GST and its impact on stocks

The most significant tax reform of India, i.e., the GST or Goods and Services Tax, will eventually become a reality from 1st July 2017. The Lok Sabha passed on 4 significant legislations to introduce a nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) bringing India nearer to a uniform tax dominion and while putting an ending uncertainty which is positive for markets.

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Heikin Ashi Charts – Why Heikin Ashi Candlesticks are better

What are Heikin-Ashi Candlestick Charts?

Heikin-Ashi means “average bar” in Japanese. Heikin-Ashi Candlesticks use the open-close data from the previous period and the open-high-low-close data from the current period to create an average candlestick. As a result of the averaging, Heikin-Ashi candlesticks won’t show the exact open, high, low and close for that period like a standard candlestick would. Continue reading

Candlestick Chart Patterns: Hammer, Inverted Hammer & Hanging Man

Candlestick Chart Patterns for trend reversals

This post covers some important single candle Candlestick Chart Patterns that are important to identify trend reversals.

Hammer Candlestick Pattern

A hammer is a kind of bullish reversal candlestick pattern, consists of only one candle, and appears after a downtrend. The candle is similar to a hammer, simply because it has a long lower wick and a short body at the top of the candlestick with almost no upper wick. Continue reading

Importance of Volume

Volume is among the most basic and effective concepts to understand when trading stocks. Volume is actually the number of shares (or contracts) that trade over a certain period of time (e.g.a day for daily timeframe). The higher the volume, more active the shares. Volume plays a significant role in the buying and selling of the stocks. Most traders combine the volume with the price of the stock to take the trading decision.

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How dividend affects stock and option prices

If your trading strategy is based on income generation, you could possibly tend to prefer companies that issue dividends. And why wouldn’t you like some extra payout every once in a while? But, before you decide to opt for choosing your investments, it’s vital that you understand how dividends fit into your portfolio and why they make a difference to the market.

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