchanges. But only MCX offers crude oil futures trading. On MCX, Crude oil can be […]

What is Put Call Ratio?

Put Call Ratio (PCR) is a derivative ratio used by traders to gauge the overall mood of the market. Put call ratio can be defined as the total number of outstanding put options  divided by the total number of outstanding call options In that same period. Call options are usually bought when there is a […]

Currency Derivatives Trading in India

Currency Derivatives are exchange-traded contracts through which an investor agrees to buy or sell certain units of the underlying currency at the expiry of the contracted period. Currency derivatives include currency futures, currency options and currency swaps. A currency derivative is similar to stock futures. But instead of stocks, the underlying […]