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How to Invest in Shares & Mutual Funds: A Basic Book for Investors

L C Gupta (Author) Naveen Jain (Author)
Synopsis The present book is intended to give ordinary investors a basic understanding about the Indian stock market. It covers a wide range of aspects including, for example, choosing the right companies; understanding the market’s behaviour over both the short-term and the long-term; the relationship of the secondary market for shares to the market for new issues of shares, etc.

The book also explains the market’s terminology, such as the P/E ratio, dividend yield, as well as important accounting terms.

Shares cannot now be traded in the form of paper certificates but only in demat form. India has two competing depositors, viz. the National Securities Depository Limited and the Central Depository Services Limited.  Investors need to understand how the depository system operates.  

Listed companies are required to follow a prescribed system of corporate governance.  An important requirement relates to appointment of “Independent Directors”.  The idea is to protect the interest the shareholders and the general public.  A separate chapter examines the prevailing corporate governance system.

There is also a chapter on the share buyback system which is a relatively new practice in India.

An investors may invest in shares directly or through mutual funds. There is a great variety of mutual fund schemes. These are briefly explained so that the investor can choose the best ones from his/her point of view.

At the end, the book provides a comprehensive Glossary of relevant terms.
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About the authors

L C Gupta

Dr. L C Gupta is Director, Society for Capital Market Research & Development.  He was formerly Member, SEBI and Chairman of its Derivatives Committee, and also Member of several other committees, like RBI’s Advisory Council to Board for Financial Supervision, High Powered committee on Stock Exchanges, Technical Study Group on Depository System and director on many company boards.  He was Professor of Commerce at Delhi School of Economics; Director of Research at IFMR, Chennai; Chair Professor in Finance at XLRI, and Dean (Research) at MDI, Gurgaon.  His research studies have been published by Clarendon Press (UK), Oxford University Press and Macmillans.

Naveen Jain

Naveen Kumar Jain is M.Com, M.Phil form Delhi School of Economics.  He is Associate Professor in Commerce, Hans Raj College, Delhi University.  He has co-authored several research publications of SCMRD.  He is a keen nature and wildlife photographer.

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Bibliographic information

Title How to Invest in Shares & Mutual Funds: A Basic Book for Investors
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.01.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Kaveri Books
Language: English
isbn 9788174791160
length xx+92p., Tables; Chart; Glossary; Index; 22cm.