1. Investment Basics
What is Investment?
Why should one invest?
When to start Investing?
What care should one take while investing?
What is meant by Interest?
What factors determine interest rates?
What are various options available for investment?
What are various Short-term financial options available for
What are various Long-term financial options available for
What is meant by a Stock Exchange?
What is an ‘Equity’/Share?
What is a ‘Debt Instrument’?
What is a Derivative?
What is a Mutual Fund?
What is an Index?
What is a Depository?
What is Dematerialization?
What is meant by ‘Securities’?
What is the function of Securities Market?
Which are the securities one can invest in?
Why does Securities Market need Regulators?
Who regulates the Securities Market?
What is SEBI and what is its role?
Who are the participants in the Securities Market?
Is it necessary to transact through an intermediary?
What are the segments of Securities Market?
3. PRIMARY MARKET
What is the role of the ‘Primary Market’?
What is meant by Face Value of a share/debenture?
What do you mean by the term Premium and Discount in a
3.1 Issue of Shares
Why do companies need to issue shares to the public?
What are the different kinds of issues?
What is meant by Issue price?
What is meant by Market Capitalisation?
What is the difference between public issue and private
What is an Initial Public Offer (IPO)?
Who decides the price of an issue?
What does ‘price discovery through Book Building Process’
What is Cut-Off Price?
What is the floor price in case of book building?
What is a Price Band in a book built IPO?
Who decides the Price Band?
Can open outcry system be used for book building?
How long does it take to get the shares listed after issue?
What is the role of a ‘Registrar’ to an issue?
Does NSE provide any facility for IPO?
What is a Prospectus?
What does ‘Draft Offer document’ mean?
What is an ‘Abridged Prospectus’?
Who prepares the ‘Prospectus’/‘Offer Documents’?
What does one mean by ‘Lock-in’?
What is meant by ‘Listing of Securities’?
What is a ‘Listing Agreement’?
What does ‘Delisting of securities’ mean?
What is SEBI’s Role in an Issue?
What is an American Depository Receipt?
What is an ADS?
What is meant by Global Depository Receipts?
4. SECONDARY MARKET
What is meant by Secondary market?
What is the role of the Secondary Market?
4.1.1 Stock Exchange
What is the role of a Stock Exchange in buying and selling
What is Demutualisation of stock exchanges?
How is a demutualised exchange different from a mutual
Currently are there any demutualised stock exchanges in
4.1.2 Stock Trading
What is Screen Based Trading?
What is NEAT?
How to place orders with the broker?
How does an investor get access to internet based trading
What is a Contract Note?
What is the maximum brokerage that a broker can charge?
How to know if the broker or sub broker is registered?
What precautions must one take before investing in the stock
4.2 Products in the Secondary Markets
What are the products dealt in the Secondary Markets?
4.2.1 Equity Investment
Why should one invest in equities in particular?
What has been the average return on Equities in India?
Which are the factors that influence the price of a stock?
What is meant by the terms Growth Stock / Value Stock?
How can one acquire equity shares?
What is Bid and Ask price?
What is a Portfolio?
What is Diversification?
What are the advantages of having a diversified portfolio?
4.2.2. Debt Investment
What are the features of debt instruments?
What is meant by ‘Interest’ payable by a debenture or a bond?
What are the Segments in the Debt Market in India?
Who are the Participants in the Debt Market?
Are bonds rated for their credit quality?
How can one acquire securities in the debt market?
What are Types of Derivatives?
What is an ‘Option Premium’?
What is ‘Commodity Exchange’?
What is meant by ‘Commodity’?
What is Commodity derivatives market?
What is the difference between Commodity and Financial
How is a depository similar to a bank?
Which are the depositories in India?
What are the benefits of participation in a depository?
The benefits of participation in a depository are:
Who is a Depository Participant (DP)?
What is an ISIN?
What is a Custodian?
Can odd lot shares be dematerialised?
Do dematerialised shares have distinctive numbers?
Can electronic holdings be converted into Physical
7. MUTUAL FUNDS
What is the Regulatory Body for Mutual Funds?
What are the benefits of investing in Mutual Funds?
What is NAV?
What is Entry/Exit Load?
Are there any risks involved in investing in Mutual Funds?
What are the different types of Mutual funds?
What are the different investment plans that Mutual Funds
What are the rights that are available to a Mutual Fund holder
What is a Fund Offer document?
What is Active Fund Management?
What is Passive Fund Management?
What is an ETF?
8.1 Corporate Actions
What are Corporate Actions?
What is meant by ‘Dividend’ declared by companies?
What is meant by Dividend yield?
What is a Stock Split?
Why do companies announce Stock Split?
What is Buyback of Shares?
What is the Nifty index?
8.3 Clearing & Settlement and Redressal
What is a Clearing Corporation?
What is Rolling Settlement?
What is Pay-in and Pay-out?
What is an Auction?
What is a Book-closure/Record date?
What is a No-delivery period?
What is an Ex-dividend date?
What is an Ex-date?
What recourses are available to investor/client for redressing
What is Arbitration?
What is an Investor Protection Fund?
9. CONCEPTS & MODES OF ANALYSIS
What is Simple Interest?
What is Compound Interest?
What is meant by the Time Value of Money?
How is time value of money computed?
What is Effective Annual return?
How to go about systematically analyzing a company?
What is an Annual Report?
Which features of an Annual Report should one read carefully?
What do these sources of funds represent?
What is meant by application of funds?
How is balance sheet summarized?
What does a Profit and Loss Account statement consists of?
What should one look for in a Profit and Loss account?
10. RATIO ANALYSIS