It is the price of a stock at the closing bell. Trading is not allowed after the close.
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For example, the closing price of TCS on 24th April was ₹1,821.00
It is the maximum price that a buyer is willing to pay. A seller will not accept the bid price if it is lower than his offer price.
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For example, a seller may quote the offer price as ₹100. This means that the buyer has to quote a bid price greater than ₹100 or the seller will not be interested in selling.
A broker is an intermediary between an individual and the stock market. It can be an individual or a firm. Brokers charge a commission for their services and can also recommend stocks to their customers.
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ICICI Securities, Motilal Oswal, Kotak Securities, etc. are some of the prominent brokers in India.
A bull market is the one in which prices are steadily rising and there is optimism. It is named so, as the market participants are very aggressive in this phase.
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For example, Indian stock markets have enjoyed a bull phase between 2003 and 2008 which ended due to the Subprime Crisis.
Bourse is another name for an exchange where securities and other assets are bought and sold.
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For example, NSE and BSE are two of the biggest bourses in India.
These are the stocks of well-established companies which enjoy a competitive advantage and are profitable in the long run.
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For example, when it comes to the Indian Stock Market, ONGC, ITC and Asian Paints are a few examples of Blue Chip stocks.
It is the measure of the change of the price of a stock with respect to the change in the market. Beta helps to know how volatile a stock is.
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A beta of more than 1 means that the stock is volatile.
For example, a stock with a beta of 2 would fall twice as much as the fall in the market.
It is the practice of bringing down the purchase price of a stock by buying more unit at a lower price. Traders do this when the price of a stock has fallen considerably.
Let’s say – an investor buys 100 shares of a company at ₹10 / share. Now if the price falls to ₹ 5/ share, he can buy 100 more shares and bring down the cost per share to ₹ 7.50
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In accounting terms, an asset is a tangible or intangible resource that a company can use to produce value.
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For example, Plant and Machinery are classified as tangible assets while Goodwill is an intangible asset for companies.