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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
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Bulls vs. Bears – Tussle Continues

The U.S. markets continue to exhibit extreme volatility in the wake of conflicting news concerning the economy and the ongoing developments pertaining to the Coronavirus pandemic. First quarter of the year 2020 (ending on March 31st) saw S&P 500 delivering its worst quarterly return since 2008 - declining by 20%. Though the month of April 2020 has shown signs of recovery with the S&P 500 delivering a positive return of 2.89% so
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Stocks of Carter’s Inc. take a plunge by 12%

Carter's Inc. (NYSE: CRI), a major American designer & marketer of children’s apparel reported earnings on Monday. Source:  Apparel Resources The apparel company reported adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.81 on Net Sales of $1.1 billion for the fourth quarter. The market though was expecting an EPS of $2.89. CRI shares were down by 12% as the company also reported a weak forecast for the year 2020. This has
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Stocks To Look Out For This Week!

Sharing information on stocks we will keep a close watch on, in the coming week. There can be good trading opportunities in these tickers: Monday - (HP Inc. and Carter’s Inc.): HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) to report quarterly earnings after market and Carter's Inc. (NYSE: CRI) to report earnings before the market opens on Monday. Shares of HP, the computer and printer company have stayed flat over the past year
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NVIDIA Brings In Valentine’s Day With Great News – Shares Pop By 7%

NVIDIA surprised markets on Valentine's Day with great quarterly results. The company reported that its fourth-quarter revenue touched the figure of $3.11 billion, almost 41% higher than the $2.21 billion it reported in the 4th quarter last year!Other key highlights from the earnings reported are as follows:GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter was $1.53, 66% higher than $0.92 in the previous year.Total revenue for fiscal 2020 was $10.92 billion,