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Karvy Financial Academy-Beginner

Why Should One Invest?

Investment is important to accomplish one’s financial goals and protect from unforeseen expenses that may arise. It is the process wherein saved income of an individual or group of individuals is put into use in a manner ensuring generation of further income.

Basics of Stock Market

A basic understanding of the stock will help take investors/traders prudent investment/trading decisions. A stock market also known as an equity market is an institution where stocks/shares of publicly-traded companies are issued, bought and sold.


Initial Public Offer (IPO) is the process by which companies can go public by selling their stocks to general public. IPO is the way by which companies raise capital for the first time from the primary market.

Mutual Fund

Mutual Fund is an investment opportunity where Asset Management Companies (AMC) raise fund from the public and the raised amount is invested across asset classes in accordance with stated objectives in offer documents.


If Equity is one step to investment in stocks, then Derivatives is a step forward. Understanding the basics will help you take the first step towards it.

Regulatory Bodies?

Five main regulatory bodies regulate the financial markets in India. Their importance and functions explained for a better understanding.

Investors and Traders

The profits in the market can be booked in long term or short term, based on the investment needs and amount. On the basis of these traits, Investors and Traders are defined.

Trading Concepts

Wondering how to read stocks, how an order is placed. Get the answers to your questions. Read on to know more.

Tax Saving Investment Options

More often than not, investors invest in a haphazard manner in order to save tax and end up not serving the actual objective. Tax planning should always be done meticulously to not only minimize tax burden but also maximize return.

India VIX and its significance

India VIX is a volatility index which measures market expectations of near term volatility. It indicates the investor's perceptions of the market volatility in near term. Higher the India VIX values, higher the expected volatility and vice-versa.