Financial Markets

What is the meaning of Bearish Trend in financial markets?

Bearish Trend is an overall pessimist trend in the financial markets. It is a downward trend seen in prices of the stocks of the industry or a widespread fall in the broad market indices. There is a fall in prices of about 20% which leads to heavy pessimism by the investors. Investors are said to […]


What is the meaning of Categories in financial markets?

Categories in financial markets refer to various asset classes where investors can invest e.g. debt instruments, equity instruments, mixed portfolio etc. They are usually classified as an equity fund, debt fund, hybrid funds etc. Equity funds can be further classified based on size, style of investment, risk etc. In addition to debt and equity, one […]

What is Algorithm Trading?

Algorithm trading is a trading technique used in financial markets which involves transaction decision making via making use of various mathematical tools and algorithms. The role of a human trader is nullified in this as it presents all profit-making opportunities in the market to the system much before they are spotted by the human trader […]

Masala Bonds

Masala bonds are rupee denominated overseas bonds. Here are key notable points about Masala Bonds. Such bonds are Rupee denominated. When an Indian company issues Rupee denominated Bond, it is obviously shielded against the risk of currency exchange rate aberrations. The foreign exchange risk is on foreign investors rather. The key advantages of Masala Bonds […]

Key facts about Treasury Bills in India

The bill market is a sub-market of the money market in India. There are two types of bills viz. Treasury Bills and commercial bills. While Treasury Bills or T-Bills are issued by the Central Government; Commercial Bills are issued by financial institutions. Types of Treasury Bills Treasury Bills are basically instruments for short term (maturities […]