About Equity Market Investing

Equity investing is direct stock market investing. Mutual fund investing is an indirect way to invest in the markets. Sometimes, we want the control to invest in specific stocks for the long term. In this section, we will look at the basis of equity market investing, how to use FundsIndia's platform for the same, and also cover some of the risk elements in equity market investing. We will also look at a specific type of equities called ETFs and look at the benefits of investing using them.

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An order placed with a brokerage to buy or sell a set number of shares at a specified price or better. Limit orders also allow an investor to limit the length of time an order can be outstanding before being canceled.

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How to approach equities from an investment perspective

When you buy a share of a company you become a shareholder in that company. Shares are also known as Equities. Equities have the potential to increase in value over time. Research studies have proved that the equity returns have outperformed the returns of most other forms of investments in the long term. Investors buy equity shares or equity based mutual funds because:-

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About ETF investing

Think of an exchange-traded fund as a mutual fund that trades like a stock. Just like an index fund, an ETF represents a basket of stocks that reflect an index such as the Nifty. An ETF, however, isn't a mutual fund; it trades just like any other company on a stock exchange. Unlike a mutual fund that has its net-asset value (NAV) calculated at the end of each trading day, an ETF's price changes throughout the day, fluctuating with supply and demand. It is important to remember that while ETFs attempt to replicate the return on indexes, there is no guarantee that they will do so exactly.

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Do's and Dont's of investing in the stock market

While lodging a complaint with the 'Investor Grievances Cell' of the NSE, it is very important that you submit copies of all relevant documents like contract notes, proof of payments/delivery of shares etc. along with the complaint. Remember, in the absence of sufficient documents, resolution of complaints becomes difficult.

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