Philip Fisher published his 15 point Checklist for selecting stocks in his renowned work “Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits”. Here the 15 points to help you in your Stock Selection
Point 1: Does the company have products or services with sufficient market potential to make possible a sizable increase in sales for at least several years?
Point 2: Does the management have a determination to continue to develop products or processes that will still further increase total sales potentials when the growth potentials of currently attractive product lines have largely been exploited?
IPOs create a lot of excitement amongst investors. Business newspapers & T.V channels make it a point to tell you how "advisable" it is to subscribe to this new offering. So let's find out the hard facts behind these IPOs
It’s scary to start Investing, I remember the day i started with a few thousand bucks, It felt like I am about to jump of the cliff. As soon as I bought the First Stock, i couldn’t stop staring at its price ticker for the next few days, constantly praying that it doesn’t fall and hoping that it rises miraculously, neither of that happened as the stock traded sideways for the next few days.
But for all this to begin, you need to have a Trading & Demat account. It is important to choose it carefully, because the brokerage and maintenance charges will eat into your profits. So let’s discuss the options available with you
There are certain characteristics that are common across all fundamentally good business, one such characteristic is 'pricing power'
Pricing power is an economic term referring to the effect that a change in a firm's product price has on the quantity demanded of that product. Pricing power ties in with the "Price Elasticity of Demand." - Investopedia
Royalty is the amount paid to the parent company, by the domestic subsidiary collaborated for the transfer of technology, brands trademarks etc. Until 2009, there was a statutory upper limit to this. Where the fees or royalties were higher than these limits, the government approval was required to make the payment.
To attract more foreign investors, the government relaxed the rules in December 2009 and these limits were removed -
“A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality.”
In this wonderful book on Warren Buffett, It is explained how Buffett has a "feminine" investing approach that helps him avoid risks, both as an investor and as a businessman. The positive relationship between the quantum of female directors on board and corporate execution recommends that women seem better directors than men. Ventures that take into account women (retail, managing an account, sustenance) directors are better ready to comprehend clients' needs and wants. Women go to a board with various thoughts, abilities and encounters than their male partners and that this prompts better basic leadership.
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