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Biden’s ‘Clean’ Sweep Favours Renewables and EV Industry

Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential election has provided a huge boost to the shares of electric-vehicle makers and renewable energy firms, as the U.S. President-elect has promised the ‘Build Back Better’ policy goals for clean energy and manufacturing. While stocks of these companies have been on a tear in 2020 so far, with frenzied buying visible in the sought-after Tesla and Nikola stocks, Biden’s victory cemented investors’
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Analysing the Performance of Pandemic Boom Firms

With U.S. markets witnessing a volatile year so far, Wall Street indexes have hit multi-year lows and record highs in a span of 10 months. The volatility has also been fueled by jitters ahead of corporate earnings and delays in the passage of a COVID-19 stimulus package. On Monday, the Dow fell to its steepest since September 3 and recorded its first close below 28,000-mark since October 6. In fact,
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Petting Big: Coronavirus Impact on U.S. Pet-Care Stocks

Even as the novel coronavirus ravaged global economies, some business segments have witnessed stellar growth during the ongoing healthcare crisis and resulted in healthy returns for investors of these stocks in 2020. One such example is the pet-care industry in the United States. More Americans bought or adopted pets during the coronavirus-induced restrictions and stay-at-home orders, a trend reportedly last seen during the last financial crisis when robust pet ownerships
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ADRenaline Rush For Your Portfolio

A look at ADRs as an investment mechanism, along with the benefits and risks associated with the financial instrument. With the S&P 500 recording its biggest August gain since 1986, Wall Street’s rally in September came to a juddering halt on worries about the country’s economic recovery and deteriorating relations between Beijing and Washington. In fact, major indexes reported their first monthly decline in September since March, when a pandemic-led crash plunged the markets
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Understanding TCS on Foreign Remittance

In latest news for investors putting their money in global stock markets, fresh amendments have been introduced to the Finance Bill, 2020. A new provision, under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS), will come into effect from 1st October 2020, and it would levy a TCS (Tax Collected at Source) at a rate of 5%. This would affect incoming fund transfers to your international investment account and the rate would be
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GRANOLAS May Give Investors a Bite into European Market Leaders

With steady cash flow, the dividend could make these companies winners. It has nothing to do with the munching bar you know. But it is called GRANOLAS. If you eat them at breakfast, it still is not GRANOLAS. For equity market investors, though, it is certainly food for thought. GlaxoSmithKline. Roche Holding. Nestle. L’Oréal. LVMH. Novartis. Novo Nordisk. ASML. AstraZeneca. SAP. Sanofi. These companies, leaders in their own right, make
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Portfolio Diversification by Investing in ETFs

Investors often try to optimize their portfolio through diversification. In a nutshell, diversification is a process of allocation of the corpus in a portfolio, across a variety of investments. By doing so, investors tend to limit their risk of exposure to a single asset or asset type. Through strategic and thoughtful diversification, investors can reduce the overall risk associated with their investment portfolio. Benjamin Graham, widely regarded as Warren Buffett's
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Hedging In Gold During A Recession

The global economy is currently under pressure and the impact of Coronavirus pandemic has been widespread and severe. Signals from financial markets and global think-tanks, all seem to point towards a recession. Earlier in the month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected that the coronavirus outbreak will drive a "Great Lockdown" that is poised to be the worst recession in nearly a century. In its latest World Economic Outlook report,
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Weekly Market Update: Opening up America, Gilead, Berkshire Hathaway & More!

U.S. market held ground reasonably well in the past week. S&P 500 rose 3.04% during the week to close at 2,874. Dow Jones Industrial Index increased by 2.21%, Nasdaq rallied 6.09% while Russell 2000 was slightly down by 1.41%. Crude Oil plunged by (-21.7%) to close at $18.2. VIX too fell by 8.45% on signs of stabilization. A ray of hope for combatting COVID-19 Before we dive deeper into the
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Say YES to investing in the market … Say NO to timing!

Today let us discuss the importance of staying invested in the market at all times. Human psychology often causes us to be overly bullish or bearish depending on the overall market’s existing trend. As a result, when the prevailing sentiment is optimistic in nature, investors tend to plow in more money into the market and tend to pull out money, often as a fire-sale, when sentiment turns pessimistic. Consistent with